Assembly Department Manager

Location: FS Location

 Labconco is looking for a Production Manager to join our team in Ft. Scott, KS to be responsible overseeing our Assembly Department. This position is responsible for leading production personnel by directing and coordinating activities of the department(s). Responsibilities for these areas include but are not limited to schedule conformance, production efficiencies, quality, safety, housekeeping, and cost control. Understand working functionality of the processes, equipment and product within the department. 


Essential Functions 

•Supervise, plan, lead and coordinate personnel and production operations to meet required production and schedules with high quality on-time parts and achieve optimum productivity of available resources (people, equipment, space, inventories and time). 

•Daily review of all part shortages and deliveries. Understand how it will affect the department(s), be able to adjust accordingly, resolve problems to ensure minimum cost and prevent operational delays. 

•Coordinate and/or participate in planning and implementation of productivity, equipment or process improvement efforts. Manage and facilitate small group improvement team(s) for formal problem identification and resolution when needed. 

•Develop or revise standard operations and working practices and observe associates to ensure compliance with standards. 

•Create and maintain an open line of communication across all departments while supporting a positive work environment and helping meet production goals. Encourage, listen and respond to associates question or ideas; promote company philosophy of associate involvement in the decision making process in support of the overall company goals. Assist in the resolution of problems and communicate relevant information to Plant or Production Manager for action. 

•Plan and manage the budget required to effectively operate the department(s). 

•Coordinate with the Plant or Production Manager in achieving ongoing organizational development by recruiting and hiring qualified candidates and helping them contribute, create and grow. 

•Conduct associate performance reviews, if applicable, per Labconco policy and procedures and provides recommendations to Plant or Production Manager. 

•Manage and facilitate training and educational opportunities for associates in order to support their continued growth. 

•Ensure area of responsibility maintains good housekeeping and organization. 

•Ensure department activities are completed safely and comply with regulatory agencies. Proactively promote and maintain a safe working environment. 

•Performs other job duties as assigned by Management. 

•Associates in exempt positions are expected to work the hours necessary to complete assignments. For full-time exempt associates, the work schedule is 80 hours per bi-weekly payroll period. If the number of hours necessary to complete an assignment exceeds 80 hours within a payroll period, the associate is expected to work a reasonable number of additional hours as part of the associate's job requirements. 

Supervisory Responsibilities 

Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of and directly supervises non-supervisory associates. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training associates; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding, coaching and disciplining associates; addressing complaints, resolving problems and documenting the aforementioned processes. 

Key Competencies 

Communication, Technical Proficiency, Customer Service/Focus, Planning & Organizing, Drive & Initiative, Business Knowledge, Professionalism, Ownership, Teamwork/Collaboration, Problem Solving/Critical Thinking 

Qualifications – To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Education and/or Experience 

Associate's degree or equivalent from two year college or technical school; or four to six years related experience and/or training in both a technical and supervisory role, preferably in more than one setting; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Language Skills 

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or associates of organization. 

Mathematical Skills 

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. 

Reasoning Ability 

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. 

Computer Skills/Other Skills and Abilities 

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have good typing and computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office software, particularly with Word and Excel. Must understand and effectively utilize MRP 


Bachelor's degree from four year college or university; or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


PTO, 9 paid holidays, Medical, HSA, FSA, Dental, Vision, 401k (Traditional and Roth), Company paid life insurance, LTD & STD.