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Production Manager

Location: Harrodsburg, Kentucky, United States
Job ID: R0002001
Date Posted: Apr 6, 2021
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi Automotive
Company Name: Hitachi Astemo Americas, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Production & Skilled Trades
Job Type (Experience Level): Management
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Summary:    Under the direction of executive management, exercises responsibility for execution of Production strategies and tactical plans at (HIAMS)AM sites.  This position develops priorities and objectives in cooperation with each site management team and oversees implementation.  Position serves as a corporate resource to all Production staff and management teams at all sites. This position exercises independent judgment routinely and operates within established guidelines.  

Essential Functions: Includes the following (other duties may be documented and assigned by local management and some duties may not apply dependent upon the requirements of the position at each specific (HIAMS)AM site and/or the strengths of the employee and the needs of the company):

Responsible for the effective operation of the Production Department under his/her control.

                Specifically the following:

Quality improvement Schedule attainment Cost improvement Employee safety and morale Employee training Control of operating Supplies for his department Manpower

2. Accomplish the tasks stated above through cultivation of the talents of Production Line Supervisors and the direct labor force.

3. Foster an atmosphere of cooperation and harmony while following approved policies.


Knowledge, skills & abilities: Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Possess ability to perform duties utilizing current company software applications. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, verbal and written communication skills required.  This position performs job duties in an ethical and professional manner. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent.  Less than a Bachelor’s degree acceptable with prior managerial experience in a manufacturing environment with proven record of successful KPI results.

Experience: At least 5years prior related experience preferred.  Proven management experience.

*Job level determined by various factors such as organization size, responsibility, career stage, and capabilities.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Supervisory responsibilities may be possible to perform the job duties as designated by area management.

Working Conditions:

Physical Demands: Required to sit or stand for long periods of time. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.  Ability to work 40 – 60 hours per week, including weekends and holiday work.  Must be available to be on-call 7 days a week.

                Travel: Up to 10% domestic and international may be required as needed. 

Work Environment:  Working in a manufacturing environment with exposure to office and laboratory areas.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

If you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job at Hitachi, please send the nature of request and contact information to [email protected]. Queries other than accommodation requests will not be responded to.

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