Manufacturing Manager

Fox Valley Metal-Tech is a custom metal fabrication company based in Green Bay, Wisconsin, serving local and nationally recognized companies in the defense contracting, printing and paper, converting, custom machine building, packaging machinery, and food and beverage industries. Setting itself apart from other like companies, Fox Valley Metal-Tech delivers customized solutions where others cannot. All achieved by a talented and dedicated workforce striving to deliver quality in everything it does.

Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Manage daily manufacturing operations - identify number and kind of resources needed to successfully manufacture/fabricate to customer needs
  • Manage daily equipment and machinery needs - identify needs for new, replacement, scheduled maintenance, repairs, cleaning, tooling, hand tools, supplies, consumables to support manufacturing/fabrication processes
  • Define manufacturing/fabrication methods and processes used to with VP of Operations/Director of Manufacturing
  • Works with master scheduler, sales, and program management on priorities to set schedule for shop
  • Lead and guide problem solving on how to efficiently perform work - methods, equipment, tooling, techniques, jigs, fixtures, etc.
  • Provide input to VP Operations and Director of Manufacturing on needs for manufacturing equipment, tools, methods, or processes that will support improvements in performance
  • Manage performance of direct reports through performance reviews, employee development, compensation, stated objectives and goals
  • On-time delivery, provide job status and estimate of completion dates
  • Prepare, analyze and issue production and performance reports
  • Control costs to achieve company budget goals
  • Provide verbal reminders to employees about work policies. Quality, safety, work behavior, values, etc.
  • Provides feedback to master scheduler on workload levels, types, and available capacity
  • Reports issues on drawings to sales, programmer, supervisor, quality manager
  • Recognize and reward an employee for extra effort for an outstanding job or idea that proves very successful
  • Manage, lead and guide safety policies & safety committee with Human Resources Manager
  • Support quality of manufacturing standards and initiatives
  • Member of Material Review Board and manages the execution of rework. Provides corrective and preventive action input to reduce non conformances
  • Manages maintenance department
  • Identify training gaps of direct reports and shop employees and recommend development training for shop employees


  • Bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering, manufacturing, business administration or similar/related program required
  • In lieu of bachelor’s degree, a combination of an associate degree with proven work experience in metal fabrication industry with hands on operation and supervision responsibilities in multiple fabrication processes may be substituted; specifically in welding, machining, press brake, finishing and painting operations


  • Production or engineering experience in a custom sheet metal fabrication business is desired
  • Seven + years’ experience in managing production operations and knowledge regarding manufacturing and employment regulations, policies, practices, and procedures
  • Ten + years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing setting
  • Previous experience working on military projects is preferred but not required
  • Familiarity with fabrication and machining specifications preferred
  • Knowledge of metals and raw materials along with the understanding of production
  • processes, quality control, and costs of manufacturing is a plus
  • Experience in quickly ascertaining a situation and be decisive in implementation of problem solving measures
  • Proven ability to unify multiple departments and personnel to accomplish required goals and tasks
  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements for operating manufacturing plants
  • Knowledge of industry principles such as lean manufacturing and six sigma methodologies is preferred

Specialized Experience:

  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Microsoft Outlook and an enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems; Infor CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine) preferred
  • Accurate manufacturing blue print reading experience required
  • Ability to view and understand drawings in AutoCAD and SolidWorks desired
  • Working knowledge of American Welding Society and Military welding procedures and specifications preferred
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels within an organization

Principle Working Relationships: Reports to VP of Operations, works directly with Director of Operations, Master Scheduler, Supply Chain Manager, Controller, Quality Manager, HR Manager, VP of Sales and Marketing, Shop Supervisor(s), Department Lead(s)

Fox Valley Metal-Tech has grown to become an employer of choice for machinists, welders and metal finishers alike for its challenging work and employee friendly work environment. Come be part of our team today. Good people, good work, great environment; that's Fox Valley Metal-Tech. Fox Valley Metal-Tech is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.


Since 1989

PRECISION Usa It's What We Do

Green Bay, WI

We are proud to serve our customers and provide the skill and services that we excel in to make them successful. Our dedication to quality as our foundation has developed partnerships with our customers that continue to deliver world-class fabrications that meet or exceed their expectations. We are proud to say "Made in America."

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