Production Manager

Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the engineering, design, and manufacturing of advanced arc welding solutions, automated joining, assembly and cutting systems, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment, and has a leading global position in brazing and soldering alloys. Lincoln is recognized as the Welding Expert™ for its leading materials science, software development, automation engineering, and application expertise, which advance customers' fabrication capabilities to help them build a better world. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln Electric is a $4.2B publicly traded company (NASDAQ:LECO) with over 11,000 employees around the world, with operations in 71 manufacturing and automation system integration locations across 21 countries and maintains a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices serving customers in over 160 countries.


Location: Ladson - Ladson, SCUnited States (US)
Employment Status: Salary Full-Time
Function: Manufacturing
Req ID: 24879




Develop, execute, and maintain plans for all production-related activities required to continually meet departmental targets including goal setting, issue identification and resolution, resource management, and succession planning.



  • Develop, maintain, and monitor departmental metrics and take appropriate action based on results
  • Determine and maintain appropriate departmental staffing consistent with business objectives
  • Implement systems of communication to ensure the required information flows both within the department as well as to/from support functions
  • Ensure production personnel consistently comply with all safety, quality and process requirements
  • Evaluate individual staff performance and provide feedback on a regular basis
  • Partner with other Department Managers to implement continuous improvement initiatives in the areas of safety, quality, efficiency and cost
  • Sustain departmental area improvements while monitoring established activities and processes
  • Balance resources to maximize departmental productivity
  • Resolve production issues that adversely affect departmental performance
  • Resolve employee grievances
  • Interpret and enforce all company policies and procedures
  • Perform general duties as assigned and assist in other areas as workload requires



  • Two years’ experience in a manufacturing environment OR a bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Results-driven with a focus to exceed goals and objectives
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to counsel and coach employees
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with all functions in the organization
  • Ability to manage competing priorities in a dynamic environment
  • Experience managing direct reports
  • Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office and project management software



  • Working knowledge of lean manufacturing principles
  • Experience with SAP


  • Ensures accountability
  • Drives engagement
  • Communicates effectively
  • Manages ambiguity
  • Resourcefulness
  • Manages conflict
  • Develops talent
  • Interpersonal savvy



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



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 qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and use hands to feel, handle or touch. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds.     



Lincoln Electric promotes equal employment opportunities and will not discriminate, nor tolerate discrimination, against any applicant or employee because of age; race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity; national origin; citizenship status; disability; veteran status; genetic information; or on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation. 



Please note, this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time, with or without notice.


Lincoln Electric is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to promoting equal employment opportunity for applicants, without regard to their race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Charleston South Carolina
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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