Production Manager in Rochester, MN at GPAC

Date Posted: 7/27/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Position Objective:

Mediun to Heavy Manufacturing Exp.

This person will work closely under the direction of the Plant Manager/Site Leader to provide overall leadership and direction to the Production organization by ensuring the safe and efficient performance of the facilities, employees and operations through the implementation of manufacturing strategies and action plans to ensure the facility supports strategic objectives.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Manage production schedule adherence and internal/external delivery performance as well as continuous cost improvement activities with a focus on increased productivity.
  • Manage the initiatives in the development of lean manufacturing, 3Q6S, discrete work environment and continuous improvement projects that result in improved labor costs, production yields and raw material usage.
  • Direction of Supervisors/Managers in the execution of their responsibilities to ensure meeting plant objectives for producing and shipping the quality and quantity of products specified and ensures discipline within confines of plant rules and applicable laws.
  • Promote and support a safe and healthful working environment by eliminating hazards, training employees and enhancing safety awareness.
  • Comply with and enforce company safety program and policy.
  • Support the company's Quality Management System.
  • Implement safety and good housekeeping standards by utilizing 3Q6S principles.
  • Support the development of programs and plans to improve employee relations and employee productivity.
  • Conduct employee evaluations.
  • Monitor plant performance.
  • Direct the development of and approve plans to improve output, quality and costs.
  • Monitor production/scheduling to assure efficiencies are maintained.
  • Manage departments such that budget requirements are met.
  • Recommend new handling and manufacturing methods to achieve maximum productivity.
  • Review employee training to work assignments to assure safety in operation and quality compliance.
  • Ensure production and shipping schedules are met.
  • Perform all other tasks or responsibilities as delegated by the Plant Manager/Site Leader.


  • 3 - 5 years of experience within manufacturing with direct experience managing professionals and working with manufacturing workforce
  • Knowledge of World-Class Manufacturing principles
  • Excellent organizational, problem solving and facilitation skills
  • Strong and proven team leading and interpersonal skills
  • Strong project management experience
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with high awareness of deadlines
  • Experience with capital budgets and capital projects
  • Change agent that comprehends the cultural component
  • Global manufacturing perspective
  • ISO experience preferred
  • Mastery of lean/continuous improvement tools and deployment preferred


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Management

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"For additional information on this opportunity, or other positions of interest, contact Scott DeWitte with gpac Recruiting in Sioux Falls."

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, age, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable laws or regulations.

GPAC (Growing People and Companies) is an award-winning search firm specializing in placing quality professionals within multiple industries across the United States for the past 30 years. We are extremely competitive, client-focused and realize that our value is in our ability to deliver the right solutions at the right time.