Manager, Production

Heatcraft Worldwide Refrigeration

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Grenada, MS

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

Company Overview

Lennox International (LII) is a leading global provider of innovative climate control solutions for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) markets.Beginning over a century ago, Lennox International has built a strong heritage of Innovation and Responsibility. Our position as an innovation leader continually inspires us to promote more efficient energy use and a healthier environment through our product operations. Our engaged and diverse workforce is committed to providing climate control solutions that provide the most value and comfort for our customers. We are proud to have instilled a shared sense of responsibility and commitment among our approximately 10,000 employees located throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. 


First-line manager responsible for assigning and coordinating the work in a manufacturing department in order to maximize productivity and minimize cost while maintaining quality.

Job Description

What You Will Be Doing

  • Responsible for developing, executing and maintaining fabrication and assembly operations to assure that all products manufactured by the organization meet customer demand.
  • Develops a long-term strategy for the improving quality and safety results.
  • Align Manufacturing Organization with Quality Assurance objectives and work closely with other members supporting Lean-Sigma initiatives.
  • Actively participates in the implementation of strategies in a cross-functional manner.
  • Maintains log of shift operations.
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional team environment with production, purchasing, engineering, sales, quality, finance, human resources and other stake holders within the organization to achieve overall company objectives required.
  • Inspects product to verify production specifications are met.
  • Reviews production schedules, material and manpower resources.
  • Assigns employees to maximize production objectives, maintain quality and attain output requirements.
  • Participates in establishing and modifying operational methods and processes by recommending changes in materials, equipment and procedures.
  • Maintains a variety of reports, records and production documentation to reflect schedules and performance.
  • Trains new workers in the organizations operating procedures and standards.


Having the right qualifications is only a part of what it takes to be a successful employee. At Lennox International, we believe in following a set of behaviors and competencies to achieve your full potential. In this position, it is vital that you embody these core competencies:  

  • Situational Adaptability: You flex your approach and demeanor to suit various scenarios. You successfully shift gears as new developments and competing priorities arise – balancing routine tasks, urgent action items, and long-term projects is second nature for you.
  • Decision Quality:You make thoughtful and timely decisions with the best interest of the organization in mind, prioritizing and organizing key deliverables and ensuring stakeholder buy in.
  • Drives Results: You show pride in “getting the job done” with a bias for action, going above and beyond to ensure your responsibilities have been met. During high pressure moments, you work diligently to meet deadlines and show value in your work.


What We Are Looking For:

  • Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering, manufacturing, business or other related major.
  • 5 to 10 years proven track record of increasing responsibility, pro-active, operations or production management in fast-paced environment(s) required.
  • Six Sigma/LEAN manufacturing experience strongly desired; Six Sigma certification a plus.
  • Ability to effectively build a rapport and manager a direct team of  Production Supervisors and Production Leads along with 350 hourly employees.
  • Effective communication and ability to communicate what is and what is not working properly within the production line.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills. 
  • Technical Skills:
    • Prior experience with SAP
    • Strong Microsoft Office experience
    • Time-study software experience preferred



At Lennox, we realize that our greatest assets are our employees. This is why we are committed to providing limitless opportunities for growth and development of all of our employees, largely promoting from within the organization. Lennox offers employees a variety of flexible work options, as outlined in Lennox’s FlexWork guidelines, including the potential opportunity for remote work for select positions. This role is currently designated as 100% on-site.

  • Competitive base salary
  • Excellent medical plans designed to support healthy lifestyles
  • Mental and financial health programs
  • Outstanding 401k with company matching
  • Employee stock purchase program
  • Community involvement opportunities
  • Robust employee assistance program
  • And much, much more!


Here at Lennox, we believe that diversity and inclusion is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Our goal is to build workplaces that reflect the communities where we live and work, support the growth and development of each team member as they strive to reach their full potential, and empower them to be their authentic selves. Lennox is an equal opportunity employer.