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Production Manager

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Date: Jan 10, 2019

Location: Watertown, SD, US, 57201

Company: Worthington Industries, Inc

Worthington Industries operates under a long-standing corporate philosophy rooted in the Golden Rule, with earning money for its shareholders as the first corporate goal. As a market leader in metals manufacturing for nearly 60 years, we put people first, whether they’re our employees, shareholders, customers or suppliers. We’re looking for individuals who share our people-first philosophy and can help us continually innovate and grow through their insights, leadership and unique talents.

Worthington Industries (NYSE: WOR) is a global metals manufacturer serving growing end markets including automotive, construction, energy, agriculture, alternative fuel and many other markets. Our family of 10,000 employees in over 80 facilities throughout 10 countries has helped us earn the respect of our customers, our communities and our industry. With sales of approximately $ 3 billion annually, our company has been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as a “Most Admired Company” and four times as a “100 Best Companies to Work For.”


Part of Worthington' s Engineered Cabs business and based at our Watertown, SD plant, our  Production/Value Stream Manager will provide leadership and a safe work environment for all activities in a value stream, including operations, buying, planning, quality and process engineering, guided by the principles of the Worthington Philosophy.  This role increases the ratio of value-added to non-value added work and eliminates waste in the overall value stream for a defined product family, and ensures that the value stream meets customer requirements.


Ensures that the value stream organization, (staffing, tooling, and machinery) is able to meet customer demand.

Works as a change agent to drive out waste in the manufacturing and supply chain organizations through the deployment of Lean methodology.

Creates a culture of continuous improvement by involving employees in waste identification and problem solving, as well as recognizing them for exceptional work. 

Develops operational and financial plan and forecasts for the value stream.

Ensures that inventory levels are right-sized to meet customer demand.

Desired Experience

A minimum of 3 years of experience in an operations environment (supply chain management, production, distribution management, production/distribution flow design and optimization, Lean projects)

Lean experience and/or certification is desired.

Good communication and interpersonal skills


Worthington Industries Inc., and its subsidiaries, is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability or veteran’s status.

Nearest Major Market: Sioux Falls
Nearest Secondary Market: South Dakota

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