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DATE ADDED: Thu 11/10/2018

Director Of Manufacturing

Canton, USA


Job Description


SUMMARY: The Director of Manufacturing has responsibility to lead and direct personnel, procedures and expectations in the manufacturing facility to fulfill the vision and mission of Ohio Gratings in alignment with our defined organizational culture, core values and essentials.


This job description does not describe all activities, duties, responsibilities or physical demands that are required of the employee for this job.  Likewise, the work environment described is merely representative. Duties, responsibilities, activities, physical demands and work environment may change at any time with or without notice.



Actively support the Ohio Gratings vision, mission, defined organizational culture, core values and essentials with actions, behaviors and communications.  Assist in providing clarity to all managers and subordinates.

Develop and maintain operating staff, establish standards of performance, evaluate performance, ensure adherence to Company policies/procedures and recommend changes in employee status.

Provide leadership and enforce policy regarding safety goals and environmental programs for plant. 

Support and ensure equipment is maintained and functioning properly, integrating preventative and preemptive maintenance disciplines.

Lead the development and implementation of improved operating methods, systems and procedures to reduce costs and to improve quality and safety performance.

Lead and motivate supervisory, professional, and lead staff.

Develop the manufacturing plan and establish procedures for maintaining high standards of manufacturing operations to ensure that products conform to established customer and Company quality standards.

Set example in leadership for operations team in developing effective lines of communication and cooperation between departments and functions within areas of responsibility.

Develop and train staff on the proper safe use of equipment for the intended results.

Participate as a member of the Ohio Gratings management team on the development, deployment and adherence to Human Resource policies and procedures.

Set policy regarding production schedules as necessary to ensure timely service making Ohio Gratings’ customer base successful.

Direct and monitor the flow of throughput; utilizing analytics, troubleshoot and resolve process bottlenecks and quality issues.

Lead implementation of reporting systems and procedures to monitor and control the flow of throughput throughout the operations process.

Interact with customers, vendors, and sales representatives, as necessary, to resolve problems and to promote Company mission.

Other duties as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

Directly supervise all manufacturing production and maintenance supervisors.

Carry out supervisory and managerial responsibilities in accordance with Ohio Gratings, organizational policies, applicable federal, state, and local laws.  Responsibilities include: interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints, resolving problems, and career development.



A High School diploma or equivalent is required for this position. Operations Management, Industrial Engineering, Business Administration or a related field with 7-10 plus years of manufacturing management experience is required.  Must have 5-7 years of operations or supply chain management experience in a manufacturing environment. Experience in fabrication of steel and aluminum metal products is desired. Experience working with manufacturing based technology, processes and principles is preferred. Knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety rules is required. Must have excellent communication skills, strong interpersonal and team building skills, as well as outstanding organizational and planning abilities; must also possess a positive attitude and the ability to multitask and follow-up with a sense of urgency. This position requires professional, articulate, tact and diplomacy at all times and at all levels. Must be strategic in his/her orientation, proactive, persistent, and able to handle multiple projects and customers simultaneously, as well as work within a very fast-paced environment.


Ohio Gratings is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic or status protected under local, state, or federal laws.

Company Description
Since 1970 Ohio Gratings, Inc. has manufactured just one top quality product: Bar Grating. This single focus has allowed us to gain the expertise and respect that has defined us as a market leader in the aluminum and steel bar grating market. The company was founded with the motto "Make it Right and Ship When Promised." This philosophy has allowed us to expand successfully over the years. The company began as a light duty steel grating fabricator and expanded into the manufacturing of heavy duty welded steel and stainless steel grating. That early success, led to other expansions including the manufacturing of aluminum swaged and dovetail bar grating. At Ohio Gratings, our employees come first. We believe by taking care of our employees, they will in turn take care of our customers. We are a profit sharing company, offering an excellent benefits package, including an onsite health clinic.

Role: Director of Manufacturing
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Location: Canton,

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