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Pacific Research Laboratories, Inc. (Sawbones) is seeking a Production Manager to join our team on Vashon Island, WA. For over three decades, Sawbones, the originators of “hands-on” workshop models, continues to be the leader in medical models for orthopedic and medical education. Sawbones models have been specifically developed for use in motor skills exercises where a realistic artificial anatomical model is required for the “hands-on” teaching of surgical procedures. We offer a complete range of services to enhance the world of medical education, product demonstration, and patient awareness. Job Description: The Production Manager is responsible for all activities related to the manufacturing operations on the production floor. This includes planning of production, production control, new product integration and continuous process improvement. The Production Manager works with other Department Managers to help coordinate new product introduction, special orders, and unique projects as required. This position oversees Production Supervisors, and through them, a staff of approximately 70 employees on multiple shifts. The Production Manager reports to the CEO. Responsibilities: • Support and maintain the company’s objective of supplying the right product, to the right customer, at the right time by being innovative, creative and dedicated • Work with various departments and individuals to coordinate the introduction of new products into the manufacturing stream • Collaborate with Facilities, Engineering, Maintenance, Sales and Finance departments in order to meet customer expectations and profitability objectives • Facilitate manufacturing process improvements utilizing various tools including, Lean, 5S, Six Sigma and other continuous improvement methodologies • Develops and maintains manufacturing business plan to include all program requirements, labor hours, cycle, and production costs. • Responsible for overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of all employees on the production floor including swing shift. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees up to termination; addressing complaints and resolving problems. • Performs other duties as required. Qualification Requirements: • Bachelor’s degree and 7-10 years of related experience and/or training or an equivalent combination of education and experience. • Demonstrated competence in overall operations of a manufacturing environment. • Excellent time management, problem solving, interpersonal, and analytical skills. • Proven organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and work well in an environment with competing demands. • Ability to train, motivate and lead a diverse workforce and secure cross-functional support • Demonstrated ability to lead change initiatives, implement and sustain continuous improvement methodologies • Working knowledge of manufacturing and database software. About Vashon: Sawbones is located five miles south of the north end ferry terminal which services Fauntleroy (West Seattle) and Southworth (Port Orchard). The economy is heavily based on residents commuting to Seattle and Tacoma. The pace on the island is a bit slower than the surrounding cities and the attitude is more relaxed. It is considered to be the “Heart of the Sound” with views of water and mountains at every corner. Sawbones’ Employee Owners share in the company’s profitability through its Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP). Employees enjoy a diverse, creative, and friendly environment where their contributions are recognized and they can genuinely enjoy the fruits of their labor. To become a part of our team, please submit your application and resume through our website at, click About Us, and then click Job Opportunities. Applications will be accepted through August 21, 2012. For additional information, please visit: Pacific Research Laboratories, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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