Friant is a nationwide leader of creative workspace with a passion for value innovation – making well-designed, premium workspaces more accessible and affordable than anyone else. From custom conference tables to upholstery, our local manufacturing facility is busy year-round creating Friant products for the office furniture marketplace. Our 150,000 square foot wood and fabric shop – housed at our San Leandro, CA headquarters – is outfitted with modern equipment and skilled wood and fabric workers. The organization and its people pride themselves on respect and teamwork to consistently achieve goals and deliver a flawless product – a product that has the power to transform the happiness and productivity of businesses.
The Bilingual Manufacturing Floor Manager of the Wood Shop ensures timely and efficient production and assembly of wooden work surfaces. This individual is responsible for planning, supervising, and assigning the work of employees engaged in material handling, assembly, operating machines, etc. This position will report to the Plant Manager. This position will be located at our San Leandro, CA headquarters.
The ideal candidate will be customer-focused and will have a results-oriented mindset. They will work well under pressure and will possess a can-do, roll-up-your-sleeves attitude. They will be detail driven with the ability to recognize and understand the big picture.
o Plan daily and weekly production activities to maximize investments and increase efficiency
o Prepare staff work schedules and assign specific duties
o Perform role of safety leader and own responsibility for safety control of entire factory
o Ensure warehouse is in compliance with all state and federal laws. (i.e. OSHA)
o Manage the movement of goods into and out of production facilities to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of operations
o Ensure organization of all products in the wood shop and manage wood shop inventory
o Implement and establish departmental policies, goals, objectives, and procedures
o Review financial statements and activity reports, or other performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement in order to identify areas needing cost reduction or program improvement
o Responsible for maintaining high standards related to the physical condition of the wood shop and equipment
o Perform personnel functions such as selection, training, and evaluation
o This position requires a continual presence on the manufacturing floor
o Other duties and special projects as assigned
o Safety focus at all times
o Communication proficiency with all levels of personnel
o Results driven
o Customer focused
o Initiative; self-starter
o High sense of urgency
o High attention to detail
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to hazards associated with manufacturing. The employee will need to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This position requires a continual presence on the manufacturing floor.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must be able to lift and/or move items over 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Required Education and Experience
o Bilingual in English and Spanish
o High school diploma/GED is required
o Associates degree or post-secondary education preferred
o 5+ years of woodworking manufacturing experience
o Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel proficiency
This position has supervisory responsibilities.
*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
**Disclaimer: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.