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Plant Manager

Propulse® A Schieffer Co., Peosta, IA

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This position will entail working with all aspects of production and the related corresponding manufacturing and assembly activities. This person will report to the President and will work with engineering, supply management, accounting, HR, and quality departments to optimize efficiency, scrap rates, labor content, and help facilitate new product rollout.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES (include but not limited to):

  1. Plan, organize, and direct the manufacturing (Assembly and Extrusion) and maintenance operations to ensure the most effective return on assets.
  2. Implement manufacturing strategies and action plans to ensure that the facility supports ProPulse®’s strategic initiatives.
  3. Develop and initiate plans and processes which minimize manufacturing costs through effective utilization of manpower, equipment, facilities, materials, and capital. Assure attainment of business objectives and production while insuring product standards that will exceed customers’ expectations.
  4. Establish individual accountabilities throughout assigned departments for problem solving, continuous improvement, warranty reduction, efficiency improvements, and scrap reductions. Encourage use of lean manufacturing techniques and focus on fact based problem-solving and RCA.
  5. Manage spending against budget and in relation to changes throughout the changing business cycle.
  6. Work to establish management practices throughout assigned areas which include all employees’ positive involvement with opportunities for constructive input and action.
  7. Continually improve safety record by addressing both physical safety issues and employee safety attitudes.
  8. Other duties as assigned



The continued success and growth of ProPulse®, A Schieffer Co. requires a dedicated and proven leader able to work closely with all business functions in cross functional teams.

  • 4-year degree in business or technical field desired
  • 6+ years’ experience in a fast-paced high production/manufacturing environment with 3 years of managerial experience.
  • Ability to handle high stress situations quickly/efficiently
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others in a cross functional team environment
  • Strong leadership skills and communication skills, strong organizational and planning abilities and excellent analytical and problem-solving skills are essential.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products.


ProPulse® has an expectation of their employees to hold steadfast to the company’s Purpose, Vision and Core Values in all aspects of their job responsibilities and job functions.



Our purpose is to provide de-commoditized products that are engineered and uniquely valuable to our customers and especially the ultimate user.



To build a company through the unified pursuit of sustainable growth and value.  We do this through best practices paying constant attention to the development of our people, culture and business processes, markets and products, financial strength and predictable revenue.



Integrity: Honesty and mutual respect of our internal and external customers and suppliers guides us.

Flexibility: We embrace flexibility as a challenge for our products, markets and processes.

Growth: We focus on sustainable growth and value of our company and personally.

Service: We anticipate and go beyond customer expectations.

Safety: We insist upon safety and unsurpassed quality of our products and methods.

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Job Details

ID 728617
Peosta, IA
Positions 1
Full Time
Pay --
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience 5-10 Years
Education Associates

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