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Production Manager

  • GE Renewable Energy
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/11/2018 9:50:31 AM
  • 3038138
  • Job Function: Manufacturing
  • Business Segment: Renewable Energy LM Wind Power
Location(s): United States; Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota; Grand Forks, Fargo, Minneapolis Metro Area, Sioux Falls, Bozeman, Duluth, St Cloud


About Us:
GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.


GE Renewable Energy is a 9 billion dollar start-up that brings together one of the broadest product and service portfolios of the renewable energy industry. With 13,000 employees present in more than 40 countries, and headquartered in Paris, GE Renewable Energy is backed-up by the resources of the world’s first digital industrial company. We take the earth’s most abundant resources - the strength of the wind, the force of water, and the heat of the sun, - and put them to work with breakthrough technology that unleashes their true possibilities. Combining onshore and offshore wind, hydro and innovative technologies such as concentrated solar power, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 370 gigawatts capacity globally to make the world work better and cleaner.



GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:
As a member of the Plant Management team, the Production Manager ensures a safe working environment, a high level of quality in products and processes, a high level of productivity, and employee wellbeing. This is done while planning, directing, and monitoring all production activities, personnel, and equipment to maximize safety, quality and productivity in their assigned area.



Essential Responsibilities:
As the Production Manager, you will:

  • Ensure all areas comply with health and safety requirements to create an accident free environment
  • Ensure all production activities comply with quality requirements
  • Understand current performance situation at the blade level
  • Review in detail the last blade performance, quality, and cycle time to identify blade trends
  • Track raw material and consumables usage, and recommend measures to reduce cost
  • Monitor team performance and manage annual performance evaluations with all direct reports
  • Monitor weekly and monthly production plans, and ensure delivery
  • Attend daily production meetings, communicate production status, and flag up critical issues that need additional support
  • Promote and support implementation of improvement ideas (WHY NOT) in the allocated area of work
  • Determine adequate quantity of trained personnel requirements
  • Champion the quality of the product manufactured
  • Plan and direct production activities by establishing production priorities
  • Coordinate and supervise activities of production personnel including training and evaluating performance
  • Recommend or initiate personnel action such as disciplinary and discharge measures


Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or Business Management (OR a High School Diploma/GED with a minimum of 7 years of experience) with a proven track record from a broad range of positions as an Engineer or Supervisor


Desired Characteristics:
  • Demonstration of a high level of understanding for organizational practices and production technology
  • Ability to travel both international and domestic estimated to be less than 10% of time
  • Lean; TPM; Kanban & Six Sigma knowledge
  • HSE knowledge
  • Awareness on ISO 14001 (HSE) and OSHAs 18001 systems
  • QMS 9001 knowledge
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to influence others and lead small teams
  • Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact
  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously
  • Effective problem identification and solution skills
  • Proven analytical and organizational ability

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Locations: United States; Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota; Grand Forks, Fargo, Minneapolis Metro Area, Sioux Falls, Bozeman, Duluth, St Cloud

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.


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