Careers

GH Armor Systems Inc., a subsidiary of Pacific Safety Products Inc., is an established industry leader in the design, production, distribution and sale of wearable armor and other personal protection solutions serving the law enforcement and defense sector. We are continually looking for resumes from highly qualified and outstanding performers to join our team and have many career choices including managerial, administrative, operational and production positions.

Please send us your information via the form below or forward your resume to hr@pacsafety.com.

To complete an application for employment at our production facility in Dover, Tennessee, please complete our Employment Application (CLICK HERE) available in the Document Library; submit your completed application in the field below or email to hr@pacsafety.com.

 

CURRENT JOB POSTINGS

 

Position: Machine Operator
Number of Positions: 4
Location: Dover, TN
Rate of Pay: $9.00 to $10.25 (depending on position and experience)
File No: DL 15-004
Closing Date: April 3, 2015 @ 4:30pm

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform basic sewing and cutting tasks on automated and manual industrial machines
  • Perform other non-routine tasks which may include but not limited to grommets, snaps, drills, marking, clip and turn and heat press, cuts & pulls component pieces using basic cutting tools
  • Ability to read & follow basic sample/product instructions
  • Machine set-up using proper tools and methods, setting stitches, needles and/or attachments
  • Conduct in-line inspections for quality purposes
  • Perform routine minor maintenance on sewing and cutting equipment

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Minimum grade 10 and/or proven work experience
  • 10 months to 1 year of related work experience operating a sewing machine; training will be provided
  • Must have flexibility to work various shifts
  • Strong attention to detail and a positive attitude are necessary
  • Must have basic math skills and ability to use both metric and standard measurements
  • Computer experience

GH Armor Systems Inc. offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Note: When applying, please quote file # DL 15-004.

 

Position: Production Manager
Number of Positions: 1
Location: Dover, TN
Department: MOH
Grade Level: TBD
Reporting To: Plant Manager
Approved By: Director of Operations
Closing Date: April 10, 2015 @ 4:30pm

SUMMARY

The Production Manager is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of all manufacturing processes and building and equipment maintenance.As a key team member they will assist in developing and fostering the Company’s cultural vision and will support the organizational effectiveness and continuous improvement strategies and action plans.This hands-on position will assist in planning, organizing and controlling all production activities to ensure goods are manufactured efficiently on time, to standard and meeting monthly revenue targets.         

RESPONSIBILITIES

General Responsibilities:

  • Assists leadership with the efficient operation of all departments (i.e. sewing, cutting, CAD, inspection, maintenance,and shipping and receiving
  • Oversees the day-to-day supervision and work scheduling and coordinates with supervisory staff to ensure a balanced flow of work from department to department
  • Identifies and deals with workflow problems, liaising with staff to correct difficulties arising on the floor
  • Identifies and makes recommendations in regards to continuous improvement and monitors machine usage and maintenance status
  • Ensures that all production levels are on target with weekly and monthly revenue targets and reports any deviations to leadership as they happen and provides recommended corrective action
  • Reviews the production schedule daily and as required throughout the day to ensure orders and labor minutes are being maximized to ensure targets are met; disseminates the necessary paperwork to each department for information and/or processing
  • Monitors and coordinates with supervisory staff to ensure production throughout the day is running in-line with the production schedule
  • Applies methods and procedures to operations as per established company policies, procedures and accepted practices
  • Liaises and coordinates with management and other departments to maximize overall effectiveness and efficiency
  • Ensures health and safety policies and programs are adhered to
  • Sits as on the Health and Safety Committee as Management Co-Chair
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Staffing and Employee Relations:

  • Conducts regular production meetings to review scheduling progress and discusses any concerns or new ideas, including training, team building, cross training of operators and assess overall morale
  • Identifies, reccommends and assists with human resource requirements, remplyee hiring, training, performance evaluations, setting of staff and department objectives and terminations
  • Promotes and enhances a positive team environment, including efforts to establish and maintain high levels of employee involvement and communication

Maintenance:

