Job Listing - WMG

Production Manager

Division: Molded Products | Plant Name: Emrick Plastics

Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada | Posted Date: 2022-05-04


The Molded Products Division of WMG Technologies is a full service supplier of interior and exterior injection molded plastic components and assemblies, providing innovative solutions for automotive plastics applications to original equipment manufacturers and their suppliers. The organization is strongly committed to investing in our employees, equipment and processes to help promote continuous improvement, innovation and opportunities in a technology-driven environment. Windsor Mold provides industry-competitive compensation and benefits along with an emphasis on health and wellness and involvement in our local communities. We are currently seeking interested, qualified and experienced candidates for the Production Manager position for our Emrick Plastics Windsor, ON plant.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Managing production in a high volume fast moving environment.
  • Setting expectations, driving accountability and providing support and feedback to production supervisors as well as driving this message through supervision to the production employees.
  • Clear communication of KPI\\\'s for production employees
  • Review and plan for workforce requirements to meet customer orders to include appropriately training team members to be successful in their roles.
  • Experience with a robust labor relations program to include a value added communication strategy with all production employees and setting expectations and driving accountability as well as celebrating successes.
  • Drive a safety focus mindset with accountability for safety with all employees.
  • Drive continuous improvement through production and engaging with plant support groups using Lean Manufacturing techniques.
  • Implementing strategies in alignment with the company and plant strategic initiatives while providing the team with clear direction and focus.
  • Successful management of launch of new or changing programs that impact production.
  • Respectfully managing communication and expectations with team members.
  • Ensures performance goals for supervisors are established and met.
  • Understanding, communicating and resolving downtime, scrap, production and labor inefficiencies.
  • Adherence to quality and process standards
  • Responsible for working with and supporting the Plant Manager to develop and prioritize plans with respect to continuous improvement within operations.
  • Responsible for working with Plant Manager to develop measurables with respect to Continuous Improvement, including objectives, targets, tracking and the development and maintenance of visual management systems.
  • Develop programs (including training and implementation plans), and champions events which will collectively promote, educate and involve employees with the Lean foundations of Teamwork, 5S, Kaizen, Standardization, Waste Reduction, Value Stream mapping, Total Predictive Maintenance, and other Lean manufacturing tools and techniques.
  • Reviews processes throughout the facility in order to identify improvement opportunities, and then develops activities and implements actions for improvement.

  • Preferred: Engineering or Business Degree required with 3-5 years of supervisory/management experience or equivalent experience
  • Experience managing/supervising in an automotive manufacturing facility - Tier 1 experience preferred
  • Injection molding experience is strongly recommended.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with employees at all levels of the organization
  • Proven team building and strong leadership skills
  • Proven communication methods with employees at all levels