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Production Manager in Hanover, PA at Ring

Date Posted: 11/26/2018

Job Snapshot

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

  1. 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.
  1. Responsible for continuing/implementing the Ring Family Culture in the facility.
  • Employees are the first priority, production is secondary.
  • Coach and instruct supervisors is the proper methods of caring for their employees demonstrating the methods by example.
  • Welcome employees to the plant every day inquiring about their personal lives and showing that Ring cares about our employees.
  • Hold pre-shift meetings to explain the day’s needs and concerns and emphasize the importance of safety, not only for the individual but for everyone in the plant.
  • Manage by walking around during the shift initiating conversations with questions regarding the well-being of the employee.
  • Catch someone doing something well and praise. Recognize their efforts.
  • Understand that all employees are people and all of us have challenges. Search for the reason behind the issue, actively listen and resolve to the benefit of all.
  1. Responsible for leading and supporting employee engagement initiatives.
    • Conduct focused walks semi-weekly through the plant to engage with the employees.
    • Utilizing active listening skills, ask probing questions that encourage employee input on issues or opportunities related to safety, quality, performance, goals, scheduling, teamwork, etc., 
    • Note opportunities for improvement and potential solutions based on employee input.
    • Develop strategies that all for employee led teams to implement or ‘try’
    • Provide ongoing feedback to employee led teams and support efforts that lead to improved results, even during times of initial failure.
    • Celebrate wins and recognize employees participating on successful teams.


  1. Responsible for producing the best quality product at all times.
  • Ensure all production personnel are properly trained to identify quality defects for rejection, understand the rework process, and know the requirements to produce product that meets or exceeds customer standards and expectations.
  • Ensure all quality measurements are performed as defined by the testing control plan and are recorded in NWA Quality Monitor.
  • Ensure all raw materials, packaging materials, work in progress and finished goods are labeled and that lot numbers are fully traceable throughout the production processes.
  • Ensure all nonconforming products and materials are identified, communicated, segregated, and documented.
  1. 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.


  1. Monitor and analyze machine efficiency and assist in identifying root causes and corrective actions when efficiency rate is below standard.
  • Track OEE, changeovers, downtime, scrap, and bottle loss.
  • Provide planned downtime to support implementation of corrective measures for improvements.
  • Schedule product changeovers in a manner which minimizes downtime and loss of productivity.
  1. Monitor all labor expenses, general labor, OT and temporary labor, weekly, pursuing the Corporate Goal of being the Low Cost Producer.


  1. 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.


  1. Prepare and maintain necessary production records, machine efficiency records, scrap reports, and other reports as required.
  1. Schedule production to meet customer demand and safety stock requirements.


  1. Supervise the activities of shift supervisors Schedule and facilitate supervisor meetings and maintain meeting minutes.


  1. Promote teamwork throughout the plant.


  1. 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.
  1. May perform the duties of a supervisor as needed or required.


  1. Support the development, implementation, maintenance and ongoing improvement of food safety, food defense, and quality systems to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local government regulatory food safety requirements and Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI) or British Retail Consortium (BRC) standards.
    • Ensure production employees adhere to food safety, food defense, and prerequisite programs (such as security, pest control, foreign material control, allergen control, chemical control, etc.) as required.
    • Ensure production processes are performed in a food-safe manner.
    • Ensure all housekeeping duties are performed and documented according to the Master Cleaning Schedule.
    • Foster a culture of safety, quality, and continuous improvement which proactively recognizes and addresses deficiencies.

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.


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