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Production Operations Leader

Are you currently a Manufacturing Engineer or Production Supervisor ready to take your manufacturing career to the next level? Then come and talk with us!
We are one of the leading manufacturers and distributors of mechanical power transmission products for Agricultural and Lawn & Turf machinery located a quick 20 minute hassle free commute straight north of Menomonee Falls. We are seeking candidates with a manufacturing process/continuous improvement mindset, positive, can-do attitude and solid interpersonal skills ready to step into a leadership position. Reporting to the Director of Plant Operations you will be responsible for managing a team of seven (7) direct reports; Production Supervisors working across a three (3) shift machining and assembly manufacturing plant.
We are a division of Actuant Corporation; a $1.4B diversified industrial company serving customers from operations in more than 30 countries. The Actuant businesses are leaders in a broad array of niche markets including branded hydraulic tools and solutions; specialized products and services for energy markets and highly engineered position and motion control systems. The Company was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. Actuant business operations are divided into three segments focused on the markets we serve. For more information visit www.actuant.com.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Work closely with the plant Safety lead in taking ownership and accountability for improving safety throughout the operation and supports the organization's overall HSSE mission.
Partner with site union leadership and members to manage daily operations and consistently apply practices and enforce policies.
Drive continuous improvement processes by utilizing World Class/Lean Manufacturing techniques to increasing output and lower costs in manufacturing/assembly areas.
Utilize Standard Work in all manufacturing processes, developing documentation through involvement of employees at all levels. Improve manufacturing processes for greater efficiencies through work instructions, process flow, visual management, scrap reduction, waste elimination, material usage, material handling and flow, cross-training, etc.
Support and ensure ISO 9000 processes and procedures are developed and implemented and coordinates preventative measures to enhance system capability. Provide leadership for problem resolution and use formalized root-cause problem solving approaches (5-Why, 4-Block, 8D, etc.) to effectively define problems and drive to solutions.
Maintain and nurture effective working relationships / communications with key support functions including Engineering, Quality, Finance, Sales, Supply Chain and Human Resources to improve operations and ensure effective support of the manufacturing processes to achieve business objectives.
Utilize data driven processes to achieve key performance goals that meet or exceed manufacturing requirements and customer satisfaction. Develop world-class operational standards for measuring and communicating visual metrics related to Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, Inventory, etc.

Qualifications
7-10 years of experience as a Manufacturing Engineer, Production Supervisor or closely related area in a CNC machining, welding, painting and low to medium volume Union machining and assembly manufacturing plant operations.
Solid communication and facilitation skills -- both oral and written, demonstrated by the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from production employees, groups of managers, peers and occasionally customers.
In-depth experience with lean manufacturing methods and continuous improvement mindset. Experience using visual management systems to manage daily operations.
Passion for root cause analysis and methodical problem solving.
Proficient in utilizing business systems to access information and use of Microsoft Office software.
Bachelor's degree in Engineering or closely related technical field of study, will consider candidates who are in active pursuit towards the achievement of a Bachelor's degree.
If you're looking for a unique, exciting career with variety and potential for growth, Actuant offers challenges & extraordinary rewards for people on a global scale. Choose opportunity - choose Actuant!
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