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Plant Manager

Job Location: Memphis, TN

12.23.2013

Gibson Brands, Inc., the world’s premier musical instrument manufacturer and the home of such preeminent brands as Gibson, Epiphone, Baldwin and Wurlitzer, is looking for a Plant Manager. This position is based in Memphis, TN, home of founders and pioneers of various American music genres, including Memphis soul, Memphis blues, gospel, rock n/roll, Buck, crunk and ‘sharecropper’ country music

POSITION SUMMARY:

The job of Plant Manager is to plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Direct or coordinate production, processing, distribution, or marketing activities.
  • Review processing schedules or production orders to make decisions concerning inventory requirements, staffing requirements, work procedures, or duty assignments, considering budgetary limitations and time constraints
  • Review operations and confer with technical or administrative staff to resolve production or processing problems.
  • Develop or implement production tracking or quality control systems, analyzing production, quality control, maintenance, or other operational reports, to detect production problems.
  • Hire, train, evaluate, or discharge staff or resolve personnel grievances
  • Set and monitor product standards, examining samples of raw products or directing testing during processing, to ensure finished products are of prescribed quality.
  • Prepare and maintain production reports or personnel records.
  • Coordinate or recommend procedures for facility or equipment maintenance or modification, including the replacement of machines.
  • Initiate or coordinate inventory or cost control programs.
  • Institute employee suggestion or involvement programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
  • 3-5 years of production management experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering a plus
  • Must have experience with the following:
    o Manufacturing processes and production flow
    o Lean Manufacturing
    o ISO
    o Synchronous Manufacturing
    o Production planning and/or scheduling
    o High volume, high mix production schedule
  • Woodworking and guitar experience is a plus.

*Gibson offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), vacation and paid time off.

To be considered, please send resume and salary history in Word format to: memphisjobs@gibson.com.

Please write ‘Plant Manager’ in Subject Line.

Please, no phone calls.