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Become A Manufacturing Leader

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Working As A Manufacturing Leader

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Getting Information
  • Scheduling Work and Activities
  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $77,381

    Average Salary

What Does A Manufacturing Leader Do At International Paper

* Technical (Primary Function) –Responsible for the overall leadership of the Manufacturing Excellence initiative in the Finished Products organization.
* Responsible for the platform and process for managing improvement in the areas of: fiber, energy, reliability, productivity, engagement and customers.
* Primarily responsible for development and implementation of Deliberate Improvements focused on capital and non-capital cost reduction, waste reduction, process efficiency and variability reduction projects as well as Continuous Improvements within these functional areas.
* Coordinate use of ME toolbox as needed to address mill issues including Six Sigma, Kaizen, Capital Cost Reduction project management and other ME tools.
* Assist in the facilitation of Strategy Deployment and Realizable Gap (R
* Gap) processes including periodic reviews.
* Be knowledgeable of the 9 Cost Reduction GMS elements and possess the facilitative and organizational skills to lead one or more of these elements.
* Conduct training as needed to ensure both team leaders and team members are knowledgeable on ME processes and methods.
* Coordinate technical efforts of departments through participation in regular project review meetings.
* Support business units with strategic evaluations and/or performance tracking, as well as budgeting/business analysis.
* Conduct all functions within a work systems based framework to ensure sustainability.
* Operations – Support operating business units as needed as a technical resource or in an operations management capacity.
* Act as liaison between operating areas within the mill.
* Champion resolution of complex operating issues as needed.
* Maintenance/Reliability – Be knowledgeable and participate in Maintenance/Reliability work systems such as Manufacturing Work Systems (MWS), Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA), Basic Care (BC) development and Precision Maintenance (IEPM).
* The ME resource will be required to provide support for project management and/or outage management during annual outages.
* People – Demonstrate leadership in the area of safety and support broad based participation in the mill’s safety initiatives.
* Actively drive self-development.
* Champion training efforts in the operating areas related to new cost reduction capital and non-capital projects.
* Foster peer relationships within the ME team to ensure overall ME team skill set is constantly growing, particularly where more experienced team members can positively support development of less experienced team members.
* Directly manage and mentor REACH engineers in developing their operational knowledge and skill in use of ME tools

What Does A Manufacturing Leader Do At The Hershey Company

* Management of the maintenance planning and scheduling processes, through work-order (SAP) prioritization and development of the schedule for maintenance activities.
* The Reliability Lead will drive the improvement of maintenance processes to ensure sustainable asset reliability, including preventative and predictive measures through the analysis of plant maintenance data.
* Collaborates with the Technical Assurance group to ensure asset management and inventory accuracy, and is responsible for driving related maintenance financial efficiency.
* Assist in development of the 5 year capital plan
* Manage capital projects
* Accountable for the daily management systems supporting continuous improvement efforts, including defect handling and breakdown elimination (root cause analysis), while supporting equipment centerline and autonomous maintenance activities.
* Participates in the daily shift huddles and direction setting meetings, reporting out on performance metrics and counter measures.
* Engages with Mechanics & Operators, providing training and coaching to promote ownership of equipment and processes
* Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform major duties/responsibilities:
* Ability to coach and manage others to achieve results, following all safety, quality, and productivity policies and procedures
* Strong critical thinking, problem solving, prioritization, and data analysis skills
* Ability to effectively drive change in a fast paced environment
* Ability to manage and develop both short term and long term maintenance strategies
* Ability to function independently and take ownership of improvement processes
* Knowledge of reliability methods and practices to maintain asset performance

What Does A Manufacturing Leader Do At BTD

* Establishes performance standards, monitoring employee performance and focusing the Department’s attention to areas of opportunity to maximize performance.
* Maintains ethics and integrity congruent to the Company’s mission and values.
* Assists in the development of personnel through positive reinforcement and coaching techniques.
* Responsibilities include hiring, planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and assuring problems are resolved; developing leadership in all people

