For over thirty-five years, Viwinco has been manufacturing custom-made, high-performance, beautiful windows and patio doors. Our replacement, new construction, and impact-resistant products are designed and engineered in house from premium-quality materials. We oversee every step of the process - from cutting custom sized window panes to hand-washing each window or door before it leaves our facility. Drawing on a work ethic passed down through generations, our family-owned and operated business provides exemplary service, short lead times, and the personalized attention that has made our name one of the most trusted in the industry.
We have an immediate need for a Glass Value Stream Manager for our manufacturing operation. The successful candidate should be goal oriented, possess a minimum of 10 years’ experience in glass fabrication and management. This is a high visibility position for a high energy, detail oriented individual. This position must focus on expectations, prevent problems and strive for continuous improvement. The Glass Value Stream Manager will oversee all aspects of day to day operations of a state of the art glass operation. Experience in a fast paced manufacturing environment required, excellent written and verbal communication skill and ability to work well with others and motivate a team is necessary.
KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Lead a successful team to operate a multi-shift, state of the art glass processing value stream.
Communicate effectively with internal departments and team members to ensure superior service is delivered. Foster strong relationships with other departments and value streams.
Develop organization and team capable of ensuring on time customer deliveries. Goal is set to world class expectations of 98%
Coach, mentor and train direct reports and all value stream employees to manage their teams for acceptable levels of safety, quality, delivery and productivity.
To meet critical company goals, focus on proactive improvement of processes. Flow down expectations and accountability to supervisor team to enable.
Be the leader for the value stream in safety and quality step change. Lead activities within value stream to change culture which focused on safety and quality first.
Lead the Gemba process for the value stream ensuring up to date metrics and effective monitoring of corrective actions for variances. Monitor hour by hour production and escalate issues found to Director of Manufacturing with remedy.
Ensure compliance of department to safety compliance expectations as well as monitoring of key process quality checks to ensure expected quality of product to industry and customer standards.
Lead root cause analysis of value stream related customer feedback complaints. Ensure robust solutions preventing further issues.
Continually monitor capacity using data models and quickly design required changes related to growth.
Chart and manage historical manufacturing data for trending and identification of required areas of improvement. Achieve year over year productivity savings of 10%. Maximize production through efficient use of personnel and equipment.
Develop a scheduling process which is robust and manageable by the team, use Viwinco system capabilities.
Partner with maintenance department to understand downtime issues and collaborate to effectively improve as a team.
Support/identify training needs of direct reports and production personnel to ensure ability to meet customer and company goals. Support as necessary the development of training documents which enable quality goals are met with high levels of efficiency. Focus on retention of associates to minimize turnover which can effect operational excellence.
Implement lean manufacturing practices. Lead or participate in Kaizens and own the implementation of actions to the value stream. Kaizens expected to be completed on all processes in strategic order. Implement 5S and visual factory principals.
Own the entire current state to future state transformation of respective value stream, ensure robust communication to bring employees to a positive change.
What We Offer:
Full range of benefits which includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, Life Insurance, Paid holidays, Vacation time, and more.
A family owned business with a friendly and supportive management team with a focus on its employees.
If you fit this description, we’d love to learn more about you! Please send us your up to date resume with a cover letter including your salary requirements.
Bilingual – English and Spanish (Preferred)
Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles
Excellent communication skills, personal accountability and a strong sense of urgency
Training and supervisory experience
Strong analytical thinking skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with co-workers at all levels of the organization
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Excel and Word
For over thirty-five years, Viwinco has been manufacturing custom-made, high-performance, beautiful windows and patio doors. Our replacement, new construction, and impact-resistant products are designed and engineered in house from premium-quality materials. We oversee every step of the process—even hand-washing each window or door before it leaves our facility. Drawing on a work ethic passed down through generations, our family-owned and operated business provides exemplary service, short lead times, and the personalized attention that has made our name one of the most trusted in the industry.