Otter Tail Corporation Manufacturing Manager Trainee in Clearwater, Minnesota
Day Shift Hours: 6:00am to 6:00pm **Rotating shift; 3 days 1st week, 4 days the next (same days each week) – every other 3 day weekend off
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.
This position is responsible for learning all production, management, and supervision operations of their assigned TO Plastics Manufacturing production area.
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
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.
Self-motivated and Goal oriented
Ability to multitask
Develop action plans
Decision making qualities
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
Ability to operate a forklift
Ability to lift and adjust inventory as needed to ensure safe storage
- As noted above