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POSITION TITLE:                               Production Manager

DEPARTMENT:                                 Production

POSITION REPORTS TO:                Plant Manager

WORK SCHEDULE:                          Monday – Friday (with ability to flex as needed)



Phibro Animal Health Corporation is a publicly traded organization with a rich history spanning nearly 100 years of service. The Company is a global manufacturer of medicated feed additives, feed ingredients, advanced nutrition solutions and vaccines. Phibro’s revenues are in excess of $750 million and are supported by over 1400 employees worldwide.


Phibro-Tech, Inc. is part of Phibro Animal Health’s Performance Products division, located in Santa Fe Springs, California. Since 1984 Phibro-Tech has served the electronic, semiconductor and water treatment industries by taking in their used materials, recycling them and using those materials to manufacture new copper and iron-based products. Phibro-Tech helps all Californians stay safe, healthy, and sustainable.



The Production Manager is an integral part of our Production team, based out of our Phibro-Tech location in Santa Fe Springs, CA. The purpose of the position is to supervise the plant production personnel and provide process improvement, technical and project support for the plant. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to: 


Key Responsibilities:


  • Supervise approximately 35 plant production employees over 3 shifts to accomplish plant production objectives spending approximately 25% of the time in the plant verbally communicating, observing processes, and checking on the team.
  • Flex schedule to spend quality time with key personnel on swing and grave shifts as well as periodically check in on weekend overtime.
  • Responsible for implementing and compliance of all company personnel policies and procedures.
  • Work with Human Resources to scheduled interviews and hire employees as needed.
  • Work with Process Technician to troubleshoot production problems, maintain and improve production procedures and batch records while ensuring that training is up to date.
  • Maintain a working environment where safety, housekeeping and environmental compliance are uncompromised, while meeting production schedules.  Work closely with the Environmental, Health and Safety Manager to ensure that all safety and environmental training is completed on schedule. 
  • Ensure the plant is inspection ready every day by prompt completion of items found during daily plant inspection.  Participate in the plant inspection process at least one time per week.
  • Work closely with Maintenance Manager on scheduling equipment maintenance and replacement.
  • Work with Finance Team to maintain inventory of plant consumable materials and manage expenses to stay within budget.
  • Work with Project Engineer on all capital, environmental and process improvement projects.
  • Effectively communicate with Customer Service Manager and Transportation Manager to ensure timely and predictable customer deliveries.



Key Competencies & Requirements


  • Technical Skills
    • Practical understanding of chemical processing in a production environment.
    • Good understanding of project management.
    • Proven track record of proactively accomplishing assigned goals and objectives.
    • Good understanding of regulatory environment.
    • Ability to develop key metrics, interpret data and drive continuous improvement.


  • Personal Skills
    • Adaptable to changing priorities.
    • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
    • Embrace challenges with a high level of motivation and drive.
    • Organization and planning abilities to cross train personnel and develop lead and backup capabilities.
    • Has Integrity, shows independence, and sound judgement.
    • Troubleshooting and Problem Solving– moves beyond the immediate information to develop realistic but resourceful solutions.


  • Physical Skills
    • Must be able to wear a full-face respirator.


  • Education and Experience
    • At least 5 years industry experience.
    • Practical manufacturing experience required.
    • Engineering or chemistry background preferred.



Position Details

The role is responsible for production-related communication flow and coordination between all company resources committed to each company product. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Key Responsibilities

  • Participate in production decisions concerning new product lines. Use product specifications and release dates to determine product costs and resource needs.
  • Coordinate the production aspects of the product, including production/art schedules and milestones with the brand team.
  • Establish and maintain the production/art schedule for each product (with support from the production scheduler) to meet established release dates, as well as document and improve the Production product development process.
  • In collaboration with brand/marketing, ensure print run schedules are established early and executed in a timely manner.
  • Ensure the overall quality of all printed materials for one brand team.

Key Competencies

Attentive Listening
Communicating Effectively
Following Policies and Procedures
Initiative and Responsibility
Inspiring and Motivating Others
Managing Time
Performing Physical or Mechanical Tasks
Working Safely


Able to use various hand tools.
Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment.
Willing to handle various tasks and meet deadlines.
Able to operate machines and power equipment.
Able to safely operate forklifts and front end loaders.
Able to satisfactorily complete all safety related training required to execute job functions.
Demonstrated resourcefulness and initiative

Education & Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Physical Requirements

Reach upward
Required to lift or carry 21 to 50 lbs
Required to push or pull 21 to 50 lbs
Required to talk or hear constantly
Required to use hands constantly
Required to walk frequently
Required to stand constantly


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