Orascoptic Plant Manager in Madison, Wisconsin at Orascoptic

Date Posted: 8/10/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: ORA000369

About Us

Our purpose at Orascoptic is to assist clinicians in delivering better procedural outcomes through superior visualization. We do this by providing magnification with the best resolution, across the widest and through the deepest field of view.

Founded by a dentist in 1981, Orascoptic has been designing and manufacturing award-winning loupes and light systems in Madison, Wisconsin for 30 years. Now a business unit within the Nobel Biocare platform of Danaher, we remain committed to establishing enduring customer relationships. Our goal is to have customers for life – from residency to retirement.


The Plant Manager is responsible for all aspects of manufacturing plant management, including plant productivity, plant efficiencies, capital management, regulatory compliance, facility & equipment maintenance, plant engineering, production, materials, plant purchasing, distribution, and health & safety.

You will provide motivational leadership and communication to all team associates to ensure understanding and attainment of + QDIP performance objectives and daily shipments; utilize, drive, and promote understanding of DBS tools and principles to ensure delivery of business objectives and a culture of continuous improvement.  The ideal candidate possesses the ability to build a culture of high concern and awareness of safety and accident prevention and build a culture of high expectations around product quality, customer service while continuing to decrease inventory.

  • Develop and implement kaizen plans, daily management, lean conversion and countermeasures that align with and support Policy Deployment.
  • Responsible for the following:
      • Execution of the monthly cost variance.
      • Annual production and productivity improvement plan.
      • Annual capital expenditure plan & budget.
      • Annual operating plan & plant financial budget.
      • Development of the annual inventory reduction plan.
      • Safety record and environmental compliance within the plant.
      • Build a sustainable organization that constantly focuses on how to improve plant operating margins.
      • Development of staff.
      • Build a culture of high expectations around product quality & customer service reliability.
  • Motivate & mobilize people at all levels to do what is in the best interest of the company.
  • Instill a sense of urgency & an achievement-oriented culture throughout all levels of the organization.
  • Make solid judgmental decisions quickly.

Job Requirements


  • Undergraduate degree in business, science or engineering required; preferably with an emphasis in Operations Management, Engineering, Business Administration studies.
  • 5-10 years’ experience within a manufacturing environment.
  • 5+ years plant leadership experience preferred.

  • Working knowledge of and advanced training in Lean Manufacturing concepts and techniques with specific experience in lean conversion (cellular flow, standard work and play book, point-of-use inventory, Kanban, and score card) and Kaizens.
  • Experienced working in an ERP (Oracle/SAP) integrated planning & scheduling environment.
  • Must have strong data and fact-based problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of ISO requirements & modern quality management tools.
  • Basic financial & cost accounting management knowledge, including cost & variance analysis.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available at: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.


Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.

Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.


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