Manufacturing Manager

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United States
# Positions
Manufacturing and Production - All
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Responsible for production operations for all aspects of Manufacturing Facility.  The plant produces a wide variety of irrigation systems.  Position is responsible for fostering a performance-driven and continuous-improvement environment for production operations and has accountability for the safety, quality, delivery, and productivity performance of the group. 



 The successful candidate will:

  • Be a strategic thinker and have a proven track record of operational excellence, including utilization of lean manufacturing techniques and tools.
  • Have a good working knowledge of proven, world-class manufacturing practices.
  • Design and implement plans to improve safety, quality, delivery, and productivity and reduce the cost of the operation.
  • Supervise, develop, and coach production supervisors, ensuring that they contribute to company objectives.
  • Foster creativity and innovation within the manufacturing team.
  • Be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in both English and Spanish languages.
  • Be an experienced recruiter of and mentor to promotable employees.
  • Coordinate the hiring and training of direct employees, including headcount planning and performance management.
  • Schedule and oversee production; coordinate with internal and external contacts to ensure fulfillment of all customer orders.
  • Involve production, maintenance, quality, engineering, and materials personnel in a team approach to problem solving and continuous improvement.
  • Responsible for the expansion of automation projects.
  • Be enthusiastic, hard working, and have a can-do attitude.
  • Successfully manage all aspects of molding production areas, tool room, personnel requirements, safety programs, production standards, delivery and quality objectives
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, leadership, and technical skills, particularly with respect to a manufacturing environment.
  • B.S. in a technical or business discipline.
  • At least ten years experience in a production or manufacturing engineering role, including at least five years of Manufacturing and Plant Management experience.
  • Lean manufacturing and six sigma tools.
  • Experience with manufacturing in Mexico.
  • Bilingual - English and Spanish.
  • History of increasing responsibilities with proven track record of achieving good results.
  • Previous P&L responsibilities.
  • 7-10 years of injection molding experience
  • Previous experience as Plant Manager or General Manager


  • Experience with automated manufacturing equipment.
  • Experience in supply chain management, logistics, or quality.
  • MBA or other graduate business degree.
  • Specialized in injection molding operations management / manufacturing management.
  • Experience in high volume production injection molding with frequent tooling changeovers.
  • Prior Plant Management and budget responsibility.
  • Six Sigma Certification

Rain Bird is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Tucson, AZ
United States

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