Production Manager – injection molding job vacancy in Confidential Priviately-Held Company – Jobs in Vermont

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Job Details
Company Name : Confidential Priviately-Held Company
Company Location : Newbury, VT
Job Position : Production Manager – injection molding
Job Category : Jobs in Vermont

Job Description :

Growing injection molding manufacturer is looking to add an industry experienced Production Manager to their team.

Key Accountabilities

  • Reporting to the Plant Manager, the Production Manager will manage and supervise all plant operations ensuring that the highest level of productivity, safety and quality are maintained at all times
  • Develop and foster effective and productive teams using ongoing performance management.
  • Ensure that continual process improvement is practiced through the use of Lean Manufacturing tools and activities
  • Set goals and plan a course of action for the plant. Have a vision of the plant’s future.


  • Ensure the accurate accounting of all inventories and closely monitor any deviations from the estimated inventory.
  • Support and enforce the use of the functional organization and enforce the use of operating policies and procedures.
  • Proactively identify challenges and operational issues in the plant and develop solutions
  • Generates monthly work-in progress report and adjust job cost estimates as necessary
  • Coordinates monthly production schedule with master schedule
  • Monitor plant overhead expenses and improve financial performance by using Lean Tools and Performance Management to reduce labor hours, overtime and operating budgets


  • Communicate and endorse the company safety program through regularly scheduled meetings
  • Initiate and embrace a safety culture where all employees feel comfortable communicating safety concerns.


  • Ensure that all quality problems are acted upon and the results are being monitored
  • Foster the Lean Manufacturing environment to continually manage and improve the plant’s quality
  • Train staff to look for and report quality issues in all phases of product life at plant, i.e. form setting, pouring, curing, finishing, storage, loading, shipping.

Performance Management

  • Delegate tasks to members of the management team and monitor the delegated tasks. Give supervisors the authority to accomplish the tasks.
  • Foster a workforce focused on a high level of teamwork, productivity, safety and performance using the Performance Management process
  • Improve people management by setting goals, action plans and holding people accountable
  • Make key personnel decisions including but not limited to hiring, promotion, team building, coaching, discipline, and termination.
  • Evaluate the performance of direct reports and review their evaluations of their subordinates at least annually.
  • Maintain a workforce that is compliant with company policies regarding equal employment opportunity and does not tolerate discrimination and/or workplace harassment.
  • Ensure that all employees read, understand and sign their job description or duties list.
  • Ensure the coordination of efforts between departments.


Job Requirements

  • 5+ years progressive experience in a key leadership/management role at an injection molding manufacturing facility.
  • Previous experience/strong understanding of budgeting/expense management with a basic understanding of financial and accounting practices.
  • Previous experience/best practices implementing and using continuous improvement/lean tools such as; Six Sigma, 5-S, Lean Manufacturing, Transactional Lean, etc. to drive improvement.
  • Previous experience/broad understanding of safety systems and enforcement of safety rules and policies.
  • Demonstrated strong leadership, team building and advanced coaching skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate people, assess and develop employee skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles and applications associated with manufacturing operations, maintenance and engineering.
  • Strong computer skills including the ability to prepare spreadsheets and use Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Power Point and/or Access) to analyze data and trends
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills, with the ability to balance production and maintenance needs.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and listening ability.
  • A strong ability to be adaptable and flexible.
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to work with teams and lead decision-making processes in a team environment.
  • Highly motivated, results oriented, driven.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $100,000.00 – $115,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Relocation assistance


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Lewiston, ME: Reliably commute or willing to relocate with an employer-provided relocation package (Preferred)


  • injection molding manufacturing: 5 years (Preferred)
  • production management: 5 years (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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