Production Manager
Jefferson, WI 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

Company Generac Power Systems

Name Production Manager

Req # 64176

Employment Type Full Time

Shift 1st

At Generac, our people help make the world safer, brighter, and more productive. We are united by our efforts to inspire change for a better world; impact our people and community; influence and achieve positive results; and innovate the industry. Our shared goals allow people with diverse backgrounds and points of view to work together, bringing our global customers peace of mind through reliable products and exceptional support.

The Production Manager is responsible for leading the daily operation of multiple production shifts with responsibility for interacting with Safety, Security, Human Resources, Planning, Purchasing, Materials, Operations, Engineering, Quality, Facilities and other departments to achieve maximum quality and cost effectiveness in an on-time and efficient manner. This position is also responsible for daily order execution, workforce flexibility, employee onboarding, productivity/efficiency, sequencing, process adherence, and training/development in production.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Lead all facets of supervision including workforce flexibility, staffing, employee onboarding and training/development, to include cross-training.
  • Significant focus on ensuring accountability and corrective actions are taken to ensure adherence to expected safety, security and HR related policies and protocols.
  • Lead all aspects of a section (or sections) of the total plant by establishing goals and objectives for the business and manages the assets assigned to that value stream (people and equipment).
  • Coach and mentor production supervisor team to improve engagement and to establish communication channels between the cross functional teams.
  • Ensure a safe work place is provided for all employees. Implement and execute frequent department safety inspections and assures the accurate completion of all accident reports.
  • Interview and monitor performance of employees for assigned area. Review and evaluate their needs and potential. Develop appropriate cross-training programs.
  • Design and direct the work of the team. Select, coach and develop staff. Set clear expectations to inspire and motivate the team. Manage performance and behaviors - recognizing achievement, providing feedback and administering progressive discipline when necessary.
  • Ensure that key responsibilities are optimized to include daily order execution, productivity/efficiency, sequencing, and process adherence.
  • Work closely with Planning, Purchasing and Materials Management and their teams to achieve SMART goals and KPI's.
  • Develop and challenge resources to improve performance through systems utilization and process improvements.
  • Review the daily and weekly shipping schedules and production capabilities to determine how to employ people, equipment and tooling to execute sequence and expedite daily orders.
  • Act as SAP Super User within functional area as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business or Industrial Technology OR equivalent experience in the Operations function within a similar working environment;
  • 5 years of progressive Operations management experience in similar work environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • ERP/MRP user (SAP/Oracle);
  • Previous experience using SAP or equivalent ERP.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Experience leading a major cross-functional project that included managing resources, implementing project plans and timelines, identifying and removing roadblocks, implementation of improved product lines;
  • Previous experience working in a manufacturing environment;
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of lean manufacturing principles;
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated problem-solving ability, including the ability to identify creative and effective solutions and the ability to ask the right questions, help frame logical conclusions.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting; close vision and ability to adjust focus. Occasional travel.

Great Reasons to work for Generac:
  • Competitive Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, 401k and many more
  • State-of-the-art facility with walking trails, cafe, free parking and many employee activities
  • Scheduled events throughout the year that allow our employees, both current and retirees, to gather together and enjoy their time with their families and co-workers
  • Enjoy summer hours (Memorial Day - Labor Day)
  • Pride! When a storm strikes, Generac employees always rise to the occasion. Each time a storm hits many employees volunteer their time with the customer support team or on the production line while others go right into storm-affected areas to repair generators
  • We believe in having fun. From minor celebrations to major events, our employees balance their work by building a strong culture of teamwork and collaboration through a variety of occasions, including our Fun Days.
  • Every day is Jeans Day! Dress for your day.
  • Product loan and discount programs

"We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law."

Generac Power Systems Inc. is an equal opportunity employer/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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