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Production Mgr - Fabrication

Requisition ID:  17387
Job Location(s): 

Hopkinsville, KY, US

Job Description

Want a new experience with unlimited growth opportunity? Danfoss’ newest business unit – White Drives Motors & Steering is a standalone business that consists of three locations -- Hopkinsville, Kentucky, U.S.; Wroclaw, Poland; and Parchim, Germany. As part of the announced acquisition of Eaton Hydraulics, White Drives Motors & Steering will be divested from Danfoss by the end of 3Q 2021 to ensure all regulatory approvals are met. 

This position is expected to remain with White Drives Motors & Steering. The compensation and benefits that will initially be offered for this position are based on Danfoss’ plans, programs and practices. If you are offered and accept this position and are actively employed by the Danfoss when the transaction closes, the new owner of White Drive Motors & Steering will provide further details to employees concerning compensation and benefits at that time.

Danfoss / White Drive is looking for a motivated, lean-focused Production Manager to play an integral role in leading production and manufacturing processes according to the lean methodology, continuous improvement and value creation. The Production Manager must ensure that finished goods are produced with high attention to safety, quality, on time delivery, efficiency and cost.  
 

Job Responsibilities

Reporting to the Sr. Operations Director, the successful Production Manager will partner with and develop a high performing production team to grow the Hopkinsville, Kentucky facility.  

Implement and maintain a safe work environment in the production area 

Ensure planning and execution of daily production activities in order to obtain the best results in productivity, lead time, reliability and quality with optimum variable cost 

Adhere to company standards for production management system 

Develop internal strategies in order to achieve the required targets Manage site P&L, report out financial and key metrics to senior leadership 

Initiate and perform projects and actions for continuous improvement 

Seek feedback from operators on safety, quality, performance and delivery issues 

Develop the competencies for continued growth in your team  

Create an environment which inspires people to change and develop 

Lead by example, acting as a role model, motivating and inspiring others  

 

Background & Skills

To be considered for this position you must meet the following criteria: 

University degree or equivalent work experience  

Minimum of five years of experience leading production, technology, and quality processes 

Proven continuous improvement experience 

Ability to focus on developing the overall production strategy in alignment with financial goals 
 

Danfoss – Engineering Tomorrow

At Danfoss, we are engineering solutions that allow the world to use resources in smarter ways – driving the sustainable transformation of tomorrow. No transformation has ever been started without a group of passionate, dedicated and empowered people. We believe that innovation and great results are driven by the right mix of people with diverse backgrounds, personalities, skills, and perspectives, reflecting the world in which we do business. To make sure the mix of people works, we strive to create an inclusive work environment where people of all backgrounds are treated equally, respected, and valued for who they are. It is a strong priority within Danfoss to improve the health, working environment and safety of our employees.


Following our founder’s mindset ‘action speaks louder than words’, we set ourselves ambitious targets to protect the environment by embarking on a plan to become CO2 neutral latest by 2030.


Danfoss is an EO employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.

Danfoss engineers advanced technologies that enable us to build a better, smarter and more efficient tomorrow. In the world’s growing cities, we ensure the supply of fresh food and optimal comfort in our homes and offices, while meeting the need for energy-efficient infrastructure, connected systems and integrated renewable energy.

Our solutions are used in such areas as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, motor control and mobile and industrial machinery.

Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933 and today, Danfoss holds market-leading positions, serving customers in more than 100 countries. We are privately held by the founding family.

Read more about us at www.danfoss.com

Danfoss engineers advanced technologies that enable us to build a better, smarter and more efficient tomorrow. In the world’s growing cities, we ensure the supply of fresh food and optimal comfort in our homes and offices, while meeting the need for energy-efficient infrastructure, connected systems and integrated renewable energy.

Our solutions are used in such areas as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, motor control and mobile and industrial machinery.

Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933 and today, Danfoss holds market-leading positions, serving customers in more than 100 countries. We are privately held by the founding family.

Read more about us at www.danfoss.com


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