Production Manager (3rd Shift)

Job No: ZCL327
Location: Hagerstown


For three decades, Xerxes, a ZCL Company, has been an industry leader in the design, manufacture and sale of high-quality, cost-effective Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) storage solutions for the Fuels, Water/Wastewater, and Oil & Gas Markets. We pride ourselves on creating high quality, environmentally safe products for the storage and handling of fuel, water/wastewater, chemicals, and other hazardous and corrosive liquids.

Xerxes is currently seeking two Production Manager (3rd Shift) to be based in our Hagerstown (16404 Elliott Pkwy, Williamsport, MD) manufacturing facility. If you are a motivated business leader that wants to be an integral part of a committed team, then Xerxes is the place for you!


Reporting to the Plant Manager, the Production Manager supervises, manages, and plans the overall activities in the production facility. Plant activities include molding, assembly and testing of underground storage tanks. This position is accountable for planning and delivery, while maintaining high quality and safety standards through on-the-floor interaction with plant employees.


Production Management

  • Supervises production of single and double-wall UST products including Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) molding and assembly. Assigns jobs including providing necessary written instructions for material to be used and specifications
  • Oversees the production process, maintains the production schedule, monitors the production processes, and adjusts schedules as needed
  • Supervises tank assembly activities. Issues work orders including blueprints, manpower, materials and equipment needed; gives verbal and written instructions. Verifies each step of production for accuracy and quality of the products
  • Ensures that production is cost effective and products are produced within schedule and quality parameters
  • Schedules and optimizes work production according to product ship dates
  • Maintains all documentation on tank construction to ensure proper molding and assembly
  • Compiles and reviews monthly reporting activities as required
  • Participates in the advancement and implementation of lean manufacturing initiatives
  • Works closely with internal stakeholders including sales, engineering and customer service to troubleshoot problem areas and ensure production needs are met

Employee Management

  • Administers Company policies and procedures
  • Schedules all hourly employees including production foremen
  • Oversees the recruitment and training of new and existing employees within assigned departments
  • Provides direction, coaching, and leadership to employees to ensure plant alignment with operational and organizational strategic goals
  • Accountable for employee performance management including evaluating performance, providing coaching, and applying corrective action
  • Calculates and approves hours in the ERP system on a daily basis

Safety Management

  • Ensures that health and safety guidelines are followed
  • Assists in hazardous waste disposal, ensuring that all company guidelines are properly followed throughout the plant regarding hazardous waste labeling, handling, storage and disposal
  • Responsible for maintaining and promoting a safe work environment for employees
  • Ensures that all incidents are reported immediately and that complete written reports are prepared as required


  • High school education or equivalent with post-secondary manufacturing related training and certifications required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business Management or related field highly preferred

Management Expertise

  • Minimum of 5-7 years supervisory experience in a manufacturing facility or similar facility required, Union experience is preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a plant superintendent or similar leadership role
  • Working knowledge and practical experience with implementing Lean/Sigma/TPS required
  • Experience with composites and/or fiberglass is an asset

Knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Conversant with the following: computer applications (ERP systems and Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook), calculator, measuring tools, as well as hand tools, rolling methods, power tools, ultrasonic thickness gage, calipers, micrometer, fork lift and mobile crane
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills with the ability to read and understand blueprints and drawings
  • Ability to analyze and interpret performance metrics
  • Ability to identify defects when performing product inspections
  • Ability to instruct employees in the proper and safe use of all hand power tools, material handling, equipment and machinery proficiently
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to develop positive working relationships with both internal and external customers
  • Excellent organizational & administrative skills with the ability to work with minimum direction and coordinate multiple projects concurrently
  • Strong skills in production management and quality manufacturing methods
  • Strong skills in training, managing and developing employees
  • Must be familiar with materials used in manufacturing and assembly
  • Valid driver’s license, passport and the availability to travel throughout North America up to <5% of the time
  • Ability to work 3rd Shift, Sun-Fri: 10:00pm - 6:00am


We are an equal opportunity employer that truly values each employee. In addition to offering a competitive wage based on your skills and qualifications, you will also be supported with the following benefits:

  • Challenging career with opportunities for advancement
  • Group benefits package
  • RRSP matching
  • Training and development opportunities through ZCL University

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

ZCL│XERXES is an equal opportunity employer

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