Commercial, Millwork and Cabinetry
Iowa

Job Description

The Production Manager is responsible for ensuring that all production activities are completed on time and on
budget. The Production Manager is also responsible for meeting manufacturing quality standards and ensuring
adequate throughput to meet company revenue objectives. Job performance is measured by comparing actual
production cost to budgets, actual completion dates versus committed dates and actual production throughput
compared to scheduled throughput. Embracing the core competencies noted below are also critical for success.
Essential Functions:
• Provides leadership, supervision and direction of assigned departments, including tooling, machining,
assembly, maintenance, shipping, receiving and inventory
• Ensures employees have required training, materials, components, tools and equipment needed to
perform their tasks safely and efficiently
• Supervise and assign projects to shop fabricators
• Understands working properties and grading of all hardwoods and softwoods
• Oversees requisition of materials for timely just in time completion of work
• Review and approve all time expended by employees, ensure accurate time records are kept
• Coordinate status and completion dates for all projects with management team
• Supervise Shop Foreman, receiving, shipping, and coordinate with Project Managers to maintain
schedules
• Develop and interpret plans to efficiently use materials, labor, and equipment to meet production
standards
• Understand and promote continuous Improvement principles
• Monitor and enforce adherence to safety policies
• Identify shop bottlenecks; propose and implement solutions
• Coordinate maintenance and repairs of plant facilities and machinery
Core Competencies:
Creative thinker, problem solver, and coordinator with experience in developing and implementing processes.
Possess a high energy level, capable of handling complex and demanding issues under pressure in a fast paced
environment
A Successful Employee:
• Is dependable
• Does the right thing
• Is safety focused
• Respects others
• Is a good listener
• Is accountable for the team results
• Is proactive
• Solves problems
• Embraces change
• Creates an enthusiastic environment

Eligibility Requirements

Mandatory Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or
ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions.
• High school diploma or equivalent education and supervisory training and experience
• Ten years experience in wood products production facility
• Must be able to understand and interpret design drawings and technical manuals for a range of
products and machines.
• Exceptional understanding of all aspects of woodworking materials, machinery, cutting, milling, finishing
and assembly.
• High level of initiative, ability to handle multiple projects, strong problem‐solving skills, strong
negotiation and collaboration skills, good judgment and the ability to deal appropriately with sensitive
information.
• Strong communication, time management, inter‐personal, team building, leadership and mentoring
skills
• Experience in lean manufacturing, process control, inventory control, and scheduling
• Must have High Level proficiency in all phases of architectural woodwork manufacturing.
Work Environment and Physical Demands:
The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• The noise level in the work environment is usually very high – requiring hearing protection.
• The work area often requires the use of respirators to protect the employee from wood dust
• The employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to feel, reach with hands and arms and talk and
hear; and is often required to stand, walk, climb or balance, stoop, kneel or crouch.
• The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50
pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 150 pounds.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth
perception and ability to adjust focus.
• The employee must be able to occasionally negotiate job site conditions including steep grades, mud,
scaffolding, ladders and the like.

Job Features

Job CategoryPlant/Production, Production Manager
Recruitment ContactCraig Mengel (417) 214-5082
Salary Range$55-$75K starting annual salary commensurate
Relocationoffered
Benefitshealth, dental, vision, holiday, vacations

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