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VT Industries Production Manager in Clarksville, Iowa

Production Manager at VT Industries

Date Posted: 7/20/2021


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Job Description

Production Manager

Position Summary

The Production Manager will lead the day to day manufacturing and distribution operations in alignment with the General Manager's strategic initiatives and goals. The PM will lead a team of Leads who are directly responsible for hourly team members performing production duties. The PM will also demonstrate utilizing lean and/or continuous improvement methodology to drive Plant improvement efficiencies.

Key Accountabilities

  • Plan, lead and manage a complex, multi-shift production and distribution operations

  • Review and analyze production, quality control and operational reports

  • Analyze quality issues and able to determine root cause to develop and implement corrective actions

  • Plan and direct production activities and establish priorities for products in keeping with effective operations and cost factors

  • Manage 4 hourly leads as direct reports, performing annual evaluations, and providing positive recognition and/or corrective action as necessary

  • Promote safe work environment, including identifying safety hazards, performing timely follow up on safety issues and corrections

  • Work with Director of Operations to:

  • Set Production schedules and goals;

  • Report on Departments that are behind schedule, identifying reasons and removing obstacles to meet production completion and ship dates;

  • Report on back orders and measures being taken to resolve back order issues;

  • Work with HR on hiring practices of new employees, and work with Supervisors on following hiring/transfer policy

  • Work with Supervisors on training, motivating, and rewarding employees

  • Support Open Door Policy and establish Employee Communication programs

  • Work with General Manager and Plant Engineer to evaluate factory performance and develop plan for Capital Requisitions and Continuous Improvement activities to reach current and future production goals

  • Work with teams to implement production changes to achieve current and future goals, tracking pertinent data/KPI to evaluate effectiveness

  • Work to achieve annual metrics, as determined with Director of Operations, to promote VT Industries reaching annual goals

  • Build a World-Class Production Team and sustainable processes that exceed customer expectations

  • Maintain and promote a Servant Leader Mind-Set


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or six years wood industry/building material or manufacturing experience

  • Ability to analyze and evaluate data and develop detailed analysis and reports for General Manager and Leadership Team in a concise and precise manner

  • Must possess and display excellent verbal and written communication skills with internal and external customers

  • Responsible for timely completion of production orders, and development of process improvement activities

  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Ability to train, recognize, select and develop talent within the production team

  • Demonstrate knowledge of and activities utilizing lean and/or continuous improvement methodology.

    Job Requirements


  • Bachelors Degree or six years wood industry / building materials experience

  • Able to analyze and evaluate data

  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills with internal and external customer

  • Ability to identify, analyze and improve processes and be accountable for accurate and timely completion of production orders

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Demonstrated success implementing a lean or continuous improvement environment

  • Respectful of employees, vendors and customers

  • Ability to train, recognize and develop talent within the production team

Complete benefit package.

Salary commensurate with skills and experience.



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Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time

  • Location: Clarksville , IA (

  • Job Type: Manufacturing (

  • Experience: Not Specified

  • Date Posted: 7/20/2021

    About Us

Why would a company that is so successful choose to keep its corporate headquarters in Northwest Iowa? Largely because of the people who work so diligently to see that VT Industries continues to grow and succeed. When you walk through our facilities, it’s easy to see the hard work and dedication our people put forward. Today, VT has nine manufacturing facilities located across the U.S. and Canada.

VT Industries is family-owned and operated, with a commitment toward continual growth and improvement. Employees are offered competitive wages and benefits packages.


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