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Production Manager

Location: Akron
Posted on: March 20, 2023

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Job Description EarthQuaker Devices, a guitar effect pedal company based in Akron, Ohio, is seeking qualified candidates for the role of Production Manager with experience in electronics manufacturing. The Production Manager directs the activities of team members to ensure department goals are met. They will ensure the team meets established standards, specifications, efficiency, and quality requirements for all assigned work. They will regularly communicate and collaborate with cross-functional teams concerning progress, challenges, resource needs, and prioritization. They are the go-to person for all questions within this department. They will hold team members accountable for all results and commitments. The Production Manager will be a data-driven problem solver who determines and uses KPIs to guide their decision-making processes. The Production Manager is responsible for the quality and durability of EarthQuaker Devices products. This includes monitoring quality standards and assuring that production best practices are followed. The Production Manager should have extensive knowledge of electronics manufacturing and components, as well as musical instruments and terminology. About EarthQuaker Devices We create extra special Devices with innovative and intuitive designs, assembled by real-life human hands through ethical, domestic manufacturing. We endeavor to inspire a lifetime of musical adventures for all sonic explorers. Top six in the U.S. and one of the top 10 in the world, we create products available in over 930 retail locations in approximately 50 countries. Key retailers include Guitar Center, Sam Ash, Sweetwater, and Thomann. EarthQuaker Devices has sold over 400,000 units. The company's workforce reaches over 40 individuals, and we strongly commit to inclusion, diversity, and equity. This is evidenced by our policies, training, and workplace culture. We have created an open, honest, and transparent culture that doesn't shy away from hard conversations leading to positive individual, company, industry, and societal change. We partner with and advocate for BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and cis women musicians, those with disabilities, and religious minorities, and we strive to make the music industry a place where all can create and thrive. We encourage all folks to apply. Please contact hr@earthquakerdevices.com for information about accommodations.Directs production activities and establishes production schedules and priorities to ensure company goals are met utilizing ERP and HRIS systems.Provides human resources support to production staff. Coaches employees on any issues with quality, efficiency, attendance, or other problems. Provides positive feedback for good work and solutions for any challenges that employees face.Selects and develops team members to ensure efficient production. Able to train all employees on the safe operation of tools and machinery. Maintains OSHA safety compliance.Works to continuously improve production techniques, inventory practices, and scheduling. Adopts lean and Six Sigma best practices throughout production, ranging from small and immediate changes to larger future-state projects. Regularly assesses project status and results.Establishes and enforces production and quality control methods and standards. Ability to assess all products according to company quality standards throughout all stages of production, diagnose and repair technical issues, and audit builds and assemblies for quality. Audio tests effects and assures that all functions perform as designed.Manages the Repair Department, providing training and support and ensuring that warranty repair standards are met.Assists the Engineering/Design Team in new product prototyping and existing product modifications.Advanced understanding of wiring diagrams, basic schematics, signal flow, effects specifics, parts uses, etc., and ability to act as a resource to other production members regarding the technical specifics of the products.Collaborates with other department leaders on new product releases and various projects.Adaptability throughout the workday and ability to multi-task and balance various duties while completing each task promptly and according to company standards.Performs other related duties as assigned. The safety of our employees is our highest priority at EarthQuaker Devices. Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic, our team is expected to adhere to the strictest precautions outlined by both CDC directives and those of the Ohio Health Department. *Please note: COVID-19 vaccination is required, and EarthQuaker Devices will consider accommodations for disability- and religious-based reasons. QualificationsBachelor's degree in business management or relevant field and/or related operations experience.5+ years' experience in supervisory roles providing people and performance management.Experience in an electronics manufacturing environment.Advanced understanding of wiring diagrams, basic schematics, and signal flow.Advanced understanding of musical instruments and terminology.Familiar with lean methodologies and techniques.Proficient in M.S. Office, WMS, and ERP systems.Experience in reporting on key production metrics.Excellent verbal and written communication skills.Prior knowledge of the brand and products is preferred. Work ConditionsStanding or sitting for extended periods.Repetitive use of hands in manipulating soldering irons and other tools such as wrenches, pliers, and wire strippers.Ability to visualize and manipulate very small components during assembly.Moderate to high noise levels from operating machinery.This is an onsite, full-time, Monday through Friday, first-shift position. Compensation and Benefits The base salary range is $60,000/yr - $75,000/yr. Compensation may vary based on skills and experience. Full-time employees have access to our health and welfare benefits, including medical insurance (EarthQuaker Devices covers 60% of the premium), dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, AD&D insurance, short-term disability coverage, long-term disability coverage, health FSA, dependent care FSA, 40 hours of PTO after 90 days of employment, employee assistance program, 401K with employer matching after one year of employment, paid holidays including week-long summer and winter holiday breaks, paid sick leave, paid jury service leave, paid volunteer leave, and paid parental leave. There are two plan options for health and dental insurance coverage. PI208387166

Keywords: EARTHQUAKER DEVICES LLC, Akron , Production Manager, Professions , Akron, Ohio

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