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POST DATE 8/17/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016

Franklin Electric Madison, WI

Madison, WI
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Responsible for supervising staff who manufacture assigned Franklin Electric products. Meets budgetary goals for efficiency, finances, safety, and scrap.


* Leads the activities of the manufacturing team members.
* Implements and maintains safety standards as required by law and company policy.
* Manages the production schedule. Coordinates production startups, shutdowns, and changeovers.
* Manages employee performance, hiring, discipline, development, and recourse planning.
* Ensures the appropriate level of accountability for manufacturing goals and objectives.
* Plans and monitors capacity maximization.
* Monitors and takes appropriate timely improvement action to meet manufacturing quality and quantity.
* Leads continuous improvement activities for assigned functions.
* Follows up on production processes to ensure quality specifications are met and takes immediate corrective action to correct any substandard work.
* Actively participates in cross-functional teams to help achieve the department goals.
* Anticipates and determines causes in production delays and takes appropriate actions to meet daily schedules.
* Reviews reoccurring maintenance and/or repair problems with manufacturing engineering to help determine the appropriate action to correct the root cause.
* Studies the department operations to assist in the development of new or improved methods of tooling and/or production processes.
* Performs other related duties as required or assigned.


* Supervises supervisory and/or non-supervisory employee(s).
* Interviewing and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding, and disciplining employees; assisting in addressing complaints and resolving problems.
* Working with Human Resources on employee issues.



* Knows statistical process control.
* Effectively communicates information and responds to questions in person-to-person and small group situations with customers, clients, the general public, and other employees of the organization.
* Maintains confidentiality and uses discretion with business information.
* Reads and understands documents such as policy manuals, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
* Writes routine s and correspondence.
* Adds, subtracts, multiplies, and divides numbers (using currency and other forms of measurement).
* Utilizes common-sense understanding in order to carry out written, oral, or diagrammed instructions.
* Deals with problems involving several known variables in situations of routine nature.
* Plans the time, method, manner, and/or performance sequence of own work; may also occasionally assist in planning work assignments performed by others within a limited area of operation.
* Frequently makes decisions of both minor and major importance, which may affect the work operations of other employees and/or clientele to a moderate degree.
* Completes some moderately repetitive tasks.
* Uses noncomplex machines and equipment (adding machines, calculators, copy/fax machines, etc.).
* Visually distinguishes and interprets wording and symbols from such work tools as blueprints, work instructions, books, manuals, and computer screens.
* Multitasks projects involving employee, machine, and material issues.


* Equivalent of four years of high school (required).
* Bachelor's degree in manufacturing, business administration or a related field (preferred).
* Seven to ten years of relevant experience (required). Relevant education can substitute for years of experience.
* Three years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment (preferred).
* Experience with continuous improvement, Six Sigma methodology (Green or Black Belt), and/or lean manufacturing (preferred).


Intermediate: Alphanumeric data entry, spreadshe

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