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Production Manager Manufacturing

Company: Taylor Guitars
Location: El Cajon
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Taylor Guitars is looking for strong leaders with at least eight years of manufacturing experience to lead our Neck and Final Assembly production departments. Our ideal candidates will have a background in woodworking, CNC machinery, or guitar building experience. Proven experience leading and developing manufacturing talent within a fast-paced environment. If this sounds like you and you are passionate about guitars, music or manufacturing, then step forward: Music is waiting POSITION SUMMARY The Production Department Manager implements and coordinates manufacturing processes and quality standards within the respective production department. Executes and ensures all processes of materials and manufacturing products are aligned with company standards. Mentors and develops production department supervisors and department leads. Creates a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES ---Manages the production and quality control of the respective department. ---Assesses tooling, fixtures, material, or resource requirements for department. ---Accountable for timely delivery of daily production quota, and removing roadblocks that prohibit the ability to meet quota (e.g. behind guitars, tooling or fixture issues, material/resource shortages). ---Ensures continuous improvement projects are initiated, planned, and implemented successfully. ---Assists with R&D projects ongoing in the department. ---Works to ensure that minimum parts per person goals/standards are met and sustained. ---Accountable for First Pass Yield (FPY) and rework in the department. ---Develops new department procedures. ---Financially responsible and works to increase efficiencies and reduce waste. ---Works with the Purchasing team in regards to quality of material and routine usage audits. ---Coaches Supervisors in the correct decisions and is responsible for the final approval on pay increases, promotions, reprimands, terminations, or other personnel matters. ---Oversees the supervision of personnel within department; reviews appraisals of performance (written by supervisors), and guides Department Supervisors to manage and resolve employee issues. ---Provides regular feedback; recognizing accomplishments and embracing tough conversations when necessary. ---Coaches, mentors, and develops direct reports to maximum potential. ---Works with Human Resources as needed to resolve employee conflicts. ---Ensures employees are trained and adhere to company and departmental procedures. SKILLS & ABILITIES Education and Experience: Manufacturing and /or Mechanical Engineering Degree preferred. Five to eight years of Manufacturing experience in managing and leading production within manufacturing. Experience in woodworking and/or metal fabrication production processes preferred. Experience with CNC machinery is preferred. Computer Skills: Intermediate level working within Excel and Microsoft Office Suite with the ability to learn new software applications. Company Description Established in 1974 by Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug, Taylor Guitars has evolved into one of the worlds leading manufacturers of premium acoustic, acoustic/electric and electric guitars. Renowned for blending an innovative use of modern technology with a master craftsman's attention to detail, Taylor guitars are revered by professional musicians and hobbyists alike, offering players of all skill levels the opportunity to enjoy first-rate craftsmanship and signature Taylor tone. The company is a pioneer in the use of computer technology, lasers and other high-tech tools and machinery, and today, Bob Taylor is widely recognized throughout the musical instrument industry as the visionary acoustic guitar manufacturer. The company--s innovations include, but are not limited to, the New Technology-- (NT) neck, the first major innovation in the construction of the acoustic guitar in the last 100 years, and the award-winning Expression System-- (ES) pickup, a groundbreaking, high-tech approach to amplifying an acoustic guitar. Currently, Taylor Guitars employs over 1100 people and produces hundreds of guitars per day in its state-of-the-art factory complexes in both El Cajon, California and Tecate, Mexico. The company maintains an active dealer network with Taylor guitars available in over 800 retail locations in North America and international distribution to 60 countries, including a distribution warehouse and offices in the Netherlands.

Keywords: Taylor Guitars, El Cajon , Production Manager Manufacturing, Professions , El Cajon, California

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