Let me explain.
Employee performance in the manufacturing and production team (or department) is measured in five key areas . . .
1. Production Output delivery
2. Product quality
3. Manufacturing cost
4. Employee safety and
5. Employee morale
The answer lies with the five manufacturing performance management indices above.
Production Jobs And Performance
Let me share some examples with you to help you appreciate how the manufacturing performance indices above have influenced manufacturing staff selection.
Example 1: Safety
A production staff stuck his left arm into the interior of a live production machine . . . a POWERED MACHINE . . . with a moving screw conveyor. The screw conveyor chopped off his left arm.
Another production staff entered into a 2 ton production mixer to clean it. It was during one of the company's planned preventive maintenance operation.
The mixer was off when this production staff entered to clean the base. Somehow, the mixer came back on and twisted, 'mixed' and grinded the production staff in pieces. Blood was everywhere.
Yet another production staff . . . a fork lift driver . . . was driving the company's forklift backwards with his hand on the back frame of the forklift.
His hand remained on the back frame of the forklift when he took a sharp turn. As he did, the forklift crushed one of his fingers against the nearby wall and the finger came off immediately. Now that staff is without one finger.
Are these stories scary?
Well, they are true life stories from a live production facility.
All of the above fall under employee safety . . . item 4 in the list above.
Safety related incidents cost manufacturing organizations a fortune every year. And most of the incidents could have been prevented if the employees in question had the right attitude towards safety.
Each employee is responsible for his personal safety. Unfortunately, thousands of employees think the company is responsible for keeping them safe. So they become victims in safety incidences that sometimes haunt their families for life.
Want that lucrative manufacturing job? Going for those cute production jobs advertised?
Be prepared to answer questions about employee safety.
Companies offering manufacturing jobs . . . manufacturing companies . . . are keen about keeping down their accident rate. So many have made safety discussions a part of recruitment process for production jobs.
Example 2: Production Targets
Manufacturing companies are passionate about meeting production targets. That is the first step to meeting profitability targets for the year . . . that is the first step to guaranteeing that they will meet their commitments to shareholders.
If you work in a company where the factory output just about equals the company's planned production output for the year, you are in big trouble.
Suppose the commercial team has found a new market for the company's products?
Sure, the company will ask you to work round the clock to meet market demands.
Production is a tough animal for both production managers and the factory operatives and non-management staff who work with them.
Employers offering manufacturing jobs recognize this. So, as part of their production jobs ad, many specify that they want people who can perform under pressure.
Believe me . . . production work is pressure!
I know . . . I have been there as a production manager managing a team of over 600 workers.
Have you found those dream production jobs?
Get ready for one hell of a ride.
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