Armstrong Flooring Inc. Manufacturing Manager in South Gate, California

Manufacturing Manager

Date: Oct 17, 2017

Location: South Gate, CA California, US, 90280

Manufacturing Manager

Job: Manufacturing

Primary Location: South Gate, California

Other Locations:

Employment Status: Full-Time

Travel: 10%

Armstrong Flooring, Inc. (AFI) has a job opportunity for a Manufacturing Manager to be located at our South Gate, CA facility. The Manufacturing Manager will bring innovation and strong leadership skills to continually improve the manufacturing operations in one of Armstrong's most critical resilient flooring plants. Under the guidance of the Plant Manager, this position is responsible for effective management and coordination of all production operations associated with the South Gate facility as well as providing general technical and process support for Resilient Flooring.

Key Responsibilities of the Manufacturing Manager: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:

  • Modeling the personal and organizational leadership needed to deliver an effective safety process, cultivating an effective safety culture and ensuring safe work performance of multiple production lines

  • Ensuring the effective performance of production and maintenance operations, including safety, quality, delivery and cost

  • Promoting continuous improvement by developing and maintaining systems utilizing tools such as Lean, Six Sigma, etc.

  • Tracking plant and department performance, identifying areas for improvement, and implementing actions to improve performance

  • Effectively managing and developing salaried and hourly personnel

  • Promoting a positive work environment through strong leadership, employee relations, and conflict resolution skills

  • Preparing and managing both annual production line budgets; Assisting in managing the plant budget and capital improvement projects

  • Supporting product development and continuous improvement projects

  • Participating as a member of plant leadership teams, including the Safety Leadership Team and Lean Steering Committee

  • Occasional travel for conferences, vendor meetings or similar activities may be required (<10%)

Supervisory Responsibilities of the Manufacturing Manager:

  • Manages operational support team which includes 4-5 production supervisors

Qualifications of the Manufacturing Manager:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or equivalent field

  • Minimum of 10 years manufacturing experience in a durable goods industry, with at least 5 years in a management role

  • Successful track record of achieving plant operational goals

  • Demonstrated knowledge, understanding, and implementation of process improvement methodologies, including Lean and Six Sigma

  • Experience driving and supporting innovative manufacturing systems

  • Experience supporting and implementing organization development and human resources initiatives

  • Business knowledge of budget, asset and cost structure management

  • Must be able to complete the Ishihara test for color blindness and the Farnsworth-Munsell 100-hue color test

Desired Qualifications of the Manufacturing Manager:

  • Master's degree

  • Six Sigma Green Belt certification

  • Lean Certification

  • SAP experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational and teamwork skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to follow established policies and procedures

  • Proficient computer skills including MS Office

  • Ability and willingness to work core hours to support the needs of different shifts

About the Location (South Gate, CA):

The South Gate, CA plant, establishedin 1938, is a key strategic player in the manufacturing of resilient tile flooring and is one of six US vinyl flooring plants in the division. It employs approximately 120 people working across 3 shifts. The City of South Gate is located just 12 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. South Gate is the sixteenth largest city in Los Angeles County and encompasses 7.5 square miles. Incorporated in 1923, South Gate is a blend of residential, commercial, industrial, educational, and cultural worlds. Today, South Gate is in constant motion. The city is continually enhancing its downtown, renewing buildings and public infrastructure, attracting new merchants and customers and promoting a revival of the city's history.

With a heritage that began more than 150 years ago, Armstrong Flooring, Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacture of flooring products with a focus on innovation, design, and environmental sustainability. Based in Lancaster PA, Armstrong Flooring serves both the residential and commercial markets.

Benefits Package

  • Standard benefit package offerings: Medical, dental, prescription drugs, life insurance

  • Competitive 401(k) with company match

  • Long term disability coverage

  • Vacation and sick time

  • Product discount programs.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Armstrong Flooring is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vets.

Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters

Armstrong Flooring, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact Armstrong Flooring employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.

Armstrong Flooring will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Armstrong Flooring, including unsolicited resumes sent to an Armstrong Flooring mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Armstrong Flooring employees, or to Armstrong Flooring’s resume database will be considered Armstrong Flooring property. Armstrong Flooring will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Armstrong Flooring will consider any candidate for whom a Recruiter has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Recruiter free of any charges or fees.

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