Finishing Manager

Top Finishing Manager Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Finishing Manager. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Finishing Manager resumes they appeared on. For example, 12.2% of Finishing Manager resumes contained Safety Procedures as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Finishing Manager actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Finishing Manager resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Safety Procedures

high Demand

2. ISO

high Demand
Here's how ISO is used in Finishing Manager jobs:
  • Implemented vendor supported training program for supervisors and paint operators to improve technical skills.
  • Communicate with other supervisors to coordinate operations and activities between departments.
  • Managed the wood finishing operation of Supervisors, Lead persons and hourly employees for this top manufacturer of high-end office furniture.
  • Scheduled and directed a workforce of 40+ employees and 2 supervisors to meet daily production demands.
  • Promoted to bindery supervisor in 2001, then promoted to finishing manager in 2007.
  • Managed a crew of 5 supervisors and 75+ permanent employees in a 24/7 operation.
  • Scheduled and supervised production work and personnel (60 employees) including 2 supervisors.
  • Required communicating production needs to 6 supervisors across three 8 hours shifts.
  • Implement and maintain training programs to meet ISO and FDA requirements.
  • Acted as a liaison with customers including sales quotations.
  • Created Quality System encompassing all 20 elements of ISO9002.
  • Worked under strict FDA guidelines and ISO audit procedures.
  • Manage 100 union production associates and 4 shift supervisors.
  • Lead a team of 8 Supervisors and 102 employees.
  • Managed 3 line supervisors and 64 hourly employees.
  • Developed all documentation for registration for ISO 9002.
  • Promoted to department supervisor in 1986.
  • Ensured product specifications were met through coordination with Quality Control and R & D departments Maintain compliance with ISO requirements and procedures
  • Gained extensive knowledge in ISO [ ] procedures as well as mail carrier standards/regulations and general business practices.
  • Key Responsibilities: managed 130 employees, production operators, mechanics, and supervisors.

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3. Customer Service

high Demand
Here's how Customer Service is used in Finishing Manager jobs:
  • Managed daily delivery requirements working with production planning, customer service and shipping departments to achieve outstanding on-time delivery record.
  • Cross selling business services and obtained many referrals based on excellent customer service.
  • Assured excellent quality and customer service.
  • Directed a process improvement team, consisting of Customer Service, Sales, and Pricing, to improve eroded margins.
  • Partnered with sales team, customer service, and warehouse management to drive customer satisfaction up.
  • Coordinated with sales, estimating and customer service, to produce projects seamlessly through manufacturing.
  • Work with customer service to coordinate new product introduction.
  • Collaborated with estimating and customer service representatives on equipment capabilities offering best possible pricing opportunities at lowest cost.

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4. Process Improvement

high Demand
Here's how Process Improvement is used in Finishing Manager jobs:
  • Establish operational policies and implement process improvements to ensure superior quality and outstanding output of banking and specialty credit cards.
  • Eliminated all design/capability gaps since the implementation of the process improvement.
  • Implemented process improvements in the burnout area that increased production from 500 plates per month to 1000 plates per month.
  • Increased line productivity by 18% through training, process improvement, employee involvement and increased up time.
  • Led a process improvement team to incorporate APQP into the quote process.
  • Develop and over see projects focused towards process improvement.

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5. Project Leadership

high Demand
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6. Technical Leadership

high Demand

7. Inventory Control

high Demand
Here's how Inventory Control is used in Finishing Manager jobs:
  • Scheduled daily production, inventory control and purchasing.
  • Directed all warehouse operations and inventory control.
  • Managed operations, cost analysis, inventory control, training, production floor schedule, process streamlining and QC.
  • Learned all aspects of the printing business, including warehouse and inventory control systems.
  • Controlled costs by optimizing productivity, inventory control and purchasing Process improvements, automation and report on progress

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8. Production Schedules

high Demand
Here's how Production Schedules is used in Finishing Manager jobs:
  • Supervised production schedules, production quality and on time delivery.
  • Plan and direct daily production schedules for manufacturing to ensure on time delivery.
  • Established and adjusted work procedures to meet production schedules.
  • Established and maintained a daily production schedules using 13 gluers.

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9. Quality Standards

high Demand
Here's how Quality Standards is used in Finishing Manager jobs:
  • Examined product for defects, utilizing knowledge of manufacturing and quality standards.
  • Directed and evaluated contractors on their work to consumer and company quality standards.
  • Assure that all quality standards are met or surpassed.

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10. Product Quality

high Demand
Here's how Product Quality is used in Finishing Manager jobs:
  • Establish Technical Teams for supporting problem solving and monitoring product quality.
  • Execute departmental practices such as SOP's, Lean Methodology, Kaizan, Kanbans and ensure product quality standards are met.

