Production Coordinator

  • 1200 S Perkins St, Appleton, WI 54914, USA
  • Full-time
  • FLSA Status: Exempt

Company Description

Miller® is about building things that matter. We lead the welding industry in building advanced, solution-focused products and meeting crucial needs for welding safety and health.

We’re about the partnership and the work. Our products are designed with our users for manufacturing, fabrication, construction, aviation, motorsports, education, agriculture and marine applications.

Miller Electric Mfg. LLC, is headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, and wholly owned by Illinois Tool Works (NYSE: ITW). The company maintains its industry leadership by setting the standard for reliability, quality and responsiveness. Our tagline, “The Power of Blue®,” is inspired by the blue color of Miller equipment.

The company began with an innovation that responded to customer needs, growing from a one-man operation in 1929, to the world’s largest manufacturer of arc welding products. Miller keeps the tradition alive by focusing on its top priority: people.

Job Description

The Production Coordinator shall drive actions that achieve results in key areas of the business including safety, quality, delivery, productivity, and cost savings.  Within this role the Production Coordinator shall be a positive culture leader and influencer, develop employee/teams, and promote an engaged and safe workplace environment.


•Displays strong decision making skills in a high pressured environment.

•Spends majority of time in production to improve conversion cost and have a functional understanding of production equipment and the effect on operations.

•Be able to use 80/20 in managing all aspects of the role.

•Be an advocate of positive change management.

•Support the ITW Enterprise mindset across the division and effectively communicate ITW Values and Culture

•Coach and develop work teams to have positive and proactive attitudes, personal accountability, and superior manufacturing quality.

•Lead safety, quality, delivery, productivity, and cost saving initiatives through employee involvement ITW toolbox principles.

•Demonstrate and encourage effective communication to personnel at all levels within the organization and build key relationships with employees and leadership team.

•Mentor team members to resolve conflict in a fair, consistent, and empowered manner within a team environment.

•Create and maintain superior team safety awareness by working closely with safety committee and team members to ensure hazards are corrected.

•Assess & evaluate team members’ performance and goals regularly while supporting goal achievement. 

•Build & maintain a network of inter-company peers and subject matter experts for consultation on best practices that provide superior cost, quality, and delivery of our products to our customers.

•Understand how our production system produces and fulfills products.

•Resolve problems causing production shutdown, substandard production, and or low efficiencies whenever they occur.

•Support coordination during emergency repairs and non-routine maintenance to ensure continuous production flow.

•Provide information and collaborate with team to effectively manage production scheduling and resource planning.

•Analyze problems and sources of conflict, explores and selects solutions, implements an action plan, and resolves issues.

•Work closely with support staff and Human Resources.



•Bachelor’s degree in a business related field.

•Technical acumen desired. 

•5+ years of related production supervisory experience.

•Skilled at performance management; providing formal and informal feedback to employees.

•Strong leadership and effective communication skills.

•Displays great organizational skills with an understanding on prioritization and driving results.

•Strong analytical skills to interpret data and set strategy.

•Able to create visual factory/analytical data for all key manufacturing activities.

•Detailed understanding of production/assembly equipment, and its interrelationship in regard to production flow and efficiency.

•Strong initiative and follow through with the drive to learn.

•Ability to recognize and solve production problems.

•Experience in Lean Manufacturing concepts, quality measurements, and OSHA requirements.

•Demonstrated understanding of the P&L statement and the manufacturing cost-drivers.

•Proven ability to apply ITW principles in a manufacturing environment.

•Possess the track record of a proven leader and team player.

•Demonstrates a positive attitude, takes personal accountability, coaches, listens, is approachable, and resolves issues/conflicts in timely manner.

•Exhibits encouragement of diverse ideas, with a focus on coaching/developing strengths of team members, and the ability to facilitate effective communication between shifts.

•Customer-focused with management, support staff, customers and suppliers; understand how the business functions link together to support the customer (ex. engineering, materials, and sales).

•Problem solving and conflict management skills.

•Strong oral, written, and computer skills (ex. Macola, Microsoft Office).

Additional Information

ITW Welding is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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