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Estimated Pay $52 per hour
Hours Full-time
Location Madison, Wisconsin

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Direct and coordinate the activities of the production department.
  • Manage the Production Supervisor team, oversee preparation of the work scheduling, and the assignment of specific duties.
  • Develop performance metrics for safety, service, quality and cost and determine the action plan for improvement.
  • Incorporate shop floor organization and plant cleanliness among plant personnel.
  • Partner with department managers of the support functions to ensure the total manufacturing objectives are accomplished in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Establish, communicate, track, and hold accountable the production team’s performance on key metrics.
  • Implement good manufacturing practices on the shop floor.
  • Drive improvement in shop floor safety program and safety metrics.
  • Maintain effective communication within the entire manufacturing department and to support organizations.
  • Determine staffing requirements, and manage the onboarding, training and cross training of employees.
  • Develop processes for consistent shop floor workmanship and compliance to drawings/specs.
  • Investigate customer satisfaction and quality issues for corrective action.
  • Determine shop floor facility layout, equipment needs, and capital planning and work with Plant leadership team to prioritize and coordinate improvement activities.
  • Establish departmental policies and procedures. Comply with all company policies and procedures.
  • Develop and mentor the Supervisors and Group Leaders in their functional area.
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement projects needed in their functional area.
  • Foster a team environment to drive engagement and strong communication.
  • Follow company policies and procedures.
  • Company involvement in projects, awards, ceremonies, award dinners, and facility tours are required. Interaction with customers and suppliers and other outside personnel as required.
  • Other duties may be assigned as required by the company

Above is a list of the most important responsibilities and functions, which are essential to the position.  Employees must be able to perform these essential functions satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation.  Accommodations will be evaluated and provided to eligible employees on a case by case basis, depending on the employee's medical restrictions, work availability, the nature of the position, the position's essential functions and other relevant factors.



  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in related field and minimum of 7 years plant/general management experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Licenses/Certifications:
  • Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
    • 10+ years in a manufacturing environment. Five of which are in an operations management capacity.
    • Demonstrated ability to lead people.
    • Demonstrated achievement in building and leading a high-performance team.
    • Demonstrated ability in driving continuous improvement.
    • Computer aptitude in Microsoft Office, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, along with working knowledge of ERP software.
    • Ability to balance and achieve positive results in the areas of safety, quality, productivity, cost, and employee relations.
  • Core Competencies
    • Excellent communication
    • Motivational
    • Leadership- able to instill confidence in others and earn their respect.


  • Orientation
  • Company Hazardous Waste polices, goals, documents, Sexual Harassment Policy and any other policies and procedures required for this position.



  • 1 year(s): Experience managing supervisors

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. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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