What Does A Manufacturing Leader Do At International Paper

* following all safety rules and practices;
* keeping an accurate account of the finished goods daily lineup;
* making decisions regarding the quality of materials and products
* operating converting machinery when needed;
* resolving issues that hinder production quality and quantity;
* ensuring that associates perform required inspections and tests
* making changes and adjustments for product returns as necessary;
* training others in the safe use of finishing machinery;
* filling in for the converting supervisor as needed;
* assisting converting supervisors with special projects as needed
* providing valuable input during lead team and production meetings;
* performing other duties as directed by the manufacturing supervisor

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Manufacturing Leader Career Paths

Manufacturing Leader
Business Unit Manager Manufacturing Manager Program Manager
Engineering Director
13 Yearsyrs
Process Technician Process Engineer Project Engineer
Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Manager Plant Manager
Manufacturing Director
14 Yearsyrs
Process Technician Maintenance Technician Production Supervisor
Manufacturing Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager General Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Supervisor Production Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Supervisor Manufacturing Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Quality Manager Area Manager Maintenance Manager
Plant Superintendent
9 Yearsyrs
Plant Manager General Manager Operations Director
President Of Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Group Leader Production Supervisor
Production Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Information Technology Manager Operations Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Project Leader Quality Assurance Lead Quality Assurance Manager
Quality Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Group Leader Operations Manager
Regional Operation Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Plant Manager Project Manager Program Manager
Senior Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Senior Project Manager
Senior Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Project Manager
Senior Project Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Manager Operations Manager Supply Chain Manager
Supply Chain Director
14 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Product Manager Operations Manager
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager General Manager
Vice President & General Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Business Unit Manager Plant Manager
Vice President Of Manufacturing
14 Yearsyrs
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Manufacturing Leader Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Polish

  • German

  • Thai

  • Portuguese

  • Vietnamese

  • Korean

  • Japanese

  • Russian

  • Cheyenne

  • Dakota

  • Afrikaans

  • Arabic

  • Italian

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Real Manufacturing Leader Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Manufacturing Lead Formlabs, Inc. Somerville, MA Dec 16, 2016 $110,000
Manufacturing Leader-Powertrain Comau Inc. Royal Oak, MI Oct 01, 2014 $104,000
SIX Sigma Manufacturing Leader National Oilwell Varco, L.P. Houston, TX Nov 01, 2016 $99,000
Lean SIX Sigma Manufacturing Leader National Oilwell Varco, L.P. Houston, TX Jan 17, 2014 $99,000
Lean Manufacturing Leader Satcon Technology Corporation Boston, MA Dec 01, 2010 $96,637
Manufacturing Leader Cummins Inc. Fridley, MN Feb 14, 2014 $87,090 -
Manufacturing Leader Cummins Inc. Fridley, MN Feb 14, 2015 $84,573 -
Lean Manufacturing Leader National Oilwell Varco, L.P. Willis, TX Sep 05, 2015 $82,000
SIX Sigma Manufacturing Leader National Oilwell Varco, L.P. Houston, TX Oct 01, 2015 $81,375
Pims/Lean Manufacturing Leader Pentair Water Pool and Spa Chino, CA Dec 20, 2010 $79,761
Program Manufacturing Leader Faurecia Interior Systems, Inc. Auburn Hills, MI Aug 26, 2016 $75,000
SIX Sigma Manufacturing Leader National Oilwell Varco, L.P. Houston, TX Sep 02, 2013 $75,000
Program Manufacturing Leader Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies, USA, LLC Columbus, IN Oct 01, 2015 $74,396
Manufacturing Leader Cummins Inc. Fridley, MN Oct 01, 2013 $72,100 -
Manufacturing Leader Cummins Inc. Fridley, MN Aug 08, 2011 $69,202 -
Manufacturing Leader Cummins Inc. Fridley, MN Oct 05, 2009 $69,118 -

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Top Skills for A Manufacturing Leader


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Top Manufacturing Leader Skills

  1. Safety Standards
  2. Procedures
  3. Production Goals
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Reviewed and implemented OSHA safety standards
  • Train staff members on process equipment, procedures, and Piping and Instrument Diagrams (P&ID).
  • Managed a team of ten Production Specialists to meet and exceed production goals and targets in fast pace environment.
  • Expedite orders for customers with scheduler and production in order to provide on-time delivery.
  • Conducted weekly and monthly meetings for production specialists, supervisors, and management to discuss division's accomplishments and future objectives.

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