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Production Line Manager - Full Time

The Timken Company - Springfield, MO

Posted on 01/24/23 (Ref: MOOYwBgpS2)

Production Line Manager - Springfield, MO - The Timken Company

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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.


To manage the full scope of a plant product line, from raw material through customer satisfaction and to achieve and/or exceed business plan goals. The incumbent is responsible for the operation over multiple shifts through the performance and development of salaried direct reports (staff of 4 supervisors and their operative associate teams) in accordance with company policies, procedures, and contract language.


  • Safety Performance:
    • Develop and execute aggressive EHS tactics to meet goals set forth in business plan; involving all associates. This includes management of:
      • Incident rates, lost time injuries, safety audits and adherence/enforcement of plant and departmental safety policies
  • Quality Performance:
    • Customer satisfaction, internal audit results, customer returns, scrap rates and variances
  • Productivity Performance:
    • Achieve productivity goals by focusing on staffing, scheduling, inventory levels, set up times, lead-time reduction utilizing Lean thinking, tools and techniques
    • Develops production teams through consistent guidance, strong vision, and KPI oriented leadership to achieve optimal performance results
  • Cost Containment/Continuous Improvement:
    • Drive change by using lean principles for connectivity to compress lead time, reduce inventory and reduce total cost of use
    • Develop and execute tactics to maintain fixed costs per business plan
    • Facilitate lean initiatives, 5-S activities
    • Identify and implement structural changes to improve productivity, fixed and variable business expenses
  • Staffing/Team Development:
    • Responsible for maintaining production and workforce levels within the constraints of operation plans, budgets, and policies of the plant
    • Provides support to supervision team and departmental process engineers in areas of: continuous improvement projects, career development opportunities, weekend overtime assignments, workforce adjustments, and employee relations
    • Mentor and develop associates to achieve their full potential
    • Foster a positive employee relations environment by offering opportunity, accountability, rewarding strong performance and addressing poor performance through a consistent application of talent management processes
  • Reporting:
    • Labor Variance Reports
    • Material Variance Reports
    • Inventory Results
    • Productivity Reports
    • Scrap Report


  • Staffing/workforce level management
  • Employee relations
  • Strong problem solving experience
  • Excellent communication/interepersonal skills (verbal and written)
  • Organized and efficient
  • Manufacturing leadership experience
  • Lean manufacturing, 6 sigma, and project management skills and certifications are preferred


  • High School (or equivalent) with 6+ years manufacturing experience OR
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred (Engineering Chemistry, Ind., Tech, Business or similar) with 3+ years of manufacturing experience

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.

Production Line Manager - Springfield, MO - The Timken Company

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