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Metal Fabrication Department Manager

Company: Labconco Corporation
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Labconco is and will remain a mid-sized, privately-held company dedicated to building superior laboratory equipment. For more than 95 years, we have lead the industry by focusing on our quality, customers, and people. We take genuine pride in ensuring we are providing the best equipment and service we can, and that starts in our Production Areas!
We are currently hiring for a Metal Fabrication Department Manager to fill an opening left by our previous manager who has been promoted to Plant Manager. This position is responsible for leading production personnel by directing and coordinating activities of the department(s). Responsibilities for these areas include but are not limited to schedule conformance, production efficiencies, quality, safety, housekeeping, and cost control. Understand working functionality of the processes, equipment and product within the department.Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervise, plan, lead and coordinate personnel and production operations to meet required production and schedules with high quality on-time parts and achieve optimum productivity of available resources (people, equipment, space, inventories and time).
  • Daily review of all part shortages and deliveries. Understand how it will affect the department(s), be able to adjust accordingly, resolve problems to ensure minimum cost and prevent operational delays.
  • Coordinate and/or participate in planning and implementation of productivity, equipment or process improvement efforts. Manage and facilitate small group improvement team(s) for formal problem identification and resolution when needed.
  • Develop or revise standard operations and working practices and observe associates to ensure compliance with standards.
  • Create and maintain an open line of communication across all departments while supporting a positive work environment and helping meet production goals. Encourage, listen and respond to associates question or ideas; promote company philosophy of associate involvement in the decision making process in support of the overall company goals. Assist in the resolution of problems and communicate relevant information to Plant or Production Manager for action.
  • Plan and manage the budget required to effectively operate the department(s).
  • Coordinate with the Plant or Production Manager in achieving ongoing organizational development by recruiting and hiring qualified candidates and helping them contribute, create and grow.
  • Conduct associate performance reviews, if applicable, per Labconco policy and procedures and provides recommendations to Plant or Production Manager.
  • Manage and facilitate training and educational opportunities for associates in order to support their continued growth.
  • Ensure area of responsibility maintains good housekeeping and organization.
  • Ensure department activities are completed safely and comply with regulatory agencies. Proactively promote and maintain a safe working environment.
  • Performs other job duties as assigned by Management.
  • Associates in exempt positions are expected to work the hours necessary to complete assignments. For full-time exempt associates, the work schedule is 80 hours per bi-weekly payroll period. If the number of hours necessary to complete an assignment exceeds 80 hours within a payroll period, the associate is expected to work a reasonable number of additional hours as part of the associate's job requirements.

    Supervisory Responsibilities
    Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of and directly supervises non-supervisory associates. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training associates; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding, coaching and disciplining associates; addressing complaints, resolving problems and documenting the aforementioned processes.

    Education and/or Experience
    We are requiring at least four to six years related experience and/or training in both a technical and supervisory role, preferably in more than one setting - It would be preferred to have at least as Associate's degree or leadership certification from a two year college or accredited technical school; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


    • PTO, 9 paid holidays, medical, FSA, HSA, dental, vision, 401k (Traditional and Roth), company paid life insurance, LTD & STD.


Keywords: Labconco Corporation, Kansas City , Metal Fabrication Department Manager, Executive , Kansas City, Kansas

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