1.0 Position Description Summary:
Organize, plan, purchase and schedule all production activities, from beginning to completion. Carefully manage the intended outcome that balances the budget, time and cost limitations. The production supervisor acts as the center of activities reaching out to the sales reps, material suppliers, machine shops, temporary helpers, R & D, and any others involved in the process. Provides directions for successful completion, and meets the quality standards of the company. The Production Coordinator (PC) is in charge of making decisions that demonstrate full knowledge of the production’s status and binding together the many diverse elements, which bring about successful completion.
The PS demonstrates the integrity and moral fortitude to not violate FTC’s core values, by using sound business judgment and abiding by the laws of the United States and the State of Colorado. When asked for a judgment call, he/she will always ask, “Is this ethically appropriate.”
2.0 Position Qualifications:
The PC must have a strong, proven background in all facets of coordinating production tasks. Excellent grasp of the coordinating of multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced environment, cost control and estimating. Outstanding memory and retention capabilities. In addition, this position should be able to set priorities, evaluate work-in-progress and schedule the elimination of conflicts, The PC should develop new control procedures and strategies for the attainment of improved productivity. This position requires a results-oriented person who is able to initiate and implement work by external parties that result in meeting the delivery schedule. The PC must possess strong interpersonal skills and be able to work independently. Will ensure manufacturing performance and quality goals are met. Requires at least 7 years experience in the field (Machining, Molding and or electronics assembly) Needs to be familiar with many fields concepts, practices and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgement to plan and accomplish goals.
Must be familiar with the use of control software in Excel, Word, Project and others.
3.0 Reporting Relationships:
3.1 Reports to, and is accountable to, the President of FTC.
3.2 The Production coordinator maintains a close working relationship with all senior level positions, Vendors and Contract manufacturers.
4.1 Education: Associate degree in Business, Project Management or a related field is preferred.
4.2 Experience: One year of project management experience. Thorough understanding of the products handled by the company and the supply chain. Able to guide the efforts of vendors and subcontractors. Knowledge of the software used or ability to rapidly acquire it. Dale Carnegie training preferred but not necessary.
4.3 License/Certification: Valid Driver’s License to visit vendor sites.
4.4 Skills/Knowledge: Ability to plan, track and execute; prioritize and schedule work; good judgment in assessing schedule deficiencies and problem investigation; develop cooperative working relationships between subcontractors; excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to simultaneously handle multiple responsibilities. Excellent negotiating and communication’s skills.
4.5 Physical: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Body Positions: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and fingers to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; climb stairs and ladders, and negotiate through and around busy production sites. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and drive a vehicle.
Body Senses: Able to see, hear and speak. Specific abilities required by this job include vision (close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception and focus; understanding and hearing speech patterns to communicate with customers, subcontractors and employees. Ability improvement devices such as glasses and hearing aids are acceptable.
4.6 Mental: Ability to read business documents; write reports and correspondence; present information and respond to questions from customers and other individuals; apply technical concepts and mathematics; and solve practical problems.
4.7 Working Condition: While in the office the position will work in an environmentally controlled office setting; however, there will be regular exposure to production and customer sites, in conditions that can expose this individual to high noise levels, dirty conditions, fluctuating temperature, dust, mud, fumes and such, outdoor climatic conditions, and risk of accidents.
Eight or more hour workdays per normal 5-day work week are required with occasional Saturday or weekend work.
5.0 Authority and Accountability
5.1 Authority: The authority for this function is derived from the President. The PC is given the necessary authority to manage and administer the basic functions of this position. This includes specifically:
5.1.1 Performing the duties of primary cost supervisor for production. Authorizing the issuance of Purchase Orders.
5.1.2 Controlling the process that supports production such as purchasing, receiving and warehousing parts and materials to be incorporated into the completed production.
5.2 Accountability: The PC is directly accountable to the President for meeting or exceeding all goals related to his/her area of responsibility.
5.3 Other Duties: Performs any other related or unrelated, unassigned, unspecified, unusual or special duty that the President may assign.