The Department Manager will be responsible for supporting the Production Manager in all gypsum board plant activities, with a particular focus on the hiring and training of associates. This will include developing training programs in the areas of safety, quality, and job training to ensure a safe and successful startup. The Department Manager will also be responsible for directing all activities of production supervisors to ensure that production standards and objectives are met or exceeded and appropriate inventory levels are maintained.
They will be responsible for scheduling board plant production to meet customer orders, maximizing plant efficiency, and maintaining appropriate finished goods inventory. They will maintain inventory of supplies and raw materials required for board plant operations and set priorities on scheduled maintenance requirements with the maintenance department. The Department Manager will also decide on immediate maintenance needs that require stopping production and prepare contingency plans to continue production in the event that an anticipated maintenance problem must be fixed prior to a scheduled downtime.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:
3+ years of experience as a Production Supervisor in regulated manufacturing
Experience with developing training programs for safety, quality, and job training
Experience ensuring production standards and objectives are met or exceeded
Experience maintaining inventory of supplies and raw materials
Experience working with maintenance to ensure minimal downtime on equipment
Experience with strong leadership (get example)
DESIRED EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:
Experience as a Production Supervisor for the gypsum industry
Experience assisting in the preparation of operating and capital budgets
Experience assisting with the hiring of production employees
BS in Engineering