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Production Manager

Apply Now Submit a Referral Job ID REF13777I Date posted 06/11/2024 Address 3606 Craftsman Boulevard, Lakeland, FL Job Type Full-time Job Status Exempt

ITW Professional Automotive Products specializes in the manufacture of automotive maintenance products including fluids (treatments and additives, cleaners, functional fluids along with the equipment required to perform the services) and wiper blades.  Major business segments include New Car Dealers, Tire, Muffler and Brake and Quick Lube facilities.  Operations are in Lakeland, FL. This position will be located at our Lakeland, FL facility.

The Production Manager directs all activities of the blending, manufacturing department in performance of complex assembly.  Oversees the accomplishment of assigned work through team members and line working supervisors.  Responsible for the maintenance of production schedule, product quality, and equipment and facility maintenance.  Plans, delegates duties and assignments and trains new employees.  Assists in the selection policy and administers Company policies in assigned department. 


  • Assures a safe and orderly work environment. Establishes and implements housekeeping policies and procedures. Works with EHS personnel to establish and implement safety policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for the overall management, direction and coordination of plant operations, including production, engineering, and maintenance. Communicates and executes Company production and maintenance objectives, both functional and financial.
  • Responsible for continuously improving cost and productivity in production and maintenance.
  • Responsible for implementing improvement engineering projects at site.
  • Responsible for executing the production plan delivered by Supply Chain.
  • Responsible for developing the maintenance strategy and plan, as well as executing all maintenance activities on equipment and facilities.
  • Responsible for motivating, training and developing team members to achieve maximum productivity levels and maintain a clean safe work environment.
  • Implement and manage Kanban Processes in Production (Pull Processes).
  • Implement and execute lean tools at site: Visual Management, Kanban Processes, 5S.
  • Support the development of the manufacturing site strategy in the long term.
  • Develop the production, maintenance, and engineering budget. Annual Plan and Long Term Plan.
  • Responsible for hiring, dismissal, and disciplinary action of employees reporting to this position. Includes employee performance evaluations, training, and problem resolution. Promotes employee development to supervisory and/or leadership positions when available.  
  • Determine plant policies consistent with Company policies, directs and supervises the application of such policies to the plant’s manufacturing operations.
  • Oversees the execution of the production/maintenance schedule by the Working Supervisor(s). Facilitates cross-functional problem solving regarding the schedule execution.
  • Evaluates initiates, recommends and implements process improvements to increase production and maintenance efficiencies.
  • Limited travel - 0-10%.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • BS – Engineering Mechanical or similar
  • Certification in Lean Manufacturing or similar.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) Preferable
  • 5-7 years of manufacturing experience, with three years of experience in a supervisory capacity.  
  • Ability to provide leadership in directing and managing a diverse work group to achieve site goals.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. 
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited guidance exists.
  • Ability to interpret and develop a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral or schedule form.
  • PC literate, basic skills in Word, advanced Excel, and Power Point
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing process functionalities and their interdependencies. Includes safety issues and risk aversion.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to both management and subordinates and work effectively with cross functional teams and departments. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT

Environment involves temperature extremes and working both indoors and outdoors, along with office environment.

Hours of Work

  • 7 am – 4pm

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ITW is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues’ unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential. 

As an equal employment opportunity employer, ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  

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At ITW, we value our colleagues' unique perspectives, experiences, and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential.

Equal Opportunities

ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Read more information here.

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