Positions Available - Manufacturing Manager - Ennis, TX

Position Location

Ennis, Texas

Position Summary

The Manufacturing Manager performs work of considerable difficulty in directing, supervising and coordinating the manufacturing activities within the facility. There will be involvement in personnel policy decisions and responsibility for the facility’s adherence to Human Resources guidelines. The Manufacturing Manager will assist in determining the actual needs for material and equipment and make necessary contacts to various vendors to inquire about availability, prices and delivery. The Manufacturing Manager will be required to make daily inspections to ensure a smooth and effective operation, and the development and implementation of activities aimed at Continuous Improvement in the facility. The Manufacturing Manager is responsible for ensuring that manufacturing performance and efficiency goals are met and that appropriate workflows and assembly methods are used.

Essential Functions

Determine standards, budgets, production goals and rates based on company policies, equipment and labor availability and workloads. Calculate labor and equipment requirements and production specifications to include inventory and requisition of materials, supplies, equipment parts or repair services.

Read and analyze charts, work orders, production schedules and other records and reports in order to determine production requirements and to evaluate current production estimates and outputs.

Responsible for adherence to state and local codes applying to the manufacturing area, equipment’s condition and operation.

Ability to take charge of all emergencies and ensure responsible back-up is available in order to take corrective action as necessary.

Confer with other supervisors to coordinate Manufacturing and activities within or between departments. Communicate manufacturing bottlenecks, trends and failure data to R&D departments.

Recommend or implement measures to motivate employees and to improve production methods, equipment performance, product quality or efficiency. Recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions. Confer with management or subordinates to resolve partner problems, complaints or grievances.

Ability to process and follow CAPA and ISO procedures.

Direct and coordinate the activities of partners engaged in the Sheet Metal, Paint, and Final Assembly Departments and ensure all team members have clearly defined and well communicated direction at all times.

Provide manufacturing approval of product work instructions, testing and mechanical specifications and assembly processes.

Essential Tasks

Provide weekly updates for production key metrics for the current and following month.

Review labor transaction reports and recommend routing updates to engineering including manufacturing operation changes and labor time updates for routing accuracy.

Plan and establish work schedules, assignments and production sequences to meet production goals.



Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or an equivalent of work experience and college coursework  


Five years Leadership experience in a manufacturing environment

Two years in the development and implementation of lean principles

Lean training and proven leadership and team building skills


Computer Skills

  • Proficient with all MS Office Software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Knowledge of Solid works and Audio Precision software a plus
  • Ability to navigate through MiTek's internal systems

Other Requirements

  • Ability and understanding of various Federal, State and County codes and regulations
  • Ability to set priorities and make appropriate decisions on repairs or assignments contingent upon availability of parts or manpower.
  • Ability to develop long-term plans and programs and to evaluate work accomplishments.
  • Ability to conduct in-service training programs in the effort of promising good safe work habits.
  • Understanding of Employment Laws.
  • Understanding of OSHA.           

Work Environment

Normal office setting and manufacturing environment with noise and uncontrolled temperature

Physical Demands

Physical Abilities
Reach Outward
Reach Above Shoulder
Squat or Kneel
Lift / Carry
10 lbs or less
11 - 20 lbs
21 - 50 lbs
51 - 100 lbs
Over 100 lbs
Push / Pull
12 lbs or less
13 - 25 lbs
26 - 40 lbs
41 - 100 lbs
Other Physical Requirements
Ability to read from a computer monitor/fine print
Ability to speak effectively via phone/in person
Ability to hear via phone or in person
PPE Usage
Ability to wear Personal Protection Equipment as required by position