Assistant Production Manager
Houston, TX 
Posted 21 days ago
Job Description

Our solutions are a key part of most industries - electronics, medical research, renewable energy, food production, infrastructure and many more. Working with us means working with the latest technologies and groundbreaking, sustainable innovations.

Join us on our journey for a better tomorrow.

General Description- Direct and control all elements necessary to support manufacturing and production of compressed air and dryer packages within the Houston Product Company.

Roles and Responsibilities -

Oversight and management of the methods, directing, and operations of all planning, assembly, test, paint, fabrication and plant maintenance activities relevant to compressed air products

Partner with the Production Supervisor & planner to ensure the effective planning, coordination, and direction of all production activities as they pertain to material, labor, and burden.

Participate in the manufacturability and lean activities that utilize the technology and skill of the personnel available within the plant, while maintaining close contact with marketing/sales and engineering departments to avoid wasteful duplication or inappropriate use of assigned resources.

Formulate, establish, execute and administer programs for development, procurement, improvement, utilization and maintenance of plant buildings, grounds, equipment, facilities and services on a short and long-range basis.

Provide regular reporting of production results and trends. When deviations from the business plan occur, propose and implement corrective actions to bring the business back in line with planning.

Optimize the utilization and efficiency of labor by identifying, developing and providing improved tools, methods, processes, plant layout, material handling and movement, equipment and facilities, and by determining, setting and issuing consistent, challenging yet attainable labor standards. All efforts should incorporate the concepts and practices of continuous improvement with the aim of achieving
a lean manufacturing organization.

Work with the Operations Manager to establish appropriate growth target for the facility's products. Monitor performance and variance to budget and take action as appropriate to achieve plan.

Serve as an interface between engineering, purchasing, quality and production team to keep production moving and reduce production downtime.

Identify and implement digitalization in production activities to improve operational efficiency by using IT technology & infrastructure.

In partnership with Safety and Quality, encourage and support 6S program within the shop environment.

Oversee and maintain the management of the security system for the facility.

In conjunction with OSHA law and/or requirements, apply safety training processes when performing all work in order to reinforce practical safety training techniques, maintain awareness and prevent injury.

Follow the Atlas Copco "Safety First" policy with the vision of zero work related accidents. Take all necessary actions to employ sustainable processes to safeguard the company's targets for Quality/Environment/Safety, Health and Energy/Resource Efficiency.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications -

Experience- Seven to ten years of relevant operations experience in a manufacturing environment.

Education- Bachelor's degree in Mechanical/Industrial engineering or equivalent experience.

Skills- Proactive and dynamic performer with strong leadership skills, motivated by challenges, careful with details and always in search of a better way. Guided and driven by results, capable of managing a team towards those results in a fair and constructive way. Able to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines, comfortable with empowering their team and delegating to reach these goals. Genuine interest in business operations, management processes and negotiations.

Diverse by nature and inclusive by choice
Bright ideas come from all of us. The more unique perspectives we embrace, the more innovative we are. Together we build a culture where difference is valued and we share a deep sense of purpose and belonging.

Atlas Copco North America LLC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment related decisions because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual preference, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other protected class. Job promotions at Atlas Copco will be based on such factors as quality of work, prior job performance, attendance, safety record, and ability to work well with others. Accessibility Notice: If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: or call 973-397-3400. Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
7 to 10 years
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