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Sr. Production Manager

Location: Monroe, Georgia, United States
Job ID: R0004505
Date Posted: Dec 9, 2021
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi Automotive
Company Name: Hitachi Astemo Americas, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Production & Skilled Trades
Job Type (Experience Level): Senior Management
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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On January 1, 2021, Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd., Keihin Corporation, Showa Corporation and Nissin Kogyo Co., Ltd. merged to form Hitachi Astemo, Ltd., a world-leading mobility solutions provider focusing on advanced mobility technologies within the fields of electrification, autonomous driving, and connectivity to help reduce environmental damage, decrease traffic accidents, and improve comfort.  The name "Astemo" is derived from the words "Advanced Sustainable Technologies for Mobility" and describes the mission of the integrated company to "provide a safe, sustainable and comfortable mobility life through technologies that contribute to an advanced and sustainable society". Our people are at the heart of achieving these goals, and we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.

We recruit and develop people from diverse backgrounds who can bring their skills and experience to our organization and make us even more effective.  Own the Future and become a part of the team.  We have a current career opportunity as a Sr. Production Manager.


  • Manages all aspects of the assembly manufacturing operation to include but not limited to manufacturing processes, maintenance, equipment, procedures, work instructions, and schedules.
  • Balance quality, productivity, cost, safety and morale to achieve positive results in all areas of automotive parts production.
  • Create, maintain, and improve functional relationships with other operational and organizational departments to gain input on product and process requirements and needs.
  • Develop processes and work improvement systems and ensures regulatory compliance.
  • Manage and support preventive maintenance programs.
  • Plan and coordinate departmental activities to fulfill sales orders, meet inventory requirements, and deliver manufactured products in a timely fashion.
  • Responsible for positively influencing and strategic development for salary team members.
  • Continually review with foreman/supervisors their job tasks and work together to create cost saving measures and/or ideas to improve quality and service.
  • Provide direct reports with structure and guidance to effectively perform their job tasks. Complete routine assessments and provide feedback to each team member to ensure continued career growth.
  • Ensure Safety, Environmental, Health, and Training compliance.
  • Develops and maintains reporting, charting and tracking of all major KPIs.  Implement and track corrective actions to continuously improve each major KPI.


  • A bachelor’s degree, technical field preferred..  Six (6) years experience in a  leadership role preferred.  Automotive manufacturing is preferred.
  • Must have previously demonstrated complete knowledge of production, scheduling and shipping operations.
  • Familiarity with IATF16949, ISO14001, and OSHA regulations.
  • Must demonstrate excellent verbal, communication, and leadership skills.
  • Ability to lead, motivate, and coordinate team efforts to accomplish goals.
  • Previous managerial experience.  Experience in hiring, conducting performance reviews, and giving/receiving corrective action.
  • Must be proficient in MSWord, Excel, and PowerPoint.


Responsible for the direction of entire assembly staff.   


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk. The employee occasionally is required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


This position works in a warehouse/production environment.  The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

The performance of this position requires exposure to the manufacturing areas where certain areas require the use of personal protective equipment.

The employee must be willing to work off shift hours when required to support their staff. 

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Since we only hire the best and want to maintain a safe and pleasant work environment for all, final candidates are subject to drug screen and background checks. Hitachi is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V).

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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