Management and Administration

7-7-23Operations Manager

Duties & Responsibilities

·         Receive customer RFQ’s for quoting.

·         Receive customer orders, initiate order entry and assist in interpretation of drawings and manufacturing process.

·         Establish priority of jobs in production schedule.

·         Assist Production Supervisor in manpower and workflow.

·         Keep track of bulk inventory of steel and aluminum sheet

·         Send RFQ’s when material needed, select vendor on price and delivery, issue PO’s for material.

·         Monitor order progress / completion and notify customer for pickup.

·         Monitor coil inventory, send RFQ’s when needed, select vendor based on price and delivery, issue PO’s for material.

·         Supervise / Train / Assist Operation Specialist in Order Entry, creation of Shop Travelers, closing of orders, creating BOL’s and invoicing customers.

·         Promote good customer relations by providing feedback on orders, drawings, processes and suggestion of improvements to their product.

·         Assist in soliciting and hiring of shop employees.

·         Oversee Accounts Payable/Receivable

·         Maintain checkbook in Quick books

·         Monitor shop purchases for supplies and materials.

·         Bid larger jobs by doing take-offs from blueprints.  If awarded job, track progress of project and due dates in Procore.

·         Follow up on all work-related opportunities whether walk-in, online requests, or soliciting new customers direct.

·         Establish / track profitability of current work to determine future opportunities or price.

·         Maintain harmony amongst workers / supervisors.


·         5 years of management experience

·         5 years of steel fabrication experience

·         Light gauge/structural

·        ·         Quick books

3-10-23 Need a Manager or Manufacturing Engineer to oversee production.  Modern wood furniture design projects such as office, healthcare, education, hospitality, residential, store fixtures/POP, and cabinetry.
Ideal candidate would have some experience with wood, cabinetry, or store fixture industry.
Processes or process engineering. Hands-on capability would be great. ISO is nice but not required.
  • Oversees the daily workflow of the powder coat line; schedules and organizes staff to ensure proper staffing
  • Manage, lead, and coach a team of 8-12 employees through attendance tracking and performance issues
  • Hires and trains new powder coat employees
  • Have complete technical knowledge of an automated coating line and oven
  • Supervise powder coat employees in the daily activities of loading and unloading materials on the powder coat line
  • Ensure line loading/density practices to avoid line stoppage and assure maximum output per shift
  • Supervise general maintenance on oven, washer, dry off oven, conveyor, and powder coating equipment
  • Ability to forecast material needs to ensure full line run
  • Control costs associated with line run time
  • Follow and ensure daily department end of shift lock down procedures are followed and completed
  • Ensure a safe and clean working environment
  • Track and ensure accuracy of steel product moving in and out of the department with assistance from Paint Manager
  • Verify material is accurate to sales order specifications and double check measurements of materials on the line
  • Ensure powder coat production accuracy to job order
  • Collaborate with Paint and Operations Managers on performance evaluations, merit increases, and disciplinary procedures
  • Ensure paint colors and mixes are correct and keep an inventory.
Company has two shifts. Quite busy.
*  Komo CNC Machines WEEKE operators and Sanders
* Router CIM.

SUMMARY: Directly supervises and coordinates the activities of production workers. Manages the processes for the shift to ensure that production goals are met. Provides training and direction to employees. Ensures efficient and productive use of all equipment and maintains a safe working environment.


 ·         Lead and train employees, answer questions, provide coaching and discipline as needed

·         Provide clear expectations to all employees

·         Perform random inspections to ensure quality of parts produced

·         Ensure employees are on-time and at equipment when expected

·         Monitor and evaluate rates for obtainability and correct processes or rates as necessary

·         Pursue optimization of earned hours

·         Monitor work area and enforce safety regulations

·         Develop new ideas and processes to save time, material, and money

·         Work with management to resolve employee problems, complaints, or grievances

·         Accountable for shift performance in quality, earned hours, and meeting production schedule

·         E-mail daily results to President, Production Manager, and Production Planner


 ·         Work with engineering to ensure good fixtures and develop continuous process improvement

·         Work with maintenance to ensure equipment is consistently maintained and running efficiently

·         Work with human resources to maintain adequate staffing

·         Ensure compliance with 5S program


·         Five (5) years of manufacturing experience working with a variety of tubing and bending equipment

·         Leadership skills and experience

·         Ability to read and understand blueprints and work instructions

·         Basic experience with Microsoft Computer Programs including Outlook, Word, and Excel

·         Excellent communication abilities

·         Organizational skills


 ·         Quality Control knowledge and experience


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

This job operates in a warehouse/manufacturing environment. The noise level in this work environment is usually loud.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, talk, hear, stand, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee must occasionally reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Tooling Manager Revised 11/28/2023.
This job description is built with the intent of describing the core competencies and requirements of the position. SUMMARY This is a management position that requires a general understanding of management of people and processes. The specific skills required in this position are listed below and are only a guide to understanding the demands of the job. The right candidate will have the ability to learn and grow based on the needs of the organization. Utilizing necessary skills to accomplish the function of the position. Continuous Improvement and organizational skills are the keys to success. The work is often hands-on, interacting with shop floor personnel, tool & die designers, toolmakers, Quality, Production, and Maintenance to ensure the most effective plans are created and implemented.
General knowledge of machine tooling, cutter, drills, and inspection tools
• Providing the estimating/sales department with tooling and fixture estimates.
• Provide technical support to tool & die designers and toolmakers, as well as all operating areas utilizing tooling products.• Mentor employees by sharing technical expertise and providing feedback and guidance.
• Work with tool & die designer in development of most efficient and cost-effective tool designs to meet customer specifications.
Attend and participate in organizational meetings within the company and with customers when appropriate.
• Assist Production in troubleshooting activities at the machine/process to solve unforeseen manufacturing challenges.
• Willing to participate in tooling/production meetings to develop production processes.
• Offer technical support and expertise to Sales, Purchasing, and Production activities.
• Lead or participate in pre-tool build meetings to uncover and address any potential design and/or build issues and post-tool build meetings to review aspects of the build that worked particularly well or poorly to develop best practices for future tool builds.
• Management of internal jobs in the tooling department.
• Develop and implement procedures, work instructions, and continuous improvement planning.
• Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies.
• And all other duties as required in this position.
• Five (5) or more years’ experience in metal stamping, tool and die manufacturing.
• Deep understanding of metal stamping and sheet metal fabrication technologies, products, processes, and products.
• Experience with metal stamping, utilizing modular, stage, and progressive dies, as well as deep drawing, and mechanical, servo and hydraulic stamping presses.
• Experience with CAM software, such as Esprit or Mastercam, for programming wire EDM and/or CNC vertical mills.
• Experience with die design software, such as Solidworks and LogoPress3.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
• Demonstrated ability to think creatively and develop innovative solutions.
• Working knowledge of machining equipment.
• “Hands-on” approach, with passion for continues improvement.
• Excellent communication skills, maintaining effective working relationships.
• Maintains ethics and integrity congruent to the company’s mission and values.
• Assists in the development of personnel through positive reinforcement and coaching techniques.
• Establishes performance standards of the department, monitoring employee performance and training to maximize performance with-in the department.
Responsibilities include hiring, planning, assigning, and directing work, appraising performance, rewarding, and disciplining employees. Addressing complaints and assuring problems are resolved. Developing employee growth.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
MDS is seeking candidates with experience as a HubSpot user. Seeking light level candidates with some working experience with the complex, critical tool would be ideal,  a fast learner good with data, automations.