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Manufacturing Operations Manager

Job Details

Guardian Electric Manufacturing Co. - Woodstock, IL
Full Time
4 Year Degree


Oversees the overall manufacturing process in the industry to ensure optimized production. Supervises and directs the technical personnel responsible for every state of production to ensure the manufacturing of high-quality, cost-effective products.


  • Design and implement plans for the effective use of material and labor resources to achieve manufacturing target
  • Supervise the operations of manufacturing personnel to ensure a manufacturing process is within budget and time schedule
  • Oversee the hiring, orienting, and training of technical production employees to ensure a competent workforce.
  • Conduct studies and research to discover a more effective approach to production.
  • Oversee the regulation of work shift to ensure proper workload distribution.
  • Monitor a manufacturing team to ensure operations follow health and safety standards.
  • Schedule the maintenance of production equipment and machines to ensure efficient operations.
  • Analyze and provide solutions to manufacturing challenges or problems.
  • Network with the quality assurance department to ensure product quality and specification are consistent.
  • Conduct assessments to identify mechanical and procedural limitations that minimize work efficiency.
  • Monitor and control a production process to adjust operations in event of a problem.
  • Collaborate with marketing and sales staff to implement strategies that will improve the marketability of manufactured products.
  • Oversee the procurement of raw materials and equipment required for manufacturing.

Review personnel performance to determine individuals most suited for promotion.


  • Knowledge of Excel, Microsoft Office, BPICS, Maintenance Pro, Lean Programs
  • Knowledge of EMS, QMS policies and objectives. Knowledge of Lean principles and practices to exceed the requirements and all other standards to serve our target markets.
  • Maintains and designs records and reports to enhance and improve productivity
  • Complies with companies’ documental procedures and policies.




  • Assertiveness Ability to act in a self-confident manner to facilitate completion of a work assignment or to defend a position or idea.
  • Motivation Ability to inspire oneself and others to reach a goal and/or perform to the best of their ability.
  • Safety Awareness Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employees safety.
  • Accountability Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Communication/Oral Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Analytical Skills Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve problems.
  • Problem Solving Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.
  • Technical Aptitude Ability to comprehend complex technical topics and specialized information.
  • Dependable - Must consistently demonstrate dependability, a great work ethic, initiative, ownership of issues, problem-solving abilities, and an exceptional attitude.
  • Flexibility - Demonstrate the ability to be flexible, accept new ideas and input positively, and be open to new work approaches and processes.


  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; or 10+ yrs. of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 10 yrs. experience in production management, preferred.


N = (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this position.

O = (Occasionally) Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs./day)

F = (Frequently) Position requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs./day)

C = (Constantly) Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs./day)

Physical Demands:

Stand F

Walk F

Sit F

Manually Manipulate O

Reach Outward O

Reach Above Shoulder O

Climb N

Crawl N

Squat/Kneel O

Bend O


0-20 lbs. O

21-50 lbs. N

50-100 lbs. (with assistance) N

Push/Pull: - O

Other Physical Requirements: - (YES/NO)

Vision (Color, Peripheral, Depth) - Y

Sense of Smell - Y

Sense of Touch - Y

Ability to wear PPE - Y