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Production Manager – Power Switching Division

Location: Hampton, Georgia
Job Type: Full-time

Basic Function:

  • Directly supervises employees in the Power Switching Division
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies, bargaining unit contract and applicable laws
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develops and provides input on assembly requirements needed to determine the total labor and gross margin for a customer’s order
  • Interfaces with other departments to ensure customer order deadlines are met
  • Studies production schedules and estimates worker hour requirements for completion of job assignment
  • Creates detailed schedule time lines to ensure customer shipment dates and equipment specifications are met
  • Develops a process plan including people, resources, equipment, and floor space for each customer
  • Plans flow of materials through department and develop physical layout of machines according to work orders
  • Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules
  • Recommends measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product
  • Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of shop, department, or work crew
  • Coordinates manpower requirements by increasing or decreasing personnel and overtime to meet changing conditions
  • Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists workers in solving work problems
  • Initiates or suggests plans to motivate workers to achieve work goals
  • Maintains time and production records
  • Estimates, requisitions, and inspects materials
  • Confers with other supervisors to coordinate activities of individual departments
  • Sets up machines and equipment
  • Reports machine and equipment malfunctions to maintenance personnel
  • Performs activities of workers supervised
  • Interprets company policies to workers and enforces safety regulations
  • Maintains an appropriate labor-management relationship with subordinates
  • Responds to union grievances accordingly and works with subordinates, union, and human resources to discuss and eliminate problems

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years’ experience in manufacturing operations
  • 2+ years’ experience in a supervisory capacity
  • Bachelor’s degree required; bachelor’s degree in industrial, mechanical, or electrical engineering preferred
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Proven track record of successfully training employees in productivity and safety
  • Working knowledge of OSHA and EPA regulations
  • Ability to coach and mentor employees on a one-on-one basis as well as a group
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of manufacturing software.
  • To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
    • Technical Skills – Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
    • Team Work – Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirt; puts success of team above own interests; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
    • Change Management – Develops workable implementation plans; prepares and supports those affected by change; monitors transition and evaluates results.
    • Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization’s goals and values.
    • Planning / Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.
    • Innovation – Meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others’ attention.
    • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
    • Cost Consciousness – Works within approved budget; contributes to profits and revenue; develops and implements cost saving measures; conserves organizational resources.
    • Delegation – Delegates work assignments; gives authority to work independently; sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; provides recognition for results.
    • Managing People – Takes responsibility for subordinates’ activities; develops subordinates’ skills and encourages growth; continually works to improve supervisory skills.
    • Quality Management – Looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
    • Professionalism – Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.

Production Manager – Power Switching Division


At Southern States, you will enjoy an excellent benefits package, including 11 paid holidays, 401K retirement savings, medical, dental, and other benefits.

Southern States, LLC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employment without regards to race, color, religion or belief, sex (including pregnancy), gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetics, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.