Extrusion Manager

Job Site
Mills River, NC (USA)
Area of Responsibility
Production / Engineering
Type of Employment
Permanent Position

Job Description

  • Ability to design extrusion Tooling from customer drawings/specifications
  • Produce quality complex thermoplastic extrusion prototypes (multi lumen, multilayer, co-extrusions, thin wall reinforced) 
  • Train extrusion operators
  • Troubleshoot and provide root cause solutions for difficult extrusions
  • Responsible for managing day-to-day Extrusion production and core functions of Production in order to achieve and maintain operational excellence
  • Establish and communicate RAUMEDIC objectives and assignments
  • Lead and support Shift Supervisors and Lead Technicians 24/7 to ensure consistent operations 
  • Responsible for production figures with respect to labor costs, machine output, quality, material and reporting of those figures
  • Support site COO / Operations Manager as needed
  • Responsibility for strict observance of legal rules and regulations referring to work safety and adherence of working time
  • Responsible for investment planning and investment requests for supporting divisions of Production/ Plant related items

Job Requirements

  • Ability to produce quality prototype extrusions
  • Ability to develop quality extrusion tooling from customer drawings/specifications
  • ISO 13485 knowledge and application
  • Lead production meeting every morning with Gemba walk of Extrusion.
  • Update production boards in each clean room of priorities and work to be complete in the next 24 hours
  • Daily walk through of both production floors looking for cleanliness, potential safety issues, build rapport and motivate Operators, Supervisors/Lead Techs
  • Maintain and update tooling prep list with priorities to ensure tools are ready as needed
  • Coordination and communication of our production schedule every morning
  • Review operator workload and send daily email setting priorities as we have more work than labor allows
  • Review, accept, sign off on all new customer orders and add to the production schedule
  • Review and coordination with purchasing and Logistics of all raw materials and packaging supplies
  • Work closely with Central Customer Service to support customers in any way needed
  • Work closely with material suppliers discussing material forecasts, price increases and negotiating said increases where possible
  • Forward any material increase in spread sheet format with any material cost increases with current cost for COO requoting to customer
  • Maintain open communication with the day shift Supervisor/Lead to maintain priorities are being followed and issues taken care of as they arise
  • Once per week prepare sales goal for the month based on actual to date sales and expected sales to month end
  • Once per week prepare press utilization expectation for the upcoming week
  • By-weekly hourly time and attendance approval for payroll (SAP), including vacation time approval
  • Work with RAUMEDIC finance teams when issues arise with receivables
  • Active member of the Workplace Safety Committee
  • Yearly review of employee’s performance reporting to HR and COO
  • Responsible for assisting in identifying training needs for employees
  • Work with Staff, Operations and other departments on LEAN / Continuous Improvement activities to improve processes/ reduce costs
  • Work with engineering on new projects under consideration of plant interests
  • Develop KPI’s, goals and scorecards for departments

Additonal duties as required or assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business management or related field of study
  • Five to 10 years experience in a discipline managing a medical manufacturing department or managing in a related field
  • The ability to work flexibly, oftentimes working non-standard hours 

General Physical Requirements and Work Conditions

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

  • Business casual office environment.
  • Significant time each day spent in a manufacturing environment or a clean room environment.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile; with lifting requirements up to 30 pounds.
  • The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and collegues.



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Pamela Medley

+1 (828) 620-2961

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