JO – 5215 Production Manger

Job Title: Production Manager

Department: Operations

Reports To: Operations Manager

Shift Schedule: 6am to 3:30pm Monday through Thur. 6am to 10am on Friday (or as needed). Schedules may be adjusted if needed to facilitate production schedule.

Summary: Production manager is responsible for collaborating with the management team and shop floor leads to develop and implement the strategic goals of the business. Position will be responsible for oversight of all Manufacturing activities. Must maintain and continuously improve the efficiency and effectiveness of all production machines, employees and processes. Quality must be upheld at all times and processes must be developed and utilized in a repeatable and cost effective manner. This person will identify operational deficiencies and opportunities for improvement and work with production employees and management to develop solutions related to manufacturing processes, equipment, communication, workflow and quality. This position will require a working knowledge of supply chain functions, material requirements planning, and troubleshooting manufacturing processes. This person must be a problem solver and critical thinker. He/she should be extremely organized, have extensive knowledge of leadership, management, operations, and general business functions. He/she must be self-motivated and have a strong sense of priorities in business. He/she must be able to communicate clearly, regularly, and effectively with all levels of employees, customers, and suppliers. EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System) experience is highly preferred.


  • Candidate must have 10+ years in a supervisory or managerial role in a fabrication and/or machine shop setting.
  • Must have 10+ years experience managing a department with 30-40 employees.
  • Must have bachelor’s degree in operations management, manufacturing engineering or similar (Industrial Engineering, Production Planning, Supply Chain & Logistics, Business & Strategic Planning, Industrial Technology), or 10 years of direct, applicable experience.
  • EOS experience is preferred.
  • Experience with short runs, custom products and build-to-order projects is required.
  • Working knowledge of metal fabrication and machining is required. (Metal cutting, forming, welding, finishing, painting, etc.…)
  • Must understand and read blueprints/CAD.
  • Must have experience with employee reviews, goal setting and staffing (including temp service staff).
  • Extensive experience with ERP systems is required, (Epicor preferred).
  • Must have excellent communication skills and team building skills. Must motivate employees and provide leadership and accountability. Must be able to create custom career growth plans with employees and communicate progress.
  • Experience writing, editing, and implementing processes in office and manufacturing environments, suitable for inclusion in an ISO quality policy.
  • Experience running group meetings, preferably L10s, Quarterlies, and Annual’s.
  • Must live DSI core values- Can-Do Attitude, Deliver on Customer Expectations, and Fast Paced

Education or Certifications:

  • Bachelor degree in operations, business or similar field or 10 years direct applicable experience. May be a combination of schooling and education.


  • Ten+ years’ experience in a supervisory role
  • Strong verbal skills with all employees in every department on various levels
  • Leadership responsibilities
  • Provide clear vision to staff members in a positive manner
  • Understanding the need for accountability
  • Help team members understand the overall business strategy and goals and identify with the team members so they may understand how they can contribute to the success of the company.
  • Prepare to work with other management team to identify what if any changes need to take place within DSI. Share this information in a positive and a productive way to other staff members.
  • Discipline staff when necessary. This includes verbal/written warnings and up to termination.
  • Give and receive constructive criticism in order to improve dialogue, performance, and team building.
  • Reward staff members when their performance is outstanding
  • Ability to read and understand blue prints, job packets and operational layouts as required on a variety of machines.
  • The ability to embrace change, new technology and processes.
  • Ability to work through daily operational activities that are changing consistently
  • Ability to plan effectively and execute the plans
  • Strong mechanical aptitude with problem solving and troubleshooting skills.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $70,000.00 – $80,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus opportunities

Ability to Relocate:

  • Rogers, MN 55374: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person

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