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Requisition ID:  36517

Sr Production Manager



Are you looking for more?

At Mohawk Industries, we’re committed to more – more customer solutions, more process improvements, more sustainable manufacturing and more opportunities for our team.

As a Fortune 500, global flooring leader with some of the best-known brands in the industry, Mohawk is a great place to start or develop your career with an emphasis on more of what’s important to you. Whether you want to lead more, innovate more, learn more or create more, you can find your more with Mohawk.



The Danville manufacturing facility is part of Mohawk's Wood & Laminate division. We are a leader in the design, development, manufacturing and delivery of high performance wood flooring. The plant currently has approximately 60 employees and is experiencing rapid growth.  To support that growth, we are very enthusiastic about developing and bringing on new talent.


As a member of the Danville leadership team, reporting to the Plant Manager, you will completely own the machining and finishing production operations. In this manufacturing process we cut, machine, surface finish, box and palletize our beautiful high performance wood products - at high speed and high precision. In your role, you provide performance leadership and process expertise to achieve operational excellence.


As a self-driven manager, you will be coaching a new team of 30-50 team members to become a high performance team. Together with your team you own the successful delivery of defined KPI's for Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost. You are a disciplined continuous improvement leader and coach in managing for daily improvement.


To realize your objectives, you will need to demonstrate clear and effective communication and collaborate well with your peers and Plant Maintenance team. You are a proactive leader, who anticipates roadblocks and informs the Plant Manager of possible bottlenecks and actions to overcome.


You will need to fully understand the production process to the greatest details - both the chemistry and down to the nuts and bolts of the equipment and automation. As a process specialist, you have a passion for tinkering and diving into the technical details, and love to share those learnings with your teams.


Although you like to be hands-on with your teams,  you are also a great organizer and structured in root cause analysis and reporting. You use facts and data for your decision making and motivation of making process changes. You don't shy away to bringing change on the floor and for holding people accountable for operational discipline. We expect that you have a passion for developing team members to be able to take on roles of greater of responsibility.


We create an environment where ownership, creativity and passion become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.


Knowledge, Experience, Competencies and Supervision:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, electrical or chemical engineering
  • 5+years of progressively responsible job specific experience that includes:
  • Manufacturing experience in assigned functional area(s) 
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a leadership/supervisory role in an environment of comparable size and diversity
  • Experience with Lean/SixSigma
  • Experience leading Continuous Improvement Initiatives
  • Experience with Visual Management systems
  • Proficient using a PC and other department specific databases and/or systems
  • Knowledge of Mohawk’s organizational and functional operating structure, products, administrative procedures and policies.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of HR policies, practices and procedures as it relates to employee relations, hiring, terminations, benefit and compensation plans and administrative guidelines.
  • Knowledge of budgeting and expense control to plan, implement and control expenditure while maintaining and improving quality standards



  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills in order to effectively interact with senior management and internal customers; ability to communicate with others in an antagonistic situation using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict and maintain professionalism in accordance with corporate standards.
  • Ability and willingness to challenge established practices and draw relevant conclusions; ability to persuade, market and sell new ideas; ability to work in a high-pressure environment and exercise good judgment to resolve problems in the absence of formalized guidelines and procedures.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deals with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Excellent Human Resource management skills to effectively lead and direct a diverse work group.  Achieves results through team effort and through motivating, persuading and directing the activities of others.
  • Ability to pass Ishihara test once.
  • Ability to pass 100 Hue Test once every five years with a score of less than or equal to 50.


Other Pertinent Job Information:

  • Must be able to walk long distances, climb on machinery and stand for long periods of time. 
  • Bending, crouching and stooping may be required. 
  • Must also be able to work in non-climate controlled facilities. 
  • Work environment is a noisy, high traffic manufacturing production floor. 
  • May be required to work a flexible schedule to include evening and night shifts, weekends and holidays.



Mohawk Industries is a leading global flooring manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. Mohawk’s vertically integrated manufacturing and distribution processes provide competitive advantages in the production of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone and vinyl flooring. Our industry-leading innovation has yielded products and technologies that differentiate our brands in the marketplace and satisfy all remodeling and new construction requirements. Our brands are among the most recognized in the industry and include American Olean, Daltile, Durkan, IVC, Karastan, Marazzi, Mohawk, Mohawk Home, Pergo, and Quick-Step. During the past decade, Mohawk has transformed its business from an American carpet manufacturer into the world’s largest flooring company with operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia and the United States.


Mohawk Industries, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability/veteran committed to an inclusive workplace and a proud Drugs Don’t Work participant.

Nearest Major Market: Danville
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia