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Fabrication Manager

Company: The Shyft Group
Location: Elkhart
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:



  • Continually research and implement equipment opportunities that improve safety, productivity, and reduce cost.
  • Pursue product modifications that streamline manufacturing, reduce costs, improve quality and service.
  • Identify research and development project opportunities and develop and execute an actionable project plan for new products or improved fabrication methods.
  • Oversee and coordinate Continuous Improvement activities by creating a project plan and providing guidance and direction on how the team should execute the plan.
  • Integral involvement in design of new operations and expansion of fabrication operations including researching and ordering equipment, writing and managing Capex projects, and being onsite to oversee installations.
  • Drive standardization and best practices throughout the manufacturing and assembly processes.
  • Conduct quality checks of finished goods through outlined audit process during quarterly plant visits
  • Identify safety improvement initiatives by conducting ergonomic assessments during plant visits
  • Conduct onsite process training for new Fabrication Leaders.
  • Support budget planning and review for all 20 fabrication sites by participating on review calls annually.
  • Support and initiate capital planning and spending process for fabrication operations.
  • Work with engineering and procurement to design and source equipment.
  • Develop and drive KPIs utilizing CI tools to hold the team accountable.
  • Lead monthly conference calls with all Fabrication Leads to touch base on relevant business activity.

    • Project management and reporting abilities
    • Experience with First Operations , Milling, Welding equipment
    • Strong Scheduling and Reporting Skills
    • Strong computer skills including basic AutoCAD knowledge
    • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to communicate at different levels within the organization
    • Strong analytical and root cause/ problem solving skills
    • Ability to read and understand technical information
    • In depth knowledge of continuous improvement tools and lean six sigma methodology.
      Educational Requirements:
      • BA or BS from accredited college
      • or 4 year technical degree
        • (or equivalent experience)

          Preferred Experience:
          • 5-7 years in Fabrication or Assembly Manufacturing Management.
          • 3-5 years of Continuous Improvement experience
          • Proficient in Microsoft Programs

            We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified Individual with a Disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Keywords: The Shyft Group, Elkhart , Fabrication Manager, Executive , Elkhart, Indiana

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