SVS Production Manager in Ashland, OH at Tremco Incorporated

Date Posted: 4/29/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Ashland, OH
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    2 to 4 years
  • Date Posted:
  • Division

Job Description

The  SVS  Production Manager will oversee day-to-day activities of target manufacturing activities to meet daily, monthly,  quarterly,  and yearly deadlines and provide leadership for the associates within the value stream. Drives the lean process to maximize profitable growth, provides premier customer service, develops a technically qualified workforce, reduces operating cost and inventories through incremental and quantum continuous improvements. 

This position is located in Ashland, Ohio


  • Leads and guides Lean initiatives within the designated work cell. Works closely with plant level management on Lean process projects using lean tools and metrics. Helps develop a Lean Strategy to be implemented  plant wide . Participates  in  FIT  and  continuous improvement initiatives using tools such as Lean manufacturing, Six Sigma,  MS168,  and other process improvement techniques. 
  • Drives Lean Management – including Tier Meetings, Supervisor Standard Work, Accountability Boards, and overall process discipline. 
  • Responsible for hiring and developing associates, budget planning, employment decisions and performance assessment of shop floor associates. 
  • Operates as part of a Leadership Team responsible for running the factory to specific KPI’ s and improvement activities.  
  • Leads  either  EnerEdge  or ERP  in meeting or exceeding production goals, including throughput, yield, cost, downtime, scrap, and quality. 
  • Will either directly or indirectly manage shift supervisors or ancillary functions in the facility. 
  • Promotes and ensures a safe and environmentally compliant work environment. 
  • Directly manages the departmental cell and work cooperatively with other functional managers/supervisor/leaders to optimize the entire value stream. The  SVS  Product Manager is relentless about implementing  MS168  and continuous improvement. 
  • Works with the Divisional Black Belt to regularly update the Plan’s Lean implementation plan. Makes implementation and results a top priority. Empowers every employee in the plan through positive reinforcement of Lean. 
  • Responsible for understanding the current culture by reviewing existing policies and procedures. 
  • Displays and executes with  a heightened  sense of urgency while operating effectively and methodically. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned or necessary.  


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related preferred
  • 2-4 years of similar industry experience preferred. 
  • 1- 2 years of  m anagement experience required.  


  • Strong leadership, negotiation, and communication skills 
  • Demonstrate problem analysis and problem  solving 
  • Ability to organize, plan and  execute 
  • Experience in implementing  Lean 
  • Demonstrated experience working hands on in a production environment.  
  • Proven leadership skills or ability to develop. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to learn and use Microsoft Office and SAP 
  • Ability to interact with all levels of the  organization 
  • Labor relations and negotiation skills 
  • Principles of Lean Six Sigma 
  • Direction of Supervisors and development of workforce. Install structure and discipline relative to start/stop times and break times, as well as other fixed non-productive (example: vacuum) times. Define standard work for  Kettle and  Varnish Operators. Upgrade Supervision floor presence. 
  • Implement Lean Management. Tier Meetings, Accountability Board, Follow up on key constraint reductions. 
  • Learn and implement Lean principles. 
  • Evaluate gaps of Actual and Expected Lean performance and address the gaps with the Leadership Team, utilizing the Division Black Belt and other internal resources as required. 

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.