Production Manager

North Branch, NJ 08876

Posted: 09/17/2019 Industry: Industrial Job Number: 9163 Pay Rate: $70,000 - $75,000/yr.

Job Description


The Production Manager reports directly to the Plant Manager. The production manager manages 3 direct reports and 150 to 180 employees. List of key responsibilities include: Ensure all production orders are met on time, promote and enforce plant safety, ensure company policies are being followed, quality of product, housekeeping, machine utilization, excellent verbal and written communication skills, training, assembly line operations, material handling, productivity, schedule attainment, machine and labor utilization, scrap control, planning, time keeping, employee counseling & reviews, interviewing & hiring employees, equipment & machines, ability to work as a team, cost control and ability to introduce change through continuous improvement.


  • Ensure all production schedules are met.

  • Continuous monitoring and focus on production floor.

  • Plan and establish work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet production goals.

  • Read and analyze charts, product quality specifications, production schedules, and other records to determine production requirements and evaluate current production estimates and outputs.

  • Confer with other department managers to coordinate operations and activities between departments.

  • Participates and conducts production meetings.

  • Identifies and coordinates training programs.

  • Confer with management and HR department to resolve worker problems, complaints or grievances.

  • Interpret quality specifications, company policies and work procedures for employees.

  • Demonstrate equipment operations, work and safety procedures to new employees, or assign employees to experienced workers for training.

  • Ensure accuracy of production counts, reports and employee records.

  • Responsible for the effective control and management of scrap.

  • Inspect materials, products, or equipment to detect defects or malfunctions.

  • Maintain a safe clean working environment at all times.

  • Ensure all employees receive proper training.


  • Minimum of 5 to 10 years production management experience in steel manufacturing.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Excellent computer skills to include: MS, SAP and Excel.

  • Self- starter and can get things done.

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