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Director of Manufacturing Operations

We are excited to be adding a Director of Operations to the Ronk team! Your expertise and leadership will help us continue to grow, scale and continuously evolve.

Reporting directly to the President, you will be responsible for all manufacturing and assembly operations. Provides management to 6 direct reports and a total team of 20+ Ronk professionals responsible for production, quality control, inventory, test engineering, and safety.

The ideal candidate has significant experience with product manufacturing. You are experienced managing teams and succeeding through others by training, coaching, and communicating openly. You bring a growth mindset to help continuously improve, learn from mistakes and openly bring new ideas to the table. You have experience with lean manufacturing approaches and a college degree or equivalent education and experience.

This is a full-time position located at our headquarters in Nokomis IL. Operating hours are M-F from 8-4:30. Salary negotiable, based on qualifications.


Drive change in the organization and embrace and implement proven and emerging strategies to drive speed, quality, safety, reliability, and employee satisfaction in our processes.
Collaborate with sales, engineering, finance, and HR to deliver a best-in-class customer and employee experience.
Lead our production teams and inventory control teams to achieve company objectives.
Provide operational oversight, including financial planning, forecasting, personnel, company asset management/utilization, and collaboration with executive leadership to ensure continuous profitability improvement and waste reduction from operation processes. Have experience in lean manufacturing.
Oversee product manufacturing flow and implement new process as required to improve efficiency and to support growth with new products
Work with team to build, coach and complete cross-training and development plans that are robust and improve the capability of the team and improve operations.
Set clear goals for safety and productivity and successfully deliver on them
Lead team in the development of processes to ensure we connect customer concerns to improvements in our processes and design. Solve problems that arise and communicate effectively with teams to ensure customer demands are met and the total cost of quality is managed.


Proven experience as Director of Operations or equivalent position
Excellent organizational and leadership abilities
Outstanding communication and people skills
Knowledge of industry’s legal rules and guidelines
Working knowledge of data analysis and performance/operation metrics
Familiarity with MS Office and various business software (e.g. ERP)
5 years’ experience running a shift operation or managing a large team that includes setting goals and development plans

Apply Now!

Working at Ronk

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