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Assistant Production Manager

Windsor Locks, CT

Industry: Manufacturing, Other Job Number: 44288 Pay Rate: $70 - $100k
For more than 80 years, our client has been making consistent investments into the highest quality and most innovative features to ensure that every mattress set we manufacture delivers superior comfort and support.

Today, they are the #1 mattress manufacturer in the United States and one of the most recognized home furnishing brands in the marketplace. They are a privately held company, owned by 6 licensees and represented by 23 manufacturing facilities in the U.S. And four in Canada. In addition, their products are distributed internationally in more than 150 other countries.

General purpose:

Supervises and coordinates activities of direct reports and cell/department to ensure a quality product is produced safely, in time for delivery, and within budgeted costs.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

- Oversees all aspects of production departments by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors

- Reviews production orders or schedules to ascertain product data such as types, quantities, and specifications of products and scheduled delivery dates in order to plan department operation

- Uses lean manufacturing principles to continuously improve associates and the flow of production through the facility

- Plans production operations, establishing priorities and sequences for manufacturing products

- Prepares operational schedules and coordinates manufacturing activities to ensure production and quality of products meets specifications. Directs quality teams and CAPA process

- Ensures that all associates are held to productivity standards in accordance with company policy

- Reviews production and operating reports and resolves operational, manufacturing, and maintenance problems to ensure minimum costs and prevent operational delays

- Inspects machines and equipment to ensure specific operational performance and optimum utilization

- Develops or revises standard operational and working practices and observes workers to ensure compliance with standards

- Completes and maintains accurate records of Production Manager Standard Work

- Plans and implements safety policies and procedures in compliance with local, state and federal OSHA rules and regulations


- 4-7 years job related experience in a lean manufacturing environment

- Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience

- Strong written, oral, and analytical skills

- Problem identification and resolution skills

- Basic PC skills in Windows environment

- Understanding of plant procedures and policies

- Bilingual - English/Spanish - preferred

- Union experience - collective bargaining agreements, grievances - preferred

10% annual bonus, medical, dental, 2 weeks vacation, 5 sick days, and working directly for previous BMI candidate hired in this same position
Industry leader, great benefits, tons of promotion opportunity (Supervisor was BMI candidate)

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