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Plant Manager

Location: Chelmsford, MA

Resuscitation

Overview

ZOLL Medical is a growing, innovation-driven company on the forefront of delivering medical devices to save lives, and software solutions to improve efficiency. With customers in more than 140 countries, we continue to expand our reach, as well as our product offerings. Hospitals, emergency medical services (EMS), and others trust us to provide high-quality products and exceptional customer service. ZOLL products are used every day across the globe to save the lives of people who suffer sudden cardiac arrest. From Real CPR Help® technology—an industry first—to the world’s only wearable defibrillator, our capabilities and features set us apart. But none of this would be possible without the motivation and dedication of ZOLL employees, and we’re invested in their success.

 

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. Join our team. It’s a great time to be a part of ZOLL!

 

Job Summary:

 

Lead a team of production supervisors (6 direct reports) across a 3 shift production operation to meet the daily, weekly, and monthly output requirements of the Master Production Schedule in quality, compliant, and cost effective manner.  Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment, ensuring compliance to ZOLL policies and procedures and monitoring and improving metrics including labor productivity, product quality, compliance, and schedule attainment

 

Responsibilities

  • Fosters a culture of respect for others, continuous improvement, can-do spirit, and meeting commitments
  • Assures compliance to ZOLL policies and procedures.
  • Develops, mentors and coaches staff on production management best practices
  • Prepares manpower, line capacity and budgets to meet production demand as defined by Master Production Schedule and business objectives. 
  • Monitors line level KPIs (yields, efficiency, debug aging, scrap, etc.) as prepared by line supervisors
  • Prepares periodic reports on production KPIs and improvement activities
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining acceptable quality levels, failure investigation, and resolution of workmanship issues.
  • Coordinates with Master Scheduler and Manufacturing Engineering Manager to establish and communicate production priorities.
  • Establishes annual improvement objectives for the production team based on business improvement targets and champions lean and six sigma projects in support of these.
  • Maintains a workforce of cross-trained operators and technicians that allows for flexibility in labor allocation to efficiently meet production objectives
  • Other duties and special projects as required.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 8 years production management experience running a final assembly and test manufacturing facility.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Self starter with track record of driving down cost while assuring product quality.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Lean Manufacturing certification preferred.
  • Six Sigma green belt or higher preferred
  • Must be proficient in Office programs
  • Experience in Medical Device or other highly regulated industry
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Required/Preferred Education and Experience:

  • BS technical field or equivalent
  • Master's degree in business or technical field preferred

Other Duties:

     

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.

 

ZOLL Medical Corporation appreciates and values diversity.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. 

 

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