Manage, develop and motivate a team of supervisors and production employees within multiple manufacturing disciplines.
Manage production resources and workflow in all department work areas and build a stable and positive work environment to ensure that customer’s needs and promised lead times are met
Coordinates closely with production scheduling and supervisors to ensure adequate resources and plans are in place to achieve targeted goals across shifts
Collaborate in the recruiting and staffing process and develop talent through education, training and leadership. Mentor supervisors and team members in a continuous effort to improve their knowledge of manufacturing processes
Maintain a factory floor focus with a hands-on, roll-up the sleeves attitude, to drive a continuous improvement/cost savings/quality mindset in manufacturing practices and processes
Collaborate with engineering and management in new or improved product designs to ensure manufacturing costs and feasibility are in alignment
Drive safety in all manufacturing operations by identifying and correcting conditions that affect team member safety
Hold and document regular scrap review meetings and implement action items to address scrap issues
Travel as needed (less than 5%)
Minimum 7 plus years leading operations and delivering results in an industrial manufacturing environment with broad experience and exposure to divergent technology including lean processes, planning, sourcing, procurement, etc.
Thorough understanding of CNC manufacturing processes and highly experienced in flexible production systems, notably Salvagnini punching, forming, laser and robotic equipment
Experience and thorough understanding of powder coat painting and thermal management processes
Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication/presentation skills
Proven analytical, problem-solving, conflict resolution and decision-making skills
Team builder with a proven ability to motivate and coordinate a divergent group of people/projects in a manufacturing environment and assess and develop team member skills
Strong project management and coordination skills and ability to multi-task, especially under pressure or deadlines
Proficient with ERP systems
An undergraduate bachelor’s degree in an engineering, manufacturing or similar applied discipline preferred, or a minimum of 10 years’ experience in all aspects of sheet metal fabrication.