Applications Manager


Neenah Foundry Co.

Position Details

Full Time | Regular
This is a salaried position.
Salary Not Specified
Start Date Not Specified

Candidate Requirements

Associate's Degree Education
5+ years

Job Summary

The Applications Manager must be a self-motivated person who enjoys working in a fast paced environment, is not afraid of change, and is tenacious enough to take challenges to successful conclusion. The ideal candidate will be responsible for maintenance and support of software applications used by the shop floor both existing and future. This includes but is not limited to Kronos, ETQ Reliance, VKS, Qlikview, & Upkeep.

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Edu & Exp



  • Application configuration
  • Monitor for system upgrades and make recommendations
  • Perform testing of service releases/upgrades
  • Lead a team of testers as needed for patches and upgrades
  • Answer service desk tickets, brings issues to resolution
  • Work with vendors for support issues
  • Establish best practices through the entire technical support process
  • Configure and test application hardware (clocks, tablets, etc)
  • Perform change requests
  • Policy, procedure, and best practice documentation
  • Development of training materials
  • Attend training opportunities for applications
  • Work with all aspects of the IT department to test and deploy applications
  • Project management

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions and may not necessarily comprise all of the "essential functions" for purposes of the ADA. Job duties may change over time and additional job functions may become essential. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Shop floor understanding of how applications are used
  • Ability to study and learn new software features
  • Business acumen
  • Honesty and integrity a must
  • Effective communicator from shop floor to executive leadership team
  • Ability to problem solve within ambiguous, flexing, requirements 

This position description is intended to cover the most significant, ongoing job functions and competency areas. Successful performance in the role will require performing satisfactorily other duties as assigned.

Edu & Exp
  • Associate’s Degree preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience in manufacturing setting is preferred
  • The role is considered the expert in the field and must have intimate knowledge of customer processes and applications
  • Experience with manufacturing processes
  • Six Sigma training is preferred
  • Must be willing to take courses for all supported applications

Must be able to access every location in both office and plant spaces. Must be able to shadow shop floor employees job duties to provide application support and training. Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.


Up to 10% travel may be required to other NEI sites.

Candidates for positions with NEI, Neenah Foundry Company and its subsidiaries must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. All offers of employment will be conditioned upon successful completion of a post-offer, pre-hire background check, and drug screen. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.