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Otter Tail Corporation Manufacturing Manager Trainee in Clearwater, Minnesota

Description

$2,000 Sign on Bonus to be paid out as an additional $4/hour for your 1st 500 Regular Hours

1st Shift Hours: 5:45am to 2:00pm OR Day Shift Hours: 6:00am to 6:00pm 10% shift differential *Rotating shift; 3 days 1st week, 4 days the next (same days each week) – every other 3 day weekend off

Company Overview:

Imagine turning 12 million pounds of recycled post-industrial waste into products that help plants grow. At TO Plastics our world is not round, it’s square. We help growers reduce their costs by consuming less space and reducing the amount of water and fertilizer needed through our production of industry leading square pots and other growing containers. In addition to our work that helps save our planet, we also help save lives. By creating best-in-class sterile barrier packages for some of the world’s largest medical device companies, our packages protect medical instruments used in operating rooms around the world. If you are interested in repurposing waste, supporting plant propagation, and helping save lives through medical technology, check out how you will learn and grow in our new manufacturing manager trainee program.

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for learning all production, management, and supervision operations of their assigned TO Plastics Manufacturing production area.

Main Responsibilities

Production

  • Ensure that all product is built in the most efficient way

  • Ensure that all orders are filled within an acceptable lead time.

  • Involved in setting and evaluating production quotas, both quantity and quality

  • Manage and lead team members in your area

  • Work with supervisors and managers in your area to accomplish goals

  • Come up with innovative ideas to improve current processes

Facility Maintenance and Utilization

  • Keep all production facilities in good repair, orderly, and clean

  • Use equipment to capacity to fill orders

Safety

  • Ensure all safety policies are enforced, all training is up to date, and all equipment is guarded and well maintained.

  • Keep all safety training and maintenance documented

  • Keep open communication with all Team Members regarding safety issues

    Education and/or Experience Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in a manufacturing, engineering, or management related field preferred or equivalent management experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Willing and able to relocate to other plant locations for promotions

  • Working knowledge of modern sales and management methods and techniques

  • Able to write and speak clearly and accurately

  • Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships

  • Able to tactfully deal with guests and team members

  • Analytical and Interpersonal skills.

  • Leadership Abilities

  • Self-motivated and Goal oriented

  • Innovative

  • Organizational skills

  • Ability to multitask

  • Articulate

  • Develop action plans

  • Decision making qualities

Work Conditions/Travel:

  • Fast paced environment around automated manufacturing equipment and forklifts carrying small to large loads

  • High decibel equipment requiring the use of ear protection

  • Potential flying debris and dust

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to operate a forklift

  • Ability to lift and adjust inventory as needed to ensure safe storage

Work Environment:

  • As noted above
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