Bergstrom Climate Control Systems

Global Director - Operations

Job Duties:

  • Directs and analyzes operational and manufacturing methods with the goal of maximizing manufacturing throughout and improved revenue.

  • Responsible of the continuous improvement of the company’s core manufacturing technologies in the areas of:
    • plastic molding,
    • heat exchangers,
    • electrical motors,
    • blower modules,
    • sheet metal fabrication and HVAC system assembly through lean manufacturing techniques and methods.

  • Assists Division President and the Senior Management team in formulating and administering company policies and developing long range goals and objectives with an emphasis on the direction, focus, and lean efficiency of manufacturing activities throughout the company.

  • Supports the implementation of methodologies used to ensure products meet or exceed customer quality standards.

  • Develops and manages budgeting and budget execution with a focus on reducing operational costs and improving company margins.

  • Conforms to the company’s environmental management system, promotes continual improvement, and assures fulfilment of compliance obligations.

  • Directly supervises and guides the Operations Division Manager and Manufacturing Engineer.


  • Must have at least a U.S. Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering and ten years of experience in management of manufacturing and operations involving multiple locations (i.e. manufacturing engineering, fabrication management and/or operations).

  • Must have at least ten years of experience with manufacturing assembly environments, electronic and computerized quality systems (i.e. HMI’s or Human Machine Interface ), plastic injection molding, electrical motors, sheet metal fabrication, heat exchangers, blower modules and assembly.

  • Must have at least seven years of experience in operations management within the Automotive or Heavy Duty Vehicles industry and implementing Lean manufacturing concepts and techniques.

  • Must be willing to engage in on-job training regarding Production, Material Identification, Quality, Diversity, Safety, 5S, Basic HVAC, 6 Sigma, Network Drives / Controlled Documents Locations Software, Microsoft Office Suite, Employer Quality System Procedures, and EHS (environmental, health and safety) training.

  • Position requires domestic and international business travel, which will comprise of ten to thirty percent of the full-time job duties.

  • Must have permanent U.S. work authorization. Work location on Blackhawk Road in Rockford, IL.


Mail cover letter and résumé to: Bergstrom, Inc., 2390 Blackhawk Road, Rockford, IL 61125-1007, Attn: J. Schmitt, HR Director