Position Description

Assistant Production Manager
Location Grove City, OH
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Working at Fabcon

Do you want to work at the top tier pre-fabricated concrete wall manufacturing and construction company in the East Coast and Midwest?

Do you see yourself at a company on the cusp of rapid growth due to creative products, lean manufacturing expertise, and market dominance?

Do you dream of being on a team that values leadership development and career growth opportunities?

If so, a career at Fabcon may be for you.

We are the precast wall panel industry leader in the United States.

Purpose/Scope:

The Assistant Production Manager ensures department efficiency; quality and safety goals are met by leading, directing and applying the appropriate tools, training, materials & work direction.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide strong leadership and manage effective work direction for production activities in a dynamic, multi-shift fabrication environment.

  • Analyze production processes and identify cost reduction/continuous improvement opportunities for improving efficiency, quality, safety and maintenance.

  • Provide effective work direction for production activities

  • Support Managing for Daily Improvement (MDI) activity by routine application of Lean principles including establishing objectives for Kaizen events/projects

  • Work with needed resources to ensure training materials are available and are being used for onboarding/training new employees. As well as increasing the team’s skill depth through use of cross-training matrices, development goal setting, and task rotation

  • Insure that all required resources are present to produce the required output

  • Eliminate problems by taking immediate stop-gap measures, employing required support groups, recording critical data and driving root-cause elimination

  • Work with Sales and Project Management in the evaluation of new jobs as they relate to manufacturing challenges- provide feedback to the Production group & identify needed Special Work Authorizations (SWA)

  • Work with Supply Chain to ensure that materials for production, are available and prepared in accordance with safety, quality, and efficiency requirements

  • Provide documented feedback to Engineering and work with Scheduling to ensure cast-book accuracy and to assure a schedule that improves safety, quality, delivery and cost performance

  • Work directly with the Manufacturing Engineer in creation of/alteration to Work Instruction documents.

  • Assist all departments and perform other tasks as needed

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five years of progressive experience in all phases of production environment

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience in using Lean tools

  • Demonstration of good project management skills

  • Strong leadership, motivational, and presentations skills

  • Ability to lead and mentor staff

  • Ability to function at both the strategic and tactical levels in the management and decision-making process

  • Excellent communication, listening, and social skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Lean/Six Sigma projects

  • Experience in construction industry

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Business

Physical Requirements:

  • Plant/Yard: Move minimum of 50lbs., spatial awareness/depth perception, walk, climb, bend at the waist, reach, forceful use of hand tools, vocal projection

Work Environment:

  • Plant/Yard: All types of weather conditions (year-round, Mid-west and Northeast), dirt/dust, noise from heavy machinery/vehicles, vibrations from machinery and vehicles, loud noises, little to no climate control, varying amounts of light, stairs, narrow walkways

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status). 

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Fabcon is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, ancestry, family care status, veteran status, marital status, or any other lawfully protected status. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply. If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process, please contact our Human Resources Department.

Qualified applicants are subject to pre-employment drug testing and background check upon receipt of conditional job offers. Our Drug Free Workplace Policy is available for inspection in the Human Resources office in Minnesota or our plant locations in Ohio, Kansas and Pennsylvania during normal business hours.

We participate in E-Verify and if you are hired, we will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from your Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. If the government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, we are required to provide you with written instructions and an opportunity to contact DHS and/or the SSA before taking adverse action against you. Please refer to the posters on our website or DHS for more information on E-verify

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