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Production Manager

Ref: 463 Date Posted: Thursday 19 Jan 2023

Overview of Role: Our client based in Co Louth/ Meath/ Cavan/ Monaghan/ is seeking a Production Manager on a permanent basis.

Production Manager

Reporting   To the General Manager.

The principal role of the Production Manager is to manage the continuous production process, ensuring all KPI targets are achieved, for the various products including the managing & motivation of the Production Team (General Operatives, Line Leaders). Responsible, also to maintain and improve plant efficiency, reduce cost, maximize profitability plus maintain a high standard of housekeeping and H&S on the entire site.

The range of activities will include communicating production targets to your production team, monitoring progress, actioning any recovery plans necessary, managing, and attending daily / weekly meetings, motivating your team, ensuring all reporting and documents are maintained, participating in Quality, Maintenance, Engineering, Logistics, Warehouse & Shipping, Procurement, H & S and Process meetings. Assisting in Continuous Improvement and Lean Manufacturing projects plus R&D trials and new investment projects


Main Responsibilities

To optimise the overall Plant performance by ensuring budgeted production yields, speeds & occupation times are achieved / improved upon

To manage and motivate the entire Production Team (Line Leaders, General Operatives), ensuring correct manning and multi-skill levels are maintained for the various operations plus relevant training & coaching is provided so as operators have a good understanding and operation of the production equipment.

To manage and participate in all daily/weekly meetings in relation to Production-Process Control - Planning – Procurement - H&S - Quality - R&D - Maintenance and ensuring all relevant information is communicated to the Line Leaders plus all other relevant personnel.

To manage the daily production / process line problems and assist in implementing technical solutions or adjustments, if necessary, in consultation with other departments as appropriate (Process, Maintenance, Engineering, Quality, R&D etc).

To formalise and maintain up to date production process documentation, technical specifications and ensure all standard operating procedures [SOP’s] and training instructions are compatible with all the ongoing process changes that may occur.

To ensure all Company Policies, and House Agreement Rules are adhered to by the Production Team and along with the Line Leaders and the General Manager, maintain good, H&S / Working conditions / Quality standards plus manage any disciplinary, attendance, timekeeping, and holiday issues that may arise.

To assist, along with the Line Leaders and Planning/Warehouse Manager, in the weekly and monthly stock takes plus the ordering of all production & operations consumables as required inc. all First Aid supplies.

To assess and lead regular audits of production lines and propose process improvements to improve plant manufacturing KPI’s and Continuous Improvement standards re yields, speeds, and occupation times.

To liaise with suppliers or contractors for small modifications and propose capital projects for large scale modifications.

To Define goals, content, and schedule of assigned Continuous Improvement (CI) programs/projects in line with plant strategy, GPS roadmap and targets...

Experience: Production Management experience within a Manufacturing environment.

Good negotiating and communication skills within a Unionised environment.

Require somebody who has good Leadership & Management skills, good Negotiating and Motivational skills, good Communication skills, works well within a Team and can listen and analyse situations.

Strong technical problem-solving ability and drive

Strong interest for hands-on and on-the-floor involvement with machines and people

Competence in Lean Manufacturing Principles

Knowledge of mechanical & electrical automation design & systems & components

Strong mechatronic aptitude & experience of continuous automated production lines


Education: Degree qualification in Mechanical or Process engineering and 5+ years, experience of continuous process manufacturing.

Also consider Degree qualifications in Science & Engineering.

Lean or 6 Sigma qualification an advantage & Competent in MS Office, PowerPoint


If you are interested in the above role, please apply to job reference HM/628 on Please send your cv in a Word format.

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