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11. Production Goals

high Demand
Here's how Production Goals is used in Finishing Manager jobs:
  • Applied effective personnel management techniques to improve department efficiency and production goals.
  • Manage staff, preparing work schedules for the department in order to meet the production goals within budgetary guidelines.
  • Plan and establish work schedule assignments, and production sequences to meet production goals.
  • Managed daily quality and production with production goals of 500 case goods per day.

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12. Daily Operations

high Demand
Here's how Daily Operations is used in Finishing Manager jobs:
  • Managed daily operations of assembly and shipping departments with up to 16 employees.
  • Plan and supervise daily operations within service center.

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13. Hazardous Waste Disposal

high Demand

14. Osha

high Demand

15. High Quality

average Demand
Here's how High Quality is used in Finishing Manager jobs:
  • Worked with all employees to achieve high quality in all areas of department.
  • Experienced in building teams that produce high quality products using the latest technology.
  • Delivered high quality products on time, exceeding client expectation.

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16. High End

average Demand
Here's how High End is used in Finishing Manager jobs:
  • Managed the wood assembly and finishing operation of hourly employees for this high end wood chair manufacture.

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17. Sigma

average Demand
Here's how Sigma is used in Finishing Manager jobs:
  • Facilitated training of personnel on the concepts of Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing.
  • Lead several ongoing Six Sigma projects across service center on all shifts.
  • Led the area Kaizen improvement team by identifying, implementing and evaluating improvement activities utilizing Six Sigma - DMAIC methodology.
  • Spearheaded Toyota driven Lean Six Sigma Manufacturing principles, including 5-S and Kaizen events to reduce wastes and improve safety.
  • Lean Six Sigma - Developed & implemented Lean projects of inventory tracking & traceability.

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18. RAN

average Demand
Here's how RAN is used in Finishing Manager jobs:
  • Complete technical specifications of stainless steel transmission torque sensors including raw material, manufacturing and heat treating.
  • Develop converting processes and specified packaging materials based on customer requirements and product protection during transportation.
  • Performed yearly warranty repairs on newly constructed homes and scheduled subcontractors to perform specific repairs.
  • Supervised and managed the Finishing Department to mass produce high quality products for shipment to customers at thousands of restaurants nationwide.
  • Organize and manage finish planting program, create weekly transplanting lists, and establish inventory counts of all materials needed.
  • Trained employees in hand worked finishing techniques ranging from dry brushing, hand padding, glaze brush blending.
  • Handle all customer complaints and ensure that the store ran smoothly every night that I worked.
  • Supervised 27,000 hogs ranging from 15 pounds at weaning to 275 pounds at slaughter.
  • Assist in the preparation and approval of technology transfer documents and process descriptions.
  • Develop and revise standard operation procedures and assurance of compliance of standards.
  • Line speed ranging 9to eleven ft. a minute.
  • Arrange and set-up outsourcing with vendors.
  • Hired to transition to Plant Manager.
  • Line 1 Operator: Ran molders, sizing saw, split saw for 2 & 3 strip flooring.
  • Coordinate with the MEP to arrange the works release, and solve the cross works.
  • Price ranges from $300-600 thousand each.
  • Converted spray application equipment to Ransburg turbo disc.
  • team for 8 new restaurant openings.
  • Scheduled productions for four stenter frames, stenter and a dryer in a plant that ran 150k lbs per week.
  • Supervised building process from sheetrock thru 1 year warranty.

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19. UV

average Demand
Here's how UV is used in Finishing Manager jobs:
  • Managed the development and operations of UV Finishing Dept.
  • Designed UV Curable finishing processes and trained personnel for implementation.

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20. Production Output

average Demand
Here's how Production Output is used in Finishing Manager jobs:
  • Trained bindery associates on efficient use of equipment for maximum production output.

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21. Raw Materials

average Demand
Here's how Raw Materials is used in Finishing Manager jobs:
  • Managed 125/K square foot warehouse facility for finished goods and raw materials.

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22. Direct Reports

average Demand
Here's how Direct Reports is used in Finishing Manager jobs:
  • Managed the Bindery, Scheduling, Mailing, Utility, Shipping and Receiving departments with 21 direct reports and 525 employees.
  • Review and approve employee performance reviews and administer for my direct reports.
  • Direct reports: 6 shift Supervisors.

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23. New Product Development

average Demand

24. Production Processes

average Demand
Here's how Production Processes is used in Finishing Manager jobs:
  • Monitored and adjusted production processes or equipment for quality and productivity.
  • Managed finishing production processes and equipment including roll wrapping, rewinding, and core cutting.
  • Managed all finishing activities, as well as production processes metallizing, laminating, digital printing and stripping.

