Finish Manager

Finish Manager
Finish Manager

The role of the R.D. Henry & Company Finish Division Manager is to successfully achieve high performance results related to corporate Key Performance Indicators (KPI's). The Division Manager plays a critical role in R.D. Henry & Company, “Road to Success" Vision Plan with responsibilities spanning all of the strategic elements including; People, Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, and Communication. The Division Manager creates the tone, work pace, and the culture for his/her area of responsibility. This position leads and directs the activities of a large portion of annual costs and is a significant contributor to company profitability

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Administrative Responsibilities - Manage staff alignment for each employee/team. Ensure proper work schedule resides in TimeIPS for each employee. Approve TimeIPS payroll by required cut-off time. Perform employee discipline actions as required. Communicate staffing needs and changes to HR daily. Perform daily safety walks and update 6S score sheet. Ensure MHPU data is loaded into the system quarterly each day.
  • Team Leadership - Communicate daily team goals and present performance to team. Challenge the team to exceed expectations and reinforce WIIFM. Celebrate team success, say thank you every day. Organize and facilitate process improvement Kaizen events. Guide teams to winning the 6S monthly banner. Champion MPO defect corrective action initiatives.
  • Staff Development - Perform evaluations for all Group Leads, Team Leads, and Team Members. Determine staff competency performance gaps. Train-up employees to ensure each worker is competent in their role. Teach Lean/6S process. Provide opportunity for continuous learning of new management skills.
  • Business Development - Embrace new product introductions. Participate in budget development. Have a 90 day rolling action plan for process improvement and labor reduction. Have a 90 day rolling action plan for material cost reduction. Have a 90 day rolling action plan for quality improvement initiatives. Have a 90 day rolling action plan for increasing growth in 25% increments. Spend time each month researching industry best practices.
  • Reporting - Present MPO/Warranty performance daily to visual boards. Present MHPU performance daily to visual boards. Present Power Team Margin performance to Division/Team weekly. Present schedule attainment performance daily to visual boards. Report on action plans at monthly management meeting. Report on safety performance daily to visual boards. Report on using the picking program. Report on inventory performance to purchasing.
  • Procedure Responsibilities - Owner of value added Standard Work. Owner of procedures for 6S. Owner of division daily shutdown actions. Owner of PM program for equipment within division. Owner of division/team employee training.
  • Supervise employees in the Finish Department
  • Plan and establish work schedules, assignments, production sequences, and contingency plans for schedule compliance
  • Inspect materials, products, or equipment to detect defects or malfunctions
  • Conduct systematic checks on equipment
  • Prepare and maintain work records and reports that include information such as employee time and wages, daily receipts, and inspection results
  • Evaluate employee performance and prepare performance appraisals
  • Record personnel, production and operational data on specified forms and reports
  • Enforce safety and sanitation regulations
  • Establish cross training plans within the shift
  • Interpret and support company policies and procedures for workers

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with reciprocating spray machines
  • Experience with flat line conveyor systems
  • Experience with overhead or “hang line” conveyance systems
  • Knowledge and use of HVLP, air assist/airless spray equipment
  • Experience with IR gas & electric ovens, conventional gas and hot water ovens
  • Knowledge and application of NGR, Toner, & Water-based spray stains and the relationships with wiping stains, linseed and non-linseed based glazes
  • Experience and knowledge of solvent waste disposal and solvent reclamation systems
  • Experience with repair in whitewood and finish stages
  • Exposure to Lean Manufacturing methods is a big plus; 5S, Six Sigma, TPS, etc.
  • Experience with compliance associated with EPA; VOC levels
  • Needs excellent problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of color theory and color application techniques
  • Wood finishing experience of 10 years or more
  • Progressive management experience of 7 years or more, managing 20+ employees
  • Custom Cabinetry experience of 2 years or more
  • Stock cabinet experience of 2 years or more
  • Required to motivate, develop, and identify the best people for the job
  • Required to objectively assess subordinate and organizational performance
  • Must be able to schedule and coordinate daily and weekly activities
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in writing
  • Demonstrated skills in organization, planning, prioritization and time management.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Effective presentation and training skills.
  • Capable of writing reports, procedures and business correspondence.
  • Project management skills: Ability to work individually and collaboratively on self-driven projects.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and complete on a timely basis.
  • Work calmly under stress to meet project deadlines and minute attention to detail.
  • Ability to hold and maintain strict confidentiality with regard to all company information.

Job Qualifications and Education

  • Bachelor degreeor equivalent or combination of demonstrated experience and education preferred.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Able to walk up stairs.Ability to work flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends. Employee is subject to outside environmental conditions occasionally; inside conditions frequently, with protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature change.

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