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Anodizing Department Manager in Franklin, GA at JAC Products, Inc.

Date Posted: 1/3/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description


To assure a safe work environment for their employees, meet customer quality expectations, on-time delivery to their customers and the implementation of corporate and plant procedures into the Anodizing business unit.

Critical Deliverables (during the next 12 to 18 months):

  1. Be a Safety leader (ensure all employees are trained, wearing proper PPE, following standard practices and reporting incidents/near misses)

  2. Ensure the Franklin anodizing line is operational, all employees are operationally trained and all documentation is in place

  3. Ensure the line is in compliance to IATF-16949

  4. In-source existing products into the Anodizing BU (i.e. DS bed rails, 760A pano side rails, C1UG side rails, HR3 crossbars), meeting customer appearance, quality and performance criteria

Essential / On-going Outcomes for this position:

  1. Maintain active engagement with customers and suppliers through on-site visits, phone calls, and email as appropriate

  2. Provide exceptional support to customers in response to questions or concerns

  3. Secure additional anodizing business for the line (working with Sales, Engineering and Advance Eng).

  4. Maintain a clean and safe environment for employees. Ensure all preventative maintenance is being performed.



  1. Exceptional Safety focus

  2. Strong understanding of chemical-based processes, equipment and procedures

  3. Broad knowledge of production planning, material planning, inventory management, quality, and manufacturing systems

  4. Working knowledge of business finance and the economic impact of operational business decisions

  5. Effective interpersonal communication and relationship skills required to maintain a team-oriented working

  6. Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing Concepts and Principles

  7. Problem Solving Capabilities – with ability to utilize problem solving tools.

  8. Strong formal written and verbal communication skills necessary for business presentations; both internal audiences and customers/suppliers

  9. Highly organized; effective planner

  10. High level of business ethics in all job responsibilities.


  1. Self-starter and self-directed work planner

  2. Establish great working collaboration with colleagues across the business

  3. Copes well with challenges and roadblocks

  4. Manages work-related stress professionally without interfering with effective performance

  5. Keeps supervisor up to speed appropriately on the status of key actions/issues

  6. Successful track record of meeting deadlines

  7. Ability to multitask and prioritize work and projects to achieve objectives and on time

  8. Ability to support the operation during off-hours, nights and weekends, when necessary

Job Requirements



  1. Responsible for the Environment, Health, and Safety of his/her employees, customers, suppliers, and other JAC Products employees, both on the production floor and in the office space.  Champions all HSE activities in his/her respective Business Unit and address any unsafe action by any employees.


  2. Hold a daily production review meeting with all direct reports (Material Planner (MP), Customer Service Coordinator (CSC), Manufacturing Engineer (ME), Quality Engineer (QE), etc.)to review any safety issues or concerns, customer quality concerns, delivery issues, and performance problems in their business unit.


  1. Responsible for directing all plant floor operations to achieves its goal of on-time and complete delivery of customer orders with product that meets all customer specifications.


  1. Providing daily direction & projects for BU team members utilizing the JAC Products Performance System (JPPS) and other Lean Manufacturing/Continuous Improvement tools and methodology.


  2. Ensures that all direct reports  have clearly established objectives and performance expectations to ensure that the Business Unit supports the plant goals


  3. Effectively leads appropriate resources during BU product launches; ensures ongoing communication with appropriate launch partners during, before, and after launch; understands JPDS and overall launch responsibility at the Business Unit level, which includes ownership for the completion of Business Unit team deliverables (Operator Certification & Training, Plant Readiness Review, 8 pack etc…). at program JPDS Gate reviews.


  1. Oversees the creation of a production schedule, production attainment, buffer requirements, and material planning to ensure achievement of on-time, complete delivery commitment.


  2. Ensures that work cells are set up properly and contains the required equipment and information that enables proper number of operators to produce products at the assigned run-rate and to the required specifications. This includes such items as Assembly Tools, Safety Devices, up-to-date Standard Work Instructions, Quality Alerts, Poke-Yokes, Boundary Samples, etc.


  1. Ensures that all operators are properly trained and certified before producing products on a work cell. Ensures that versatility charts are visible and up-to-date for each work cell.


  1. Lead and manage engineering change implementation that relate to Business Unit customers and products.


  1. Follow Fast Response and Drill Down procedures to identify root cause, develop corrective actions, and assure timely response to resolving customer quality concerns and / or delivery issues.


  1. Guides and develops the cross-functional team to develop their expertise and capabilities to achieve their objectives through effective utilization of the Performance & Development Process (PDP).


  1. Maintain Business Unit JOS metrics on a monthly basis, including drill down charts by customer for PPM and Delivery.


  2. Coordinates and monitors Business Unit budget lines to meet financial objectives.


  1. Perform all other functions required by Plant Manager.


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