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Production Manager

Nidec Motor Corporation

Location: Mankato, Minnesota
Type: Full-Time, Non-Remote
Posted on: November 14, 2023
Job Type: Full time
We begin with dreams. Dreams drive our motivation. Dreams are our future. The world's dreams, people's dreams, our dreams. Our passion creates ideas that make dreams come alive. Technology and products that were only dreams become reality.All for dreams. Dreams challenge and the Nidec-Group will continue to meet the challenge. For the world's and people's tomorrows; the world's first, the world's best technologies and products; we will continue our part in creating a better society.Job SummaryNidec is the world's No.1 comprehensive motor manufacturer handling "everything that spins and moves", miniature to gigantic. Nidec is a global enterprise comprised of over 300 subsidiaries/affiliates. We are a leading manufacturer of commercial motors, industrial motors, appliance motors, and controls. Our product line features a full line of high efficiency motors for industrial applications in water treatment, mining, oil and gas, and power generation, and for commercial applications such as pool and spa, condensers, cooling towers and large refrigeration units. From keeping us comfortable in our homes to pumping clean water to making our cars more safe, electric motors are an indispensable part of our daily lives. At Nidec, our employees are on the forefront of developing new motor technologies. As we move deeper into the age of robotics, the impact of motors will only increase. With over 140,000 employees stationed worldwide, Nidec continues to be a unique organization, and each location maintains its individual personality.Whether driving locomotives, powering offshore platforms or keeping the lights on after a storm, Nidec electric power generation products impact the world on a daily basis. With over 1,000 employees in the Americas, we are moving forward with technology to solve our customers’ electrical power needs for both prime and backup generation needs as the industry’s leading manufacturer.Job DescriptionThis person will work closely under the direction of the Plant Manager/Site Leader to provide overall leadership and direction to the Production organization by ensuring the safe and efficient performance of the facilities, employees and operations through the implementation of manufacturing strategies and action plans to ensure the facility supports EPG Americas/Nidec’s strategic objectives.Essential Duties/Responsibilities:Manage production schedule adherence and internal/external delivery performance as well as continuous cost improvement activities with a focus on increased productivity. Manage the initiatives in the development of lean manufacturing, 3Q6S, discrete work environment and continuous improvement projects that result in improved labor costs, production yields and raw material usage.Direction of Supervisors/Managers in the execution of their responsibilities to ensure meeting plant objectives for producing and shipping the quality and quantity of products specified and ensures discipline within confines of plant rules and applicable laws.Promote and support a safe and healthful working environment by eliminating hazards, training employees and enhancing safety awareness.Comply with and enforce company safety program and policy.Support the company’s Quality Management System.Implement safety and good housekeeping standards by utilizing 3Q6S principles.Support the development of programs and plans to improve employee relations and employee productivity.Conduct employee evaluations.Monitor plant performance.Direct the development of and approve plans to improve output, quality and costs.Monitor production/scheduling to assure efficiencies are maintained.Manage departments such that budget requirements are met.Recommend new handling and manufacturing methods to achieve maximum productivity.Review employee training to work assignments to assure safety in operation and quality compliance.Ensure production and shipping schedules are met.Perform all other tasks or responsibilities as delegated by the Plant Manager/Site Leader.Experience/Skills:3 - 5 years of experience within manufacturing with direct experience managing professionals and working with manufacturing workforceKnowledge of World-Class Manufacturing principlesExcellent organizational, problem solving and facilitation skillsStrong and proven team leading and interpersonal skillsExperience with capacity planning including people and resource planningProduct management experience preferredAbility to handle multiple tasks with high awareness of deadlinesExperience with capital budgets and capital projectsChange agent that comprehends the cultural componentGlobal manufacturing perspectiveISO experience preferredMastery of lean/continuous improvement tools and deployment preferredEducation:Bachelor’s degree in engineering or managementAdditional Job DetailsEqual Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at NidecNidec is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, genetic information, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information regarding your (EEO) rights as an applicant, please visit the following website: SolicitingNidec will not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to Nidec job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. Pre-approval from the Nidec Talent Acquisition team is required before any external candidate can be submitted and such candidate must be submitted to the Nidec Talent Acquisition team.