• Manage, measure and review customer delivery performance; daily review with production line on internal and external production targets. • Developing, validating, forecasting and maintaining the production, customer and business plan; running scenarios on production plans and customer requests, validating and accepting orders, forecasting products – more... with critical and time sensitive resources. • Develop, establish and review cell capacities ; weekly review with production line on machine and labor capacities, recommendation for additional resources, prioritizing production targets within product cells. Analyzing and managing project related inventory; review production safety stock, and purchased product relating to high demand products and vendor lead times. • Analyzing sales orders, bill of materials, routings and quality requirements; recommendations on customer demand (order intake), confirming valid bills of material, routings and quality requirements. Review and improve manufacturing methods using Cellular lean techniques, 5S. • Maintaining communication with internal departments, customers and vendors to report on project and inventory status. Reacting to program changes and establishing time fences both technical and schedule. • Team leader for targeted improvement groups, quality and process audits, non-standard manufacturing and proto-type projects. Effective mentor and trainer to all levels of technical and support staff with a solid reputation for fostering positive and ethical relationships. • Explore, support and implement original ideas on process and product development that positively impacted bottom line results and exceeding return on sales target of 4% achieved 7.1%. • Created and maintained premier internal and external customer satisfaction by exceeding on time-delivery target of 91% achieved 92.6%. • Plans, organizes, prioritizes, and executes for optimum results, exceeding sales growth target of 60mil achieved 3.6% growth and inventory reduction targets of 34dsi achieved 31dsi. • Recognized for reviewing and improving manufacturing methods using 5S and cellular lean techniques. – less
Value Stream Team Leader (Current Employee), Manitowoc, WI – March 10, 2014
Pros: great benefits and advancement opportunities
Cons: long hours and little guidance
Parker offers a great chance to learn and grow as a manager and advance quickly in the operations field. But it comes with a price, long hours and little guidance makes for a stressful work environment.
Department Lead (Former Employee), Cleveland, OH – March 2, 2014
Pros: special events and celebrations through out the year. located very close to home.
Cons: todays competitive economy. life happens
I advanced my skills, knowledge, and put it all to good use. While continually making improvement by spearheaded projects, I had a very great working repore with my employees and management! I loved the open door policy, which made it easy to deal with all issues and new ideas! I could always count on management with their support when needed. My operators – more... never hesitated to ask questions and perform the tasked assigned to them. We were very team oriented. Accomplishing goals and then setting new ones! Soaring to continually keep the customers happy!
Unfortunately, my job was eliminated due to downsizing with todays economy and overseas competition. These are things that happen in life that can not be controlled.
With that being said................I am looking for a new home to be able to achieve world class productivity and have the same pride I did at Parker! – less
Senior Data Specialist/Distribution -Publications (Former Employee), Irvine, CA – February 25, 2014
working for a big company was a great success for me because i was so young and i had just graduated from a 2 year college as a junior accountant that was so great because i got hired right after i graduated from college, soon as i was 3 years working for accounting as a account payable and account receivable i was promoted and i was the youngest of – more... the company i was only 21 and i was promoted to be in charge of 10 person in the department that was the most enjoyable part of the job, i had many different challanges in the company – less
Intern (Former Employee), Batesville, MS – February 15, 2014
Being an internship, of course there weren't opportunities for advancement before graduation or much compensation. My internship was extended to 2 years from one until budget caused my layoff so they had some flexibility and appreciation of my efforts.
The people were pleasant to work with and I was supported when I expanded my skills to take up CAD – more... drawing of production prints. Minor mechanical improvements were used by the toolsetters and my suggestions were seriously considered by engineers.
The production employees were enough set in their ways to make fixing problems in their habits very difficult. Perhaps that is why management and the engineering department have been replaced since I was there, trying to find leadership to take control of a marginally profitable plant. – less
Deburring (Former Employee), Long Beach, CA – February 11, 2014
Pros: good administration
Cons: reduced space
A typical day at work would include meetings in the morning to encourage the workers. There was always harmony and cooperation between co-workers, never arguing or disagreements. The hardest part of the job was working on big manifolds since they were complicated and delicate parts to work with. The most enjoyable part of the job was lunch time because – more... we'd all get together to eat and talk about experiences in the job or in our life. – less
Excellent benefits, work/life balance was poor in a salary position.
Facility manager/support departments supervisor (Former Employee), Chetek, WI – February 6, 2014
Pros: clean, organized safe work environment
Cons: poor work/life balance
Excellent work environment. Internal training in lean was productive and helpful to meeting the bottom line. Far too many non productive meetings causing long hours for managers and supervisors. Expectations for salaried employees was far above normal/reasonable expectations. This is a divisional issue as expectations and culture vary greatly between – more... divisions. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with hourly employees, they truely cared about their performance and the performance of the company. – less
Group Talent and Development Manager Europe (Current Employee), Based Hemel Hempstead - significant travel – January 28, 2014
Pros: varied role with opportunities work accross many cultures
Cons: long hours culture!
Parker is a global organisation with a strong HR culture embedded in the business. The company takes pride in its drive for empowerment and development activities and every day brings a different challenge.
The leadership are approachable and there are lots of opportunities for growth.