Manager Production

Date: Dec 22, 2021

Location: Ocala , FL, US, 34474

Company: REV Group, Inc.

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Requisition ID: 11638

REV Group (NYSE: REVG) is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of specialty vehicles and related aftermarket parts and services. REV serves a diversified customer base primarily in the United States through three segments: Fire & Emergency, Commercial and Recreation. REV provides customized vehicle solutions for applications including: essential needs (ambulances, fire apparatus, school buses, mobility vans and municipal transit buses), industrial and commercial (terminal trucks, cut-away buses and street sweepers) and consumer leisure (recreational vehicles (“RVs”) and luxury buses). REV’s brand portfolio consists of 30 well-established principal vehicle brands including many of the most recognizable names within our served markets. Several of REV’s brands pioneered their specialty vehicle product categories and date back more than 50 years.


SCOPE:  The Manufacturing Manager is responsible leading a team of salaried and direct labor associates in the manufacture and assembly of products, components and parts for custom fire and rescue vehicles, and strategically directing the operations to deliver the highest quality product while maximizing company profit.  The Manager position is responsible for leading multiple production departments/lines and typically includes responsibility of an entire facility or multiple facilities.  The Manager is accountable for setting a strategic direction in line with company missions and visions.  This position requires expert knowledge and application of lean manufacturing principles to drive continuous improvement in meeting company goals and objectives.   This position has great emphasis on highly skilled processes, complex assemblies and testing and the Manager must possess a high level of technical skill to assist the Operations team in troubleshooting and problem resolution. 


•    Directly leads and supervises a manufacturing team of Production Supervisors and hourly employees in all manufacturing processes in a facility or multiple facilities.  Must also take a leadership role in activities outside of direct span of control, such as Product Management, Supply Chain, Engineering, etc.

•    Responsible to ensure all production areas are scheduled and staffed appropriately to meet schedule commitments and cycle time requirements.  Prioritizes and manages the workflow within all departments to ensure timely and efficient task completion in accordance with the production schedule.  Provides the resources required to the manufacturing team to meet commitments.

•    Responsible for medium to long term range planning activities such as line-set up, equipment capacity, material flow, and employee staffing to meet customer demand and takt time requirements.  

•    Assumes leadership role in identifying and coordinating maintenance activity on plant and equipment, identification of plant needs for safety/security and any risk mitigation needs as required.  Ensures all equipment, materials, tools and processes used are of the highest quality and all production standards are followed.

•    Working expertise in value stream mapping and managing the business through current state/future state improvements.  Directs the development, planning and execution of the value stream.  Owns facility(s) and/or responsible department value stream maps.

•    Participates in company goal setting, deployment and strategic planning activities, typically detailing 1st level improvement initiatives and sets targets to improve.  Sets strategic direction for the plant/facility in accordance with business goals and objectives.  Leads project activities and directs, coaches, mentors employees.

•    Assumes leadership and expertise of lean manufacturing principles.  Accountable for the implementation and sustainment of lean within areas of responsibility.  Must be change agent and ambassador for continuous improvement.  Must be able to teach/train employees at all levels on the concepts of lean.  Must proactively lead the engagement of all personnel in the implementation of the principles and tools of lean.

•    Accountable for ensuring all quality, regulatory and ISO requirements are met.  Responsible to make sure appropriate actions are taken to meet all requirements, including stopping production if appropriate.

•    Reviews all work within the department to assure technical accuracy of the work meets customer requirements, engineering design expectations as documented in shop orders, engineering prints, bills of material, work instructions and quality documentation.  Assures all workmanship standards are met.

•    Responsible for safety and environmental compliance of the facility and surrounding grounds.  Holds departmental employees accountable for following all OSHA and company policies and regulations.  Actively leads safety improvement initiatives.

•    Responsible for development, compliance and enforcement of all company policies and procedures.  Ensures consistent and effective employee relations.  Recommends rewards/recognition as appropriate.  Initiates necessary disciplinary actions as required.

