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Production Manager - 1st Shift, Florence, KY at Jabil Inc. in Florence, Kentucky

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

At Jabil we strive to make ANYTHING POSSIBLE and EVERYTHING BETTER. With over 260,000 diverse, talented and dedicated employees across 100 locations in 30 countries, our vision is to be the most technologically advanced and trusted manufacturing solutions provider. We combine an unmatched breadth and depth of end-market experience, technical and design capabilities, manufacturing know-how, supply chain insights and global product management expertise to enable success for the world’s leading brands. We are driven by a common purpose to make a positive impact for each other, our communities, and the environment.

JOB SUMMARY - Production Manager - based onsite in Florence, KY

1st Shift: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm

Our Production Manager leads the production activities of the Business Unit to deliver products that meet quality specifications and achieve or exceed service levels and cost targets, while ensuring that employees follow the required procedures and comply with the applicable regulations and company policies.


• Know and follow EMS (Electronic Manufacturing Services) policies and procedures; ensure that direct reports know and follow EMS policies and procedures related to work activities performed in area of responsibility.

• Complete training in area of responsibility and ensure that direct reports are trained in area of responsibility within allowed time-period. Training is required for changes in existing policies and procedures, for new assignments and for implementation of new policies and procedures.
• Complete required periodic re-training and ensure that required periodic re-training takes place for direct reports in areas such as safety and environmental health.

• Set standards for safe behavior. Recognize and reward safe behavior in others.
• Ensure that direct reports employ safe practices. Enforce safety policies & procedures.
• Evaluate staff member’s safety performance and ensure that safety is a part of each direct reports. Provide resources necessary to maintain safety process.
• Ensure safety structure is in place in form of working committees and department coordinators.

• Reviews production schedules and coordinates manufacturing resources to ensure on-time delivery of products and components, while ensuring compliance with Quality System requirements.
• Interacts and collaborates with other functional departments to resolve constraints that may stop or delay production, including material, personnel, equipment, and process issues.
• Responsible for budget planning and expense controls applicable to the production area to meet or exceed the financial target of the business unit.
• Identifies and coordinates cost improvement projects including labor productivity, floor space utilization, inventory optimization and defect reduction, utilizing Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma tools.
• Coordinates the investigation and implementation of preventive and corrective actions that result from production non-conformances, audit observations, CAPA and others.
• Provides support for the timely and effective introduction of new products and the transfer of the existing processes to the Business Unit.
• Develops and maintains department metrics to monitor performance and coordinates actions to drive improvements.
• Manages employees’ development and maintains accurate and timely training records.
• Recognizes and rewards team work and good performance.
• Identifies assists and resolves labor issues in coordination with the Human Resources department.
• Comply with the Quality Procedures, Laws and regulations that apply
• Comply with our company regulations whether local, state and federal as well as procedures, and environmental health and safety policies.
• Follow the customer Records Management Policies for Convenience Information, Records Retention Schedules, Training and Education, Document Hold Notices, Records Cleanout, Inactive Records and Information Management, Vital Records and third party vendor if applicable.
• This job description is a guide of the main job responsibilities. It is understood that other special tasks related and/or minor responsibility can be assigned.

• Job is directly responsible for managing other employees (e.g., hiring/termination and/or pay decisions, performance management).


• Knowledge of Quality System requirements, such as ISO and QSR.
• Ability to identify opportunities and implement World Class manufacturing practices, including Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma and ME2 concepts.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills at different organizational levels.
• Knowledge of Operations Management, including resource and capacity planning as well as project management.
• Knowledge of financial concepts applicable to manufacturing, including budgeting and cost controls.
• Leadership skills.
• Good team work and collaboration skills.
• Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet analysis, data management, projects management, presentation graphics, engineering analysis and statistical software.

• Bachelor’s degree preferred, preferably in Engineering or Business Administration.
• Master’s degree is a plus
• Green Belt /Black Belt Certification in Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma is preferred.
• Minimum of 5 years of experience in manufacturing production.
• Minimum of 5 years of managing direct reports in manufacturing or related field.


Along with growth, stability, and the opportunity to be challenged, Jabil offers a competitive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive Base Salary

  • Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug, and Vision Insurance with HRA and HSA options

  • 401K Match

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Paid Time Off

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Life, AD&D, and Disability Insurance

  • Commuter Benefits

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Pet Insurance

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Annual Merit Increases

  • Community Volunteer Opportunities

BE AWARE OF FRAUD: When applying for a job at Jabil you will be contacted via correspondence through our official job portal with a e-mail address; direct phone call from a member of the Jabil team; or direct e-mail with a e-mail address. Jabil does not request payments for interviews or at any other point during the hiring process. Jabil will not ask for your personal identifying information such as a social security number, birth certificate, financial institution, driver’s license number or passport information over the phone or via e-mail. If you believe you are a victim of identity theft, contact the Federal Bureau of Investigations internet crime hotline (, the Federal Trade Commission identity theft hotline ( and/or your local police department. Any scam job listings should be reported to whatever website it was posted in.


Jabil, including its subsidiaries, is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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