Finishing Manager

Finishing Manager
February 20, 2023
Base Pay


Job Description

Provide oversight and leadership for the Finishing department. Ensure the timely production of quality products that meets or exceeds customer expectations. Proactively manage departmental metrics that impact cost (downtime, make-readies, run speed and waste). Ensure compliance with all company policies and procedures. Foster a team atmosphere, provide vision, and demonstrate support of the company’s core processes. Ultimately responsible for day-to-day management of assigned department(s) through the management of staff, including achieving production goals, managing performance of direct reports, making sound operational decisions, solving problems, and managing conflict.

  • Analyzes work orders and work piece to determine process, materials, machines, and sequence of operation.
  • Assures certain stock has arrived and is available and staged in accordance with work flow schedule.
  • Confers with scheduling daily to determine work load and production performance expectations.
  • Assigns tasks to workers and specifies methods of coordinating workflow to meet production schedules.
  • Inspects finished pieces visually and using precision measuring devices.
  • Works with Quality Control to monitor output. Takes part in assessing / grading each project for standard deviations and imperfections.
  • Maintains time and production records.
  • Confers with other supervisors/managers to coordinate activities of individual departments.
  • Ensures compliance to all company policies and procedures.
  • Actively engages and participates in company training and audits.
  • Communicates and relates with all levels of the organization.
  • Investigates malfunction of machines and equipment; determines need for repair and maintenance.
  • Ensures employees are following safety regulations.                                      
  • Keeps abreast of new products and developments within the department.
  • Ensures staffing is appropriate to meet workload requirements and productivity standards.  Recommends or executes personnel actions such as hiring, evaluations, and promotions.
  • Manages performance by setting goals and consistently holding employees accountable for meeting performance standards through coaching, counseling and timely review process.
  • Confer with management to resolve employee problems, complaints, or grievances.
  • Strong technical knowledge of Bobst, International and Jagenberg equipment. 
  • Must have the ability to foster team work and motivate individual performers.
  • Must have knowledge of, or be able to learn quickly, safety rules and procedures, operating and technical policies and procedures. 
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and independently. 
  • Must have the ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram or scheduled form. 
  • Problem solve and deal with variables in an environment where only limited standardization exists.
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in fast-paced 24/7 high volume manufacturing environment
  • Minimum 5 years in a management or supervisory role
  • Experience using ADP and ezLabor timekeeping
  • High school diploma or equivalent required
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