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Manufacturing Area Manager
Keene, NH
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Post Date: 01/11/19 Company: The Timken Company
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Education: High School / GED Fax:
Experience: 6 months - 2 years Mailing Address:
Travel: Negligible
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Your Career Begins at Timken
If you're ready for a challenging career that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to Timken. Our associates make the world more productive by improving the efficiency and reliability of the machinery that keeps industry in motion.


The primary responsibility of the Area Manager is to provide leadership and direction to Timken Aerospace operations associates in a multi-zoned, multi-shift department in order to meet customer demand.
Area Managers are responsible for carrying out the prime directives of a lean leader which include
1) Guiding work teams to meet production demands through daily schedule attainment
2) Ensuring the safe, correct, and conscientious completion of work in a safe work environment through a 5S/Visual workplace
3) Ensuring quality and value-added work is made by every process in manufacturing, design, administration, and service
4) Ensuring the on-time, correct, and complete delivery of parts, product, and services to the next process and customer
5) Kaizen to reduce cost through elimination of waste, overburdening, and fluctuation in area of responsibility
6) Maintaining and improving the operational availability of equipment through 5S and designated maintenance tasks
7) Building teamwork and maintaining team relations through professional challenges and educating associates.

The Area Manager accomplishes these goals via the direction of supervisory, production support, and team leader associates, and via the indirect leadership of and in cooperation with operative associates in their work area.

Schedule Accomplishment: Knowledge and use of plant scheduling systems and concepts is key success factor. Utilize their expertise to advise the management team, analysts, planners, schedulers and maintenance supervisors on status of associates and machines to maximize uptime of key equipment.

Operating Expense: Develop and implement tactics to reduce operating expense to meet business plan goals. Monitor selected measure to manage labor hours, supplies and other external costs. Promote and instill continuous improvement philosophy in all manufacturing supervisors and group leaders to identify, analyze and implement ideas that will measurably improve performance and constantly reduce operating costs.

Throughput: Monitor and manage work in process to proper operating levels in relation to the business plan targets and levels to sustain production expectations.

Quality: Lead root cause problem solving process to implement corrective actions that address customer complaints and other scrap concerns. Adhere to the plans documented quality policies to sustain QS/AS/ISO registrations. Responsible for training, education and development of all manufacturing supervisors and group leaders. Ensure production of product meets or exceeds design specifications and tolerances.

Associate Relations: Lead by example to foster an environment that is safe, clean and enables associates to work to their highest potential. Be accessible to associates and encourage two way interactive communications by having daily discussion and meetings. Initiate their participation by recognizing their accomplishments and efforts and respond to their suggestions. Delegate responsibilities whenever possible. Interject and manage the proper level of discipline when positive reinforcement fails. Evaluate performance of each associate and take corrective action to improve efficiency of each individual as needed. Promote, participate and communicate with associates about plant compliance with OSHA, EPA and safety standards. Through coaching and teamwork, enable associates to reach their full potential and take charge of their own personal development.

Continuous Improvement: Solicit ideas from all associate levels within the plant. Conduct regular departmental team meetings to communicate plant and department performance. Lead the CI effort to identify and conduct fact based analysis to ensure rapid implementation that significantly improves performance.

Securing and Controlling Premises: Administer and enforce all safety, health and environment policies  

This individual may generate and/or handle regulated (i.e. hazardous/non-hazardous) waste as part of this job. This must be disposed of in accordance with federal/state regulations.

Technical Skills / Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Management or Engineering plus 3 - 5 years in supervision or equivalent experience required.

3-5 Years supervisory experience     

Knowledge and understanding of manufacturing principles and processes     

Experience leading associates   

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively  

Strong computer skills (Microsoft office suite proficient-- Excel, Power point, SAP/MS Project experience preferred

All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.

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