Job Description

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. — Confucius

Operations Manager

  • Job Tag: #LI-AR2
  • Posted: April 14,2023

SkyWater is partnering with a mid-sized manufacturer in the Sioux Falls area to help find an Operations Manager for their team! The Operations Manager will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations while implementing lean manufacturing principles, looking for process improvements, training & mentoring employees, and much more. This person will be overseeing a team of about 10 direct reports with roughly 75 indirect across multiple shifts. We’re looking for an experienced operations professional who can come in and hit the ground running in this role. If you’re looking for an opportunity to join a growing manufacturer with opportunities to advance your career, then please submit your resume today!


  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the plant.
  • Manage a team of roughly 75 across multiple shifts.
  • Help implement lean manufacturing principles.
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Partner with executive leadership on strategic objectives.
  • Other projects or responsibilities as assigned.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or a related field.
  • 10+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment with 5+ years of people management experience.
  • Strong communication skills (both written & verbal).
  • Ability to problem solve, multi-task and prioritize responsibilities.
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles.

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