Production Manager @ Manomin Resawn Timbers

Position Title: Production Manager Date: January, 2020

Position Reports To: Founder

Organization Overview:

Manomin Resawn Timbers covers all areas of reclaimed wood including flooring, paneling, timbers, mantels, as well as a span of beautiful custom projects. From initial contact with a client to final product, we pride ourselves on our high standards, product quality and passion for the industry. All of this is integral to our success and stellar reputation. Our company recognizes that reclaiming old lumber is about much more than tearing boards out of old buildings. We know that to provide our clients with the highest quality experience, it starts with a strong team.

At Manomin, we work with a wide range of high-end designers, builders, architects and eager homeowners. But mostly, we work very closely with one another. We have a strong, driven, close-knit team with a self-starter mentality. Manomin is a place where our employees enjoy coming to work every day, and can see not only the potential in themselves to be successful, but also in an expanding business.

Primary Function:

The Production Manager will have a hands-on leadership style over 10+ employees and have a passion for learning, teaching and motivating. This role oversees the planning and scheduling of all projects, many of which are customized. We are seeking someone with experience in yield management to maximize our productivity and drive profits, and with a proven track record of recommending solutions.


  • Effectively track and coordinate multiple project work orders for all production and specialty projects.

  • Evaluate project requirements, define scope, and set production schedules/timelines alongside shop foreman to ensure timely delivery of product to customers.

  • Manage lead times of various shop departments by identifying, monitoring and measuring productivity numbers and employee performance to meet daily/monthly goals.

  • Implement Lean manufacturing, where appropriate, to control waste and maximize labor.

  • Proactively take required steps to manage shop productivity, meet customer demands, and maintain company revenue projections.

  • Maintain manpower efficiency standards with a constant focus on productivity and efficiency improvements.

  • Develop time studies for ongoing and special one-off projects.

  • Manage product quality, root-cause investigations, and corrective actions.

  • Able to inspire others to succeed.

  • Collaborate with Lead Estimator on custom projects and labor costs.

  • Accurately maintain spreadsheets and reporting records in company technology.

  • Establish and maintain relationships with shop suppliers and equipment vendors, as well as collaborate with purchasing on reclaimed material needs.

  • Receive and track all incoming raw materials through finished inventory products.

  • Schedule equipment maintenance and repairs.

  • Coordinate shop safety meetings.

  • Work with OSHA on all safety items, Right-to-know and all safety related issues.

Selection Criteria:

  • 5+ years’ experience in manufacturing preferred

  • Strong management/supervisory experience required

  • Ability to take initiative and a solutions-oriented mindset with prior success of implementing change

  • History of overseeing a department to greater profitability

  • Demonstrated project management skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment with a variable workload

  • Excellent written and verbal skills

  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing mythologies and implementations

  • Solid knowledge of machinery and mechanically-minded

  • Intermediate to advanced MS Excel and other technology skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred; or equivalent combination of experience and training or education preferred.

The above information on this job description has been described to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents. Other duties and responsibilities not specifically described may be assigned from time to time, consistent with knowledge, skills and abilities of the incumbent.

Manomin offers a wide range of benefits including Health Insurance reimbursement, PTO, Holiday pay and a retirement benefit match program.

Manomin Resawn Timbers is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

Questions? Apply? Contact:

Melanie Martz, * 612-360-7228 (mobile) *

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