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Operations Engineer Manager (Manufacturing) - American Augers

Engineering Management

West Salem, Ohio

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Who Are We?

American Augers, located in West Salem, Ohio is a division of The Toro Company. American Augers builds the largest horizontal directional drills in the industry, and a full range of auger boring machines. With the rugged user in mind, American Augers rigs are built to last and backed by 24-hour worldwide support.

The Operations Engineering Manager for Manufacturing leads the manufacturing engineering team to support current production operations as well as the transition of work to the site through new product development or transfer of work from another site. This manager is expected to be future-focused by leading the development of long-range capital plans. These plans include optimizing the efficiency of current processes and machinery, future new product introduction readiness, and facility upgrades. The role ensures that engineering, quality controls, and lean principles are present throughout the production process. This leader also serves as a focal point for the development and execution of an automation and technology plan for the site that maximizes the use of space and workforce resources. This position is also responsible for driving the professional development of the technical team to ensure that employees are supported, equipped, and empowered to excel.

What Will You Do?

In order to grow and build a successful career with The Toro Company, you will be responsible for:

  • Lead the Manufacturing Engineering team

  • Remain in alignment with, and in full support of, the site lean deployment strategy

  • Lead the development of long-range capital planning for facilities maintenance, mechanical upgrades, production machinery maintenance/upgrades, new product introduction readiness, process improvements, and integration of automation/technology

  • Facilitate the development of the 5-year site layout plan as a guide to maximize manufacturing efficiencies and space utilization

  • Lead the planning and design of production processes and equipment including workflow

  • Conduct studies of production methods, margin expansion, and other economic elements

  • Apply approved manufacturing engineering methods to improve performance, reduce waste, and promote cost reduction and efficiency

  • Support all activities associated with maintaining ISO 90001 compliance and certification

  • Administer and lead financial management by creating an effective budget, monitoring ongoing expenses, and taking action to achieve site financial targets

  • Establish performance metrics that drive behavior on the factory floor and within work teams in alignment with site initiatives and strategies

Note: The responsibilities and tasks outlined in this document are not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs of the company.

What Do You Need?

To be considered for this role, an individual should meet the following minimal requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial, Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering

  • 5 years minimum in leadership/management and people development roles

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of heavy machinery manufacturing processes

  • Possess a strong work record, including proof of self-motivation, high productivity, reliable attendance, attention to quality, ability to learn new skills, and positive team interaction

  • Ability to lead day-to-day production needs and changes in mid & long-term product level

  • Strong planning and organization with the ability to plan and manage multiple areas, processes, and projects.

What Can We Give You?   

At American Augers we are always working to make sure our employees know just how valued they are. In addition to a competitive salary, an affordable and top tier medical/dental/vision plan, 401k, and many other great benefits – American Augers offers employees at our West Salem, OH location a variety of perks, including:

Dress for your day - We know you're more productive when you're comfortable, which is why employees are encouraged to take advantage of our casual, office-plant blended environment.

Wellness - In addition to physical wellbeing, TTC offers a variety of mental health, financial health, and other types of resources to every full-time employee.

Volunteerism - The Toro Company is proud to provideemployees 20 hours of paid time to volunteer in the community.

Growth Opportunities – TTC prides itself on giving our employees the chance to grow their careers. Tuition reimbursement, opportunities to move into new areas of interest, and promotion opportunities are a few examples. 

Competitive Salary – The pay range takes into account skills, experience, education, and location. It is not common to be hired at or near the top of the range; compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. Cash compensation is one piece of our competitive total rewards package.If you need to, you can access your pay early with the Even app.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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  • Benefits

    We offer a full range of benefit options for your present and future needs including competitive salaries, 401(k)s, paid vacation days, and more.

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