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Date: Jun 4, 2021

Location: Middletown, DE, US

Company: Datwyler

The Sealing Solutions division is a leading supplier of custom sealing solutions to global industry segments, such as the health care, automotive, consumer goods, oil and gas, general industries, as well as civil engineering. We are always looking for talented, highly qualified employees at all levels of our organization. Datwyler offers the opportunity to join exciting industries and to be part of a highly esteemed brand. From production staff to client advisors, from technology experts to design engineers, from China to Mexico: at Datwyler, our employees will experience diversity in a way that only an international company can provide. We focus on helping talents reach their full potential – professionally and personally. Our working environment is shaped by our values and beliefs: we are entrepreneurs, we bring value to our customers, we excel in what we do and we have respect for others. With more than 20 global operating sites and more than 7,000 employees, Datwyler Sealing Solutions generates an annual revenue of approximately CHF 900 million. Based on a strategic decision, we are looking for a…


Production Manager Summary / Objective


The Production Manager, assures quality and manufacturing processes in conformance with SOPs, WIs, and cGMPs.  Authority to make decisions related to quality, efficient production, job assignment, safety, and discipline.  Coordination of all production activities.  Leads by example and positive attitude and provides direction and training to employees.

Production Manager Essential Functions



  • Ensures timely completion of production orders including: scheduling of equipment, maintaining proper quantity of preform stock, processing aids, employee equipment, and any other pertinent tasks, as needed.
  • Coaches and supports the development of Production Supervisors
  • Ensures proper internal controls are applied throughout the production operation; actively investigates any variance to established procedures and takes decisive and timely action to maintain proper flow of all production activities 



  • Hires, trains, develops, and appraises department staff effectively
  • Effective management of department personnel: coaching, feedback, professional development and performance management
  • Ensures department staff work aligns with business needs and strategic goals
  • Ensures department staff are trained on procedures in compliance with their training plan
  • Consults with Human Resources as appropriate
  • Works with colleagues locally, and globally as needed to provide support and analysis of US and/or company wide production issues
  • Assigns and monitors progress toward completion of department projects
  • Other duties as assigned 



  • Ensures that incumbent’s department complies with all safety rules and procedures, gowning requirements, as well as good housekeeping within the plant, in accordance with SOPs, work instructions, and GMPs
  • Works with Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Manager to ensure safety and environmental compliance of the Middletown, Delaware facilities with federal, state, and local government regulations



  • Manages the department's CAPA processing, validation, process improvements and establishes the department direction for future projects
  • Addresses customer complaints by developing short-term and long-termplans to prevent recurring issues
  • Reviews and recommends new or enhanced procedures and/or processes to maximize efficiency and to continuously improve quality of product produced
  • Establishes procedures consistent with Quality standards
  • Creates work instructions that satisfy Quality system requirements 


  • Works effectively and relates well with others including superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Company. Exhibits a professional manner in dealing with others and works to maintain constructive working relationships
  • Flex leadership styles to situation and individuals within the department
  • Creates trust and rapport with employees at all levels of the organization
  • Balances multiple projects, meets deadlines and communicates effectively in an ever changing and fast moving environment
  • Communicates effectively both verbal and written
  • Provides direction, training and guidance to all direct and indirect reports

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

This position requires moving about as much as 95% of the workday in and throughout the assigned production area; and the occasional lifting of up to 25 pounds. This position can require occasional squatting, stooping, bending or crouching, frequently ascending and descending stairs. Use of computer involves some repetitive motion. Business needs require that the employee in this position work an established 40-hour workweek and on occasion work additional hours outside of the standard schedule. Work is done in the plant where safety is a critical concern. Personal protective equipment must be worn including safety shoes, safety glasses, gloves and/or protection from high noise levels. Wear protective clothing such as a uniform, over suit, hair net, beard cover, etc. must also in designated areas. Workday flexibility. 

Your Profile

  • MS in Chemical Engineering, or equivalent technical knowledge or experience preferred (MBA is a plus)
  • 5-10 years of experience in a manufacturing environment with increasing supervisory and departmental management responsibilities
  • Experience in a GMP environment
  • Experience in a medical device based manufacturing facility preferred
  • Excellent PC skills including MS Office Word, Excel and Access
  • Experience working in environment where Continuous Improvement initiatives are common

Our Offer to you


  • Generous health benefits package with eligibility on first day of employment
  • 401(k) retirement program
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid time off vacation
  • Paid time off sick


We Offer a Diverse and Global Working Environment
As a globally operating company, Datwyler offers a broad spectrum of job profiles and career opportunities. We offer ambitious individuals who approach their task with dedication and enthusiasm the right environment to excel and grow. This gives every employee the opportunity to influence the way we work. At Datwyler, we enable our employees to bring their talent to a global context and grow it steadily over time. Our employees are therefore at the very heart of Datwyler – we interact with respect, trust and loyalty. Mutual consideration and appreciation are key.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia