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Production Manager


Stafford, TX
ID: 5482

Cortland is a global designer, manufacturer, and supplier of technologically advanced ropes, slings, and strength members. Collaborating with customers, our team uses its experience in high performance materials and market knowledge to transform ideas into proven products.  For more than 35 years, our custom-built solutions have been developed for work in the toughest environments and to overcome some of the world’s greatest challenges. They consistently enable our customers to meet the demands of the aerospace, defense, medical, research, subsea, marine, and energy industries.

Cortland is wholly owned by Enerpac Tool Group. Enerpac Tool Group is a premier industrial tools and services company serving a broad and diverse set of customers in more than 25 countries. The Company’s businesses are global leaders in high pressure hydraulic tools, controlled force products and solutions for precise positioning of heavy loads that help customers safely and reliably tackle some of the most challenging jobs around the world. The Company was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. Enerpac Tool Group trades on the NYSE under the symbol “EPAC”.

For further information on Enerpac Tool Group and its businesses, visit the Company's website at


Business Contribution:


Production Manager – The Production Manager is responsible for planning, coordinating, and controlling the manufacturing processes for assigned products produced, as well as providing daily direction, scheduling, technical leadership and support to ensure that currently defined processes meet or exceed the target goals in terms of Safety (HSSE), Quality, Delivery and Cost.  Lead incremental improvements initiatives to optimize existing processes through LEAD (Lean Enterprise Across Disciplines) activities.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Implements and maintains safety standards (HSSE) as required by law and company policy
  • Ensures all quality standards and requirements are met (including regulatory compliance)
  • Manages customer delivery dates to meet or exceed delivery of customer orders as promised
  • Establishes, maintains and continually improves the standard of performance for the operation
  • Develops, analyses, and presents reports, including but not limited to forecasts, productivity, and safety reports
  • Ensures that the manufacturing principles are in line with the company’s vision and priorities
  • Takes accountability for manufacturing goals and objectives
  • Plans and monitors capacity maximization, OEE, and lead time reduction opportunities
  • Drives improvement action(s) to meet manufacturing quality
  • Manages a high-performance team and helps employees achieve their full potential by selecting, coaching, developing, and training team members.
  • Develops, monitors, and implements departmental budgets and production forecasts.
  • Establish and manage the master production schedule for the assigned site.
  • Determine and establish optimal inventory levels based on forecast, demand and lead-times to ensure flow of components for ongoing production and customer orders.
  • Performs other related duties as required or assigned


Key Relationships:

The Site Leader will be the go to person for Production Manager – key network will include:


  • Global Operations Leader
  • LEAD Office Business Partner
  • Lean facilitators at each location
  • Operations site leaders
  • Americas Quality Manager



Direct Reports :


Supervisors (5)



Required Capabilities (describe scope of knowledge and ability of the position):


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, operations management, or equivalent.  Applicable work experience will offset formal education requirement.
  • Minimum of 7 years of supervising or leading a team
  • Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills and motivate others
  • Ability to identify potential issues and proactively recommend and implement solutions
  • Ability to make autonomous decisions based on thorough understanding business objectives
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other functions
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities under tight timelines
  • Experience managing budgets and working within specified departmental/company processes



Preferred Capabilities (describe scope of knowledge and ability of the position):

  • Prior Value Stream Business Model experience a plus
  • Understanding of production planning and master scheduling
  • Prior project based engineer-to-order manufacturing environment versus assembly


Health, Safety, Environment, and Quality (HSEQ) Behaviors:


  • To always ensure that their acts or omissions do not present a danger to themselves, anyone else, the Environment or the safe operation of any plant or equipment.
  • To intervene and report any defect in equipment or practice or any dangerous circumstance or event which could affect HSEQ performance.
  • To comply with all HSEQ requirements imposed by clients on their sites.
  • To drive improvements to HSEQ systems.
  • To lead and participate fully in Continuous Improvement (LEAD) activities where necessary & when required




  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Making
  • Drive For Results
  • Business Acumen
  • Collaboration
  • Technical Learning
  • Innovation Management
  • Customer Focus