Company: Landscape Forms
Posted on: June 22, 2022
This position has the responsibility to lead and develop a
defined group of Manufacturing Process Leaders and associated team
members. Staff count and shift will vary depending on the assigned
cells.The Group Leader accomplishes production goals by
communicating job expectations; adjusting staffing levels,
planning, monitoring, and utilizing our OnTRAC performance
management system; hiring, coaching, counseling and disciplining
employees; initiating, coordinating and enforcing systems, policies
and procedures.The Group Leader has the responsibility for meeting
production objectives; including, but not limited to: safety, takt
adherence, productivity, quality and continuous improvement.The
focus of this position is utilizing and developing the skills and
talents of Manufacturing Process Leaders and team members to
provide world class customer order fulfillment. Success in this
leadership role is demonstrated through an accident free working
environment, meeting promise deliveries to customers, a motivated
production team, progressive lean initiatives and achieving
challenging production goals.The Group Leader must be skilled in
workplace organization, problem solving and an efficient and
empathic communicator.Benefits: Landscape Forms takes prides in
offering a competitive benefits package including, but not limited
to, insurance benefits (available your first day), 401(k), family
and parenting leaves, tuition reimbursement, wellness programs,
quarterly bonuses, and paid time off.How You Contribute:
- Ensure safety guidelines are followed and promote the use of
safe practices. Participate in safety committee meetings and
audits, and act quickly to any non-conformances.
- Develop and manage cross-training with Manufacturing Process
Leaders and team members to become proficient with all products and
- Lead Manufacturing Process Leader meetings to communicate daily
goals, and develop actions to reach goals. Participate in
individual process area meetings to confirm and/or direct a
consistent and challenging message to team members.
- Encourage and support Manufacturing Process Leaders and team
members with the implementation of continuous improvement ideas and
kaizen events. Participate and/or direct kaizen events.
- Ensure team utilization/adherence of Standard Work and Quality
Standards. Confirm and correct exceptions utilizing the PDCA
- Work to implement and improve the accuracy of production
documentation; e.g. BOM, routing data, work instructions, quality
criteria, playbooks, etc---
- Work with and provide direction to Manufacturing Process
Leaders and team members to adjust manpower to match the rate of
customer demand with consistent communication and engagement with
other members of leadership.
- Provide input to Operations Manager regarding production goals,
Manufacturing Process Leader performance, and strategic planning.
- Actively direct and audit daily housekeeping, workplace
organization (5S) and equipment maintenance to ensure minimal
machine/tool downtime and the production area is in tour ready
condition at all times.
Criteria for Success:A two or four year degree in business or
technology, or equivalent experience plus five years leading teams
in a production environment is an advantage for the candidate.
Training in and demonstrated use of lean and problem solving tools
(PDCA, 8D etc---) is also an advantage for this position as well as
a solid understanding of light assembly, welding and powder coat
processes.This person must possess a high level of written and
verbal communication with a variety of audiences. Must have the
ability to give clear instruction and engage Team Members in
projects, customer orders, materials and other fabrication
needs.Physical Requirements and Work Environment:The environment is
mostly on the shop floor in a noisy and sometimes hot environment.
Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Must be able to stand, sit or
walk up to 5 hours. Reasonable accommodations may be made for
individuals with disabilities to perform the principal
accountabilities.Who We Are: Landscape Forms is the industry leader
in integrated solutions of high-design site furniture and advanced
LED lighting. For more than 50 years we have produced site
furnishings that help designers and other clients achieve
beautiful, functional environments that enhance the experience of
outdoor space. Our secret is simple. Design, Culture and Craft
drive everything we do.
Keywords: Landscape Forms, Kalamazoo , Operations Manager, Executive , Kalamazoo, Michigan
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