2 days ago


Inwood, WV


Knauf Insulation North America is the world's fastest-growing insulation manufacturer. We are wholly committed to the conservation of the environment while also sustainably developing and manufacturing a comprehensive line of acoustical fiberglass insulation for residential, commercial, industrial, marine, OEM and metal building applications, using post-consumer recycled materials.


We welcome passionate and creative individuals who thrive in an entrepreneurial, collaborative and ever-changing environment. Watch our values video to learn more about what we do, our commitment to sustainability and our company values and culture.

  • Manage Production Department by supervising and coaching Production employees and daytime operators. Ensure that department works towards achieving safety, quality, productivity and efficiency goals
  • Support Plant policies, programs, and initiatives and actively work with Plant leadership to continuously analyze and improve these policies, programs, and initiatives
  • Investigate quality complaints when received from Customers. Attempt to find the root cause of the off-quality product and adjust systems to avoid repeat problems
  • Maintain ISO documentation compliance for the Production Department
  • Take care of employee work schedules, training, vacations, and leave of absences. Maintain sufficient manpower within department to meet production demands
  • Institute procedures and changes to department to optimize the efficiency of the operation
  • Work with Engineering, Maintenance and Process Engineering groups to see that the departments are working in concert to maximize plant performance and continuously improve the operation
  • Maintain positive labor relations within department. Address problem situations as needed with the assistance and involvement of Human Resources
  • Maintain excellent housekeeping in all areas of responsibility
  • Advise management by summarizing data, preparing reports, evaluating new product proposals and educating plant staff regarding customer needs
  • Assist in the development of department budgets
  • Responsible for all other duties, as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Management or related field


  • Minimum five (5) to eight (8) years of production experience in an Industrial Manufacturing facility
  • Minimum five (5) years of management/supervisory experience in a similar environment

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Ability to communicate effectively throughout the plant and with senior leadership
  • Ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
  • Ability to manage, coach and mentor others; set attainable metrics and ensure goals are met on a consistent basis
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities under limited supervision
  • Ability to travel approximately 10-15% of the time
  • Knowledge of production principles involved in project planning, resource allocation and leadership techniques
  • Knowledge of an ERP system such as SAP preferred
  • Knowledge of safety practices and procedures in an industrial manufacturing setting
  • Project management skills
  • Troubleshooting skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Active listening skills
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Organizational & time management skills
  • Effective public speaking and presentation skills
  • Mathematical skills
  • Interpersonal, written and verbal communication and organizational skills
  • Computer skills in a MS Windows environment; proficient in Word and Excel
  • Detail-oriented
  • Dependable and flexible to work additional hours as needed

Special Tools/Equipment Used:

  • Computer and phone
  • Forklift and clamp truck
  • Manlift
  • Respirator

Physical Demands:

  • Regularly required to sit, stand, walk and reach with hands and arms
  • Regularly required to climb/descend stairs and ladders
  • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to forty (40) pounds

Working Conditions:

  • Regularly exposed to a fast-paced environment
  • Moderate to high noise level
  • May be exposed to varying temperature changes and dusty conditions