Dexter Axle

  • Production Manager

    Location US-IN-Albion
    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/10/2018 9:58 AM)
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  • Overview

    Dexter, the premier supplier and manufacturer of axles, doors, venting products and related components in the utility trailer, boat trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty and manufactured housing markets, has an opportunity for a Production Superintendent at our multi-plant manufacturing facility located in Albion, Indiana.


    Dexter has been a leading manufacturer of trailer axles, brakes and actuation, along with entrance door and venting products for over 50 years serving the utility trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty, manufactured housing, agricultural, marine, and specialty markets. Dexter is headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana employing over 2,800 people and operating 18 manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada (Indiana, Georgia, Oklahoma, California, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Utah, Ontario, and Alberta). Dexter has achieved its many years of success through a commitment to the principles of superior quality, continuous improvement, and unparalleled customer service. Dexter is a wholly owned subsidiary of DexKo Global, Inc.

    For more information about our company, access Dexter's web site at


    Dexter offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. Dexter’s benefits package includes Health, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, LTD, FSA, HSA, and 401(k) Plan with company contributions.

    Position Summary

    The Production Manager provides leadership and direction to the manufacturing facility including overseeing plant production, materials, equipment and tools to ensure efficiency is maintained and projects remain on schedule.  This includes coordination of activities related to the company’s quality, safety, and production, including responsibility for financial performance of the facility.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities


    Supervising, mentoring, and directing Production Supervisors


    Participating in plant safety, health and environmental programs and ensuring a safe working environment.


    Supporting the development and deployment of the Dexter Operating System (DOS)


    Supporting the systems to report Key Process Indicators (KPI’s), conducting the standard meetings and driving the identification of abnormalities, discovering root causes and problem solving to present recurrence


    Managing production schedules to achieve 100% customer satisfaction


    Maintaining labor performance objectives


    Ensuring quality procedures are followed and achieving 100% on time delivery


    Performing other tasks, duties or special projects as directed


    Supervisory Responsibilities

    Directly supervises production supervisors (multiple shift operations).  Supervisory responsibilities must be carried out in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training direct reports; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance yearly; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.  


    This position requires a Bachelor's Degree in Business, Engineering or a comparable discipline and at least 7 years related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Position requires lean and continuous improvement experience.  Qualified candidate should have experience in all phases of manufacturing operations and production scheduling, including maintaining and controlling direct and indirect labor budgets. The candidate must be a team player, goal oriented, and be self motivated. Computer experience is a must.


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