Production Manager

TX - Ferris

Posting Date


Report to

Plant Manager

FLSA Status


Business Unit


Close Date

Open until filled

Get ready to grow with us!

Northwest Pipe Company is the nation’s leading manufacturer of water infrastructure products and with over 50 years of experience, we’re just getting started! Our business is growing, and we’re looking for great people to grow with us. We’re immediately seeking a Production Manager to join our ParkUSA team in Ferris, TX.

We Offer

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D Insurance
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Sick Time
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match
  • Bonus Potential (2x per year)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Safety Footwear and Eyewear Voucher (Day 1 of Employment)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Opportunities for Career Advancement
  • Values-Driven Culture Committed to Diversity, Inclusion, and Safety
Our Values
  • Accountability is evident when we do what we say we are going to do and people accept responsibility for their actions. We do not point fingers and blame others. We own our actions.
  • Commitment is not only promising to do something, but actually investing in the necessary effort and actions to make it happen.
  • Teamwork is essential for competing in a challenging and constantly changing business environment. Working together across all job functions is critical to achieving our success.


About the Job

The Production Manager is responsible for the safety of the employees in their department, producing products that meet or exceed the company’s quality standards and customer expectations while meeting delivery commitment dates for customers at the best possible cost. The production manager is an effective communicator and understands the products being produced and employs the means to deliver upon key performance indicators.

Essential Functions & Major Responsibilities
  • Drives departmental safety, ensuring all are aware of and follow company PPE practices and safety policies
  • Ensures product quality through audits and in process quality checks
  • Tracks key performance indicators (KPIs) and communicates to his team status of those KPIs through effective production board use and daily team huddles
  • Communicates weekly at a minimum with key stakeholders on order status and coordinates delivery dates
  • Proficient in SAP transactions and ensures transaction discipline by getting today’s work done today
  • Monitors all back orders and provides updates to changes to agree upon commitments to customers
  • Recommends suitable material substitutions when needed
  • Reviews BOMs for accuracy and provides corrective feedback to Engineering
  • Utilize lean tools to improve safety, quality, delivery, and lower department production costs
  • Recommends capital improvements to the plant manager as part of the annual Capex process
  • Effectively identifies labor needs to ensure the department is properly staffed to meet customer needs
  • Collaborates with the Plant Manager(s) to ensure results align with the overall site operational strategy
  • Facilitates coordinated improvement process using lean principles to provide competitive manufacturing advantages.
  • Develops, establishes and communicates performance targets and measurements for the manufacturing team.
  • Performs any additional duties as requested by the Plant Manager
  • This position leads, manages, and supervises the manufacturing teams while coordinating with the production control coordinator, inventory control specialist/supervisor, and site dispatcher.
  • The manger collaborates with all employees, external business partners, government entities, industry non-profit organizations, customers and owners of all projects as needed.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish (preferred) – speech, reading and written
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to write professional correspondence.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
  • Must be able to operate calculator and be proficient in the use of tape measures.
  • Ability to understand and recommend changes to Manufacturing processes.
  • Ability to create and manage spreadsheets.
  • Lean manufacturing knowledge.
  • Quality Improvement knowledge.
  • Ability to create budgets.
  • Must be proficient in the use of computers and basic software programs, including excel spreadsheets.
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) plus 10-12 years of experience in a manufacturing management role or;
  • Bachelor Degree plus a minimum of 5 years of experience in a manufacturing management role or equivalent manufacturing management experience.
  • ACI Field Grade 1 Certification preferred.


Full list of anticipated physical demands for this position and detail on our work environment is available on our application portal. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Our organization maintains a drug-free workplace. Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successful passing of a drug test and background check.

Northwest Pipe Company is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. Minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Northwest Pipe Company reserves the right to close the position, with or without notice, if a qualified candidate is identified prior to the close date.

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