Value Stream Manager (Production Management, Thermal)

Job Code
FLSA Status
SP Industries Inc. [PPC5026]

Job Description




SP Industries is seeking a passionate, driven, and creative Value Stream Manager to take the Thermal Manufacturing team to the next level. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in manufacturing, planning, continuous improvement, will be a team builder, and will thrive on building relationships both internally and externally. This leader must thrive on challenging the status-quo, and have a passion for designing, leading, and implementing cross-functional process improvements. This leader's primary task will be to inspire the manufacturing team to achieve new heights through the use of strengths based management, process improvement, and Lean techniques.

This is a full time position within the SP Operations Department reporting directly to the Plant Manager, VP of Operations, or Director of Operations. The Value Stream Leader will be responsible for leadership and guidance of all manufacturing processes for our Thermal Value Stream. The role will also cover providing daily guidance to the functional and business support roles including include planning, quality, engineering, purchasing. The Value Stream Leader will work with the cross functional members of the organization to implement continuous improvement tools, operational metrics, standardization of work flows, demand planning of materials/labor, schedule adherence to commitments, resource allocations, shift sizing, capacity planning and performance reporting.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Lead each value stream in accordance with work instructions and company policy to ensure a quality product is delivered on time.
  • Implement and maintain safety standards as required by law and company policy.
  • Define a job function capabilities matrix and Implement job related training for all employees in his or her department.
  • Coach, mentor, train, and provide technical expertise and guidance to resolve processing issues.
  • Utilize Operational metrics to drive the Continuous Improvement priorities and insure timely and effective corrective actions are implemented.
  • Manage production operations: set work schedules, provide training and coaching, conduct performance evaluations, and set departmental goals and expectations.
  • Insure the appropriate level of accountability for facility goals and objectives at the value stream, process leader, and line leader levels.
  • Plan and monitor capacity maximization for each value stream.
  • Monitor and take appropriate timely improvement actions to meet production quality, quantity, and delivery goals.
  • Utilize problem solving techniques, teamwork building strategies, process control, and continuous process improvement tools to meet or exceed the facility key operating metrics.
  • Develop, monitor, and implement department budgets and production forecasts.
  • Facilitate team process leader workflow management via Process Improvement Management (PIM) principles, workforce scheduling, and team member placement to ensure the facility and company goals are successfully met or exceeded.
  • Develop, analyze, and present monthly reports including, but not limited to, forecasts, productivity, OTD, defect tracking and safety.
  • Assign, control, and monitor required resources to achieve established schedules.
  • Implement process quality audits to identify the appropriate containment, corrective, and preventive actions; minimize or eliminate the root causes of process deviations and non-conforming products.
  • Maintain adherence to company policies, safety standards, and sound 5S housekeeping practices.
  • Foster an atmosphere of employee involvement and continuous improvement in all areas of responsibility.
  • Review manufacturing methods and develop product, process, and system strategies to meet company objectives for quality, cost, responsiveness and growth. Support new manufacturing methods to optimize processes, utilize new technologies, and support continuous improvement activities.
  • Consistent and predictable attendance.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervisory responsibility includes management of employee hiring, development, performance, discipline, and resource planning.
  • Act as a member of the management team and perform other duties as directed.
  • Responsible for creating a high morale workplace with the highest ethical standards.
  • Direct supervision and coordination of: Process Leaders, Line Leads, and Team Leads.
  • Immediately report injuries to management

Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, and Certifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual should possess the minimum qualifications cited.

Education, Experience, and Work Skills
  • BA in Business or Operations related field, or BS in Engineering, or equivalent operational experience.
  • Minimum 4 years experience in Manufacturing Operations with demonstrated supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated motivational and leadership skills.
  • Project management experience.
  • Experience with computer based Manufacturing Information Systems.
  • Experience with Inventory Management/Control systems.
  • Must have good working knowledge of MRP planning and execution concepts.
  • Must have knowledge of TQM and Just In Time manufacturing principles.
  • Knowledge of Operations Management and modern manufacturing and quality methods and systems.
  • Knowledge of Statistical Process Control.
  • Lean, Six Sigma, TPS, or DMAIC experience is suggested.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective problem solving skills.
  • Effective human relations and negotiation skills.
  • Mechanical or electrical design skills.
  • Understanding of team dynamics.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The employee is regularly required to talk and listen.
  • The employee is regularly required to use color vision and work with computerized data.
  • The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and sit.
  • The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 20 pounds.
  • The employee is regularly required to use normal office tools, equipment and PC's.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are typical of those an employee might encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Work is normally performed in both the office and the shop.
  • The office environment is an interior office with air conditioning.
  • The shop contains mobile equipment, machinery, and high voltages.
  • The shop noise level is variable and may require hearing protection in some areas.
  • The shop is heated when required but many areas are not air conditioned.
  • Some shop processes use high voltage arcs or concentrated magnetic fields.


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