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Production Manager VA 45 - 70k (J#21268)
Education: Associates Degree
Experience: 1 - 3 years

Blue Ridge Industries, Inc. an ISO 9001:2008 custom injection molder located in Winchester, VA, is seeking a Production Manager/Engineer. Manufacturing operations run 3 shifts 5 days per week. Weekends are scheduled based on customer requirements. Molding Machines range from 55 Tons to 750 Tons. In addition we operate an automatic spray paint booth line.

The Production Manager/Manufacturing Process Engineer is responsible for the continuous improvement of manufacturing equipment, methods, materials, safety and quality. Focus of this position will be on the development and application of advanced technologies including automation, production methods, and lean manufacturing systems to reduce material waste, improve quality, increase output and decreases downtime to improve profitability. Other duties will include:
Identify and analyze manufacturing problems to control and improve manufacturing.
Develop measurement systems required to measure facilities metrics and key process indicators.
Initiate, manage and participate in safety, quality, cost & process control improvement projects.
Assists R & D effort to implement new products or process into production.
Develops FMEAs Control Plans, Capability Studies, Flow Analysis, etc.).
Assesses existing processes for areas of improvement utilizing Lean Manufacturing concepts (Kaizen, TPM, Value Stream Mapping, etc.) Six Sigma, designed experiment techniques, capability studies, etc.
Manages Plant Safety Program and follows all city, state and federal regulatory legislation (RE: OSHA, EPA, RCRA, USTs; CERCLA, ECRA, SARA, DOT, etc.).
Evaluates and recommends implementation of competitive technology.
Provides training, as required, to associates.
Manages Quality Assurance to monitor and document quality standards.

To be considered for this position, the following is required (unless otherwise specified):
Associates or Bachelor's degree in Engineering or relevant work experience.
Prior related experience in a manufacturing environment preferred. Knowledge of manufacturing processes involving injection molding and spray painting would be ideal.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Experience working with Solidworks preferred
Excellent project management skills
Demonstrably strong leadership ability / qualities
Proven ability to work within budget and timescales
Awareness of health and safety issues
Highly efficient, well organized and self-motivated / self-directed
Outstanding communication & interpersonal skills
Proven ability to handle multiple tasks
Flexibility in stressful situations
Ability to positively interact with all levels of the organization in a team environment
Willing & able to work on weekends (when necessary)
 
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