Director of Operations

  • Location: Brookings , South Dakota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #45841
  • Salary: 130000

About the Company: We are a leading precision machining and manufacturing company dedicated to delivering exceptional products to clients across diverse industries. Committed to innovation and excellence, our organization thrives on pushing the boundaries of machining technology and providing outstanding solutions to our valued customers.

Position Overview: We are currently seeking a results-oriented and strategic professional to join our team as the Director of Operations. This key leadership role will play a pivotal part in overseeing and optimizing our manufacturing operations, ensuring efficiency, quality, and continuous improvement in our processes.


  1. Strategic Planning:

    • Collaborate with executive leadership to develop and execute operational strategies aligned with the company’s business objectives.
    • Analyze market trends and industry best practices to identify opportunities for operational enhancement and growth.
  2. Manufacturing Operations:

    • Oversee and manage the day-to-day operations of the manufacturing facility, ensuring optimal resource utilization, on-time delivery, and adherence to quality standards.
    • Implement and drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance efficiency, reduce costs, and elevate overall operational performance.
  3. Team Leadership:

    • Provide strong leadership to the operations team, fostering a culture of accountability, collaboration, and innovation.
    • Develop and mentor team members, promoting professional growth and skill development.
  4. Quality Assurance:

    • Establish and enforce quality control processes to maintain the highest standards in manufacturing output.
    • Collaborate with the quality assurance team to implement corrective actions and preventive measures to address any quality issues.
  5. Supply Chain Management:

    • Work closely with the supply chain team to optimize inventory levels, streamline procurement processes, and ensure timely delivery of materials.
    • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key suppliers to enhance overall supply chain efficiency.
  6. Safety and Compliance:

    • Implement and uphold strict safety protocols in accordance with industry regulations and company policies.
    • Ensure compliance with relevant local, state, and federal regulations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Operations Management, Engineering, or related field 
  • Proven experience in an operations management role within the manufacturing industry.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Excellent leadership and team management abilities.
  • Knowledge of machining processes, CNC machining, and manufacturing technologies.
  • Familiarity with quality control standards and practices.
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to collaborate across departments.

Sr. Manufacturing Engineer

  • Location: Brookings, South Dakota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #45790
  • Salary: 90000

About Us: We are a dynamic and innovative precision machining firm committed to excellence and driven by innovation. We specialize in delivering high-quality components across various industries. With state-of-the-art facilities and a team of seasoned professionals, we ensure precision-engineered solutions for our clients.

Position Overview: We are in search of a highly skilled and experienced Senior Manufacturing Engineer to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate will play a crucial role in optimizing production processes, implementing lean methodologies, and collaborating with cross-functional teams to ensure top-tier product quality and manufacturing efficiency.


  1. Process Optimization: Analyze existing manufacturing processes to enhance efficiency, reduce waste, and boost overall productivity.

  2. Lean Manufacturing: Drive the implementation of lean manufacturing principles, streamlining operations and eliminating bottlenecks in the production process.

  3. Quality Assurance: Work closely with the quality control team to establish and maintain robust quality assurance processes, ensuring compliance with industry standards and customer requirements.

  4. New Product Introduction (NPI): Lead the integration of new products into the manufacturing process, collaborating with design and production teams for seamless implementation.

  5. Tooling and Equipment: Evaluate, recommend, and implement advanced manufacturing technologies, tools, and equipment to enhance production capabilities.

  6. Cross-functional Collaboration: Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including design engineering, production, and quality control, to address manufacturing challenges and implement effective solutions.

  7. Documentation: Develop and maintain comprehensive documentation of manufacturing processes, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and work instructions.

  8. Training and Development: Provide training and mentorship to junior engineers and production staff, fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement.

  9. Cost Analysis: Conduct cost analysis for manufacturing processes, identify cost-saving opportunities, and implement strategies to optimize production costs.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or a related field.
  2. Minimum of 3 years of proven experience in manufacturing engineering.
  3. Proficiency in the application of lean manufacturing principles.
  4. Familiarity with CAD/CAM software and proficiency in interpreting engineering drawings.
  5. Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  6. Effective communication and leadership abilities

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