Manufacturing Manager

Do you like to be on the cutting edge of innovation? If you’re motivated confident and looking to challenge yourself to be your best, then you’ve come to the right place! This is a role where you to showcase your skills inside and outside of the organization. You’ll work with a variety of customers to evaluate their needs and translate them into workable specifications and processes for your teammates. You’ll also be responsible for ensuring the final product is ready to meet our customer’s expectations before final shipping.  Come join a team where you’re treated like family, you can grow and learn strong core values from dedicated leaders focused on quality and excellence!


Mequon, US, 53092


Manufacturing Manager 


We are looking for a Manufacturing Manager for our Mequon facility. In this role you will oversee product manufacturing through a team of production team or group leaders.  In coordination with HSE, maintenance, engineering and quality departments the Manufacturing Manager is responsible for achieving optimum labor with the least amount of overhead and raw material costs while delivering product on schedule and with the highest safety and quality standards. Focus is on safety, customer satisfaction, on-time delivery, continuous improvement and employee growth.



Your Responsibilities:


  • Advises plant team or group leaders on labor issues including safety, security, employee relations, scheduling, training, grievances and the line.  Manages compliance with state and federal regulations.  Ensures direct reports, including plant team or group leaders are adhering to company policies and administering practices in a fair and equitable manner.
  • Regularly holds departmental communication meetings to ensure high level of communication and understanding among the entire hourly manufacturing workforce.
  • Participates and provides extensive support with physical inventories and maintains cycle counts to ensure minimal inventory loss within manufacturing. 
  • Responsible to ensure all associates in the departments are trained as necessary and said training is well documented.  Develops potential among employees to ensure employee growth plans are established and progressive.
  • Assists with the advancement of SAP system to ensure continuous improvement efforts and projects are completed on time and within budget.
  • Ensures robust corrective action processes are followed to fix areas of concern and holds team accountable for deviations and drives for completion of robust corrections.
  • Develops, monitors and reports on operating costs within functional areas.  Formulates and recommend manufacturing policies and programs that guide the organization in maintaining and improving its competitive position and the profitability of the operation.
  • Ensures robust corrective action processes are followed to fix areas of concern and holds team accountable for deviations and drives for completion of robust corrections.
  • Must participate in annual training to update and document job related skills as applicable to the position.
  • Must conform to current health, environmental, and safety standards.



Your Profile:


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Operations/Business Management, or alternative degree.  With extensive relevant experience, the educational requirement may be waived.
  • 5+ years previous manufacturing management experience, preferably in a process-oriented operations and/or related industry. 
  • ISO/TS and automotive experience preferred, work with manufacturing based technology, processes and principles highly suggested.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strategic, systematic thinker, problem solver
  • Proficient using MS Office (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel) is preferred
  • Bilingual - Spanish speaking preferred


We offer:


Aside from a dynamic global culture and leading market position, we are proud to offer our employees development opportunities, competitive salary and a robust benefit program ALL available on first day of employment!


The perks and benefits of working at Oerlikon include the following:


  • Comprehensive medical and prescription drug plan with low premiums, company sponsored HSA contributions and without cumbersome waiting periods to keep you going strong.  
  • Excellent Dental and Vision coverage.
  • Employee Assistance, Financial and Wellness programs to help improve all aspects of your life journey. 
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with significant company match and financial planning and education options to help you achieve your retirement goals 
  • Tuition reimbursement and internal education resources to satisfy your love of learning so you can continue to grow with us!
  • Generous paid time off to support your physical and mental wellbeing.
  • 12 paid company holidays to occasionally extend your weekends or time off. 
  • Flexible hours or remote work environment available for certain positions
  • 100% company paid life insurance and disability insurance
  • Employee Referral Bonus program because why not to bring your friends to work everyday!


Why Oerlikon:

Curiosity thrives at Oerlikon, and creates a dynamic, energetic and exciting environment that incubates innovation and passion to consistently improve what we do every day. This drives value for our customers and other stakeholders and helps us to enhance the performance of our products and services.


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Are you curious? Then release your passion to succeed and APPLY to discover how you can help us build a better world and realize how you can make a personal difference by joining our global team! Our commitment is your success!





About us


Oerlikon is a global innovation powerhouse for surface engineering, polymer processing and additive manufacturing in key industries such as aerospace, automotive, energy, tooling and textiles. We serve as a key partner in enabling our customers to reach their targets for optimizing the performance, function and sustainability of their products and manufacturing processes. 
Our solutions reduce emissions in transportation, maximize longevity and performance of tools, increase energy efficiency and advance intelligent material and sustainable polymer processing. These achievements are proven hallmarks of our global leadership. 


We at Oerlikon embrace diversity. This is reflected in more than 11,800 employees, representing over 93 nationalities and our presence in more than 38 countries and 207 locations worldwide. 


Oerlikon is an Equal Opportunity Employer striving to promote a diverse and inclusive workforce, and is dedicated to unbiased recruiting, hiring and employment practices. Oerlikon takes affirmative action to ensure candidates are considered without regard to their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, parental status, disability, veteran status, and any other legally protected characteristic. If you’d like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please click here Know Your Rights.


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Job Information

Published:  Mar 18, 2023
Job ID:  96344

Mequon, US, 53092

Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee