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Production Manager

Company: Garden State Growers
Location: Pittstown
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionGarden State Growers is a family-owned greenhouse and outdoor production operation on over 500 acres specializing in the growth and distribution of wholesale perennials, annuals, ground cover, vegetables, and varied seasonal offerings. We serve large retailers who sell plants in sizable quantities, as well as garden centers, supermarkets and small retail businesses.We are currently seeking a reliable individual to manage the planning and organization of the production of live goods. The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of high production, live goods manufacturing. They will be well-versed in scheduling, leading work crews and health and safety regulations.Production Manager Job DescriptionPosition/Title: Production Manager Position Type: Full TimeDepartment: Operations Exemption Status: ExemptReports To: Production Manager Date Prepared: 02/03/2022Direct Reports: Production Department Date Revised: 04/14/2022A.) Overall Purpose: Primary responsibilities may include but not limited to the efficient planning and safe execution of the weekly production plan utilizing Lean manufacturing and continuous improvement techniques. Balance and prioritize daily work schedules and staffing to maximize efficiencies. Ensure best in class quality control standards are met for all production line work, Robots, and handwork. Leverage employee performance standards to establish depth and stability for the department as well as accountability. Empower production staffing through engagement, cross-training, and education. Continually improve safety awareness and general housekeeping initiatives. Optimize machinery operational capabilities through regularly scheduled preventative maintenance and record keeping.B.) Description of Key Responsibilities: Plan, organize and direct the production of live goods and Set Down ensuring the most effective return of asset Initiate plans and processes which minimize manufacturing costs through effective utilization of manpower, equipment, facilities, materials, and production. o Maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)o Ensure continuous improvement effortso Establish, maintain, and execute skill metrics boards/charts. Assure attainment of business objectives and productions schedules while ensuring product standards that will exceed our customers expectations. Implement manufacturing strategies and action plans to ensure that the facility supports best practices Establish group and individual accountabilities throughout assigned departments for problem solving and cost reduction, both on a permanent and ad-hoc basis, depending on need. Encourage use of techniques and focus on fact-based problem solving. Improve manpower utilization within existing department and processes. o Create schedule stability that allows for maximum return on efficiencies.o Ensure that metrics are captured for all production workorderso Flex labor out of the department when workload calls for lower resource requirements. Prioritize schedule daily and communicate to team Work to establish management practices throughout assigned areas which include all employees positive involvement with opportunity for constructive input and action. Conduct routine maintenance on production equipment Continually improve safety record by addressing both physical and safety attitudes. Maintain and improve housekeeping in all areas. Maintain individual skills keeping up to date with latest production and production management concepts. All other duties as assignedC.) Required Skills: Bilingual (English/Spanish) Preferred Basic math skills Strong leadership, communication & interpersonal skills, independent thinking, organization and planning abilities and excellent analytical/problem-solving skills. The ability to work in a fast-paced environmentD.) Typical Physical Demands: Standing 90% Sitting 10% Must be able to push, pull & lift to 50 pounds. High energy level required The ability to work in a fast-paced indoor and outdoor environment The ability to work during inclement weather (within reason)E.) Qualifications: 4-year degree in business or technical, helpful but not required Experience in live goods and manufacturing with 5 years of supervisory/managerial experience required Experience in a high production environment helpful Reliable & punctual with a flexible work schedule to meet the business needs including weekends and holidaysF.) Standards of Performance: 30% Plan, schedule, organize and direct the production of live goods and Set Down with effective communication ensuring the most effective return of asset 20% Establish group and individual accountabilities throughout assigned departments for problem solving and cost reduction, both on a permanent and ad-hoc basis, depending on need. Encourage use of efficient techniques and focus on fact-based problem solving 20% Improve manpower utilization within existing department and processes 10% Initiate plans and processes which minimize manufacturing costs through effective utilization of manpower, equipment, facilities, materials, and production 10% Assure attainment of business objectives and productions schedules while ensuring product standards that will exceed our customers expectations 10% Implement manufacturing strategies and action plans to ensure that the facility supports best practices* The above standards are to occur while observing all company policies and OSHA regulations.Benefits

  • Salary to commensurate with experience
  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA) after 1 year of service
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick)

Keywords: Garden State Growers, Bethlehem , Production Manager, Professions , Pittstown, Pennsylvania

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