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Employer: Manitou Americas
Location: Yankton, SD 57078
Employment Type: Full Time

Manitou Group, world-leader in all-terrain material-handling, designs, manufactures, distributes and services equipment for construction, agriculture and the industries. The group product range in Yankton encompass: telehandlers, track loaders, and articulated loaders.  Through its core brands, Manitou, Gehl, and Mustang, together with its international network of 1400 independent dealers, the group provides the best solutions delivering highest value for its customers. 

General Accountability

The Production Manager shall be responsible for the day to day operations of the production processes within the plant. Activities will include scheduling work load, manpower planning, and working with quality personnel to insure product quality. This position will influence safety performance and measurements to assist in achieving Yankton’s safety goals. Responsibility includes all activities required to coordinate the smooth, efficient flow of production through the shop.


1. Develop, lead and direct supervision for the daily production requirements in a safe, efficient, and quality manner.
2. Work closely with Plant Manager to ensure all goals and objectives for production are achieved in accordance to the business plan.
3. Provide direction and leadership relative to product quality and customer acceptance, in conjunction with the Quality Assurance Department.
4. Facilitate plant improvement efforts such as 5-S, safety, and product flow.
5. Lead cost reduction programs through productivity, and fixed & variable cost control.
6. Work with manufacturing engineering staff to implement capital improvements.
7. Support all shifts in manpower planning, leadership, and goal setting objectives.
8. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed


1. Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering and/or Manufacturing/Operation Management.
2. Minimum seven year’s management experience in a manufacturing environment
3. Knowledge of LEAN manufacturing principles
4. Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
5. Work schedule flexibility, with strong teamwork orientation
6. Demonstrate leadership ability, including experience in coaching and training others.
7. Understand and support company policies and procedures
8. Proficient in the use of Google software application along with the Microsoft suite software including Excel, Work, PowerPoint, Access.
9. Highly organized, detail orientated with good problem solving skills.

Contact Information

Manitou Americas

Yankton, SD 57078

Other Information

Category(s): Management, Manufacturing, Materials/Logistics
Industry: Manufacturing
Experience Req.: Yes
Degree Req.: Yes
Closing Date: 3/5/2018
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