Manager, Production

Date: Nov 21, 2021

Location: Conyers, GA, US, 30013

Company: Dover Corporation

Our Story:


Dover Food Retail (DFR) is a leading manufacturer of Display Cases, Specialty Products, Refrigeration Systems, Power Systems and Comprehensive Services; and leading our industry by Innovating What’s Next in glass doors and intelligent merchandising technologies that keep food safe under brands such as HillPhoenix and Anthony.


DFR is part of the Refrigeration and Food Equipment segment of the Dover Corporation® (NYSE: DOV). Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenues in excess of $7 billion.


DFR is built on creativity and customer-centric innovation delivered by people invigorated by a strong sense of responsibility to help our customers win in their marketplaces. The relationships we build with our customers are as important to our success as the products we manufacture. This collaborative environment delivers FRESH THINKING, reassuring our customers that they choose the best when they choose to work with the people of Dover Food Retail.


Job Title:        Manager, Production

Location:        Conyers, GA


What we’re looking for:


Hillphoenix is looking for a Production Manager to work closely with the Plant Manager and plans, directs, and coordinates the operations of the facility. The Production Manager is responsible for managing daily operations and planning the use of materials and team members to ensure quality product and timely delivery to external and internal customers. This position is responsible for safety and compliance with state and federal laws, production planning and budgeting, hiring, supervising, and managing operating expenses. The result of these initiatives contributes to the overall health and financial growth of our Conyers facility. 


What you’ll be responsible for in this role:


  • Participating as active member of the site leadership team, assisting with the creation and implementation of strategic and tactical objectives as necessary for the site to reach goals
  • Recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and training production staff and developing direct reports to establish career progression opportunities within the department and organization
  • Advising production supervisors on labor issues including quality, safety, security, employee relations, scheduling, and training
  • Striving to create an Employer of Choice atmosphere by continuously communicating, resolving issues, and developing incentives and retention strategies
  • Maintaining a safe working environment by training on safe working techniques and monitoring employee behaviors and equipment functionality
  • Establishing realistic and challenging production rates and communicating to operators
  • Operating within the business operating system to complete all daily and monthly production reporting
  • Creating production shifts that optimally utilize labor and capacity, responding to seasonality issues by adjusting headcount, workload or shifts accordingly
  • Monitoring daily production performance in relation to company established KPIs and report results to upper management
  • Reviewing methods, processes, cost, labor, and machine utilization and recommending more efficient and economical methods and techniques
  • Establish continuous improvement objectives and mentor direct reports in Lean manufacturing methodology


What are the basic qualifications? 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Management, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field. 
  • Minimum 5 years in a management/supervisory/continuous improvement role in a discrete manufacturing, multi-shift production environment


What are the preferred qualifications?

  • Basic knowledge of OSHA regulations and employment law.
  • Proficient in MS Office products
  • Dynamic self-starter with ability to handle multiple projects in a high paced work environment
  • Ability to demonstrate good problem solving skills and conflict resolution


To be a great fit for the role:


Knowledge & Expectations – Requires working knowledge of computers with proficiency in Microsoft Office applications. Oracle/AS400 experience a plus.


Language Skills - Good communication skills both written and verbal. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Reasoning Ability – Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

Must have a bias for action and ability to make decisions.

Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Physical Demands – While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear.  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Work Environment While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


How We Define Our Values and Why You Should Join Our Team:


The backbone behind our collection of outstanding businesses is a team of dedicated employees who protect and enhance our valued reputation for quality and delivering what we promise. It’s our values that define Dover to all of our key audiences: our shareholders, customers, prospective employees and especially to ourselves.

These values must be expressed in our work and embody our actions, as they form the basis by which we do our jobs, make decisions and measure our performance. It’s our unwavering commitment to maintaining our values that defines who we are as a Company.


  • Collaborative Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Winning Through Customers
  • Respects and Values People
  • Expectations for Results
  • High Ethical Standards, Openness, and Trust


What’s in it for you?


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Flexible Spending
  • Paid Holidays









The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.


Dover Food Retail is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

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