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25. Assembly Line

average Demand

26. SOP

average Demand
Here's how SOP is used in Finishing Manager jobs:
  • Developed SOP for manufacturing bindery and finishing department.
  • Assisted in setting up 6 spray booths and established finish formulas and sop's for the finishing department.
  • Create and Implement SOPS for quality, cost effective production.

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27. SPC

average Demand
Here's how SPC is used in Finishing Manager jobs:
  • Implemented SPC techniques that increased First Pass Yield from 65% to 93%.

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28. Production Requirements

average Demand
Here's how Production Requirements is used in Finishing Manager jobs:
  • Monitored ordering of parts and supplies for the department necessary to meet production requirements.
  • Oversee production requirements and set schedules accordingly for 3 shift facility.
  • Manage labor to meet production requirements.
  • Maintain daily production requirements for customer priorities.Maintain sharpening blade/napping wire/sandpaper and slitting blade changes to ensure quality and production performance.

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29. New Equipment

average Demand
Here's how New Equipment is used in Finishing Manager jobs:
  • Completed numerous new equipment start-ups.
  • Advise and research new equipment requirements.

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30. Cost Savings

low Demand
Here's how Cost Savings is used in Finishing Manager jobs:
  • Establish cost savings on powder; increase production rates through improved line density and better painting techniques.

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31. Training Programs

low Demand
Here's how Training Programs is used in Finishing Manager jobs:
  • Established standard operating procedures and improved training programs to reduce waste by 30%.
  • Enforce good safety and housekeeping practices as well as employee training programs.

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32. Labor Costs

low Demand
Here's how Labor Costs is used in Finishing Manager jobs:
  • Implemented new products and materials achieving $120,000 reduction of labor costs annually.
  • Redesigned manning procedures that decreased 2000 direct labor costs by $35,000.
  • Removed 2 Leads and took on their tasks to decrease labor costs.
  • Initiate plans with major equipment manufacturers updating existing equipment resulting in higher efficiencies while lowering labor costs over 10%.
  • KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Minimized labor costs by 24% through a flexible scheduling and cross-training initiative.

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33. Cost Analysis

low Demand

34. Powder Coat

low Demand
Here's how Powder Coat is used in Finishing Manager jobs:
  • Developed and installed automated systems to eliminate variability while increasing productivity on all powder coating operations.
  • Provide direct supervision for application of powder coatings for all contracts.
  • Designed and implemented a new powder coat line.
  • Oversee a 24hr operation of powder coating Train teamleads/supervisors and guide them on theirdevelopment.

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35. Customer Requirements

low Demand
Here's how Customer Requirements is used in Finishing Manager jobs:
  • Scheduled finishing requirements, set up shipping dates and trucking to meet customer requirements.
  • Maintain scheduling for the paint department to meet customer requirements.

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36. Cost Control

low Demand
Here's how Cost Control is used in Finishing Manager jobs:
  • Implemented cost control policies for production.
  • Prepared budgets and cost controls.

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37. WIP

low Demand
Here's how WIP is used in Finishing Manager jobs:
  • Handled daily cycle count procedures and audits as well as yearly WIP inventory.

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38. Inventory Accuracy

low Demand
Here's how Inventory Accuracy is used in Finishing Manager jobs:
  • Boosted inventory accuracy from 72% to 98%, primarily by procuring additional RF scanners and improving inventory location marking/signage.

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39. Customer Complaints

low Demand

40. Finish Materials

low Demand

41. Preventative Maintenance

low Demand
Here's how Preventative Maintenance is used in Finishing Manager jobs:
  • Strengthen and supervise preventative maintenance schedules and all upgrades for Finishing Department machinery.
  • Directed departmental preventative maintenance programs delivering annual reduction of machine downtime and breakdowns.
  • Coordinated preventative maintenance on existing and new production equipment, including routine calibration.

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42. Company Policies

low Demand
Here's how Company Policies is used in Finishing Manager jobs:
  • Interpreted company policies to workers and enforced safety regulations.
  • Pull pick tickets, select product from bin locations, pack boxes adhering to customer and company policies.

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43. Technical Support

low Demand
Here's how Technical Support is used in Finishing Manager jobs:
  • Visited numerous customers and provided technical support.
  • Provided technical support, answered detailed questions about production techniques, product specs, production equipment, and new methodologies.
  • Provide technical support and training to employees and customers alike pertaining to product compatibility, designs, materials and coatings

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44. Efficient Production

low Demand
Here's how Efficient Production is used in Finishing Manager jobs:

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45. QA

low Demand
Here's how QA is used in Finishing Manager jobs:
  • Maintained strong working relationships with customer and vendors in US and Ecuador for QA, and contract requirements.

