Job Description

 Job Description:


EaglePicher is searching for a Production Manager to join our team at our Crossroads Facility in Joplin, MO!  This Production Manager position will be responsible for planning and organizing manufacturing activities for the Battery Assembly, TIII Lithium Ion, and CFx Cell and Battery Production lines.   

About the Position:

The primary purpose of this position is to ensure day-to-day safety, quality and manufacturing goals are obtained for the Battery Assembly, TIII Lithium Ion, and CFx Cell and Battery Production lines. This role will manage a team of production leaders providing coaching and mentoring, assist with problem solving, manage capital budgets, drive operational efficiency focused on reducing waste and improving productivity, while driving execution focused on achieving KPI’s and customer service.


Reporting to the Sr. Operations Manager, this individual will be a key member of the manufacturing staff, working closely with safety, engineering and quality to ensure business goals are met. This role will be a significant contributor and decision maker as we strive to drive growth in a very dynamic and fast-paced environment.

Your core responsibilities will be to:
  • Proactively prevent injuries to personnel, damage to the facility, and environmental non-compliances and releases. Instill a team focus that promotes individual ownership and care and concern for others
  •  Plan, implement, control, review, adjusts, and communicates production schedules in order to efficiently and effectively use available resources to meet customer demand while maintaining cost, quality, and schedule.  Demonstrates effective project management skills
  • Develop, implement, and improve systems to maximize production outcomes with the assurance that products meet customer specifications
  • Proactively seek opportunities to reduce costs and gain operational productivity, participate in process troubleshooting, development and optimization of new equipment and product lines, development and implementation of process control schemes and resolution of environmental issues
  • Apply technical, engineering, personnel experience knowledge to problem-solving and process design
  • Provide leadership in the investigation of problems and implementation of appropriate corrective actions
  • Provide input to assist with the strategic direction of the plant regarding long-term planning involving operating and capital budgets as well as departmental goals and objectives
  • Provide leadership to plant support personnel including reliability, process controls, and process improvement with the objective of improving all plant processes
  • Provide leadership and oversight of technology transfers and start-up of new product lines in support of products transitioning from Design and Development into production, experience with process validation and product validation and design for manufacturing preferred
  • Assist in the selection of, as well as develops and maintains qualified personnel within the manufacturing department, both supervision and front-line staff
  • Continue to build a culture of trust and involvement within the department through positive relations and communication while maintaining discipline and morale with advice from the HR department and leadership team
To succeed in this position, the ideal candidate would:

·        have a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, operations or science preferred or equivalent experience in related field

·        have five or more years of managerial experience within a manufacturing business, cross-functional team management preferred

·        demonstrate success in managing people and leading multiples teams and/or departments in manufacturing

·        have strong presentation, written and verbal communication skills

·        demonstrate success in achieving results along with experience in Operational Excellence

·        possess business and financial acumen as well as fundamental management principles

In addition to meeting the basic requirements, the most successful candidate will also have:

·        a six sigma background with lean manufacturing experience

·        experience in plant layouts, high-volume production start-ups and turnkey operations

EaglePicher Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply for this position. A new window will open and direct you to apply at our corporate careers page. We look forward to hearing from you!

Apply Online