Proto Labs, Inc. Production Manager in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Position Overview: The Production Manager plans, directs, and coordinates manufacturing operations to achieve Protolabs operating objectives. Specific Duties Include: Develop and executes sound policies, plans, and procedures, including, but not limited to, the areas of staffing, scheduling, fabricating, building, inventory planning, purchasing, manufacturing operations, cost standards, plant safety, equipment maintenance, and product quality. Supervise operations staff, supervisors and manufacturing technical leads. Assess capacity requirements from company plans. Implement staffing programs as required, setting high standards in recruiting, attracting and retaining staff. Manage the manufacturing staff through manufacturing supervisors. Monitor workload and backlog; ensure manufacturing resources are applied properly to support delivery priorities. Monitor actual performance against scheduled performance and seeks to overcome any delays. Develop and implement manufacturing procedures consistent with company cost and quality goals. Develop and implement quality, safety, and training standards and procedures consistent with company goals. Improving product quality is a key aspect of the position. Coordinate deployment of information technology for manufacturing operations. Recommend capital equipment purchases to support planned operations. Manage the planning and control of inventory levels raw materials, supplies, and tooling. Understand and support cost accounting and job costing activities. Work with other company staff to improve the operating and forecasting tools used for business planning. Establish programs and set goals regarding measurement and improvements of operations for assigned areas. Areas include quality, timelines, and cost. Keep supervisors informed on all significant matters which he/she and members of his/her staff must know to effectively manage their areas of accountability. Perform additional tasks as assigned. Minimum Qualifications: Eight years of relevant manufacturing and/or operations management Prior experience implementing Lean concepts and Continuous Improvement methodologies to produce successful results Significant people management Experience as a middle manager or higher Able to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented work environment Education Requirements: Bachelor s Degree in Business Administration or an engineering discipline, or equivalent, preferred. All Proto Labs facilities in the United States are ITAR-compliant operations. Due to ITAR regulations, Proto Labs is only able to employ U.S. Citizens, lawful permanent residents (green card holders) or foreign nationals granted refugee or asylee status. Individuals with temporary visas (e.g. E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, TN or OPT) are not eligible for hire. Proto Labs, Inc. is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor s legal duty to furnish information.