Production Manager

Hyundai Transys

Hyundai Transys

Champaign, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

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  • Extended hours
  • Weekends as needed


Champaign, IL 61822

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  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

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Summary of Position:

Plans, coordinates, organizes & controls production for foam pad and seat assembly in the organization. Main responsibilities are to ensure the efficient and high quality production of seat assemblies, foam pad parts and services & that those are of the right quality, quantity and cost. In addition, develops, leads and maintains a positive staff of assistant managers, group leaders, and team leaders.


  • Adheres to the HTGSS policies and procedures
  • Learns, demonstrates and upholds HTGSS Core Values
  • Complies with all HTGSS Certification standards; Management System (TS16949), Environmental ISO 14001-2015 and Health and Safety ISO 45001-2018 policies and procedures
  • Treats all HTGSS team members with respect and professional courtesy
  • Always strives to maintain a positive work environment
  • Manages the department budget efficiently as per approved annual budget
  • Performs additional assignments / duties as assigned


  • Adhere to all safety policies and procedures
  • Complies with all safety policies and 5S clean philosophy to maintain a safe, clean working environment
  • Meets company safety goals


  • Fully understand the company’s product, processes and customer needs.
  • Utilize the combined efforts of the department to drive and achieve the department’s deliverables.
  • Meet or exceed the established KPI’s.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of the production department.
  • Direct administrative activities directly related to production.
  • Manage budget activities to increase efficiency.
  • Establish or implement departmental policies, goals, objectives, or procedures in conjunction with organization officials, or staff members.
  • Manage the movement of goods into and out of production facilities to ensure efficiency, effectiveness, or sustainability of operations.
  • Plan or direct activities that require coordination with other department managers.
  • Lead teams of Assistant Managers, Group Leaders, and Team Leaders to meet company goals & objectives.
  • Manage / lead problem solving & countermeasure activities related to the Assembly & Foam Pad operations.
  • Ensure that company policies and guidelines are adhered to by all direct reports.
  • Lead direct reports in Assembly & Foam continuous improvement activities.
  • Manage the development, training, and retention of a high quality skilled work force.
  • Manage workforce & cost objectives for assembly & foam pad.
  • Manage production utilization thru resolution of labor associated down time and equipment enhancement proposals.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with all members of management, team members, support departments & suppliers.
  • Perform personnel functions such as selection, training, and evaluations.
  • Prepare staff work schedules and assign specific duties.
  • Support all North American Seating Operations with both management support and resources as required.


  • Reports to: COO (Georgia)


  • 401(k)
  • Healthy Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Paid time off

Competency Requirements:

  • Confidentiality: Adheres to the upmost confidentiality; particularly in regards to handling employment/personal information. Works with the team to insure that all information from within the department is kept private.
  • Multitasking: Must possess the ability to change from one task to another in quick manner based on company needs
  • Communication: Works to insure respectful, timely, accurate and appropriate communication across all levels of the organization.
  • Initiative: Identifies problems and takes action to address current or future problems. Proactively engages to solve issues verses simply thinking about future actions.
  • Engagement: Engages team members in developing goals, executing plans and delivering results (output). Motivates team members through clear and consistent communication. Models adaptability. Uses collaboration and influence skills to achieve successful outcomes.
  • Leads by Example: Sets a good example for peers to follow.
  • Integrity: Performs in such a way as to inspire a high degree of trust and acceptance amongst co-workers across all departments
  • Customer Service Orientation: Focuses efforts on discovering and meeting the customer’s needs. Develops trust in all relationships internally and externally.
  • Organizational and Self Discipline: Efficiently organizes and executes assignments. Demonstrates self-discipline and reliability.
  • Analytical Skills / Problem Solving: Understands situations, problems, or issues by breaking them down into smaller pieces, or tracing the implications of a situation in a step by step way. Systematically organizes the parts of problems. Makes systematic comparisons of data or aspects, prioritizing, planning, and developing countermeasures.
  • Flexibility / Adaptability: Adapts and works effectively in a variety of situations and with various individuals or groups. Seeks and appreciates opposing perspectives on issues. Adapts approach as the requirements of the situation change. Changes or easily accepts change in organization or job requirements.
  • Works Safely: Strives for an accident-free workplace. Keeps safety at the “heart” of everything done. Treats safety as a personal responsibility and sees oneself as being responsible for the safety of others.
  • Team Work: Contributes meaningfully to work group efforts by offering new ideas for improvement. Demonstrates a cooperative manner in dealing with supervisors and other team members. Does his/her part toward group effort
  • Mutual Respect and Support: Works cooperatively with others. Welcomes and takes advantage of opposing ideas and opinion is always respectful to others.


Displays knowledge & skills necessary to perform assigned duties; understands Processes, procedures, standards, methods and technologies related to assignments; demonstrates functional/technical literacy; participates in measuring outcomes of work; keeps current on new developments in field of expertise: effectively uses available technology (automation, software, etc.)

  • Applies companywide but are specifically defined per position essential functions.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Frequently required to sit, stand, bend at the knees and waist, and walk
  • Required to use hands to type, handle objects and paperwork
  • Required to reach and hold on to items at chest level or reach above the shoulder
  • May be required to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work extended hours and weekends as needed
  • Ability to travel domestic US and / or international as required
  • Required to use close vision, peripheral vision, and focus and see colors as required to read equipment and material labels, color-coded inventory, computer terminal screens, etc.
The employee generally works in indoor office and warehouse environments.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Hyundai Transys Georgia Seating System is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. Hyundai Transys Georgia Seating System is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its equal opportunity, non-discrimination, anti-harassment policies in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. All employment decisions at Hyundai Transys Georgia Seating System are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

Position Requirements and Qualifications

  • Must have experience working in a manufacturing environment
  • 10+ years in the automotive field.
  • 5+ years managerial experience
  • Experience with green field start up organizations.
  • OEM experience preferred.
  • Assembly & mechanical experience with high speed, high tech machinery and test systems


  • High School/GED
  • 4 year degree or comparable background of work related experience
  • Certification
  • LEAN
  • SQPC
  • 5S

Software Skills Required

  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Experienced with ADP and SAP preferred
  • Demonstrated skills in database maintenance and record keeping
  • Basic understanding of HRIS Systems

This Position Description is intended as a summary of the job responsibilities for this particular position. HTGSS reserves the right to add, remove, and/or alter job responsibilities in whole or in part with or without notice. Additionally, all HTGSS team members are subject to all other HTGSS policies and procedures, including those set out in HTGSS’s Team Member Handbook.

This Position Description is not a contract. Every Team Member’s employment with HTGSS is voluntary and is subject to termination by the team member or HTGSS at will, with or without cause, and, with or without notice, at any time. Nothing in this Position Description or HTGSS policies shall be interpreted to be in conflict or to eliminate or modify in any way the employment-at-will status of HTGSS team members.

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