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Production Manager in Little Rock, AR at Ring

Date Posted: 11/17/2018

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Job Description

Job Purpose

To use your unique talents, experience, skills, education and enthusiasm to complete the Operations team and to recognize that your contribution is essential to the vision of Ring Container Technologies.

 Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Train and direct the activities of production personnel in the areas of safety.
    Ensure that all employees are properly trained in safe operation of production equipment, and that all safety rules are enforced.
    Ensure that all production personnel report and/or correct unsafe conditions.
    Monitor employee behavior in regard to safe work performance.
    Schedule safety meetings; ensures attendance and appropriate meeting topics are reviewed.
    Ensure Lock out / Tag out procedures are followed.
    Ensure that all employees have and properly use appropriate safety equipment.
  • Responsible for producing the best quality product at all times.
    Ensure all production personnel are properly trained to identify product for rejection, rework, etc, and all customers receive product that meet or exceed customer standards and expectations.
    Ensure all quality measurements are properly recorded in the NWA Quality Monitor at the scheduled intervals.
    Ensure all raw material lot numbers are properly obtained and recorded.
    Ensure all non-conforming products are placed on hold with proper hold documentation completed.
  • Coordinate with Process Improvement Manager to ensure that all production personnel can identify product for rejection, rework, etc. and to ensure that all customers receive product which meets the customers’ standards
  • Train and direct the activities of production personnel in the areas of equipment operation, quality control requirements, standards and procedures, and recognition of material which should be scrapped or reground.
  • Maintain training documentation.
  • Monitor machine efficiency records, analyze and assist in determining problems when efficiency rate is below standard.
  • Track OEE, changeovers, downtime, scrap records, bottle loss, etc… and plan adequate corrective measures for improvements.
    Proactive in addressing inefficiencies.
    Schedule product change-over to minimize down-time and loss of productivity.
  • Monitor all labor expenses, general labor, OT and temporary labor, weekly, pursuing the Corporate Goal of being the Low Cost Producer.
  • Maintain employee relations; maintenance of employee calendars, documentation of corrective action, counseling, vacation scheduling and appropriate staffing to meet production needs within budget limits.  Measure employee turnover and implement action plans to eliminate employee terminations.
  • Prepare and maintain necessary production records, machine efficiency records, scrap reports, and other reports as required.
  • Ensure all housekeeping tasks are performed daily, weekly, monthly, etc… as outlined in the Master Cleaning Schedule.
    Proactive in addressing housekeeping deficiencies and continuous AIB improvement.
  •  Monitor AIB programs such as HACCP, Pest Control, Glass Policy, etc and ensure they meet or exceed AIB expectations.
  • Schedule production to meet customer demand and safety stock requirements.
  • Supervise the activities of shift supervisors
    Schedule and facilitate supervisor meetings and maintain meeting minutes.
  • Promote teamwork throughout the plant.
  • Work in conjunction with maintenance personnel on TPM and CLAIR projects.Schedule necessary personnel to perform tasks outlined in TPM and CLAIR projects.Ensure employees understand and follow all TPM standards established by team members.
  • May perform the duties of a supervisor as needed or required
  • Support the development, implementation, maintenance and ongoing improvement of food safety, food defense, and quality systems to ensure compliance with third-party food safety standard guidelines (e.g. SQF or AIB).

Job Requirements

Experience and Educational Qualifications

Our Production Manager must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in Management or Supervision in a manufacturing environment.  He/she must have the ability to provide technical guidance through past experience and industry knowledge.  He/she should possess strong people skills, leadership qualities, managerial abilities, a sense of urgency, accountability, business ethics, professionalism, self-motivation and the desire and focus to improve the business. Our candidate must be able to read, write and understand English. 

Our Production Manager position requires a 4 year technical degree and/or business degree. 

Engineering Degree Preferred

Abilities Required

  • Must be able to come to work promptly and regularly.
  • Must be able to take direction and work well with others.
  • Must be able to work under the stress of deadlines.
  • Must be able to concentrate and perform accurately.
  • Must be able to react to change productively and to handle other tasks as assigned.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.


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