Manager of Manufacturing

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Directs and coordinates manufacturing activities to obtain optimum efficiency and economy of operations and maximize profits by performing the following duties personally and through subordinate supervisors or team leaders.


  • Develops strategic business and operation plans for manufacturing.
  • Coordinates manufacturing activities such as machining, assembly, and production support to ensure that efficiency and performance targets are met.
  • Develops plans for the cost-effective use of materials, machines, and employees.
  • Plans, develops, and implements organization policies and goals, including ISO procedures.
  • Utilizes techniques such as lean manufacturing to increase productivity annually.
  • Reviews production costs and product quality and modifies production and inventory control programs to maintain and enhance profitable operations.
  • Analyzes budget requests to identify areas in which reductions can be made, and allocates operating budget.
  • Reviews operating reports to determine changes in programs or operations that may be required.
  • Leads change to attain operation objectives.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Manages 20-30 employees in the Machine Shop, Assembly, and Production Support departments and is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Directs the activities of three supervisors or team leaders. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or five to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have experience in machining.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret mechanical drawings, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees, suppliers, and customers. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with customers, suppliers, and fellow employees.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY: Must possess the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Must be able to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and peripheral vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The employee may occasionally be exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet but occasionally moderate to loud.

TRAVEL: The position may require travel to supplier or customer locations, but this is minimal.

TO APPLY: Please submit your resume to Brian Robbins in our Human Resources Department.