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Job Summary

Oceanside, CA 92056
Manufacturing - Other
Job Type
Full Time

Production Manager

About the Job

Job Title: Production Manager

Unit: ULTURA Oceanside

Classification: Regular, Full Time Exempt

Direct Supervisor:Chief Operations Officer




Job Description:

Manage all aspects of the membrane, element and module manufacturing facility in order to meet production requirements consistently and with emphasis on continuous process improvement to ensure on-time deliveries at the lowest cost and highest yield.


The position is located in ULTURA’s Oceanside, CA facility.


Website: http://ulturawater.com/


Salary: $85,000 per year plus on target annual bonus of $15,000.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Overseeing the production process, drawing up a production schedule based on customer requirements
  • Develop a set of Production KPI’s, communicate them to all employees and ensure planned efficiency and performance measures are met or exceeded.
  • Ensuring that the production is cost effective and on time.
  • Monitoring the production processes, adjusting schedules as needed.
  • Ensure complete compliance to prescribed QMS, GMP’s and 5S processes.
  • Monitoring product standards and implement quality-control programs.
  • Implement and drive continuous improvement activities through implementation of change management process and best practices.
  • Coordination with Sales department to create production forecasts to efficiently meet customer quality and performance guidelines
  • Manage all vendors to reach lowest cost, best deliveries and optimized inventory management to continuously reduce costs and time to market.
  • Optimize resource utilization by implementation of an effective production organization.
  • Working with all managers to support development and implementation of the company's policies and goals.
  • Ensure coaching and development of resources to meet business’s objectives.
  • Supervising and motivating a team of workers.
  • Establish a “Succession Plan” for the manufacturing operations with “Personal Development Plans” for key employees.
  • Reviewing the performance of subordinates, setting clear goals and objectives and providing superb leadership to excel the organization.
  • Coordinate, set up and implement standard operating procedure for all production operations.
  • Work with R&D to improve existing membranes by testing new formulas in the casting and coating processes.
  • Coordinate with R&D to support experimental runs for casting and coating using “Additive Technologies”.
  • Work with safety manager, leads and all personnel to maintain safety awareness in the work place and reduce lost time and recordable accident (target zero lost time accidents).
  • Ensure implementation and evolution of health and safety procedures with zero tolerance.
  • Support the planning for and lead the implementation of the ongoing “Capital Investment Programme” for the production operations.


Job specification:


  • Minimum 5years’ experience with a proven track record in an equivalent production operation.
  • Proven track record in managing production, preferably with a background in a multiple-product, high volume batch process organization.
  • Must be able to demonstrate experience of implementing a Lean change programme in a process operation with demonstrable success delivering reduction in cost and improved customer performance.
  • The successful candidate will have to be able to demonstrate a clear and focused, “make it happen, can-do attitude”.
  • This is an ideal position for a dynamic and energetic manager looking for their next big challenge.
  • Ability to create and manage production budgets.
  • Must have good communication skills.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Good Project Management and Planning skills.
  • Proven Leadership skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written proficiency in English, Spanish a plus.
  • Proficient with office suite.
  • Experience with ERP systems a plus.
  • BA or BS college degree; Mechanical / Chemical Engineering degree a plus.




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