Production Line Manager (Line Leader)

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We are seeking a Production Line Manager (Line Leader) to join our team at our Auburn, NY Plant.
Responsible for managing the total operation of the line (defined as total production line) on a 24 hour / 7 day a week basis through the continuous shift operation to maximize production performance within established safety, quality and cost parameters.
A particular emphasis of the role is to facilitate a team culture across all functional and cross functional disciplines for the specific line. Through both formal and informal continuous improvement opportunities, implement and refine improvement ideas to maximize the performance of the line.
(All other duties as assigned)
Aligns resources in the plants personnel (operators, mechanics, etc) to focus on all areas of the process center; i.e. quality assurance, furnace, machine repair, mold shop, general maintenance, cold end, and job change coordinator.
Reinforces positive team efforts and embraces Continuous Improvement concepts to ensure workers understand that their work activities are part of a whole and have an impact on the operation and common goals.
Motivates the generation of ideas and initiates by discussing them on multi-disciplinary teams.
Defines initiatives and operations goals with input from other plant personnel to improve overall performance.
Develops technical specialized skills and knowledge, as well as team work, continuous improvement and discipline strengths.
Develops multidisciplinary knowledge and skills, and awareness of customer oriented common goals and achievements.
Make sure local and contractual agreements are followed
Responsible for all audit compliance for Quality, Safety, GMP, Procedures, Swabbing and Forming.
Ensure correct use of safety equipment and that company safety policies are followed
Works with shift foremen to have consistency on all shifts.
Assists in developing personnel
Defines shop expectations
Lead workshops resulting in tangible key performance indicator improvements
Deploy the appropriate People / Safety / Quality / Cost / Delivery / Productivity metrics and management routines at all levels of the organization
Act as a change agent (leader) to instill a Problem Solving and Continuous Improvement culture on site and in related areas of the company
Ensure through audits that tools are appropriately and effectively used
Ensure lean principles are appropriately taken into consideration at all stages of the process improvement project
Serve as a business change agent leading process improvement initiatives, process redesign activities/projects which will enable the organization to reach the next level of world class operations by implementing continuous improvement-lean manufacturing practices throughout the plant
The Line Leader is responsible for setting forming and pack goals consistent with corporate goals. It sets goals to make sure the shop performs at a high level, with the long-term in focus. Position communicates with services departments about line issues and assists foremen on attaining goals.
Position Requirements
Minimum requirement of High School Degree or equivalent.
Prefer Bachelors Degree in Production or Operations Management, Business, or other related disciplines
Minimum requirement of 1 year experience supervising/leading people and processes in a manufacturing environment, preferably Glass production.
Project Management and/or Lean Certification desired.
Significant understanding of Flow Manufacturing concepts that use Continuous Improvement and Kaizen events.
Computer literate w/ proficiency in Microsoft Office Products
Adequate knowledge of informational systems & ability to analyze data (i.e. PIC, MCS, MCSII, VSPC, SAP, WorkBrain, etc.).
Strategic thinker, with clear vision and direction of change management
Strong facilitation and interpersonal communication
Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills
Proven ability to coach, mentor, and energize team members
This position reports to the Tank Production Manager. Works closely with Continuous Improvement Leader.
There may be some travel associated with this position for training and/or project work.
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.
Must be authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis.
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About O-I
Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE: OI) is the world's largest glass container manufacturer and preferred partner for many of the world's leading food and beverage brands. The Company had revenues of $6.8 billion in 2014 and employs approximately 21,100 people at 75 plants in 21 countries. With global headquarters in Perrysburg, Ohio, USA, O-I delivers safe, sustainable, pure, iconic, brand-building glass packaging to a growing global marketplace. For more information, visit .
O-I's Glass Is Life movement promotes the widespread benefits of glass packaging in key markets around the globe. Learn more about the reasons to choose glass and join the movement at .
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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