Manufacturing Manager – Grow with us! Location:

Minneapolis, MN  

A Great Place to Work!

Johnstech is a privately held OEM and leading global provider of testing interconnect products (test sockets). We are a high precision engineering and manufacturing company who has serviced a niche market in the global semiconductor industry for back-end test for almost 30 years. We have experienced solid growth and are on the cusp of even more!

People join us and stay with us for our fulfilling careers, competitive pay and benefits, and our friendly supporting environment. Don’t just take our word for it.  Come and find out for yourself!

Johnstech was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota with additional offices in the Philippines and Singapore. For more information, visit www.johnstech.com.

Position Summary

What a great opportunity for someone who has the experience we are looking for!  Help us grow and be a part of a dynamic group that loves to make a difference!

In this role you will manage, direct, and coordinate the overall day-to-day manufacturing functions.  Full accountability to assure company production objectives are met and are consistent with company-set KPIs relating to Safety, Quality, Delivery, Productivity, and Engagement.  Responsible for cultivating an enthusiastic, motivated, and flexible team atmosphere focused on exceeding objectives through teamwork and a continuous improvement mind set.


Strategy and General Management

*Effectively and efficiently manage the production of the required daily/weekly/monthly targets in line with customer specifications, meeting quality and delivery expectations, minimizing costs where possible and ensure the required best working practices are always maintained.

*Control quality of product and cost of production through evaluating, recommending, and implementing improvements in methods and processes to increase quality and productivity.

*Conduct gap assessments of skills, processes, capacities, and capabilities, within the department, and implement robust systems to enhance production capabilities and mitigate risks.

*Participate in long-range plant expansion, conversion, staffing, and equipment planning.

*Develop and implement policies and standards to ensure compliance with organizational, OSHA, environmental, and various regulatory agencies and directs/supervises the application of such policies.

*Update production plans and ensure the target productivity level is achieved on a daily basis.

*Provide input towards development and alignment of manufacturing budgets and forecasts.

*Utilize problem-solving methodologies including root cause analysis and data analytics.

*Participate in the review of operations excellence targets and drive for sustained results.

*Manage, run Tiered meetings to provide daily updates to team and management.

*Stay informed of developments and trends in manufacturing and drives actions to improve velocity through the facility.

People and Relationship Management

*Mentor, coach, and develop a high performing manufacturing team that meets agreed objectives, and which delivers best practice results, added value, and continuous improvements.

*Communicate and liaise with other departmental managers regarding throughput of stock to ensure production targets are met.

*Ensure an effective interface with other departmental staff is maintained.

*Work with other team members and department managers on the application of methods and production standards to enhance the current production systems.

*Partner with quality and R&D to improve and provide the highest quality product.

*Maintain and support prescribed programs of employee relations, training, and development.

*Stay current and up to date on any changes that may affect the supply and demand of needed products and materials and advise others of any impact.

*Conduct regular performance evaluation, review, and approve recommendations of employee matters and compensation changes.

*Ensure compliance with OSHA and ISO procedures and being an active part of the internal audit process.

Required Qualifications

Education and Experience

*Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, operations management, business administration

*5+ years of plant level direct leadership experience in a manufacturing environment

*5+ years of experience managing other supervisors/leads and other direct reports

*Proficient with Lean methodologies such as TOC, TPM, Visual Factory and/or Tiered management

*Proven positive result in monitoring and managing achievement of KPIs

*Proficient in the use of MS Office Suite and ERP systems

Skills and Attributes

*Hands on management style, willing to jump in and troubleshoot, identify, and solve problems.

*Biased to action.

*Motivated, team player that can also work independently.

*Strong “systems thinker” that is resilient, optimistic, and open to change.

*Takes ownership for team cohesion and team development.

*Ability to adapt to quickly changing work schedules in a manufacturing environment.

*Highest level of honesty and integrity instilled in both self and others.

Preferred Qualifications

*Experience working in CNC machining environment

*Experience Leading Kaizen events

*Lean Manufacturing Certification

*6-Sigma Certification

*Project Management Certification  

To apply visit www.johnstech.com/careers

Johnstech is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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