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Manufacturing Unit Manager

Hankook Tire

Hankook Tire

Clarksville, TN, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Job Title: Manufacturing Unit Manager
TP)Manufacturing Team
Core business hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm
Direct Report:
Manufacturing Team Manager

About the Manufacturing Unit Manager position

We are looking for an experienced Unit Manager who will lead, manage, and coordinate all manufacturing activities for continuous improvement of production efficiency in tire manufacturing. Control production to ensure optimal throughput efficiently, on time, within budget and to standard.

Unit Manager responsibilities are:

  • Actively support and drive a Safety Always Culture, a 5s workplace, consistent up, down, and across communication and continuous improvement as a way of work life.
  • Manage human and material resources to meet daily production requirements
  • Maintain existing operating conditions and rapidly identify improvement opportunities to optimize
  • Lead, demonstrate, and enforce TP safety protocols, compliance / regulatory requirements, reporting, administration, budgeting, supplier base, customer expectations, etc.
  • Become proficient with Continuous Improvement initiatives, analyze data, perform root cause analysis, apply effective methodologies and permanently solve problems and work to identify opportunities to continue process improvement and equipment uptime
  • Develop full understanding of operating conditions leading to meeting/ exceeding daily targets as well as full understanding of operating conditions leading to missing daily targets
  • Prepare, maintain, and communicate production reports relative to achievement of safety, quality, and cost and ensure all employees are aware of operational status daily
  • Prioritize equipment for preventive maintenance and communicate to Maintenance
  • Ensure standard operating procedures and training materials are understood, accessible, and followed
  • Establish expectations for departmental PPE adherence and ensure compliance
  • Drive quality requirements and standards to ensure compliance; prepare unit for audits and inspections
  • Drive utilization of Team Boards in all areas of department and ensure the team takes ownership of the data
  • Monitor and assess performance of staff and hold staff to operational and leadership expectations; conduct performance appraisals; take immediate actions when underperformance is identified
  • Manage budget and identify and drive cost control initiatives
  • Ensure efficient and effective collaboration between departmental suppliers and customers with regular communication and information
  • Perform other duties as assigned

          Unit Manager requirements are:


          • (Required) Bachelor's degree; field of science or learning major required
          • (Preferred) Engineering, Technical, or Business field
          • (Preferred) Advanced Degree in Technical or business specialty or (MBA)


          • (Required) 5+ years of related experience in personnel management, project management, or engineering. Previous experience in one or more of these roles within manufacturing intensive companies required

          Physical Demands:

          • Must be able to frequently move about the manufacturing plant campus, general office environments, production areas, and occasionally ascend/descend stairs
          • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time
          • Must be able to operate a computer and other office productivity machinery
          • Must be able to position self to file documents including the top and bottom drawers of file cabinets
          • Must be able to occasionally move office equipment and supplies weighing up to 50 pounds


          • 401(k), 401(k) matching
          • Dental insurance, health insurance, vision insurance, life insurance
          • Paid Time Off
          • Paid Holidays

          Hankook Tire is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.