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Area Manager Production - Tooling & Fixtures

Date: Aug 6, 2022

Location: Sherrill, NY, US

Company: Briggs and Stratton

Position Description

Directs the activities of Production Supervisors Group Leads and other Lead positions to maximize production volume, maintain schedules, ensure safe operation of all machines and equipment, and to optimize cost and quality considerations.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Monitors and determines manufacturing costs and outlay, quality and quantity of goods produced, production methods, tooling applications, and ensures the effective use of production hours, skills, machines, equipment and facilities
  2. Participates in planning production schedules, technical requirements and manufacturing controls related to all manufacturing operations
  3. Expedites scheduled production, investigates and resolves delays and initiates corrective action.
  4. Coordinates operations-related programs such as manufacturing methods, cost reduction initiatives, preventive and regular maintenance, training, staffing, safety and housekeeping
  5. Administers company rules, regulations and policies
  6. Participates in the budgeting process,monitors and reports on manufacturing performance as it relates to budgetary guidelines
  7. Participates in the selection and acquisition of capital equipment for the production area
  8. Performs full range of managerial responsibilities which may include but not be limited to: interviewing, hiring, coaching and developing employees; planning, assigning and directing work; EEO/AA; performance management; department budget
  9. Performs other duties as assigned

Job Skills Requirements

  • Broad knowledge of manufacturing and quality principles and familiarity with labor-intensive machining, fabrication and assembly operations; may require knowledge of warehouse management
  • Strong supervisory skills and the ability to manage a diverse group of employees in a manufacturing environment
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing management programs
  • Working knowledge of employee relations issues and/or collective bargaining agreements in both union and non-union environments
  • Demonstrated superior verbal and interpersonal communications skills in order to motivate and manage a diverse group of individuals in a variety of positions
  • Working knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning systems
  • Fluent in English and primary language used in area of responsibility and/or location


Bachelor's Degree in Production Management or related field, or equivalent education and experience

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of seven years of manufacturing experience in machining and assembly operations environments

Physical & Environmental Requirements



Briggs & Stratton, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, provides innovative products and diverse power solutions to help people get work done. Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of engines for outdoor power equipment, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lithium-ion battery, standby generator, energy storage system, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Vanguard®, Ferris®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Billy Goat®, Allmand®, SimpliPhi®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in more than 100 countries on six continents.


Briggs & Stratton is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. Briggs & Stratton also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.

Nearest Major Market: Utica

Job Segment: Industrial, Machinist, Employee Relations, Warehouse, Fabrication, Manufacturing, Human Resources