Business Unit Manager - Stamping

OTTO – designed, manufactured and precision tested, right here in the USA.

OTTO Engineering is a privately owned manufacturing company with two divisions: one making industrial controls for high performing requirements and a second making accessories for communications systems for Fire, Police, Military and other demanding applications. OTTO is vertically integrated making the majority of machined, stamped, or molded parts used in their assembly.

OTTO’s opportunity:

Our Business Unit Manager - Stamping position is a key member of our executive staff and is responsible for leading our internal stamping operations as well as our Dies Plus division which markets, designs and manufactures progressive stamping dies and EDM services. In addition, this position leads our apprentice program, one of the largest in northern Illinois. The position has 6 direct reports of Sales, Design, EDM, Die Fabrication and Stamping operations and 25 supporting employees.

Specifically, the Business Unit Manager - Stamping will:

  • Assures the factory is running to full potential, meeting costs and on time delivery targets
  • Monitors efficiency, scrap, rework, and on-time operator training
  • Directs, grows and executes sales of the Dies Plus division
  • Assures adequate design and manufacturing resources to support Dies Plus sales
  • Directs and coordinates employees to profitably ensure on-time production and quality of Dies Plus customer orders
  • Creates and maintains relationships with high school faculty regarding support for employee selection for our apprentice program
  • Manages the apprentice program to assure that apprentices are receiving proper training and meeting the objectives of our apprentice program
  • Implements and manages production systems including implementation of operational procedures, control plans, and training plans
  • Assures that the factory and associated departments embrace systems and are prepared and capable of passing internal and external audits
  • Develops and manages capacity plans to meet the projected forecast for the near and long-term needs
  • Keeps a clean, organized, and safe work area
  • Prepares and executes a capitol budget for equipment needs to assure that the operation is current and competitive with up-to-date best practice initiatives
  • Creates an environment that encourages and promotes excellence in execution of our stamping and Die Plus activities
  • Assists with other related duties as required or assigned

What you’ll need to bring to the table:

  • 10 years of operational experience and 5 years in a supervisory role
  • Possess strong management skills
  • Ability to lead cross functional teams
  • A proven record of successfully developing and implementing short and long-term strategies

OTTO’s Benefits:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401(k) with a company match
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Life Insurance Benefits
  • Competitive Pay
  • Profit Sharing Bonus
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Company Picnic
  • Holiday Party
  • AND numerous OTTO celebrations throughout the year!

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