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IDEX Production Manager in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

If you’re looking for a special place to build or grow your career, you’ve found it. Whether you’re an experienced professional, a recent college graduate or somewhere in between, IDEX is a place where you can apply your existing skills and learn new ones in an environment where you can make an impact.

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Advanced Flow Systems (AFS) includes the Liquid Controls and Corken branded products that make fluid transfer safe, accurate, and efficient. Liquid Controls primarily provide metering, fluid handling and data ecosystem for truck-based custody transfer of highly valuable fuels. They have product solutions to support other downstream oil & gas custody transfer applications as well. Corken offers a wide variety of industrial compression and pumping solutions for the process, energy, and transport industries. Applications include autogas filling stations, bulk plant pumps, tank car unloading, delivery truck, and transport. AFS is headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK and sales/service office in Chicago, IL and an employee base of approximately 220+.

The Production Manager is responsible for providing direct management and overall leadership of the assigned focus factory, managing safety/regulatory requirements, production quality, delivery, inventory and cost to meet customer expectations by utilizing the Daily Management process in a highly technical assembly and machining/fabrication environment. This role is also responsible for developing objectives, goals and strategies to support the business direction and development and implementation of new products. This position requires collaboration with the supply chain and commercial teams to balance priorities in a changing and flexible environment. Knowledge of continuous improvement and Lean tools will be a key part of successful problem solving and waste reduction and driving productivity in production processes. The Production Manager is expected to be a servant leader to their assigned focus factory by ensuring all needs are met, driving accountability, and building cohesive teams.

Essential Functions

  • Leadership of a highly skilled mechanical assembly and machining process

  • Servant leadership of direct employees while holding them accountable for performance

  • Ability to communicate and drive for results

  • Create and manage workflow and work orders in an MRP (JDE knowledge a plus)

  • Understanding of inventory control/management

  • Utilize team leads and continuous improvement tools to reduce waste/costs

  • Effectively produce written documents such as production reports or procedures/work instructions when necessary

  • Effectively produce verbal reports and presentations

  • Responsible for training and compliance of manufacturing teams

  • Lead and continually improve Daily Management Process

  • Trend and track manufacturing performance

  • Use systematic tools (5 Why’s) to get to root cause of missed targets/quality errors to drive action plans that address the root cause

  • Coach, mentor and train hourly employees

  • Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company

  • Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description, and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output

  • Performs other duties as required

Education and Experience

  • BA/BS Degree in applicable field

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment with progressive responsibility or leadership position

  • Knowledge of Continuous Improvement Methodologies (Lean, Six Sigma) preferred

  • Experience with MRP systems

  • Experience working with ISO 9001 or QMS systems

  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings

  • Proficient in Excel

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Three (3) plus years of leadership experience

  • Five (5) plus years of manufacturing experience

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Demonstrate good organizational skills and good follow-up techniques

  • Must be able to focus on the critical few tasks to “win the day”

  • Advanced computer skills

  • Demonstrate responsibility, respect, dependability, patience, and productivity in order to create a positive work environment

Supervisory Responsibility

  • Lead and direct all members of Focus Factory

Work Environment

Exposure to manufacturing environment. Noise level may vary from moderate office environment to noisy/loud in the plant area. Proper use of safety equipment such as steel-toed shoes, goggles, safety glasses, gloves, apron and face shield must be observed.

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

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Job Family: Operations

Business Unit: Advanced Flow Solutions (Corken)