Injection Molding
Operations Manager

About The Company

A privately-held manufacturer founded 40 years ago, specializes in producing spools and reels for a wide range of industries, such as welding wire, fine wire, bare copper wire, and building wire.


They have been at the forefront of the spool and reel manufacturing industry, revolutionizing it with their vertically integrated approach and steadfast dedication to providing exceptional customer service for over four decades.
Their vertically integrated process includes in-house tool making capabilities, allowing them to offer an extensive range of spools and reels with a just-in-time production process.


They also offer custom solutions tailored to each customer's unique needs, further enhancing operational efficiencies and reducing costs. Through their commitment to superior customer service, they strive to be a valuable partner to their clients, helping them succeed in their respective industries.

Your Unique Role

Join an industry leader in injection molding manufacturing to lead the operations and make an impact from day one.


Reporting directly to the President, you will be responsible for managing, directing, and implementing operational strategies and objectives regarding safety, quality, process efficiencies, and workforce development ensuring the achievement of the company objectives. The role will also: 

  • Coordinate the molding efforts for new products, setting up and revising manufacturing processes on existing products.
  • Assisting the manufacturing operations in problem solving and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of the processes, this individual quantifies results, documents, and presents the findings to other members of the management team.
  • Establish goals, performance targets, and performance standards for manufacturing functions. Make performance visible on the floor.
  • Develop processes and methods for creating and maintaining an organized, clean, high performance manufacturing facility.
  • Oversee the site management of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, problem resolution, and the recommendation of personnel actions as needed.
  • Implements various 5S methodologies including labels, signs, floor markings, color-coding to achieve the desired safety, quality, and general housekeeping objectives.
  • Develop new processes, evaluate existing processes, and document all processes as well as implementing changes to existing processes designed to improve product quality, productivity, and overall equipment efficiency.
  • Monitor production reports to ensure achievement of financial, safety, and quality goals.- Key metrics include safety, OEE (scrap, cycle time, and downtime), labor efficiency, first pass yield, and material usage variance.

What Is In It For You

  • Competitive Salary
  • 401(k) & generous PTO plan
  • Full relocation
  • Innovative and dynamic culture

Seeking a Candidate With:

  • Previous leadership in an Injection molding manufacturing environment.
  • Excellent injection molding processing knowledge.
  • Success in leading teams, including consensus building, openness to new ideas, and the ability to motivate.

Location Information

  • Piqua, OH - Dayton, OH area
  • Located 30 minutes north of Dayton, Piqua is full of beautiful recreational trails, unique small-town shopping and more.
  • Dayton, Ohio is the Birthplace of Aviation and so much more! In Dayton and Montgomery County, you will find big-city amenities with Midwestern charm and affordability.
  • Dayton is packed with big-city experiences, amenities, attractions and shopping wrapped in small-town charm. From Broadway shows to world-class museums and organizations, you will find an expansive palette of arts and culture in Dayton and close to other great cities for weekend getaways like Cincinnati, Columbus, Indianapolis, Louisville, and others.
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