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Motrex LLC Production Area Manager in Manchester, Iowa


The Production Area Manger-Assembly will manage 3 – 4 supervisors on a 3-shift operation, in an automotive battery manufacturing plant. He / she will be responsible for providing leadership for departmental operations to include safety, quality, efficiency, and delivery. Meet financial targets and quality standards while controlling costs.

About the work location:

Manchester is a city in Delaware County, Iowa, United States, located along the Highway 20 corridor between Dyersville and Independence. Delaware County is centrally located just 45 minutes from some of Iowa’s biggest hubs (Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, and Dubuque) – but you don’t need to go far to find excitement. Delaware County is home to several golf courses, parks, museums, retail shops, a movie theatre, festivals and fairs, water sport recreational areas, and evening entertainment. Delaware County offers successful academics programs in three community school districts and a critical access hospital to provide healthcare close to home.

To learn more about Manchester, Iowa (postal code 52057) – click the links below:

Delaware County Economic Development Website

Wikipedia - Manchester, Iowa


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily:

  • Manage the manufacture, assembly and/or distribution of product within budget, and the standards of policies, procedures, priorities, and quality.

  • Directly supervise all shift supervisors.

  • Develop and implement methods to improve productivity, space utilization, and quality.

  • Assure compliance with all safety, health policies and procedures.

  • Manage department blood leads to below target.

  • Train and develop supervision.

  • Determine required staffing and maintain efficient use of hours meeting budget requirements.

  • Monitor and assure housekeeping and orderliness throughout the department using 5S standards.

  • Collaborate with maintenance to ensure optimal efficiency of equipment and TPM completions.

  • Comply with current Quality Systems requirements.

  • Manage department scrap to below target.

  • Support Lean Manufacturing procedures.

  • Work with the Continuous Improvement Department to reduce cost and improve efficiencies.

  • Perform other work as assigned by the Operations Manager or Plant Manager


Education, Experience, Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or engineering discipline preferred.

  • 5+ years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing-based setting; tier automotive supplier would be idea.


  • Collaborative/team-based management style

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with capability to convey ideas in concise and logical manner.

  • Drive and energy necessary to grow manufacturing throughput in a plant with expanding operations.

  • Demonstrated history of continuous improvement, creativity, and results.

  • Lean six sigma experience considered a plus.

  • Conflict management training and experience.

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point).

  • Proven track record of growth and development

  • Passion for driving change in a complex environment.


  • Sitting, standing, bending, twisting, and walking, as necessary.

  • Industrial environment, both inside and outside the plant.

  • Exposure to lead, fumes, noise, dirt, hazards, chemicals, heat and cold.

  • Wearing proper PPE is required.

  • Occasional lifting of up to 50 lbs.


EEO Statement

Stryten Energy is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

About Statement

Stryten Energy helps solve the world’s most pressing energy challenges with a broad range of energy storage solutions across the Essential Power, Motive Power, Transportation, Military and Government sectors. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, we partner with some of the world’s most recognized companies to meet the growing demand for reliable and sustainable energy storage capacity. Stryten powers everything from submarines to subcompacts, microgrids, warehouses, distribution centers, cars, trains and trucks. Our stored energy technologies include advanced lead, lithium and vanadium redox flow batteries, intelligent chargers and energy performance management software that keep people on the move and supply chains running. An industry leader backed by more than a century of expertise, Stryten has The Energy to Challenge the status quo and deliver top-performing energy solutions for today and tomorrow. Learn more

Job Locations IA-Manchester | IA-Cedar Rapids | IA-Dubuque | IA-Waterloo

Requisition ID 2024-4591

Category Manufacturing - Other

Position Type Regular Fulltime

Address 913 South 10th Street

Postal Code 52057