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Manufacturing Manager Operations

Columbia, SC, United States  |  Manufacturing (Group)  |  ID: REQ-11196

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Job Location

USA, Columbia, SC

Job Posting Title

Manufacturing Manager Operations

The Challenge

The Manager Manufacturing Manger Lead, coach and develop a specific manufacturing area within a value steam, including Team Leaders and hourly production team members, to ensure high performance and continuous improvement in the areas of safety, quality, delivery and cost.

What you will Do


  • Provides support to the value stream Business Leader by leading the operational and improvement activities of an assigned production area within the value stream.

  • Direct Reports include Zone Leaders & Hourly Production team members

  • Responsible for operational performance and improvement of key metrics including safety, quality, delivery, cost and morale. Align area metrics with overall department/value stream goals; organize resources to deliver on these metrics.

  • Oversee the daily start-up of production area. Ensure line is properly staffed and manage staffing throughout the day; monitor expected and unexpected absenteeism. Review daily plan with Team Leaders.

  • Ensure production line boards are completed in a timely manner. Utilize production line boards to collect information on area performance, issue identification and problem resolution. Ensure information is passed on to the following shift and management.

  • Maintain a good technical knowledge of operations; follow the escalation process to address and respond to abnormalities and recommend corrective action as required.

  • Act as a first responder to Team Leaders and production team members within the production area. Facilitate delegation of issues to appropriate level in escalation process.

  • Ensure the Lean manufacturing practices and Escalation Process set forth under the Appliance Production System are followed and adhered to within the value stream manufacturing operations.

  • Attend daily production meetings and cascade necessary information to Team Leaders. Lead and maintain rigor around daily Team Leader meetings, escalation meetings, etc. Communicate key issues to leadership team at the daily production meeting.

  • Oversee the deployment of standardized work within the value stream operation. Ensure process stability through following standardized work. Coach and develop Team Leaders and team members to ensure standardized work is in place and is followed.

  • Ensure adherence to Job Instruction method by reviewing and verifying Job Instruction forms, including cross training matrix, and Team Leader delivery of four step method to ensure ‘Critical Points’ and ‘Why’ are conveyed accurately and effectively.

  • Ensure 5S standards are met for the area.

What you need to Succeed

Position Requirement

  • Demonstrated experience working with individuals at all levels of the organization to achieve operational results and positive employee relations.

  • High level of initiative, energy and motivation to develop & grow in a team environment

  • Organizational skills, initiative, and ability to handle multiple priorities and tasks.

  • Strong technical competency & experience.

  • Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong problem-solving & follow-through ability.

  • Ability to facilitate team projects.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred; Associate degree +5 years of experience required in lieu of Bachelor's (will be required to complete BS/BA degree program).

  • Minimum of 5 years progressive manufacturing experience.

  • Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma Lean, standard work, and other change mechanisms.

  • Demonstrated leadership ability; well-developed oral and communication skills.

  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment

  • Demonstrated proficiency in supervision of multiple processes.

  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment. 

  • Candidate must possess the interpersonal skills to effectively communicate and lead in a fast-paced manufacturing environment 

  • Positive work ethic and attitude; willingness to learn and meet expectations of the various assignments. Ability to mentor and grow others.

  • Dependability; demonstrate and maintain good attendance and punctuality

  • Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent.

  • Experience with a start-up operation or facility

  • 5 years of leadership experience in a manufacturing environment, supplier management and project implementation.

  • Strong knowledge of Lean, DMAIC, workout and other change mechanisms.

  • Demonstrated accomplishments showing results-driven methodology, analytical methods, schedule achievement, teamwork.

  • Lean Manufacturing implementation experience.

  • Strong verbal and written communication, interpersonal and leadership influencing skills.

Working Conditions:

  • Working conditions are normal for both an office and manufacturing environment.

  • Work may involve lifting of materials and product up to 25 pounds.

  • Working in the manufacturing environment requires the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to: safety glasses, hearing protection, gloves, work shoes/boots.

GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.




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