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Director of Production in Spencer at Apple & Associates

Date Posted: 1/9/2019

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Director of Production
Spencer, IA
$150-175K + 40% bonus, stock options
Our manufacturing client is seeking a Director of Production for their Spencer, IA facility. This facility is located within a day’s drive to Okoboji with many activities to do for the whole family throughout the year. This Director of Production will be the #2 person at this facility and will have responsibility for all production operations, including the shop and assembly production operations.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Direct the production and assembly within the operation.
  • Implement plans and programs to enable the best operating procedures.
  • Manage the assembly of the equipment as well as oversee all assembly, production, paint, materials and lean manufacturing.
  • Control production within the operation, partnering with internal & external stakeholders ensuring execution on production and delivery.
  • Enforce plans and programs to enable best-in-class operating procedures and drive continuous rates of improvement with productivity, capacity utilization and reduced costs.
  • Provide supply chain & operational readiness for new product launches and delivering on key metrics. (On Time & In Full, Service Rating, Manufacturing Cycle Time and Quality)
  • Arrange, supervise and coordinate production activities relating to product manufacturing and production control.
  • Establish and maintain objectives, development plans, performance reviews and succession plans.
Job Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering required; Master’s preferred.
  • 12+ years of manufacturing engineering/leadership in heavy assembly/automotive industries/off-road equipment type of industries.
  • Former leadership experience of large production organizations.
  • Strong experience and education on lean or similar continuous improvement systems.
  • Substantial manufacturing background required.
  • Union or positive employee relations experience.
Additional Incentives:
  • 401k
  • Stock options
  • Competitive salary
Production Director, Operations Manager, General Manager, Plant Manager, Operations Director, CAT, Caterpillar, JD, John Deere, automotive, assembly, Lean, CI, continuous improvement, process improvement, production, manufacturing, equipment, supply chain


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