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    NOW HIRING Full-Time Shop Manager

    TonkaWater is seeking an individual experienced in industrial steel fabrication and quality inspection services to lead our team of inspectors and installers.

       • At least five years heavy industrial steel fabrication and/or inspection experience
       • Four year college degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Business Management, or Construction Engineering
       • Minimum three years supervisory/management experience in a manufacturing environment
       • Ability to read and interpret prints
       • Familiarity with ASME code
       • Ability to travel
       • Knowledge of safety programs
       • Ability to identify and implement process improvements
       • Ability to schedule and meet commitments for a diverse group of shop fabrication tasks 


       • High integrity and able to exercise considerable independent judgment and discretion

       • Good verbal and written communication skills    • Active listening skills
       • Strong math aptitude 
       • Excellent computer skills:
              o Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Outlook
              o Database management and reports
              o Able to learn Tonka systems
                (Job Center Database, Customer Service Database, ADP timesheets, MAS90 software, etc.)
       Maintains good working relationship with employees, management and outside stakeholders 
       Effective problem-solving skills. 
       Uses company resources in a cost-efficient manner
       Good time management and organizational skills 
       • Good customer service skills
       • General shop skills of mechanical assembly, PVC assembly, etc.
       • Clean driving record and ability to drive company truck or rental vehicle as required
       • Ability to travel by air or car, domestic or international
       • Comprehensive blueprint reading skills, including thorough understanding of dimensioning and tolerances
       • Experience in inspection functions
       • Diagnoses and solve problems using root cause analysis techniques

    Supervisor Skills/Knowledge:

       • Obligation to know and understand the individual working styles of all direct reports
       • Map career paths for direct reports, create training plans, and document progress
       • Perform reviews and create performance improvement plans (PIP) in a timely manner
       • Hold periodic PIP reviews (quarterly or as required) followed by formal documentation
       • Establish and practice delegation and appropriate use of authority
       • Work in a team atmosphere with all employees
       • Give meaningful department input to corporate goals and objectives
       • Act as a role model by exhibiting ethical behavior and positive attitude
       • Hold regular department meetings with pre-published agendas, follow-up notes, and action item tracking
       • Quarterly prepare departmental report to Senior Managers
       • Develop, monitor, and manage labor and expense budgets
       • Enforce company policies consistently across the department
       • Address personnel issues in a timely manner
       • Foster and promote a working environment of continuous improvement


       • Set and communicate expectations for shop employees
       • Provide leadership, direction and oversight to shop employees for all shop responsibilities
             o Hire competent employees as needed
             o Oversee training of shop employees; including forklift, confined space, safety, etc.
             o Conduct employee reviews and assists them in setting and achieving goals for their development
             o Approve shop employees’ timesheets and expenses
             o Review and approve travel plans and expenses for all shop employees
             o Set department schedule, assigns work and determines staffing levels
             o Oversee shop calendar
             o Develop agenda and chairs shop meetings
             o Manage vehicle maintenance and replacement
             o Manage inventory with assistance from purchasing
             o Work in MAs90, JCDB, CSDB, ADP, etc. as appropriate

    Tonka offers a full benefits package including:

       • Medical insurance with subsidized health savings accound
       • Voluntary dental insurance
       • Life and accidental death & dismemberment insurance
       • Short and long-term disability insurance
       • Cafeteria plan (flexible spending account)
       • 401(k) plan with matching contribution up to 4.5%
       • Paid vacation and holidays
       • Tuition reimbursement

    To Apply:

       Qualified candidates should send their résumé and cover letter to

       Or apply online at Monster by clicking here:

    by the Tonka Marketing Team
    Tonka Water