Ironwood Plastics Production Manager

US-WI-Two Rivers
2 weeks ago
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This role is located in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.


Want to be a part of a world class injection molding company? Enjoy working in an environment where respect, trust, good communication, teamwork, and excellence is valued and where everyone is learning and involved?


Then, Ironwood Plastics has a place for you!    


Who We Are:


Ironwood Plastics, a division of CTB, Inc. a Berkshire Hathaway Company, is focused on delivering products that exceed expectations.  We are proud to be ISO/TS 16949:2009 certified.  Our success and top market share comes from our exceptional quality and flexibility to change and implement systems specific to the customer needs or industry.  Ironwood is a family-oriented company and has a long history going back 38 years.  And, as a team member, you will play an integral role in our pursuit of World Class performance in these markets!


Our Vision: Inspired Engineering. Precision Results®


What We Offer:


  • Exciting innovative, collaborative, and family-oriented work environment with flexible work/life balance schedules
  • Challenging and progressive career development
  • Competitive salaries
  • 401k and Profit Sharing
  • Excellent Comprehensive Health
  • Best practice PTO policies and paid holidays
  • Open communication, recognition programs, and team-building events

Specific Responsibilities

What You’ll Do:


As the Production Manager, you will ensure Operations meets the goals of the Company within the areas of:  Quality, On-time Delivery, High Efficiency, Production Readiness, Safety, Cleanliness, and Team Engagement.      


Your Accountabilities in the Role:


  • You will research, develop, and lead the Operation activities as well as related teams to ensure quality, efficiency, resource utilization, and effectiveness.
  • You will ensure safe working conditions for all employees.
  • You will participate in the long-range capacity planning regarding equipment, technology, and personnel.
  • You will lead continuous improvement projects in a manner that delivers the best results on-time and on-budget.
  • You will lead and have responsibility for budget development and expense control in respective areas.
  • You will keep updated with technological changes and advances in all related areas and implement those that will provide enhanced customer value and profitability.


Position Requirements:


  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Operations, or other related field; or a combination of coursework and experience
  • Experience: 3-5+ years of progressive Production Management experience required
  • Functional Skills: Strong experience managing diverse departments; business & budget planning experience; math skills; ability to prioritize and organize; foundational understanding of ISO/Quality Systems, Safety, Lean thinking, and 5S preferred
  • Technology Skills: Advanced Excel experience; intermediate in Word and PowerPoint; experience with ERP systems would be helpful
  • Leadership/Behaviors: Excellent presentation, business writing, and communication skills; strong collaboration and influencing skills to effectively implement change; strong work ethic – leading by example; forward thinking; able to effectively problem-solve and make solid decisions; conceptual thinker who can continually make enhancements to overall operations
  • Culture Match: Fair, firm, respectful, and steady personality who handles situations with optimism yet holds people accountable; good listener who can be flexible and invoke great ideas to make best decisions


Other Important Information:     


Salary:  Salary is commensurate with proven expertise. 


This position is eligble for profit sharing!  And, the compensation will grow as the team member grows!


Reports To:     General Manager                                                                                                                                             


Core Hours:   7:00 am – 4:00 pm (schedule can be somewhat flexible; will work approx. 8.5 hours within this timeframe) – helping with other shifts as needed with Team Leads


Typical Work Week:  M-F; some weekends required (when applicable); Approximately 45 hours a week on average


Direct Reports:     Production Team Leaders, Quality, Inventory Control (Shipping), and Scheduling


Travel:   Limited


Ironwood Plastics is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability. All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


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