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SCHOTT North America , Inc. Production Manager in Vincennes, Indiana

International technology group specialty glasses and glass-ceramics more than 130 years experience more than 16,000 employees in 34 countries innovative ideas for the world of tomorrow What s your next milestone* SCHOTT Flat Glass meets the high requirements in creating aesthetic and individual glass solutions for household appliances, kitchen and living. With decades of know-how in glass processing and customized solutions, SCHOTT Flat Glass is the preferred partner in the household appliance industry. Cross linked production sites all over the world enable us to be a flexible and secure partner offering products complying with international standards. * Planning: Develops budget, personnel, and investment planning based on long-term department planning. Prepares long-term shift and staffing plans in conjunction with supervisors. * Production: Ensures production is carried out on schedule with appropriate consideration of cost aspects, quality requirements and customer demands. Develops production instructions and production schedules. Verifies shift reports to locate trends, deviations and disorders. Decides on actions in case of significant interferences. Monitors productivity data and compares data against goals. Initiates, leads, and completes productivity improvement projects and actions. * Repair and Maintenance: Ensures continuous maintenance of production equipment. Executes special inspections in case of machine faults to locate causes of failure. Arranges the execution of repairs by to internal or external bodies. * Development: Informs self and management team about new technological developments. Submits proposals to improve manufacturing facilities. Executes and examines the testing of new pilot facilities/equipment and new manufacturing methods. Decides on the implementation of new methods as well as the use and purchase of new production facilities. * Supervision: Leads, promotes, and motivates the employees within his/her area of responsibility (including performance appraisal and goal setting agreement, successor and representative planning, personnel development and training measures). * EHS: Ensures adherence to and monitoring of legal laws and internal regulations concerning EHS in his/her organizational unit and is occasionally involved in the development of new concepts and directives in close cooperation with the EHS site advisor. Ensures implementation of the concepts in his/her area of responsibility and takes care of the corresponding instruction and training of his/her employees. * Lean-Manufacturing: Designs processes according to the principles of Lean Manufacturing and ensures that these are executed and observed in the organizational unit. Ensures that the manufacturing environment fully understands the idea behind Lean Manufacturing and registers employees for training courses and /or activities aimed at refreshing skills. Sees to it that SCHOTT standards are applied in the area of Lean Manufacturing when new personnel are hired and with transfers. Registers employees for mandatory training courses and offers additional dedicated training measures, if necessary. Informs self of the current training offerings on a regular basis. Keeps self aware of new developments in the area of Lean Manufacturing by participating in advanced training courses. * Degree in Engineering, business field, or equivalent experience * 6-8 years of of experience in manufacturing, Management experience, Lean Manufacturing experience or similar experience in production, maintenance, or logistics * Fluency in English, extensive Lean knowledge which includes 5S methods, value stream analysis, etc . Lean Training Optional: Six Sigma, In addition: basics in EHS * Motivated and committed employees are essential to the success of our company. For this reason, SCHOTT offers health management and well-being programs which address individual needs of employees and their families. At SCHOTT, you will find a cooperative and dynamic