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Production Manager 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible as the leader of production at the Power Test Sussex facility: safety, people, culture, quality, equipment delivery, WIP, and productivity improvements.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally as a key leader influencing EBITDA and Net Working Capital; responsible for plant CapEx and long-term planning.
  • Sponsors SIOP process as well as production scheduling, capacity planning, and slot selling.
  • Build effective quality system for early detection and elimination of process and product variation, defects, and waste.
  • Stewards Toyota Production System / Lean Enterprise as a key strategy to increase EBITDA, aligning day-to-day activities with long term strategy (the Power Test BTA).
  • Sponsor development of the Power Test Operating System: steward foundation in Traction/EOS while introducing Lean / Hoshin Kanri principles to coach organization.
  • Utilize coaching and problem-solving techniques to improve customer/employee experience, foster cross-training, and develop leaders.
  • Demonstrate Leadership by developing a collaborative, high performing team through structured problem solving.
  • Support and foster a continued culture of entrepreneurship, customer-focus and market leadership.



  • Robust Lean Transformation successes; deep knowledge of best practices applied to manufacturing processes.
  • Demonstrated track record of developing, retaining, and motivating strong teams.
  • Strong track record of positively impacting culture and leading through change.
  • Working knowledge of accounting methods and cost control procedures.
  • Ability to read engineering prints, BOMs, customer specifications.
  • Strong Office 365 skills (Excel, PPT, Word).


Education and/or Experience

10+ years of strong hands-on ops experience (assembly and machining). Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred but not required.

Experience in < $75mm revenue manufacturing business with high mix, low volume engineered equipment.

Position Requirements  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Division Power Test, Inc.  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Location Sussex  
About the Organization Power Test is a world leader in the manufacture of heavy duty engine, transmission and chassis dynamometer systems. Established in 1976, we are a consistently growing and dynamic organization. Power Test was awarded the 2011 and 2012 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award, Wisconsin's Future 50 Master Mettle Award in 2014, named one of the top southeast Wisconsin's Healthiest Employers in the Small Business category from 2011-2014, and was awarded the 2013 Governor's Export Achievement Award for the state of Wisconsin.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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