Production Manager

Position: Production Manager

Location: Newington, CT

Brand: Ohlheiser, an OTC Industrial Technologies Company

Segment: IAF (Industrial Automation & Finishing)

For more than 50 years, the Ohlheiser Corporation has supplied customers with automation components from the world's leading manufacturers. Ohlheiser is an industrial equipment supplier and offers automation, robotic products, fluid power, mechanical and safety products from top vendors. We work with you to ensure that custom components meet your exact specifications, and we stand behind our products: Your custom-assembled components will produce accurate, reliable results and are sure to last for years to come. Our team of highly trained specialists serve all of New England, Long Island and southeastern New York, providing the best products, services and value available in the business.

We are seeking a Production Manager to provide leadership and direction to Production Associates and ensure quality, safety, and production goals in support of organizational goals.

  • Plans and controls short- and long-term production capacity, identifying labor requirements and other resources needed.
  • Establish standard work instructions and document procedures for improved output and increased efficiencies without compromising quality or safety.
  • Ensure efficient collaboration and coordination between all relevant departments, including but not limited to outside sales, customer service, quality control, planning, procurement, distribution, and management.
  • Conduct production meetings to outline and report on the goals and objectives of the department and to discuss potential issues that could impact productivity.
  • Work closely with all production employees to ensure that set production levels and quality standards are met, including assisting in ISO 9001 certification.
  • Train and develop associate skill levels to include but not limited to: on-the-job training, cross-training coverage, safe work habits, and good housekeeping.
  • Support ongoing development of associates by providing clear performance expectations, specific feedback on behaviors, effective coaching, mentoring, identifying, and providing developmental opportunities.
  • Identify, develop, and implement process improvements and changes in equipment, tooling, and manufacturing processes supporting cost and quality efficiencies.
  • Establishes, implements, and revises written procedures relating to manufacturing operations, including actively participating in problem-solving initiatives (root cause analysis, 5S, etc.).
  • Approve time/absence reporting, attendance control, vacation planning, overtime, etc.
  • Work closely with management and Human Resources on annual reviews, pay raises, attendance, rewards, disciplinary and any other personnel issues that may arise.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED), Associate or higher degree; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of working in production planning, quality control methods, and manufacturing engineering preferred, with at least 3+ years of experience in a supervisory role. Prior production experience working with pneumatic assemblies preferred.
  • Knowledge of quality systems and standards (ISO 9001), Lean Manufacturing concepts, and health and safety standards and compliance.

At OTC Industrial Technologies, our employees are our greatest strength. Through investment in our people and growth from within, we believe in providing you with various opportunities to accelerate your career potential as you help us drive change to move our business forward.

For over 60 years, employing and developing the best-in-class talent has been at the forefront of our success. By coupling our teams' hands-on experience with a wide range of products from top vendors, we provide customers with the best quality products, technical application expertise, and services at the lowest possible costs.

Working with OTC Industrial Technologies is perfect for purpose-driven individuals motivated to be part of an exciting transformational company.

Perks of Working with OTC Industrial Technologies:

As part of the OTC family, you'll enjoy competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision care coverage and a 401(k) savings plan - Additionally, we offer paid time off, short-and long-term disability coverage, life insurance, tuition assistance, and Employee Assistance Program. You'll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.