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Production Manager

Join Nolato GW at our headquarters in Bethel, Vermont! We are looking for a Production Manager, who will be responsible for overseeing the Production Operations of all injection molding areas.

Nolato GW is a global leader in precision injection molding and contract manufacturing for the world’s most successful healthcare, automotive, and industrial OEMs.

Join an organization that is respected throughout the industry for our advanced technology, quality, and innovation – all while enjoying the benefits of stable ownership, a collaborative culture, professional development, continuing education, global opportunities, and an exceptional benefits package.

 

JOB TITLE:

Production Manager

DEPARTMENT:

Bethel Operations

REPORTS TO:

Plant Manager

 

DESCRIPTION:

The Production Manager will oversee Production Operations of all injection molding areas. Responsibilities include maintaining and improving the plant-wide quality system that focuses on customer satisfaction, defect prevention, and continuous improvement utilizing six sigma techniques.

This is a “Hands On” position requiring 80% plus of the work requirements being executed in the manufacturing departments.

Managing, and directing Mold Set-Up, Processing, and Material Handling is required. The position requires oversight of the operations of the Molding Department to ensure the efficient production of high quality components through direct supervision of the Team Leaders and Process Technicians.

Duties will include ensuring that raw material is handled and processed correctly, that finished goods are properly packaged and labeled, and that employees are properly trained and have safe working conditions.

Major responsibilities also include the implementation of fully qualified and documented production processes. This includes transitioning new tooling programs from the Nolato GW Technology Center or Bethel Test Department by overseeing PQ runs, auditing of production setups for adherence to the documented process, and identifying automation, scrap reduction, and productivity improvement opportunities.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversees and manages a staff of Team Leaders, Process Technicians, and Mold Setters.
  • Enforces Company Policy and recommend disciplinary actions.
  • Interfaces with Human Resources to coordinate staffing, training, and disciplinary action.
  • Coordinates Daily Machine Assignments.
  • Performs Performance Reviews/Level Recommendations for Direct Reports.
  • Housekeeping/Organization – 5S “A Place for Everything and Everything In Its Place.”
  • Coordinates applicable secondary and sorting/rework in the area.
  • 80% + Daily Machine Utilization.
  • Production Efficiency Metrics.
  • Quality & Delivery Performance Metrics.
  • Component Quality Inspections.
  • Responsible for all plant operations in the absence of the Plant Manager.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
     

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience supervising a Production Team and Quality Assurance Department preferred.  Must also be able to deal effectively and professionally with team members.
  • Strong knowledge in troubleshooting injection molds and injection molding processes.
  • Process capability, troubleshooting, SPC and robotics.
  • Able to effectively lead a cross-function/departmental internal team.
  • Excellent external/internal customer and presentation skills to all levels of customer’s organizations. 
  • Strong multiple project management skills.
  • Able to thrive in a fast paced environment characterized by high growth.

 
QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5 - 10 years’ experience in processing engineering grade materials (resins, polyesters, nylons).
  • Proficient w/ Fanuc, Engel, Whitmann, & Yushin Robots.
  • Proficient w/ Vision Systems.
  • Process control and SPC.
  • RJG Pressure Transducer Experience. 
  • RJG Level I & II Certification preferred.
  • Scientific injection molding (SIM) skills for machine set-ups/adjustment verification.
  • Leadership, motivation and coaching skills to develop self-directed Teams.
  • Computer and Blueprint reading skills a plus.
  • Minimum Associate’s Degree in engineering or technical field or equivalent experience required.
     

Location

Bethel, Vermont, USA

Apply by

August 31, 2021

Contact person

Cathy Tempesta cathy.tempesta@nolato.com

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