Production Manager Job at Conner Industries Inc., Chester, VA

  • Conner Industries Inc.
  • Chester, VA

Job Description

Apply Online or In Person: 12110 Old Stage Road Chester, VA 23836

Salary: $60,000-$70,000/yr

Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life, 401(k), Tuition Reimbursement Assistance Available. 8 paid holidays and Accrued PTO available at 30 days!


Conner Industries, Inc. is a rapidly growing manufacturer and distributor in the industrial lumber, custom wood packaging, and integrated packaging markets. With an outstanding reputation, and over 40 years as an industry leader, we operate 17 manufacturing facilities and currently sit at #2 in the U.S. for market share. Best of all, we are growing!

Responsible for the overall coordination of the plant production process to optimize the use of all resources in meeting and/or exceeding established plant goals. An energetic leader who works on the production floor ensuring safety, quality and efficiency are trending in the right direction. The Production Manager is responsible for scheduling all production, overseeing the cut and assembly process, and is a “traffic director,” ensuring the plant is meeting production requirements and ultimately the end-customer’s expectations.



  • Schedule plant production and oversee the cut and assembly process
  • Communicate with necessary departments to ensure production meets or exceeds customer delivery expectations
  • Prepare order documents for shipping
  • Perform monthly inventory count and address any differences.
  • Ensure assigned departments perform tasks as outlined in Job Instruction Breakdowns, Quality Specifications, and Standard Operating Practices
  • Participate in identifying hiring needs, employee selection and training process
  • Provide communication on departmental expectations, lead and motivate team members, and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Provide team leadership consistent with company vision and mission.
  • Ensures Policies are followed and provides guidance and discipline
  • Effectively utilize all resources to maximum potential performance to achieve plant goals
  • Establishes individual goals for team members in alignment with overall organization goals and performs periodic performance reviews to determine progress
  • Provide a safe and productive work environment, including housekeeping
  • Participate in the identification and implementation of continuous improvement initiatives, Lean, and Six Sigma
  • Perform other tasks as directed by Plant Manager


  • Minimum of 5 years of manufacturing experience; lumber related preferred
  • Must have experience in material flows and inventory management; continuous improvement practices; and process analysis
  • Six Sigma training is a plus
  • Strong computer skills with experience in Microsoft Office experience required
  • Prior experience in ERP or other business and production scheduling systems
  • Track record of successful project management
  • Great communicator and experience building/working in a team environment
  • Management style must be consistent with Company Culture
  • Strong planning, organization and time management skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and analytical thinking
  • Excellent skills in Mathematics and Reasoning


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, sit and kneel. The employee is required to use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls in a fast pace environment. The employee is required to reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch and talk or hear. The employee is required to use repetitive motions. The employee must regularly lift and/ or move up to 40 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision and the ability to focus.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work in a partial indoor and partial outdoor manufacturing environment. The noise level is usually moderate to high and requires the use of hearing protection. The employee is required to wear PPE. The employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change.

EEO Statement
Conner Industries provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Conner Industries complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Conner Industries does not disqualify applicants that test positive for THC on the pre-employment drug screen. As permitted by state law, applicants being considered for positions with the following responsibilities: CDL Drivers, Forklift Operators, Sales, Maintenance, Management, and all Corporate positions, must pass a drug and alcohol test, done through an outside vendor, Quest Diagnostics, before beginning work in that position. Refusal to submit to testing will result in disqualification for the desired position.


  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Training & Development

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Temporary work, Local area, Outdoor,

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