Johnston Plant - Production Manager

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Date: Nov 17, 2021

Location: Johnston, SC, US

Company: Milliken and Company

Headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Milliken & Company is a global, innovative, industrial diversified manufacturing company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, the company works around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make our world more sustainable. Milliken has long led the way for "knowledge-based" investment, employing over 100 PhDs, and has accumulated over 2,200 U.S. patents – and more than 5,000 patents worldwide. Milliken is widely acknowledged as an international leader in research technology, innovation, and customer service. With over 35 manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., U.K., Belgium, France, China, India, Mexico, and Australia, and other sales and service operations throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, Milliken's more than 7,000 associates work to deliver innovations that do good for the world, create new experiences, and build for the future.




Job Title:  Milliken Johnston Plant Production Manager

Job Summary: 

This position is located at the Milliken Johnston Plant located in Johnston, SC and reports to the Plant Manager.  The position is responsible for leading a team of hourly production associates and for achieving productivity, efficiency, cost, quality, delivery, and safety objectives.   

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage a team of production associates to:
    1. Foster a working environment that promotes open communications, teamwork and individual engagement to accomplish goals and objectives
    2. Ensure that work is properly allocated and completed in a timely and accurate manner to meet delivery objectives
    3. Ensure all associates are paid correctly
    4. Ensure that written performance evaluations of supervised associates are completed as required, provide continuous feedback on personnel performance issues, and take immediate action to recognize achievements and address deficiencies or problems
  • Ensure all associates are trained in and fully participate in the safety process
  • Ensure appropriate job related training is given to all associates and provide the necessary resources so that associates are able to perform their job-related duties within the ISO and MPS framework
  • Work closely with Human Resources to successfully manage personnel related procedures to include:
    1. Analysis of current and future hiring needs
    2. Interviewing and hiring process
    3. Training and cross-training plans
    4. Administering disciplinary action           
  • Keep Location Manager informed of all situations and decisions that could impact the performance of the location
  • Work closely with the Business and Plant product development groups to develop new products and processes
  • Manage department variances daily to control costs

Qualifications - Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

The successful candidate will demonstrate strengths in the following:

  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to manage multiple activities and use resources creatively
  • Analytical/problem-solving skills
  • Communications skills – verbal, written, and group presentations
  • Ability to be an effective team player 

Milliken & Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.