Production Manager in Joplin, MO at Ducommun

Date Posted: 5/12/2020

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Production Manager

Job Description

Job Summary & Essential Functions:  

Provide leadership, supervision, coordination, and direction for assigned production to ensure conformance to quality standards, meet delivery targets, and financial goals.

•Facilitate the establishment and implementation of continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, 6S, and cycle-time reduction concepts

•Recommend and justify the need for Capital equipment to support the production areas and the facility maintenance of the plant

•Create shipment forecast and oversee scheduling to meet budget and customer requirements

•Provide oversight and leadership for facility maintenance, safety and regulatory compliance (OSHA, EPA, etc.)

•Oversee the management of manufacturing costs, and on-time delivery to customers

•Promote the concept of individual responsibility for product quality

•Establish standards for interdepartmental actions and integration to meet/exceed the customer’s expectations

•Participate in recruiting, selection, and development of all operations personnel through maintaining discipline and personnel relations, interviewing screened applicants

•Provide input for hiring, terminations, transfers, salary adjustments, and promotions

  •Adhere to General Requirements of Team Members

  •Responsible for the proper handling and management of hazardous waste generated in their work area.

  •Perform other assignments as required

Skills & Qualifications

Required Skills & Qualifications

•Working knowledge of manufacturing operations and systems, scheduling, staffing, safety, quality, and maintenance

•Working knowledge of SPC, TQM. Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, 6S, AS9100, and ISO standards. Mil Specs required at CAS facilities

•Demonstrated project management experience—planning, budget, capital investment, allocation of resources

•Demonstrated ability to communicate with customers and project company image to attract business

•Negotiation and conflict management skills together with demonstrated experience troubleshooting and problem-solving, especially for interdepartmental issues

  •Intermediate level of computer proficiency

•Excellent written and verbal skills to interact with people at all levels and functions inside and outside Ducommun Inc.

Abilities listed in General Requirements of Team Members

Physical Demands (reasonable accommodations may be made, if necessary):

Physical Abilities                                                                    Lift /Carry            

Stand - Frequently                                                                 10 lbs or less - Frequently

Walk - Frequently                                                                  11-20 lbs - Occasionally                     

Sit - Continuously                                                                   21-50 lbs - Occasionally                     

Climb – N/A                                                                             51-100 lbs - N/A

Crawl - N/A                                                                              Over 100 lbs - N/A

Squat or Kneel - Occasionally                                                             

Bend - Occasionally                                                               Push / Pull

Fine Manipulation - Occasionally                                        10 lbs or less - Occasionally              

Reach Outward - Occasionally                                             10-20 lbs - Occasionally     

Reach Above Shoulder - Occasionally                               20-50 lbs - Occasionally     

Drive - N/A                                                                              50-100 lbs - N/A

                                                                                                  Over 100 lbs - N/A


N/A (Not Applicable) - Activity is not applicable to this occupation.

Occasionally - Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (.25 - 2.5 hrs/day).

Frequently - Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5 hrs/day).

Continuously - Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day).

Required Experience/Education/Training/Certifications: 

•Bachelors degree in Electrical/Manufacturing Engineering, or Business Administration, or relevant discipline.

•Minimum 5-7 years experience showing progression in production management, with supervisory experience

Licenses, Certifications, etc.:

•See training matrix for facility specific training


 Work Environment and Safety Equipment Required:

  • Moderate noise levels
  • Exposure to light manufacturing environment
  • Required to wear PPE as needed
  • Required overnight travel – up to 5 days in duration

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled

1505 Maiden Lane
Joplin, Missouri, 64801
United States


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