Production Manager

Date: Mar 6, 2021

Location: Sylmar, CA, US, 91342

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:        Production Manager            

Location:        Sylmar, CA             



What we’re looking for:


We are looking for a Production Manager who will be responsible for the day to day operations, safety, quality and production of a designated department. This includes setting the tone for the organization in line with company values and policies, setting production schedules, training employees on their daily tasks, and supervision of department staff.


The Production Manager implements policies and procedures and recommends improvements in production methods, equipment, operating procedures and working conditions. Manage different factors in both short term and long-term perspectives, in driving to assist, support, direct, and lead efforts that result in meeting production goals on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly basis.


What you’ll be responsible for in this role:


  • Develop and execute a production schedule for multiple shifts and build product manufactured to exact specifications
  • Prevent unneeded production waste by continuously improving processes and quality 
  • Develop a stable, high-performing team
  • Accurately balance production loads for the manufacturing department to meet deadlines for completion of orders
  • Work under tight deadlines and help maintain smooth flow of operations
  • Work with Order intake, Engineering, Design and Manufacturing teams regarding cost, scheduling for multiple projects daily
  • Monitor and report on any production delays/issues
  • Maintain and monitor materials inventory continually to ensure no production delays
  • Oversee production supervisors, and direct and indirect staff as assigned
  • Provide feedback to Senior Management on process solutions
  • Support production floor teams on an as needed basis and notify Senior Management immediately of any delays/issues as they arise
  • Maximize materials usage
  • Sponsor and lead process improvement/optimization efforts and ensure sustainment of completed initiatives
  • Escalate issues to Department and Senior Management as required in an effective and timely manner
  • Other duties as assigned


What are the basic qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree required, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • 7+ years managing a manufacturing operation


What are the preferred qualifications:


  • Six Sigma and/or Lean Manufacturing certification a plus
  • Bilingual English-Spanish preferred


To be a great fit for the role:


  • Knowledge of automated manufacturing systems
  • Ability to read manufacturing blueprints
  • Ability to train all levels of employees in operations tools and processes
  • Able to engage employees in order to understand their role, level of expertise in various processes and express their value to the organization
  • Able to conduct effective meetings on an on-going basis with all levels of employees
  • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook; basic skills in PowerPoint and Explorer
  • Knowledge of MRP system, AS 400 System and/or Oracle a plus
  • Mathematical Abilities: English and Metric System – e.g. unites and measurement: length, time, fractions and decimal. Basic algebra, statistical process control
  • Ability to inquire, asses, analyze, and make decisions
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Data analysis and problem solving
  • Manufacturing/production planning/optimization experience preferred
  • Organized
  • Ability to manage time properly
  • Self-starter
  • Fast learner
  • Critical thinking and sound decision making
  • Six Sigma and/or Lean Manufacturing techniques
  • Track record of success in complex, custom manufacturing environment
  • Able to set goals and meet them


Physical Requirements:


The physical demands and work environment 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.


  • Regularly required to walk, sit and stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Gross manual dexterity (operate a motor vehicle) is also required
  • Ability to reach with arms and hands; bend, kneel, crouch and/or crawl as well as the ability to see and hear


Manufacturing Environment and Safety


The physical demands and work environment 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.


  • Safety gear such as boots, glasses and earplugs will be required and provided
  • Exposure to disagreeable elements is limited
  • Able to work night shifts and on weekends when required
  • Ability to move about in office, warehouse and manufacturing facilities
  • The incumbent must be able to perform this job safely without endangering the health or safety of self or others


Office Environment


  • The employee is regularly required to sit, talk, or hear; frequently required to use repetitive hand motion, handle or feel, and to stand, walk, reach, bend or lift up to 20 pounds
  • Requires minimum travel



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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