  • Ensures all plant assets are properly managed and maintained

Other:

  • Maintains respectful communication with co-workers and surpervisory staff
  • Familiar with the Company's ISO Quality policies/processes and understands the impact of this position ont he competitiveness and performance of the company
  • Trained int he requirements of NIJ Standard-0101.06 Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor and to facilitate confirmity to the NIJ Body Armor Compliance Testing Program specifications
  • Complies with and follows Health & Safety policies and programs

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • 4 year degree in a related discipline and/or acceptable work experience may be considered
  • 10-15 years production experience, preferably in a textile manufacturing environment
  • 5 years specific experience in a Production Manager role

Skills:

  • Thorough knowledge of cut and sew industry particularly in an law enforcement or defense environment
  • Experience and knowledge of plant management, systems, productivity measures, departmental budgeting, quality assurance, facility maintenance and safety
  • Strong leadership, organizational skills
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing, clear understanding of cost of goods sold, profit/loss and balance sheet relationships and well developed analytical and reasoning skills
  • Experience working in an ISO certified organization
  • Proven supervisory, organizational and leadership skills with the ability to lead and motivate production staff and deal effectively with people
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced team environment with changing priorities
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, must be able to work with all levels of staff
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently when required or as part of a team
  • Excellent people management and reasoning skills
  • Forward thinking, proactive and results oriented; outside the box thinker with Continuous Improvement and Lean Manufacturing knowledge
  • Ability to travel to Canada is a must for this position
  • Good understanding of current employment and health and safety legislation
  • Strong computer skills

WORK ENVIRONMENT/STRESS/PHYSICAL EFFORT

Work Environment:

  • Normal office work environment with the freedom to stand, sit, walk and stretch as necessary
  • Clean work environment, typical of a manufacturing facility
  • Some travel may be required

Stress Environment:

  • Fast-paced manufacturing/plant environment with considerable stress
  • This position faces strict deadlines with conflicting demands and changing priorities

MANAGEMENT/SUPERVISORY AND ADVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

Direct Supervision Given:

  • Supervises both direct and indirect employees
  • Assists in setting and monitoring standards of performance and establishing general production policies and procedures
  • Coaches, mentors and provides advice and guidance to supervised employees and performs performance appraisals; assists in hiring, disciplining and terminating supervised employees

Functional Advice:

  • Provides advice and reccomendations to senior management and other department managers regarding new or changed production policies or procedures
  • Interacts with Sales, CSR, Materials, Finance, HR staff, etc.

TYPE OF SUPERVISION REQUIRED/INDEPENDENCE OF ACTION

  • Moderate independence of action; qorks quite independently and is guided by policies and management direction

CONSEQUENCE OF ERROR

  • Considerable impact if errors are made as decisions have an impact on major function of organization
  • Safety is of some concern

CONFIDENTIALITY

  • Considerable use of confidential data in the performance of the job is required
  • Disclosure of information could have a serious and long-lasting effect which may involve significant monetary loss or loss of goodwill

CONTACTS

Internal:

  • Interacts with production staff, direct reports and other personnel from other PSP departments including Customer Service, Materials, Sales, Finance, Quality and HR
  • Contact with senior levels of management which requires tact and judgement; may be required to present material which is controversial, considerable interpersonal skills are required

External:

  • Contact with external parties requires tact and courtest, primarily in exchanging information

PHYSICAL SKILLS

  • Little physical effort and basic keyboarding skills

GH Armor Systems Inc. offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Note: When applying, please quote file # MOH 15-005.

 

HOW TO APPLY

1. Online: www.gharmorsystems.com/careers (complete an employment application)
2. Email: hr@pacsafety.com, quoting the position title and file number
3. Mail: GH Armor Systems, P.O. Box 280, Dover TN 37058
4. In Person: GH Armor Systems, 1 Sentry Drive, Dover TN 37058

GH Armor Systems Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only qualified applicants will be contacted.

 

Please attach your current resume or employment application. Only PDF, DOC, or DOCX files are accepted.