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Manager Manufacturing in Mount Pleasant, MI at Welbilt

Date Posted: 5/5/2019

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Job Description

Is this you?  Born leader…. Champion of change….   If so, then look no further – your new career in Manufacturing Management awaits at Welbilt's Delfield brand in Mt Pleasant, MI*. 

As the Manufacturing Manager you will be responsible for managing manufacturing operations and first line supervisors throughout the manufacturing facility in fabrication, weld, or assembly processes while building a lean culture of highly engaged teams focused on continuous improvement.  You will be responsible for delivering planned business results with critical lean manufacturing thinking and analytical skills around process, flow, and cost data as they relate to key metrics on safety, quality, delivery, and cost. You will lead and coordinate the activities of production departments through first line supervisors to ensure productivity, quality, housekeeping, and safety goals are met and ensure correct implementation of new products introduction process.

This position reports to the Director of Operations.

If you’re up to the challenge, the reward is satisfaction . . . and knowing you helped build something real.  Join our passionate team and help build something you can be proud of – a future filled with passion, pride and satisfaction.

We put the 'fast' in fast food and the refinement in fine dining. We put the icy refreshment in sodas and the 'rocks' in signature cocktails. Be part of an industry that touches every life. Advance your career with the leader in foodservice innovation! Major Accountabilities:   
  • Direct and coordinate manufacturing production functions for multiple products and processes.
  • Responsible for managing and implementing procedures for current and for new products processes.

  •  Provide for a safe working environment on the shop floor.

  • Support the development and administer operating budgets for the respective manufacturing departments. 

Key Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Direct, layout, plan, and coordinate activities to optimize performance of safety, productivity, product quality, facility utilization, people utilization, inventory management and operating expenses.
  • Analyze reports on operation activities, performance and results; initiate actions to correct deviations and variables as to schedules, excessive costs and other negative factors.
  • Review production and operating reports and resolve operational, manufacturing, and maintenance problems to ensure minimum cost to prevent operational delays.
  • Engage in all required human resource activities to include recruiting, coaching, counseling, performance management, associate development etc.
  • Review weekly production schedules to ascertain product data such as types, quantities and specifications of products and scheduled delivery dates in order to plan department operations and meet ship schedule deadlines.


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Job Requirements

  • Support the development of value streams and identify launch areas and timelines.
  • Lead new products and introduce processes.
  • Support and lead cost reduction activities through the implementation of lean strategies.
  • Adhere to all Leadership standards and values.


Specialized Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities: 

  • Bachelors degree (Engineering preferred) and 5 years experience in a manufacturing environment required.  Experience in a unionized manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Lean Six Sigma experience required, certification preferred.
  • New product introduction process experience preferred.
  • Drive and experience participating in internal and external corrective actions.
  • ISO 90000-2015, ISO 14000, Safety, team building experience preferred.
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of a normal office environment with extensive exposure to manufacturing facility environment.

Welbilt, Inc. (formerly Manitowoc Foodservice) – designs, manufactures and supplies best-in-class food and beverage equipment for the global foodservice market.  Welbilt offers customers unparalleled operator and patron insights, collaborative kitchen solutions, culinary expertise and world-class implementation support and service, whether locations are around the corner or across the globe.  With operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, the company has a portfolio of best-in-class brands including Cleveland, Convotherm®, Delfield®, Frymaster®, Garland®, Kolpak®, Lincoln, Manitowoc® Ice, Merco®, Multiplex®, Merrychef®, Servend® and Manitowoc® Beverage Systems.


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