General Manager
Brookings, SD 
Posted 9 days ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description
We are searching for a General Manager for our Brookings, South Dakota manufacturing operation.  This leadership position is responsible for all personnel and activity in the Brookings plant.  The ideal candidate will, first and foremost, be a leader capable in developing and supporting the people of Quality Tool as paramount for the ongoing success of our business.  Secondly, the leader will be equally effective at managing the daily activity of the plant, while being a visionary member of executive management capable of defining and implementing longer term strategies for personnel development, performance improvement, technology enhancement, and overall top and bottom line growth.  Finally, the leader must personally exemplify the characteristics we seek in all members of our team – good attitude, intelligence, integrity, and humility.  If you want to be challenged and have the most satisfying career experience of your life, if you thrive in, and want to lead, a culture of continuous improvement committed to developing its people and providing them the tools to do great things, please send us your credentials.  We want to meet you. 
Quality Tool is a growing manufacturer of metal components for Fortune 500 companies in the medical, industrial, electronics, aerospace, and defense industries.  Our ISO certified precision metal capabilities in Brookings, SD and St. Paul, MN include CNC milling and turning (Brookings), stamping with full tool room die design and build (Brookings) , laser cutting (St. Paul), CNC punch/laser combo (St. Paul), press brake forming (both), welding (both), and assembly (both).    The company has received numerous awards from top Fortune 500 corporations for overall performance, quality performance, and LEAN practices.
This is a full-time, professional position that reports to the President.
  • Management of all departments in the Brookings operation, including manufacturing, engineering & programming, tooling, maintenance, quality, procurement, estimating, customer service and human resources / employee relations.
  • Accountable for all plant level key performance indicators including operational (safety, quality, delivery, productivity) and financial (profit and loss).
  • Recommend and implement capital equipment, technology, and facility investments to ensure our people are equipped with the best tools and environment to win in the marketplace and grow our business.
  • Promote continuous improvement activity at all levels in the organization, but in particular through active engagement of the production level operators. Ensure a culture of continuous improvement with the defining characteristic being empowerment of our people to improve the business.
  • Active participation as a member of the Executive Management Team in imagining, defining and implementing strategies that ensure we remain an employer of choice for existing and prospective team members, and a preferred supplier for existing and prospective customers.
  • A leader experienced in motivating others to perform at their best.
  • A hands on manager who pays attention to details in ensuring the day to day performance of a fast paced manufacturing operation meets performance expectations. 
  • 10+ years of relevant operations/manufacturing experience with progressively increasing responsibilities including directing and managing others for at least 5 years.
    • Understand and experienced in any/all of our core competencies of CNC machining, stamping, welding, and mechanical assembly is a significant plus.
  • Experienced in reading, understanding and managing to a plant level profit and loss statement against budget.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Manufacturing, Business, or related discipline is a plus.
  • Experienced and effective in promoting an environment of continuous improvement (CI) that delivers results through whatever tools/techniques are appropriate (the various LEAN tools, Six Sigma, etc.).  
    • Personal experience in problem solving is required.
  • Effective communicator both verbally and in writing to your people, your peers on the executive management team, and to customers and other external stakeholders. 
  • Experienced and effective in defining short and long term plans, and then executing them.
  • Advanced analytical skills with experience in mining and analyzing data.
  • Demonstrated competency with personal computer systems and software applications including ERP, as well as MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and related office applications. 
Salary & Benefits:
  • This is a salaried, exempt position.  Compensation is negotiable and commensurate with skills, experience and ability to meet the position requirements. 
  • Medical, Dental, and Life Insurance
  • 401K Plan, with employer match
  • Relocation assistance is available
  • An environment that values and rewards good attitudes, intelligence, integrity and humility
  • No agencies please
About Quality Tool
Quality Tool is a progressive sheet metal, machining, stamping, and assembly company with locations in St. Paul, MN and Brookings, SD.  Quality Tool is committed to operating on the leading edge of manufacturing capability through the use of highly trained professionals and advanced technology.  We do all: punching, forming, laser cutting, welding, stamping, mechanical assembly, machining, turning, and laminated bus bar assembly with an array of technologies and automation, taking projects from feasibility through design, programming, prototypes and manufacturing.
In order to be considered, qualified candidates must send their salary requirements along with a resume through this website or
Quality Tool, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
1st Shift
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
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