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Production Manager (Timber & Wood industry) Job Vacancy

Job Title: Production Manager (Timber & Wood industry)
Company: Wood Products Kenya Ltd
Location: Nairobi, Kenya Reporting To: Technical Director
Specific Responsibilities
The production manager is responsible to ensure that all production is carried out in an efficient manner and as per the company’s quality and delivery requirements. The PM will ensure that production planning incorporates all projects, current and future and includes set performance guidelines, increasing production targets on a monthly basis. The PM will be in charge of production staff; that is, to ensure that they are working within the company’s health and safety policy and the required performance targets.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Bachelors Degree in Production and Planning
  • Excellent planning, time management skills and monitoring skills
  • Ability to read technical drawings is a must 0.
  • 5-10 years experience in the timber industry is a prerequisite
  • An ability to work under tight schedules.
  • Computer literacy with skills in excel, archicad or autocad Microsoft projects etc.
  • Specialization in business administration is an added advantage
  • Self motivated and able to work with minimum supervision
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Overseeing the production process, drawing up a production schedule
  • Ensuring that the production is cost effective
  • Making sure that products are produced on time and are of good quality
  • Working out the human and material resources needed
  • Drafting a timescale for the job
  • Estimating costs and setting the quality standards
  • Monitoring the production process and adjusting schedules as needed
  • Being responsible for the maintenance of equipment, and giving recommendations of additional machinery required
  • Liaising among different departments, e.g. stores/store/site managers
  • Working with managers to implement the company’s policies and goals
  • Ensuring that health and safety guidelines are followed
  • Supervising and motivating your team of workers
  • Reviewing the performance of subordinates
  • Identifying training needs
  • Recruitment of workers
  • Design production and quality assurance of wood products
  • Verification of cutting lists and understanding technical drawings
  • Ability of work with various teams of workers
Production Departments to be Managed
  • Solid timber e.g. machining timber, architectural moldings, doors etc
  • Post/press form section
  • Boards and cabinetry e.g. cutting, edging, assembly etc
  • Flush doors e.g. ripsaw, flush doors, laminated flooring
  • Re-sawing section
  • Multiple molders
  • Parquet section
  • Six-month probation period, with 3 month evaluation
Key Performance Indicators
  • Production Delivery     15%
  • Production Quality         15%
  • Production Cost Efficiency 30%
  • Equipment Maintenance     20%
  • Problem Solving                     5%
  • Initiative and Creativity                 5%
  • Job Knowledge and decision making ability     5%
  • 360 degrees feedback                 5%
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