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Production Manager

Company: Trimble Inc.
Location: Redding
Posted on: February 3, 2020

Job Description:

Title: Production Manager
Location: Redding, CA
Department: SECO/Accessories
Reports to: Business Area Director

Trimble is seeking a Production Manager in the Civil Engineering & Construction division to fill an opportunity in Redding, CA as part of the SECO brand.
SECO Manufacturing Co. is Trimble s flagship accessories brand with a worldwide reputation for designing and manufacturing cutting edge tools and accessories for surveying, construction, utilities and other industries that use GPS/GNSS technology. SECO is based in Redding, CA, with facilities in Tecate, CA, Mexico and Hungary.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

* Responsible for the effective coordination of daily production activities with planning department, procurement department, maintenance, and quality control to obtain optimum production and utilization of human resources, machines, and equipment.

* Manages and coordinates production schedules and ensures the flow of materials and parts to achieve on-time delivery to customer.

* Plans, directs, monitors and improves production processes to meet quality, delivery, and cost targets.

* Proposes cost reduction initiatives to reduce manufacturing costs and assists in departmental budgeting process while actively managing to budget limits

* Participates in the strategic production planning process including forecasting labor and equipment requirements

* Confers with management to establish production times, quality control standards, cost controls, and specifications of products.

* Reviews and analyzes production, quality control, maintenance, and operational data and reports to determine causes of nonconformity with product specifications, and operating or production problems.

* Develops and implements operating methods and procedures designed to eliminate operating problems and improve product quality.

* Revises the daily production schedules and priorities based on operational changes, i.e. labor, equipment, etc.

* Compiles, stores, and retrieves production data.

* Responsible for researching and recommending the procurement of new capital equipment.

* Reviews new tooling and processes to assure compatibility with current SECO procedures.

* Partners with engineering on new product development from concept to mass manufacturing finished goods.

* Strong aptitude for delivering both strategic priorities and day-to-day tactical support and execution.

* As needed, attends technical manufacturing conferences and product trade shows.

* Creates an environment that encourages collaboration, fosters continuous improvement, and stimulates high performance in the production team.

* Hires, manages, and develops production staff to meet quality, delivery, and cost targets through establishment and communication of performance goals.

* Responsible for Health and Safety training for production department and responsible for reporting and helping to resolve any unsafe conditions and activities on SECO property.

* Responsible for updating the Workforce Plan to optimize productivity, forecast future demand, meet production demands and stay within the established budget.

* Provides effective leadership: challenges employees to be extraordinary, embraces ambiguity and complexity, and utilizes coaching as a way to grow and improve employee capabilities.

* Ensure inventory accuracy that meets cycle count accuracy at or above company targets.

* Ensures training and onboarding for all new contract workers to make sure they are adequately integrated into the Production environment.

* Grow, mentor and develop line-leads to increase production effectiveness.

Required Education & Experience

* Bachelor s Degree in Manufacturing, Engineering, Industrial Technology, Quality Assurance or related field

* 8+ years of related experience

* 5+ years of management in manufacturing or production

* Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

* Knowledge of California and Federal labor laws in a manufacturing environment

* Knowledge of OSHA and CAL-OSHA requirements, standards, and practices

* Knowledge of MSDS and HAZMAT requirements, standards, and practices

* Knowledge of 5S, Six Sigma, Lean manufacturing, and other manufacturing process improvement techniques

* Advanced skills in personnel management at a variety of levels

* Advanced skills in scheduling, cross-training, and employee engagement

* Advanced skills in cost controls, measuring production capacities, and documentation

* Intermediate skills in ERP systems (Made2Manage, Oracle, SAP, or other)

* Ability to meet tight deadlines with frequently changing priorities

* Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of skilled labor, unskilled labor, cross-departmental staff, and management

* Ability to troubleshoot within a wide variety of production processes

* Ability to work with planning/purchasing to meet production requirements

* Ability to coordinate and facilitate meetings

* Ability to speak, read, write, and conduct presentations in English

* Ability to work any hours between 4:00 am and 10:00 pm (facility runs 2 shifts)

* Physical Demands (with or without accommodation):

* Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds a distance of 20 feet

* Must be able to move throughout the entire property frequently

* Must be able to sit at a desk, work on a computer keyboard, and use a telephone for periods of up to 3 hours at a time

* Must be able to travel domestically and internationally up to 15% of the time

About Us
Our Company
Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety, and sustainability. From purpose-built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware, and services are transforming a broad range of industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation, and logistics. For more information about Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB), visit

Redding, CA is situated in an area well known for outdoor recreation including hiking, biking, boating, fishing, and snow sports. We are surrounded by National Parks, the second-largest reservoir in CA, and plenty of mountains, lakes and streams. Our area offers a nice balance of small city life nestled in a rural recreational setting.

Trimble is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, or any other protected factor. EOE/M/F/V/D


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