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Production Manager

Company: The Shyft Group
Location: Lansing
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Job Description:

Production Manager The Shyft Group (FVS) Charlotte, MI (FVS)

Regular Employee Salary Exempt

Who we are:

At The Shyft Group we are driven to deliver. Proudly the North American leader in specialty vehicles, our portfolio of last-mile delivery vehicles, work trucks, and motorhome chassis bring people, goods, and services where they need to be.

We are strengthened by nine industry-leading brands Utilimaster , Blue Arc , Royal Truck Body, DuraMag , Magnum , Strobes-R-Us , Spartan RV Chassis, Red Diamond , and Builtmore . Over 4,000 employees across ten states and two countries work independently and together as one team under Shyft, building chassis, vehicle bodies, and accessories that improve every route, every run, every ride.

Empowered by a supportive, inclusive, and highly entrepreneurial culture, every person behind our brands is given the tools they need to make a positive contribution to the company, their community, and their families. Together under the Shyft umbrella, our teams drive new synergies that bring innovations to life on the road - for an experience that is safer, more satisfying, more rewarding all around.

With 50 years and millions of miles behind us, we continue to charge forward - leading the commercial vehicle transition to electric, innovating across all our brands, and earning our position among Fortune's 100 Fastest Growing Companies.

What you'll do:

The Production Manager position for our Blue Arc EV Solutions division based in Charlotte, MI, is responsible for ensuring that all manufacturing functions are performed in a timely, cost-effective manner consistent with established procedures and for overseeing all activities related to the manufacturing of company's various product lines including, but not limited to, emergency response bodies and chassis, motorhome chassis, specialty vehicles, and Blue Arc

  • Plan, organize, and direct production and indirect activities to meet or exceed established production goals in a cost-effective manner
  • Forecast staffing needs to meet demands of the business and staff team accordingly
  • Design, develop, and implement processes that increase yield and/or improve quality
  • Perform workflow analysis and develop methods for the production team
  • Coordinate with managers and supervisors to establish production and quality control standards
  • Develop, implement, and maintain processes, procedures, and programs to improve safety, productivity, and profitability
  • Implement and maintain OSHA and company programs and standards
  • Ensure employees and managers have the required safety training and are consistently working in a safe manner; develop and implement safety programs to reduce accidents and injuries
  • Work with managers to address organizational needs, equipment utilization and maintenance
  • Lead, communicate, and coach to cultivate a motivated associate environment of trust, teamwork, accountability, self-confidence, and business ownership
  • Ensure operational supplies are always on hand and available
  • Prepare all required reports and correspondence
  • Develop, implement, and monitor department budget and manages expenses within approved budget constraints
  • Identify, document, and implement opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Stay up to date on overall activities of the team, identify problem areas and take corrective actions
  • Communicate with cross-functional teams (engineering, materials, purchasing, sales, etcetera) to resolve issues
  • Work in proximity with customer, as needed
  • Solve complex problems with minimal assistance
  • Other tasks as assigned

    What you need to be successful:

    • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent work experience
    • Minimum of 6 years manufacturing experience with demonstrated leadership skills required; vehicle assembly line experience in a leadership role preferred
    • Self-motivated with the ability to stay on task
    • Innovative team player
    • Intermediate computer skills are required
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
    • Commitment to excellence and high standards
    • Sound judgment with the ability to make timely, and sometimes difficult, decisions
    • Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
    • Able to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
    • Basic competence in subordinates' duties and tasks
    • Versatile, flexible, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities
    • Bilingual skills preferred
    • Ability to understand all safety requirements and cautions

      Communication skills, verbal and written

      Leadership attributes and interpersonal skills

      Organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills

      Why The Shyft Group?

      We believe that when our people thrive personally and professionally, our business thrives. We are committed to offering comprehensive benefits programs that stay healthy, feel secure, and maintain a work/life balance.

      Stay Healthy:

      Medical and Rx Plan

      Health Savings Account

      Dental and Vision Plan

      Healthcare Flexible Spending

      Wellness Plan

      Financial Security:

      401 (k) Retirement Savings

      Short and Long Term Disability

      Company Provided Life and Dependent Life Insurance

      Voluntary Term Life Insurance

      Work/Life Balance:

      Educational Reimbursement

      Employee Assistance Program

      Dependent Care FSA

      Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

      The Shyft Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified Individual with a Disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. If you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply, please email us at .

Keywords: The Shyft Group, Lansing , Production Manager, Executive , Lansing, Michigan

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