IRD Glass and IRD Ceramics are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Financial Controller, Manufacturing

Job Purpose:  Chief accounting officer and head of the accounting department, ensuring the accuracy of financial operations for multiple sites and business entities.  Responsible for periodic financial statements, general ledger, cost accounting, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, budgeting, tax compliance and financial analysis. Ensures company profitability through analysis of standard costs and manufacturing trends to identify opportunities for improvement.


Job Duties:

  • maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures to manage the operations of accounting personnel
  • prepare and issue periodic financial reports and charts to assess manufacturing productivity and profitability;
  • coordinate end of year preparation of tax records and the annual report
  • ensure that accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll are processed in a timely manner;
  • manage long-term debt, including capital equipment financing, capital justifications, risk analysis and return on investment analysis­­
  • ensure that periodic bank reconciliations and inventory checks are completed accurately
  • manage the production and tracking of annual budgets and forecasts, reporting on the variances.
  • analyzes product standard costs and variances to identify improvement and development opportunities;
  • identifies opportunities for automation; works on project teams to support automation projects
  • provide data and analysis to support strategic pricing discussions and contract negotiations
  • managing the cost and constraints of projects;
  • selecting and managing outsourced operations and sub-contractors;
  • supporting the conversion of small-scale production into commercially viable large-scale operations;
  • working closely with operations personnel to monitor and improve the efficiency, output and safety;
  • making observations, collecting and interpreting data with the technical and operating staff;
  • recommend benchmarks and metrics to evaluate the success of the business;
  • calculate and publish financial and operational charts to illustrate business performance to metrics;
  • review existing data to see if more research and information needs to be collated;
  • ensure that all aspects of the financial operation meet specified regulations;


Experience with standard cost accounting in a manufacturing business, knowledge of tax laws, experience working within an ERP system, problem solving, presentation skills, technical understanding, verbal communication, teamwork and innovation.  Crystal Reports experience experience a plus.


Bachelor degree in Accounting, manufacturing background a plus.                                                       Please send resumes and any questions to Dirk Kvale at                      Additional information about the company can be found at

Machine Operator Weekend Shift

1 Opening on Weekend Shift: 5am to 5pm Fri, Sat, Sun

Job Description:

Sound understanding of the working mechanism of the tools or the machinery they are handling. Should be able to fix minor problems and look after the operator level maintenance of the equipment. Adjusting the operating speed and controlling the load of the machines. Monitoring, measuring, charting and controlling dimensions of finished products


A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Manufacturing experience and 2-year technical degree desired.

Further Description of Job Duties:

  • Passionate about improvement
  • Good at working together with others to achieve challenging objectives
  • Makes well thought out and logical decisions when faced with problems
  • Sound technical skills and ability to fix problems with machines
  • Good communication skills and customer service skills
  • Ability to work for extended hours and physically fit
  • Good written and oral communication skills and ability to pay attention to details
  • Operating equipment and performing the necessary maintenance operations
  • Ensuring productivity matches or exceeds expectations
  • Maintaining a report of the total amount of goods manufactured in a day from the machine
  • Working with manufacturing lead to improve the processes used to manufacture components
  • General cleaning and set-up needed to maintain on-going operations
  • Other work as needed for the betterment of the area and company


  • Health insurance
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401k with company match
  • shift differential equivalent to 40 hr work week
  • PTO


Stop in and fill out an application at 810 E. St. Paul St. Litchfield, MN or send resumes to Rebecca Nelson at

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