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Production Manager

Department: Warehouse/Distribution
Location: Savage, MN

SunSource, headquartered in Addison, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago), is one of North America’s leading fluid power distribution companies, providing products, services and information in hydraulics, pneumatics, automation, and fluid process serving both the industrial, OEM, MRO, and mobile equipment markets. 

We have an opportunity for a Production Manager to oversee the manufacturing process, assembly and production within our Mobile Hydraulic business unit located in Savage, MN.   This individual will be a vital contributor by integrating our technologies and first-class production assembly and processes to meet our customer’s needs.  

Specifically, you must be able to:

  • Be an inspirational coach to 10-20 hydraulic technicians and lead them to their highest potential
  • Partners with Mobile business unit leadership to analyze business requirements and assess operational and production needs.
  • Determines project responsibilities by identifying project phases and elements; assigning appropriate staff within each phase and element
  • Evaluate and develop manufacturing processes by designing and conducting research programs; applying knowledge of fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials methods.
  • Improves manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning work flow, space requirements, and equipment layout.
  • Assures product and process quality by testing process capabilities; establishing standards; confirming manufacturing processes 
  • Branch office safety ambassador 

The qualified individual will have the following skills and experience:

Education – Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Industrial or Mechanical Engineering preferred), or Supply Chain/Operations; or any suitable combination of work experience and training in operations

Experience – 3-5  years of production management and planning experience required in a manufacturing environment; at least 3 years in production leadership role (supervisor or manager).  Must demonstrate a track record of process efficiency achievements and experience with standardization of production and quality processes. Must have an understanding of lean manufacturing principles and project management experience.

Physical Demands - Must be able to lift and carry up to 75lbs intermittently throughout 8 hour day. Position stands 50% to 80% of the workday

Computer Skills –Proficient skills in Microsoft Office Suite, especially with Excel and data modeling tools

SunSource’s history of accomplishment and continued growth means that we give the best condition to energetic, driven people to be effective in their role.  We pride ourselves on a culture that provides opportunities for development and advancement of our associates.  In addition, we build meaningful relations with our customers, suppliers and internal associates.   We are all bound by a pledge to a common mission toward providing the highest quality products and services within our industry and achieving the company’s growth objectives.  

So if you are a self-motivated individual and effective in achieving customer service success through your professional accomplishments then we want to hear from you! 

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We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.



Keywords: “production manager”, “production supervisor”, “manufacturing manager”, “industrial engineer”, "plant manager" 

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