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Millerbernd Manufacturing Co. Manufacturing Manager - Ring & Cylinder in Winsted, Minnesota

Position Overview

The Manufacturing Manager is responsible for is responsible for providing leadership for multi-department areas of manufacturing operations including processes and people, and is accountability to deliver to the company’s objectives.

Essential Job Functions

  • Ensure the company’s processes, people capabilities, culture and costs are in alignment with plans

  • Advance the organizational capability for all employees to contribute to business process improvement projects through effective development and application of problem identification and solving skills, Continuous Improvement principles, front-line leadership abilities, and teamwork.

  • Manage Production Supervisors and Team Leaders to ensure that production of products is completed in a timely and cost-effective manner.

  • Promote Production Supervisor’s achievement of department goals through frequent coaching, and skillful use of departmental boards and posted KPI’s as the context and means of floor management and development.

  • Facilitate Coaching 5S and leveraging the PDCA process.

  • Work with the sales and scheduling team to plan production.

  • Ensure standards for product quality, equipment, and operator performance are maintained and that cost-effective technology or processes are used to maximize production.

  • Ensure fixed assets are preserved.

  • Make recommendations on purchases of new equipment and improvements to operations effectiveness.

  • Develop, monitor, and report operation costs within functional areas, making recommendations and implementing solutions to problems related to same.

  • Ensure orders are manufactured according to specifications and that quality standards are met.

  • Partner with other managers to coach Supervisors on employee issues including safety, security, employee complaints, scheduling,training, etc.

  • Ensures Group Leaders are administering practices and policies in a consistent, fair and equitable manner.

  • Manage budget and control expenses effectively.

  • Hire, train, develop and appraise staff effectively.

  • Take corrective actions as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with company policy.

  • Keep up-to-date on information and technology affecting functional area(s) to increase innovation and ensure compliance.

    Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or relevant experience of eight (8) years or more in a Manufacturing environment in leadership (with direct reporting structure).

  • Experience with welding and steel fabrication strongly preferred

  • MRP/ERP system experience

  • Experience working with 5S, Continuous Improvement and/or Lean principles

  • Experience in being a change agent

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Effective and appropriate verbal and written communication skills in English

  • Ability to develop supervisors

  • Ability to effectively work with others and lead in a team environment.

  • Ability to meet production timelines

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office software, including Excel, and Word

  • Desire to reinforce safety requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to solve practical problems, make decisions, and direct action

  • Demonstrated ability to read and understand required internal manufacturing paperwork and engineering documentation

  • Capacity to effectively and professionally adapt to changing work priorities

  • Ability to work well with all employees and earn mutual respect

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