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Fabrication Production Manager

Bristol, IN 46507, USA Req #396
Thursday, July 23, 2020
The Shyft Group embodies a lean culture - not just a lean manufacturing process - to ensure everything from our product planning, to our engineering protocol, to our final assembly and finish processes are highly efficient and carry with them the demand for continuous improvement. 
Although publicly traded, we're entrepreneurial in spirit and carry the core beliefs that hard work and accountability pay off.  We take personal pride in every vehicle we build, every partnership we secure, every process we advance, and every owner and driver we empower to command their road.

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • 401(k)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Dependent Scholarships
  • Quarterly Bonus
  • Holiday Pay
  • Vacation Pay
  • Purchased Vacation
  • Employee Assistance Program


The Fabrication Production Manager position is responsible for ensuring that all manufacturing functions are performed in a timely, cost-effective manner consistent with established procedures and for overseeing all activities related to the fabrication department.


  • Plan, organize, and direct production and indirect activities to meet or exceed established production goals in a cost-effective manner
  • Forecast staffing needs to meet demands of the business and staff team accordingly
  • Design, develop, and implement processes that increase yield and/or improve quality
  • Perform workflow analysis and develop methods for the production team
  • Coordinate with managers and supervisors to establish production and quality control standards
  • Develop, implement, and maintain processes, procedures, and programs to improve safety, productivity, and profitability
  • Implement and maintain OSHA and company programs and standards
  • Ensure employees and managers have the required safety training and are consistently working in a safe manner; develop and implement safety programs to reduce accidents and injuries
  • Work with managers to address organizational needs, equipment utilization and maintenance
  • Lead, communicate, and coach to cultivate a motivated associate environment of trust, teamwork, accountability, self-confidence, and business ownership
  • Ensure operational supplies are always on hand and available
  • Prepare all required reports and correspondence
  • Develop, implement, and monitor department budget and manages expenses within approved budget constraints
  • Identify, document, and implement opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Stay up to date on overall activities of the team, identify problem areas and take corrective actions
  • Communicate with cross-functional teams (engineering, materials, purchasing, sales, etcetera) to resolve issues
  • Work in close proximity with customer, as needed
  • Solve complex problems with minimal assistance
  • Other tasks as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Operations Management, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or a comparable discipline.
  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years manufacturing experience with demonstrated leadership skills required; fabrication/machining/welding experience in a leadership role preferred
  • Experience and demonstrated success in industrial safety, quality management, customer service, talent management, project management, lean/TPS manufacturing, inventory management, and asset utilization.
  • P & L, budget, & forecasting experience
  • Business agility to manage complexity, change and uncertainty. Flexible; nimble
  • Self-motivated with the ability to stay on task
  • Innovative team player
  • Hands-on, energetic, and a “can do” attitude
  • Intermediate computer skills are required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards
  • Sound judgment with the ability to make timely, and sometimes difficult, decisions
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Able to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Basic competence in subordinates’ duties and tasks
  • Versatile, flexible, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities
  • Honest, reliable, and ethical


  • Communication skills, verbal and written
  • Leadership attributes and interpersonal skills
  • Organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills


  • Bachelor’s degree Required
  • 7+ Yrs. Manufacturing experience with demonstrated leadership skills required
  • Vehicle Assembly line experience in a leadership role preferred
  • Management experience 3-5 yrs.
This job description is intended to outline those functions typically performed by individuals assigned to this classification.  This description is not intended to be all - inclusive or to limit the discretionary authority of supervisors to assign other tasks of similar nature or level of responsibility.  Spartan Motors reserves the right to change or assign to this position as required.

The Shyft Group  is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, Veteran status or disability. 

Other details

  • Job Family Manufacturing
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Bristol, IN 46507, USA