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Assistant Plant Manager
Title:Assistant Plant Manager
Location / LocalizaciĆ³n:551 Collins Bus
City, State / Ciudad, Estado:South Hutchinson, Kansas
Forest River, Inc., the Nation’s largest manufacturer of Recreational Vehicles, Cargo Trailers, Transit Buses and Boats has an immediate opening. 

Overview: The Production Supervisor will oversee Collins’ production operations. The Production Supervisor will ensure that manufacturing remains a smooth and efficient process. This role requires the ability to monitor employees and organize workflow. The production supervisor must be skilled in complex operations and able to comprehend the multifaceted nature of the manufacturing process. This role requires the ability to optimize day-to-day activities while minimizing cost.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Align and champion Collins’ core values, including safety, quality, and delivery.
  • Ability to set daily/weekly/monthly goals, communicating them effectively to employees.
  • Schedule labor and move employees based upon skill set for needed production tasks to ensure a smooth operation.
  • Strong knowledge of organizational workflow and ability to delegate by assigning responsibilities and establishing deadlines.
  • Strong people leadership skills, including coaching, mentoring, and disciplining employees as necessary.
  • Complete Supervisor Standard Work daily, as well as look for opportunities for improvement within our OpEx culture.
  • Commitment to safety regarding use of equipment.
  • Knowledge of all essential equipment and ability to oversee and schedule regular maintenance.
  • Analytical skills to monitor production output and check for compliance with specifications.
  • Ability to generate and submit reports on performance and progress.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills, including ability to spot issues in efficiency/productivity and suggest improvements.
  • Strong coaching and training skills to onboard new employees, including instruction on safety, e.g., how to safely use machinery and follow procedures.
  • Willingness to enforce compliance with safety guidelines and company standards.
  • Complete 90 day and annual reviews for all employees in the department.
  • Ensures quality assurance process is being followed.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required, associate degree in a technical, engineering, or relevant field is preferred
  • Five (5) years’ experience in the manufacturing facility with people leadership experience.
  • Fundamental use of various pneumatic and power tools. Must be familiar with the safe operation of various tools – drill, screw gun, sander, jig saw, etc.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of personnel to include presenting information to individuals and small groups.
  • Advanced problem solving and project management skills
  • Ability to lead personnel toward the achievement of company goals
  • Lean/Six Sigma Certification preferred
  • Proficient PC skills including MS Office Suite
  • Advanced time management skills
  • Ability to handle emergency situations calmly.
  • Ability to implement and direct environmental, health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Ability to read, write, comprehend, and verbally communicate simple instructions, short correspondence and memos in English.
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings and layout and other written or verbal instructions presented in English.
  • Ability to read and use linear and other measuring devices.
  • Must have advanced knowledge of OSHA and EPA standards.
  • Be trained in Hazardous Materials Handling Operations and Hazardous Waste training with an annual refresher course.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • 2-year college degree in Engineering/Manufacturing/Business Administration preferred.
  • Five (5) years’ experience with proficiency in the specialty vehicle manufacturing field. Experience in managing technical personnel highly desirable.
Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job:

  • The employee is regularly required to stand or walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects; and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee frequently is required to walk.
  • The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, or crouch.
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit for extended periods of time.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40#’s.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
  • Ability to bend, stoop, and squat.
  • Ability to work with arms above head.
  • Able to read and follow written and verbal instructions.

WorK Environment:

  • Production Floor Environment 100%

Personal Protective Equipment recommended and/or required on production floor:

  • Safety glasses, or prescription safety glasses with side shields
  • Earplugs
  • Safety Shoes
Forest River offers a stable work environment that is fast paced. Our employees enjoy a highly competitive Wage and Benefit Package.  We are looking for dedicated individuals with experience in the Industry as well as other Manufacturing Processes.
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