Project Manager Job Description

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The Project Manager supervises and directs project personnel and processes, to keep construction projects running smoothly and within budget without compromising safety and quality standards, as well as meeting customer, statutory/regulatory, and organizational requirements.


  • Develops project schedules in conjunction with the Vice President of Production and Operations; plans, directs and assigns duties for project personnel; schedules and authorizes overtime as necessary to meet project schedules.
  • Recruits, hires, and trains employees on manufacturing functions; conducts safety orientations and meetings; assures that established policies and procedures are followed.
  • Coordinates with the Engineering Manager for development of manufacturing methods processes, tooling, and molds necessary to produce new products. Reviews and implements engineering change notices as appropriate; updates manufacturing documentation including assembly manuals.
  • Oversees and supervise all functions including receiving of components, inventory control, production, and interim quality checks and shipping; assures compliance with all regulations and good manufacturing practices.
  • Troubleshoots any project problems; assures that machinery, equipment, and facilities are properly maintained for efficient production; reports any process or equipment problems to Vice President of Production and Operations and/or Director of Quality.
  • Performs other project duties as required.


Reports to the Vice President of Operations. Coordinates activities with Engineering, Sales, and Customer Service. Supervises all personnel assigned to a given project.


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A bachelor’s degree in business or marketing is required; a master’s degree in management is preferred. Good communication skills and the ability to work well with people are essential. Good leadership skills are needed. Experience with project management and spreadsheet applications is required. Desire someone with a record of increasing responsibility and accomplishment.

Project management certification (e.g., PMP) is highly desirable.


Ability to communicate orally with management and other co-workers is important. Regular use of the telephone and e-mail for communication is essential. Standing or sitting for extended periods is common.  Hearing and vision within normal ranges is important for conversations, to receive ordinary information and to prepare or inspect building plans, blueprints and drawings.

Heavy lifting is not expected. Exertion of up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally is required. Good manual dexterity for the use of common office equipment such as computer terminals, calculator, copiers, and FAX machines or measuring tools is required.

Good math and reasoning ability is essential. Able to apply statistical calculations, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, and sampling theory as well as geometry, trigonometry, algebra, linear equations, and other analytics as required. Able to understand and utilize architectural or engineering drawings, utilize financial reports and legal documents to conduct business.


The job is performed indoors in a variety of settings, including the office, manufacturing floor, and warehouse. Exposure to loud noises, dust, dirt, and smoke may occur. Protective safety clothing/gear (including appropriate clothing, shoes, gloves, hardhat, and goggles) are occasionally required. Activities include extended periods of standing or sitting and extensive work with measuring devices and other machinery.


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