Vermeer Corporation Production Area Manager in Pella, Iowa

You’re not likely to find another company like Vermeer. Our people are from all walks of life in locations around the world, rolling up our sleeves and getting tough work done every day. Together. We’re a family-owned and operated company with an unmatched culture, one that is built on the belief that every Vermeer team member has real, personal impact – on our people, our customers and our world. Whoever you are and where you are in your career, Vermeer helps you be Equipped to Do MoreTM.

Job Summary

The Production Area Manager manages all activities of assigned area, including safety, quality and lean manufacturing principles to ensure on-time delivery that meets customer expectations. This position is responsible for measuring all critical business aspects related to the assigned area and clearly communicating information to the proper personnel.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Lead through the Vermeer characteristics of caring culture, demonstrating agility, customer focused, and stewardship and model the associated behaviors. Manage assigned team members in performance of their duties. Establish and monitor individual and team goals which are aligned with the organization’s business strategies and objectives and ensure department is properly serving its internal and external customers and meeting defined expectations.

  2. Manage all aspects of assigned area including, but not limited to, projects, production, costs, scheduling, shipping, receiving and quality. Ensures on-time delivery of the product, within budget, and meeting or exceeding customer expectations.

  3. Manage and solve all vendor, supplier and customer issues concerning quality and delivery.

  4. Lead and implement lean manufacturing principles and continuous improvement projects to improve cost, quality and safety standards for assigned area.

  5. Ensure safety of assigned area through proper communication, training and walkthroughs of assigned area.

  6. Manage, complete and file required documentation to meet Vermeer and external state, local and federal regulations.

Education and/or Experience

  • High School Diploma with at least 5-7 years experience in manufacturing; and/or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

  • 1-3 years of production management, manufacturing or engineering experience along with Continuous Improvement experience is highly desired.

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to operate equipment and machinery in assigned area.

  • Ability to manage staff in the performance of duties such that performance meets or exceeds expectations.

  • Knowledge of processes and procedures, safety, equipment, production flow, inventory, business information, lean principles, customer needs and wants for assigned area.

  • Ability to attain performance measurements including, but not limited to, quality, cost, safety, delivery, tracking, scheduling and efficiency for assigned area.

  • Ability to provide informative and professional assistance when working with the public/customers and co-workers and maintain positive interpersonal relationships which encourage openness.

  • Ability to produce accurate, professional and error-free documents in a timely manner.

  • Demonstration of good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to understand the big picture and how assigned area affects the entire Organization.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with individuals at all levels of the Organization.

  • Ability to prioritize assignments and multi-task to meet deadlines.

Essential Functions

Standing: Occasionally

Sitting: Continuously

Walking: Occasionally

Hand Coordination: At least average/bilateral

Twisting: Occasionally (up to 1 minute in position)

Bending - Trunk: Occasionally (up to 1 minute in position)

Bending - Neck: Frequently (up to 15 degree flex)

Elevated Work/Reach: Occasionally (up to 1 minute in position)

Squatting/Kneeling: Occasionally (up to 1 minute in position)

Climbing: Rarely

Pulling: Rarely (up to 30 lbs) Occasionally (up to 20 lbs) Frequently (up to 5 lbs) Continuously (up to 2 lbs)

Pushing: Rarely (up to 30 lbs) Occasionally (up to 20 lbs) Frequently (up to 5 lbs) Continuously (up to 2 lbs)

RH Grip: Rarely (up to 30 lbs) Occasionally (up to 20 lbs) Frequently (up to 5 lbs) Continuously (up to 2 lbs)

LH Grip: Rarely (up to 30 lbs) Occasionally (up to 20 lbs) Frequently (up to 5 lbs) Continuously (up to 2 lbs)

RH Pinch: Rarely (up to 10 lbs) Occasionally (up to 5 lbs) Continuously (up to 2 lbs)

LH Pinch: Rarely (up to 10 lbs) Occasionally (up to 5 lbs) Continuously (up to 2 lbs)

Floor to Waist Lift: Rarely (up to 10 lbs) Occasionally (up to 5 lbs)

Horizontal Lift: Rarely (up to 10 lbs) Occasionally (up to 5 lbs) Continuously (up to 2 lbs)

Waist to Crown Lift: Rarely (up to 10 lbs) Occasionally (up to 5 lbs)

Travel

Up to 10% domestic and/or international travel by car or plane may be required.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

Why Vermeer?

Our reach is global, our impact is personal. By joining Vermeer, you won’t just be making the right step for your career. You’ll be making a real, personal impact on our people, our customers and our world.

Impact Our People: You’ll find teams of hardworking people who take pride in their work, pride in each other and pride in the principles that guide them. Our team members are diverse, talented and driven to continuously learn, improve and innovate, both for our company and for their careers.

Impact Our Customers: Whether our customers are operating small stump cutters in their backyard or giant surface mining equipment in Australia, they make progress happen. Our team members are constantly turning up new possibilities and collaboratively innovating to keep our customers and the people they serve on the leading-edge of progress around the world.

Impact Our World: At Vermeer, we believe in giving back and helping people and communities. We’ve held that belief from our founding in 1948. Our reach extends from offering impressive benefits that help our team members and their families live well, to supporting our local communities through volunteer and community investment programs. Our impact is also experienced by the way our customers use Vermeer products to make a difference. Vermeer equipment is used all around the world to keep people connected to life necessities, such as water and electricity, harvest the feed that nourishes a vibrant food supply and effectively manage precious natural resources that improve our quality of life.