Shop Manager

We want you! Pioneer Industrial Systems is a rapidly growing custom design and build, robotic, automation company in Northwest Ohio. In 2022 our company grew by 66% and we are continuing to expand. Due to this unprecedented expansion, we are seeking qualified, driven individuals to join our Pioneer family. In addition to overall company growth, we were awarded the 2022 FANUC Innovator of the Year Award for taking a FANUC robot from the factory to the highway to provide a safer and more efficient means of crack sealing.

We are looking for a motivated shop manager for our Glasstech Assembly Site located in Perrysburg, OH.

This position will involve assisting the plant’s general manager in working together with Pioneer employees on the floor, collaborating with Glasstech personnel to assure proper assembly, filling in where needed on the shop floor, implementing and recording Pioneer company safety protocol, shipping, receiving, inventory, loading trucks and training new hires.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Overseeing shop assembly of entire furnaces of various sizes
  • Use Microsoft Outlook and other Microsoft Office products (25% of time the will be office type of responsibilities)
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to apply problem-solving skills and decision-making in a managerial manner
  • Ability to keep projects on schedule and on budget
  • Communicate with general manager and all departments
  • Assure everyone is following company safety procedures
  • Drive a forklift and utilize an overhead crane as needed
  • Interpret mechanical and electrical assembly drawings and blueprints
  • Possess personal and organizational skills and follow all company procedures
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours and overtime on an as-needed basis, involving extra hours during the week, Saturday mornings, and occasionally Sundays and Holidays if necessary determined by the urgency of the project

Desired Education and Experience

  • Experience in shop management
  • Experience in machine assembly 
  • Experience in scheduling multiple projects and monitor project budgets
  • Very high level of proven mechanical aptitude
  • Experience reading blueprints and mechanical assembly drawings
  • Basic computer skills
  • Understanding of measurements, weights, and calibrations needed for machine assembly
  • Forklift experience and ability to train on forklift
  • Understanding of proper safety protocols for manufacturing


  • Competitive salary
  • Group health insurance
  • Company-paid life insurance
  • Supplemental dental and vision
  • Supplemental disability insurance
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) plan with partial company match
  • Bonus paid for travel
  • Paid training opportunities


  • Assembly Site located in Perrysburg, OH

About Us

Pioneer Industrial Systems designs and builds turnkey robotic systems, which provide our customers with less headaches and higher profits. Our vision is developing people to grow our company, which will proudly provide for generations. We are a family-owned business with an excellent team and a strong focus on our company culture. Using the EOS process, we have a clear plan for strategic growth as well as a firm definition of our company culture. We hire, discipline, reward, and fire around our core values:

Our Core Values - Behaviors that Define Who We Are


Acts morally, is honest, and does what is right


Challenges the status quo with creative thinking and the ability to simplify


Positive can-do attitude, realistic, and open to ideas while avoiding gossip


Efficiently works to achieve both individual and organizational goals

Team Player

Respectfully sharing ideas and working together to win


Takes personal ownership of actions and responsibilities

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