Production Manager, Gratz Industries, LLC


Status:
Open

Job Title: Production Manager

Company: Gratz Industries, LLC

Date: July 2021

Human Capital Consulting Partners has been retained by our client Gratz Industries, LLC (www.pilates-gratz.com), an internationally recognized manufacturer of Pilates equipment, located in West Philadelphia, to assist them in recruiting a Production Manager who reports to the Owners.

The Production Manager:

  • Directs and coordinates production operations and personnel to obtain efficiency and economy of operations
  • Plans, develops, and implements policies and goals
  • Analyzes production operations and recommends changes in production procedures
  • Establishes priorities and sequence for manufacturing products personally or through production personnel
  • Coordinates the internal workflow including woodworking, spray and lacquering, metalworking, welding, cutting, machining, sandblasting, grinding and finishing, upholstery, assembly of apparatus, and large wrapping, packaging, and shipping
  • Ensures that the company produces the highest quality products and services for its customers
  • Meets cost objectives, inventory requirements, and shipping, in strict compliance with customer specifications and industry standards

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reviews work orders and master schedule to ascertain product details in order to plan department operations
  • Plans production operations, establishes priorities, and schedules jobs as necessary to support the master schedule
  • Establishes priorities and improves production lead times, fulfillments and sequence of manufacturing jobs
  • Coordinates manufacturing activities to ensure production quantity and quality of products meet customer specifications
  • Reviews production and operating reports and resolves operational, manufacturing, and maintenance problems to ensure minimum costs and to prevent operational delays
  • Inspects machines and equipment to ensure specific operational performance, optimum utilization, and safe operation
  • Develops or revises standard operational and work practices; trains manufacturing personnel to ensure compliance with established standards and procedures
  • Compiles and maintains production data and records; maintains Preventative Maintenance Records
  • Reviews existing fabrication means/methods and develops/implements new approaches/processes
  • Trains, develops and evaluates staff; takes corrective action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with company policy
  • Interfaces with sales and customer care, bookkeeping, purchasing, operations manager and other employees on a regular basis
  • Assists with or performs other related duties as assigned or requested
  • Supports the overall profitability and betterment of the company

Essential Qualifications & Competencies

  • Knowledge of plant production, 8-10 years of manufacturing experiences with smaller and mid-size organizations; 5+ years supervisory experience
  • Prior experience as a production planner/master planner preferred
  • Experience with fabrication, woodworking, metalworking, assembly, preferred
  • Engineering background a plus
  • Six Sigma Certification a plus
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with all levels of staff
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated organizational and planning skills
  • Sufficient manual dexterity to operate production machinery, typical office equipment and communications devices

Interested candidates should contact Jim Geier, President and CEO, Human Capital Consulting Partners, at jobs@hccpartners.com.