Manager, Manufacturing II in Mount Pleasant, MI at Welbilt

Date Posted: 2/18/2021

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Job Description

Why Welbilt?  That's easy... we're not your typical manufacturing company.  We're building the industry's most incredible foodservice equipment; we’re thinking outside the box to work smarter, not harder through Lean/Six Sigma methodologies; and we’re bringing innovation to life each and every day with the industry's most talented workforce.  Check out our opening at Welbilt's Delfield facility*today!

We are Welbilt! We are pioneers and innovators. Our industry knowledge and insights stretch back nearly a century, from the original founding of the Hirsch brothers’ Welbilt Stove Company in 1929. We design, manufacture and supply best-in-class food and beverage equipment for the global foodservice market. We attract talent and build careers. We empower you to grow with us. We recognize you and reward you. We win together as one team.

As the Manager, Manufacturing II, is responsible for managing work associated with converting raw materials and components into finished goods including general production manufacturing, assembling finished components or parts into finished products, process manufacturing batches of bulk materials/ingredients including mechanical and chemical processing, setting up and operating machine tools to convert materials into parts, sub-assemblies, and assemblies, surface finishing of parts, components, and assembled items, packaging materials or finished goods into containers for the purpose of protection, display, and handling. The Manager II oversees experienced professionals and supervisors who exercise latitude and independence in assignments to ensure productivity, quality, facility housekeeping and safety goals for multiple produce lines or channels. Duties include policy and strategy implementation for short-to-medium term results. Incumbents influence others outside of their own job area regarding policies, practices and procedures.

Reporting directly to the Production Manager this position is based in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

Major Accountability:

  • Direct and coordinate manufacturing production functions for multiple product processes.
  • Responsible for managing and implementing procedures for current and for new products process
  • Ensures subordinates provide for a safe working environment on the shop floor.
  • Prepare and administer operating budgets for the respective manufacturing departments.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Directs, plans, and coordinates related activities to optimize manufacturing processes including safety, productivity, product quality, facility utilization, people utilization, and inventory management within budget and time requirements.
  • Analyzes reports on operation activities, performance and results; initiates actions to correct deviations and variables related to cost and/or schedule overruns, and other performance issues.
  • Reviews production and operating reports and resolves operational, manufacturing, and maintenance problems to ensure minimum cost to prevent operational delays.
  • Performs required human resource activities (e.g., recruiting, coaching, counseling, performance management, development etc.).
  • Reviews weekly production schedules to ascertain product data such as types, quantities and specifications of products and scheduled delivery dates to plan department operations and meet shipping schedule deadlines.
  • Develops value streams and identifies launch areas and timelines.
  • Oversees new product introduction activities and processes through subordinates.

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in the engineering or similar field preferred.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience or 14 years’ experience in lieu of degree.
  • Good interpersonal skills to influence team members.
  • Six Sigma Experience
  • Manufacturing Management
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Demonstrated knowledge of corrective action processes.
  • ISO 9001-2015, ISO 14000, Safety, Team building.
  • Good software applications skills including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent verbal and written communications.
  • Work effectively with all levels of management, staff, clients and regulatory agencies.

*The Delfield Company in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan manufactures world class product brands such as Delfield® and Multiplex®. Products include prep tables, worktop refrigeration, refrigerated equipment stands, mobile serving lines, custom refrigeration, frozen beverage dispensing equipment.  The facility in Mt. Pleasant is a division of Welbilt, Inc.

Welbilt, Inc. provides the world’s top chefs, premier chain operators and growing independents with industry-leading equipment and solutions. Our innovative products and solutions are powered by our deep knowledge, operator insights, and culinary expertise. Our portfolio of 12 award-winning product brands includes Cleveland™, Convotherm®, Crem®, Delfield®, Frymaster®, Garland®, Kolpak®, Lincoln™, Manitowoc®, Merco®, Merrychef® and Multiplex®. These product brands are supported by three service brands: KitchenCare®, our aftermarket parts and service brand, FitKitchen®, our fully-integrated kitchen systems brand, and KitchenConnect®, our cloud-based digital platform brand. Headquartered in the Tampa Bay region of Florida, supported by over 5,400 employees and operating 21 manufacturing facilities throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, we sell through a global network of over 5,000 distributors and dealers in over 100 countries. For more information, visit

Welbilt, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace.  All applicants shall receive equal consideration and treatment in employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, marital status, familial status, medical condition, or any other status protected by law. All recruitment, hiring, placements, transfers and promotions will be on the basis of individual skills, knowledge, abilities, and business need.


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