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Production and Inventory Control Manager

Reporting to the President, the Production and Inventory Control Manager will be accountable to deliver on customer service and inventory levels at the lowest possible total cost by directing, developing, and managing the production planning and scheduling, inventory management, materials planning, warehousing, engineering change implementation, logistics, and for purchasing activities related to operations and facilities.

Additionally, implements inventory tools and systems for tracking, analysis, auditing, and reporting. Collaborates with cross-functional teams and stakeholders to identify and prioritize initiatives to optimize inventory capabilities and develop best inventory management practices. Takes an active role in daily production meetings and sales and customer service inquiries.

The position will work closely with finance to maintain the process controls and procedures in place associated with managing company inventory.

  • Responsible for the overall production scheduling, capacity and material planning, purchasing, warehousing, and inventory control to maximize schedule adherence, customer service, and delivery.
  • Effectively sequences jobs, processes and assignments to individual work centers to maximize yield for the plant and minimize production turnaround times. Maintains continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  • Analyzes, plans and monitors production by collecting production logs and reviewing work center and labor capacity to resolve issues that might affect our customers. Advises the Plant Manager of changes in production plans.
  • Adjusts and disseminates schedule changes as required based on employee absences, machine malfunctions, customer requests, design changes, labor or material shortages, part availability, backlogs, or other interruptions, collaborating with management and customer service team.
  • Manage and flex material demand and flow through Plex allowing for fluctuation in forecast and managing the growth of the business while ensuring the timely availability of components.
  • Responsible for a formalized inventory cycle count control system to maintain inventory accuracy and integrity.
  • Maintains and reviews dispatch lists targeting customer promise delivery dates.
    Communicates with customer service on status of orders and estimated completion and share any potential issues so customers can be updated.
  • Establish and implement methods and best practices related to the systems and process that support inventory forecasting, purchasing, material control, ECR implementation, and scheduling.
  • Understands department’s key performance indicators and contributes to achieve these goals both individually and as a team.
  • Traces history of items to determine reasons for discrepancies between inventory and stock control records and recommends remedial actions to resolve discrepancies.
  • Develop and implement supplier strategies to ensure correct delivery, quality and supply flow of product from vendor in collaboration with supply chain.
  • Verifies labor reporting accuracy.
  • Reconciles overages and underages on inventory.
  • Leads organization in attaining key metrics including working capital, inventory turns, days on hand, on-time delivery, and schedule adherence.
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with other departments to ensure cohesiveness within the plant. Promotes team environment among leadership.
  • Measures and evaluates direct reporting employee performance according to company standards for quality and productivity. Provides accurate, meaningful, and timely reviews.
  • Maintains a safe and healthy work environment by implementing, maintaining and aligning company policies with health and safety regulations.
  • Recognizes areas for continuous improvement or quality and takes steps to implement. Examples include new tooling, new fixturing, a different process or machine, or changes in working conditions.
  • All other duties as required.

    The individual in this position must be capable of performing all of the essential functions with or without a reasonable accommodation.
  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, logistics, business administration, or a related field
  • APICS, CPIM, or ISM, CPSM certification is preferred
  • 7+ years’ experience required:
    Inventory Control – material planning and forecasting – in manufacturing environment
    Production Scheduling in manufacturing environment
  • Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite and AutoCAD.
  • Willingness to serve as Plex champion a plus.
  • Analytical, problem solving, project management, facilitation, and decision-making skills are essential.
  • Strong leadership skills, ability to motivate others, resolve conflict, encourage teamwork, and manage employee performance.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as shop orders, purchase orders, and production documentation.
  • A genuine belief in continuous improvement and disciplined processes. The vision and willingness to analyze, challenge, create, and change processes, if needed, to create a more efficient environment and culture.
  • Must possess a high degree of professionalism, adaptability and strong customer service skills including a high level of integrity and commitment to confidentiality.
  • Strong verbal, written, listening and electronic communication skills internally and externally.

2nd shift CNC Set Up Operator

The company is embarking on an aggressive growth strategy that will include both organic and acquisition growth.

Our CNC Set Up Operators play an important role in the execution of this strategy.

(Hours are: M-Th 1:30pm to Midnight)

