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Production Leader - East End



Production Leader - East End

  • 493068
  • Palmyra, New York, United States
  • Garlock
  • Operations
  • Full-Time/Regular


Lead a team of supervisors across a variety of manufacturing environments to work safely and efficiently while creating engagement throughout the workforce.  Develop team members to effectively meet daily and monthly production targets while establishing best practices and setting consistent shop-floor expectations across the Palmyra “East End” operations.


  • Develop and support supervisors based on their individual experience and capabilities.
  • Foster team collaboration between departments that allows for cross training and backups when there is a vacancy.
  • Establish Supervisor standard work to facilitate establishing norms and to allow for easier transition when filling in for another area.
  • Lead team to measure and manage production department to meet key performance indicators that correspond with Safety, Production, Quality, Delivery, and Cost. 
  • Develop others to lead while being responsible for an efficient use of labor hours, material and machines. 
  • Understand and communicate current controllable expenses and is works to improve performance for labor (direct and indirect), materials, supplies, and maintenance of production facilities. 
  • Establish best practices and consistency across product lines for enforcing plant safety rules and instructing personnel in safe working habits.  Support departments in developing engaged safety teams and audits. 
  • Train others on how to use Near Miss Database and Maintenance Connection.
  • Lead team to effectively resolve conflicts early and as well as employee grievances and problems as they arise.
  • Establish best practices and consistency across product lines in employee documentation related to training, safety, work instructions, discipline, vacation, job evaluation, etc.
  • Coach teams to become more effective communicator’s and to drive engagement at all levels.




  • Collaborates:  Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives. 
  • Communicates effectively:  Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences. 
  • Demonstrates self-awareness:  Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses. 
  • Ensures accountability:  Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments. 
  • Drives engagement:  Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives. 
  • Decision quality:  Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward. 
  • Directs work:  Providing direction, delegating, and removing obstacles to get work done. 



  • Bachelor’s Degree or commensurate work experience
  • 8-10 years broad experience in Manufacturing Operations 
  • Minimum of 5 years supervisory experience in manufacturing
  • Computer skills in MSOffice and ERP systems
  • Must be able to read measuring instruments to do quality audit of products, etc.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to lead others to establish work schedules and make decisions that align with company KPI’s



WORKING CONDITIONS: On-site Manufacturing




Office and Manufacturing Floor Position: Ability to perform sedentary work, spending extended periods of time working with a computer. Physical effort may include stooping, kneeling, touching, feeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions. Clarity of vision to see near and mid-range.   Ability to lift and carry up to 20 lbs. 


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.

Garlock values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.

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