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Maintainer Custom Bodies
Maintainer Custom Bodies

Maintainer Corporation of Iowa, Inc. is currently accepting applications for a Plant Manager at our Rock Rapids, IA, location to oversee the Maintainer Custom Bodies product line.

This position will be responsible to direct and organize the day-to-day operations at this facility and takes a “hands-on approach” to ensure all manufacturing processes are operating efficiently and safely. The ideal candidate should be comfortable operating with a relatively large amount of independence.   This facility produces a wide range of rescue vehicle truck bodies as well as our DuaLock drawer sets, and several components for Maintainer’s facility in Sheldon, IA. The ideal candidate must be a strong leader with excellent interpersonal communication skills.

This position will have 5 – 6 direct reports with 20 – 25 indirect reports. This position reports directly to the Vice President of Operations. Compensation will include a base salary (contingent on qualifications) and participation in a profit-based bonus program.

The Plant Manager is responsible for overseeing the equipment and building maintenance activities at our Rock Rapids location. (This location is approximately 39,000+ square feet including metal fabrication, welding, paint booths, and assembly equipment).

The ideal candidate must have 5 – 10 years of operation management experience in a manufacturing environment that includes metal fabrication, welding, paint and assembly. Previous experience with plant layout and equipment upgrades is required. Candidates must be able to demonstrate a track record of improving productivity through line balancing and prioritizing work according to established production schedules. Prior computer experience (ERP system experience, Microsoft Suite, etc.) is preferred, but not required. The right candidate must be able to plan, organize, and successfully communicate with a wide range of internal and external customers.