Geater Machining & Manufacturing, Co.
  • 27-Mar-2019 to 26-May-2019 (CST)
  • Independence, IA, USA
  • Full Time
  • 1 Opening

Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Time Off, 401K Match, Profit Sharing, Quality Bonuses

Position Summary:

The basic function of the Department Manager is to supervise and coordinate the activities of workers engaged in operating a variety of industrial machines so that GMM may produce under the optimum conditions of productivity, efficiency, cost effectiveness and ease of operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Understand and promote "lean principles" throughout the company.
  • Work with the team leaders to coordinate dispatch lists and routing of work assignments within the department.
  • Schedule employee hours in relation to the amount of work in the facility.
  • Optimize the resources (machines & employees) within his/her department.
  • Meet the goals set by management on quality, efficiency, and delivery within his/her department.
  • Interpret company policies to workers and enforce safety regulations.
  • Recommend technology that will improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product; and will reduce cost.
  • Confer with other supervisors to coordinate activities of individual departments.
  • Continually gain knowledge of core processes within the department.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in GMM's ERP system.
  • Identify training requirements and coordinate training with Training Coordinator.
  • Conduct fair, accurate, thorough and on time employee evaluations


To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Leadership skills
  • Computer literate with proficiency in Basic Excel, Word, Outlook, and Power Point.
  • Manufacturing knowledge
  • Knowledge of safety requirements
  • Work well in a team environment, demonstrate good communication skills, and maintain a positive attitude and willingness to learn.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Required: High school diploma or equivalent
  • Preferred: AA or equivalent in the manufacturing field from two-year college or technical school
  • Required: A minimum of three to five years of related experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in an industry closely related to that of GMM.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Working supervisors

Team leaders

Respective shop personnel





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