Manufacturing Manager




Fairfield, CA, USA

Level of experience

Mid Level

Contract type


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The Manufacturing Manager is responsible for all parts and prepreg manufacturing operations, tool fabrication, and parts program management activities. The incumbent will collaborate with the Production Supervisors and Program Managers to ensure that customer requirements are met. The Manufacturing Manager will be responsible for safety, quality, on-time delivery, labor efficiency, and inventory accuracy. This position will work closely with the Program Managers, Quality Manager, Materials Management, Customer Service, and Engineering Manager to ensure that customer requirements are met in a timely manner.


  • Lead the lean manufacturing effort throughout the manufacturing area.
  • Work directly with Customer Service and Engineering to provide status to customers and lead-time on new orders.
  • Ensure that all manufacturing inventory transactions are accurate and done in a timely manner. The Manufacturing Manager must be well versed in inventory control skills as this is a key part of the job. Must be able to train others in this area and develop metrics and monitoring methods to ensure transaction accuracy.
  • The Manufacturing Manager must ensure that there is adequate trained staff to support current and projected business volume.
  • Takes feedback from the quality group and Program Engineers to develop action plans to correct problems and improve operational efficiency.
  • Encourages team members to be accountable to achieve production goals
  • Motivate, support and engage team members to ensure a culture of positive morale
  • Is a key participant in the plant safety committee and ensures compliance with plant safety rules in his area of responsibility.
  • Is a key participant on all cost reduction and productivity improvement initiatives along with Engineering and Material Control groups.
  • Perform all duties in compliance with regulatory and company requirements.


  • Must have a minimum of 7 years of manufacturing management experience.
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred in Engineering, Business Administration or relevant field of study.
  • Must be familiar with computerized inventory control and scheduling systems.
  • Experience in a build to print and build to specification environment is required.
  • Must have the ability to read blue prints. CAD experience is a plus.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office tools including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.
  • Able to work and communicate as a member of a team and experience in working in and leading cross-functional teams.
  • Proven ability to foster a positive, engaging team environment


There are no special requirements of the job other than being to perform normal computer related tasks. Must be able to spend extending periods of time walking around the plant as part of normal job functions. No significant lifting requirements. Perform all duties in compliance with regulatory' and company requirements.

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