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First Line Manager - Fixed Term Contract




Manila, Arkansas, United States


The First Line Manager (FLM) will oversee operations, manning adjustments and production monitoring and warehouse operations. To ensure that production concerns are given proper attention, analyzed and reported in real time.


  • Accomplish manning completion every shift to consider all possible manning shortage issues and rotations required to ensure no production stoppages
  • Ensure personnel compliance to company rules and regulations, safety/quality protocols, SOPs, production agreements, etc
  • Be the primary interface between Management and Shopfloor personnel; understand, compile, relay all production and engineering-related concerns to the proper channel to ensure actions are listed down and prioritized based on risk and production impact
  • Respond to equipment breakdowns by activating engineering technicians and contractors, ensuring resumption of operation at the soonest possible time, at highest safety levels, and of reasonable cost
  • Ensure all monitoring sheets, inventories, safety checklists are done every shift
  • Report the shiftly output and production related losses to the whole production and engineering team
  • Conduct toolbox meetings and weekly circle meetings to shopfloor
  • Accomplish proactive RCA (root cause analysis) on-site & in-shift of all production/safety related losses
  • Ensure that the equipment setpoint and standards are maintained and that all machines are operated at its optimum setting
  • Ensure that all major changes that the operator or factory crew will do is aligned with him and is diligently recorded for cascade to other work shifts and to site management
  • Ensure that the production plan is met and drive manufacturing excellence targets: OEE, OR by ensuring optimal equipment performance
  • Ensure that the declared budget for the production shift is met
  • Ensure that Autonomous maintenance (CILT) is applied and is done at the standards set
  • Drive opportunities for improvement and focused improvement projects to lower cost, lower waste and increase productivity
  • Drive the increase in safety engagements of self and shopfloor to prevent accidents
  • Cascade and implement run strategies and projects to the management and production teams
  • Identify reporting personnel skill gaps, craft training plans, monitor development of all reporting personnel
  • Execute innovations, savings, safety, quality, productivity savings projects to shopfloor and plant
  • Attend weekly planning and handshake with planning team
  • Drive autonomous maintenance activities to ensure machines are running based on desired efficiency


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Industrial, Electrical or Chemical Engineering
  • With 1 to 3 years of experience in a factory/production setting
  • Must be comfortable with numbers and analytics
  • Ability to follow systematic instructions (e,g. flow chart, simple logic)
  • Project Management, Pollution Control, OSH, TPM knowledge is a plus
  • Good stakeholder management skills and able to effectively engage with factory employees
  • Has a proactive mindset in process development and improvements including cost savings and special project delivery
  • Must be open to work on a shifting basis, flexible to rotate to other shift schedules.
  • Has strong command of English and Filipino language, Communication and Presentation skills must be present
  • Open for fresh graduates with good leadership skills and internship experience in a production / factory setting
  • Amenable to a 6-month contract employment

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