•    Communicates and interfaces with other senior leaders driving effective liaisons with other departments such as Materials, Engineering, Sales Administration, Product Management.   Provides technical expertise for problem resolution and drives root cause and corrective actions.

•    Responsible for meeting established department budgets.  Leads activities for staffing requirements and selection of departmental personnel.  Determines area budget goals for personnel, equipment, supplies and other cost elements to assure ongoing company profitability.

•    Evaluates and verifies employee performance through review of completed work assignments, work techniques and leadership skills.  Builds and mentors individuals and teams and identifies staff development/training needs. Conducts the training or otherwise ensures that training is obtained.



1.    SAFETY: Follow E-ONE General Health & Safety Rules, ensure safe operating conditions within your area of responsibility and notify coworkers and supervisors of hazardous acts and conditions. Proper use of PPE; use only defect-free equipment.  Promote safety in department.  Use proper lifting techniques and overheard hoist when needed.  Maintain clean and safe working environment in line with 5-S Philosophy.   Participate in hazardous communication training and safety meetings.
2.    QUALITY:  Responsible for the quality of your work.  This requires that you perform defect-free work and understand the requirements of the company’s quality system as it pertains to your job duties and responsibilities.  Must be able to check your work to ensure conformance to process control instructions, specifications, and quality standards.  Identify and segregate non-conforming product.  Identify the need for and assist in initiating and implementing corrective and preventive actions when appropriate.
3.    FLEXIBILITY:  Able and willing to work in other areas as needed.  Must be flexible in taking lunch and breaks when workflow requires. Willing to work additional hours as necessary.
4.    INITIATIVE:  Actively participate in continuous improvement of our products and processes to better serve our customers and improve the overall profitability of E-ONE.  Actively seek out work in other areas when current assignment is complete.  Make suggestions for improving product quality, processes, safety, and company profitability.
5.    TEAMWORK:  Positive working attitude toward other employees; be a team player.  Work with others constructively and abide by company policies and procedures.  Working together as a team for continuous improvement is vital to ensure the future of E-ONE and its employees.  Teamwork will be required to be effective in both our daily production assignments as well as special improvement projects.
6.    CAREER DEVELOPMENT:  Attend and participate in a variety of meetings, training programs, and task force groups to integrate activities, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems and maintain specific level of knowledge pertaining to changes to equipment or process, new developments, requirements, procedures and policies and assist with the training and orientation of new or transferred employees as directed.


•    High School Diploma.  Associate or Bachelors degree preferred.
•    Minimum 10 years work related experience, 7 years in Supervisory or Leadership capacity
•    Practical experience can include electrical, mechanical, welding, metal fabrication, etc..
•    Experience in vehicle production or custom manufacturing environment
•    Excellent business acumen.  Previous experience with P&L or Cost Center responsibility
•    Detailed knowledge and experience with manufacturing processes
•    Thorough understanding and application of lean principles and continuous improvement methodologies
•    Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, with demonstrated team building and conflict resolution ability.   Excellent employee and human relations skills.
•    Excellent computer skills.  Ability to learn and use company specific systems.
•    Knowledge and experience with regulatory agency requirements such as NFPA, FAA, DOT, etc.



1.    Lift/Push/Pull- Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 40 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. 
2.    Climbing- Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. 
3.    Stooping- Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. 
4.    Kneeling- Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees. 
5.    Crouching/Crawling/Reaching - Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.  Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction. 
6.    Standing- Particularly for sustained periods of time. 
7.    Walking- Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another. 
8.    The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: operating machines such as lathes, drill presses, power saws and mills where the seeing job is at or within arm’s reach; performing mechanical tasks of a non-repetitive nature such as carpenters, technicians, service people, plumbers, painters, mechanics, etc. The worker is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles or heavy equipment
9.    The worker is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.


E-ONE is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and marketer of fire rescue vehicles with more than 23,000 vehicles in operation around the world. Headquartered in Ocala, Florida, E-ONE is the industry leader in product innovation, bringing new technologies to the market that exceed our customer’s expectations.

REV Group 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. REV Group also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.



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