Metal Fabrication Department Manager
Company: Labconco Corporation
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: May 15, 2022
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
- 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
- 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
- Plan and manage the budget required to effectively operate the
- Coordinate with the Plant or Production Manager in achieving
ongoing organizational development by recruiting and hiring
qualified candidates and helping them contribute, create and
- 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
- Ensure department activities are completed safely and comply
with regulatory agencies. Proactively promote and maintain a safe
- 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
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.
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