  • Perform CNC Operations: Conduct all set-up and quality operations in support of machining for self and others.
  • Set-up and Operate machines in accordance with process sheets and any other required paperwork (i.e. drawings, specifications, etc.).
  • Create, edit and/or retrieve CNC programs from system files and execute.
  • Use company documentation (Blueprints, Set-Up Sheets, Control Plans, etc.) to: manufacture product that meets quality requirements.
  • Inspect and verify work prior to submitting for inspection. If non-conforming, process via non-conforming material procedures.
  • Meet time and schedule standards for assigned work. Advise supervision of issues that arise.
  • A genuine belief in continuous improvement and disciplined processes and a willingness to analyze, challenge and change processes, if needed, to create a more efficient environment and culture.
  • Correctly process work via required procedures and process control system. Documents actions by completing production and quality logs.
  • Perform non-CNC tasks when necessary: non-CNC equipment operation, hand-work operations, inspections, saw-cut operations, etc.
  • Able to do offset, compensations, and conditional switches; calculating requirements, including basic math, geometry, and trigonometry; proving part programs.
  • Maintains specifications by observing drilling, grooving, and cutting, including turning, facing, knurling and thread chasing operations; taking measurements; detecting malfunctions; adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes.
  • Maintains safe operations and clean work environment.
  • Maintains continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  • 5+ years’ experience CNC machining and set-up.
  • Ability to read & understand blueprints and technical documents commensurate with machine operation.
  • Ability to use various inspection gages.
  • Firm understanding of G-code CNC programs including formatting and editing.
  • Experience in use of Hass type CNC equipment a plus. Ability to learn new techniques and be cross-trained in other roles
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Fork-lift certification a plus
  • Experience with Hass and Swiss machines preferred

$25 to $38/hour

2nd shift Production Worker

We provide on-the-job training that is patient and gives you space to figure things out with a comfortable-paced environment, 4-day work week and voluntary overtime; we do not have mandatory overtime.

We have monthly, quarterly, and annual fun employee activities. We have very affordable, even free, benefits as well as two weeks PTO, retirement, and quarterly bonus. Our Production Workers play an important role in the execution of this strategy.

(Hours are 2:30 pm-1:00am Monday-Thursday)

  • Help machine operators with setups, assist taking blades out/in.
  • Change out rollers, chutes, or conveyors as needed for specific jobs.
  • Drive forklift moving jobs to and from the grinding machines.
  • In free time, take initiative to perform general cleanup. Take out garbage, clean machine, mop around machines, run the floor scrubber. Keep rust inhibitor sprayers filled.
  • Maintains safe operations and clean work environment.
  • Maintains continuity among work shifts by communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  • 1+ years’ experience in manufacturing/production environment
  • Ability to read & understand blueprints and technical documents a plus
  • Mechanically inclined – Interest and aptitude working with and troubleshooting engines or machines and understanding how they operate
  • Ability to learn new techniques and be cross-trained in other roles
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Fork-lift certification a plus

$19-$20 (2nd shift premium pay)

What We Believe (Our Culture)

We are looking for self-motivated individuals that can keep up with the demands in our unique machine shop. This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking for a new day-to-day experience.

There is always something new to learn and pride to gain with Wisconsin Metal Tech.

Everyone’s job at Wisconsin Metal Tech is to create value – for customers, for suppliers, the community, and ultimately for the company…but also for our fellow team members. We hire you to make a difference!

WMT wins and retains customers by specializing in complex, difficult to make parts that other companies cannot make. We are constantly measuring our quality and customer success. Our employees are expected to perform beyond expectations so that we exceed our customers expectations

WMT believes that employees should participate in the success they help to create. Jeff, the owner, offers a strong bonus program and pay increases based on company and individual performance.

The company and its employees must always be raising the bar on their knowledge, sophistication, talents, and skills to remain a leader in a competitive world. WMT encourages and supports employees in their personal and professional development through training and education assistance.

A company can have the best technology in the world. But if we don’t have great people, we will not be successful. Our employees create value for our customers and company success. Our hardworking, collaborative team is truly what makes our company a leader in our marketplace.

Are You a Good Fit for WMT?

People who believe and exhibit the following traits are a good fit for WMT.

Eager to learn and do new and different things in new and different ways.  The future belongs to the elastic mind.

Works well in a team environment where people from different functions and levels work together for a common goal.

Achieves satisfaction from accomplishing difficult tasks and projects. You should exhibit high trait autonomy outside of the team.

Consistently perform at a high level in all tasks and duties. Set clear goals and have an execution plan.  And remebber, the more you exercise discipline, the stronger it gets.

Demonstrates through their words and actions that all people have value and contribute to the success of the team. She Readily accepts responsibility and shares success.

Why work at Wisconsin Metal Tech?

Work Environment

  • Privately owned, small company
  • Truly family-oriented, every employee counts
  • Flexibility in your week to take care of life
  • Annual Brewers outing for employees and family members
  • Holiday celebrations
  • Quarterly luncheon with the whole staff
  • Voluntary overtime; we do not have mandatory overtime
  • Clean working conditions

Exceptional Total Compensation Package

  • Competitive wages
  • Top notch benefit package including low monthly premiums, medical, dental, vision
  • Simple IRA retirement with 3% match
  • PTO, Flexible Time, 10 paid holidays, paid bereavement and jury/voting leave
  • Quarterly discretionary bonus
  • Employee Referral Bonus – $2,000

Career Opportunities

  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Annual performance reviews
  • Pay for performance increases

Team Environment

  • On-the-job training that is patient and gives you space to figure things out
  • Comfortably-paced environment
  • Great chemistry among co-workers
  • Monthly activities to have fun with each other

People who want to coast through the day and do as little as possible are not a good fit

Come and join the team at WMT

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