Value Stream Manager in San Marcos, Texas,US at Ameridrives

Date Posted: 2/22/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description


The Value Stream Manager reports directly to the Operations Manager, and is responsible for safety, quality, delivery, and cost for the assigned value stream.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the activities of the shop floor, under the direction of the Operations Manager and follow established procedures and approved processes.
  • Supervise all production operations such as machining, processing and assembly.
  • Plan, schedule, and coordinate departmental activities to fulfill sales orders, meet inventory requirements, and deliver manufactured products in a timely fashion.
  • Supervise all value stream associates in all 3 shifts.
  • Daily Standard Work Gemba Walk 1: Arrange support requirements (Maintenance, Engineering, Quality, Materials), deals with all personnel issues, and reviews and responds to expedite requests. Gemba Walk 2: Deal with abnormalities, check performance metrics at all cells in the value stream, and follow up on expedite requests
  • Weekly Standard Work: Gemba walk with Operations Manager, verify Team Leader adherence to standard work, formal audit of standard work in one area, review status of visual controls, and lead continuous improvement meeting.
  • Maintain proper staffing within the value stream.
  • Other projects and duties may be assigned.


Critical Competencies

  • Will have a thorough knowledge of all manufacturing methods, techniques, and related equipment. Must be able to read and interpret drawings and specifications. Must be familiar with product construction and application. Must have complete knowledge of production scheduling and shop operations. This position requires that the person be a highly organized, self- motivated individual who can work independently. Must have strong leadership skills, with excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be able to manage multiple tasks and priorities and easily adapt to changing situations. Will be computer literate, particularly in shop floor control, production planning, and inventory control applications. Working knowledge of lean or TPS principles. High mix / low volume machine shop experience.
  • The ability to read and interpret documents such as drawings, general business periodicals, professional journals, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, technical and procedure manuals and government regulations. Ability to write routine reports, operating instructions, procedure manuals, and business correspondences. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of employees and managers, customers, clients, and the general public.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process will have the opportunity to request accommodation during the application process.

Job Requirements

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Requires a B.S. Degree in a technical or business field, or 14 years of progressive manufacturing experience and responsibilities, 3 of which must be in a supervisory capacity. Requires broad technical and administrative experience in a manufacturing /machine shop environment.

Physical Demand and Work Environment

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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock, explosives and vibration. The noise levels in the work environment it usually moderate. However, on some instances this job may require work in areas where ear protection is necessary.


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