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46. QC

low Demand
Here's how QC is used in Finishing Manager jobs:
  • Worked Closely with QC to evaluate and meet quality requirements.

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47. CNC

low Demand
Here's how CNC is used in Finishing Manager jobs:
  • Managed the threading process from Hydro testing, NDT, CNC threading and lacquering of pipes.

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48. Process Changes

low Demand
Here's how Process Changes is used in Finishing Manager jobs:
  • Continued to motivate, mentor and coach new and existing employees of process changes and needed improvements.
  • Implemented process changes in production and front end.
  • Performed time studies and implemented process changes in material handling according to kanban, and kaizan.

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49. Production Associates

low Demand

50. Disciplinary Actions

low Demand
Here's how Disciplinary Actions is used in Finishing Manager jobs:
  • Processed performance evaluations and administered appraisal and disciplinary actions for 108 employees.
  • Determine staffing requirements, train new employees, or oversee all personnel processes including promotions, disciplinary actions, and terminations.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Finishing Manager

Safety Procedures17%
ISO15.1%
Customer Service8.8%
Process Improvement7.1%
Project Leadership5.7%
Technical Leadership5.7%
Inventory Control5%
Production Schedules4.4%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Finishing Manager

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Safety Procedures
Safety Procedures
12.2%
12.2%
2
2
ISO
ISO
10.8%
10.8%
3
3
Customer Service
Customer Service
6.3%
6.3%
4
4
Process Improvement
Process Improvement
5.1%
5.1%
5
5
Project Leadership
Project Leadership
4.1%
4.1%
6
6
Technical Leadership
Technical Leadership
4.1%
4.1%
7
7
Inventory Control
Inventory Control
3.6%
3.6%
8
8
Production Schedules
Production Schedules
3.1%
3.1%
9
9
Quality Standards
Quality Standards
3.1%
3.1%
10
10
Product Quality
Product Quality
2.1%
2.1%
11
11
Production Goals
Production Goals
2.1%
2.1%
12
12
Daily Operations
Daily Operations
1.9%
1.9%
13
13
Hazardous Waste Disposal
Hazardous Waste Disposal
1.9%
1.9%
14
14
Osha
Osha
1.8%
1.8%
15
15
High Quality
High Quality
1.8%
1.8%
16
16
High End
High End
1.8%
1.8%
17
17
Sigma
Sigma
1.8%
1.8%
18
18
RAN
RAN
1.5%
1.5%
19
19
UV
UV
1.4%
1.4%
20
20
Production Output
Production Output
1.4%
1.4%
21
21
Raw Materials
Raw Materials
1.4%
1.4%
22
22
Direct Reports
Direct Reports
1.2%
1.2%
23
23
New Product Development
New Product Development
1.2%
1.2%
24
24
Production Processes
Production Processes
1.2%
1.2%
25
25
Assembly Line
Assembly Line
1.2%
1.2%
26
26
SOP
SOP
1.1%
1.1%
27
27
SPC
SPC
1.1%
1.1%
28
28
Production Requirements
Production Requirements
1.1%
1.1%
29
29
New Equipment
New Equipment
1.1%
1.1%
30
30
Cost Savings
Cost Savings
1.1%
1.1%
31
31
Training Programs
Training Programs
1.1%
1.1%
32
32
Labor Costs
Labor Costs
1.1%
1.1%
33
33
Cost Analysis
Cost Analysis
1%
1%
34
34
Powder Coat
Powder Coat
1%
1%
35
35
Customer Requirements
Customer Requirements
1%
1%
36
36
Cost Control
Cost Control
0.8%
0.8%
37
37
WIP
WIP
0.8%
0.8%
38
38
Inventory Accuracy
Inventory Accuracy
0.8%
0.8%
39
39
Customer Complaints
Customer Complaints
0.8%
0.8%
40
40
Finish Materials
Finish Materials
0.8%
0.8%
41
41
Preventative Maintenance
Preventative Maintenance
0.8%
0.8%
42
42
Company Policies
Company Policies
0.8%
0.8%
43
43
Technical Support
Technical Support
0.8%
0.8%
44
44
Efficient Production
Efficient Production
0.8%
0.8%
45
45
QA
QA
0.7%
0.7%
46
46
QC
QC
0.7%
0.7%
47
47
CNC
CNC
0.7%
0.7%
48
48
Process Changes
Process Changes
0.7%
0.7%
49
49
Production Associates
Production Associates
0.7%
0.7%
50
50
Disciplinary Actions
Disciplinary Actions
0.7%
0.7%

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