$60000 - $90000 / YEAR
Fort Wayne, IN
30+ days ago


Welcome to our locally owned company that provides high quality cost-effective manufactured and assembled components. We sell direct to OEM’s and through distribution channels to diverse markets in North America.  We are improving our manufacturing team by creating a new Director of Manufacturing position to reflect our growth and commitment to fulfilling our Company Mission Statement. We are seeking experienced problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster innovation to further our employee’s careers and grow the business that is a recognized market leader.


How you will contribute

We are currently seeking a highly motivated and talented individual for a newly created position as our Director of Manufacturing for our Fort Wayne, Indiana (Northside & Southside) locations.  We are looking for a highly-driven individual that will assume responsibility for directing the manufacturing process.  This includes, but is not limited to providing direction to the Quality Manager, Team Leaders and personnel totaling 25 to 30 team members; contributing to process and work flow improvements, improvements in efficiencies and higher quality in the production of our products. You will report directly to a hands-on leader/owner that has been aggressively investing in new technology, hardware, and manufacturing work-flow with lean manufacturing processes. Additionally, you will bring experience in a broad range of manufacturing environments that allows you to contribute meaningfully to the following areas;

Lead, promote and nurture a Safety minded environment;

Use Quality System tools such as PFMEA analysis and Process Mapping to Monitor, maintain and improve existing production planning and flow process;

Analyze and provide ongoing forecasting and capacity management;

Use previous experience in Quality Management Systems to Establish and maintain procedures that ensure high standards of productivity of on time production, product quality, cost effectiveness and safety;

Utilize human and capital resources to meet written goals and objectives, established by communication and input from both Upper Management and yourself, while consistently serving the needs of the customer;

Support and create improvement efforts utilizing lean manufacturing and continual improvement techniques;

Call on past Supervisory experience to Provide leadership, direction, accountability, and motivation to employees;

Support a continuous Quality Improvement mentality on the production floor through the introduction of fresh ideas and the use of proven Quality tools and methods.

Knowledge and Skills

What you should offer

Required Qualifications

Degree in business, manufacturing, supervision, engineering technology, quality, or related field.

Minimum of 5 years’ experience in manufacturing, or equivalent.

Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a formal manufacturing leadership role (supervisor or greater.)

Demonstrated initiative to make decisions, lead issues towards resolution, demonstrate complete follow through and take timely action.

Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Products including; Excel, Word and Outlook.

Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in Lean Manufacturing with a focus on manufacturing and fabrication

Demonstrated strengths in interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to adapt to the audience and professionally communicate with a variety of people.

Strong print reading skills, including color perception and interpretation.

Willingness to learn to run production equipment.

Successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen, and accept a Confidentiality and Business Protection Agreement.


Highly qualified candidates will also possess:

Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering or related discipline.

Demonstrated experience and results within a lean manufacturing environment.

Past experience in a variety of manufacturing environments, with multiple customers and suppliers.

5+ years of manufacturing management experience.

Six Sigma Green Belt or similar Certification.

Knowledge of Quality Systems; ISO9001

Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing; Value Stream, Kaizen, 5S, etc.

Willing to become educated in those of the above areas where you may be less knowledgeable.

Strong goal orientation: specifically, the ability to focus on goal attainment and obtain predetermined results effectively and efficiently.

The ability to solve complex problems with high attention to detail and work in a fast-paced environment subject to specific deadlines.

A person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results.

Employee Benefits

401k, employee referral program, flexible schedule, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, medical dental vision, mobile phone, paid sick days, parking, performance bonus, prescription drug coverage, professional development, paid time off, vehicle allowance

About the Company

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New Process Graphics Companies

We thank all interested candidates in advance; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

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