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Burbank, CA 91505

Posted: 04/11/2019 Employment Type: Contract to Direct Category: Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers Job Number: 81179
Responsible for administration and performance of all machine shop activities.  General duties within the department include: administration of company policies; employee training; quality and continuous improvement of department operations and processes; establishing departmental objectives and plans in accordance with company goals; and implementation of department plans.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Manages all machine shop operations, either directly or through subordinates, for the purpose of meeting production, delivery, quality, cost and safety objectives
  • Responsible for maintaining daily production schedules, workflow and quality standards of each machine shop group or cell
  • Monitors labor hours and overtime, plans work, delegates duties, makes work assignments, oversees training shop personnel and implements improvement plans and time management with staff
  • Plans and implements 5-S and continuous improvement activities for all shop operations
  • Develops and maintains personnel requirements for department based on current and projected production needs
  • Plans and administers procedures and work instructions for primary activities within department in accordance with company’ s ISO 9001 Quality Management System
  • Maintains and upgrades, as necessary, through support personnel, all tooling, machinery, computers and software used by department
  • Interacts with other departments as necessary on new tooling needs, document changes, new product performance, product improvements and various other support issues
  • Ensuring production output meet quality standards and expectations
  • Monitors output and root cause for any issues associated with output not meeting expectation
  • Liaison between engineering and production departments to ensure optimal communication and partnering
  • Resolves nonconformance issues including documentation of associated rework
  • Enforces cost reduction processes and efficiency improvement measures
  • Develops a safety-first culture and lead team by example
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned
Education and Experience
  • High School diploma required
  • Training in mechanical engineering or related technical field preferred but not required
  • 10+ years related high volume production machine shop experience
  • Proficient in tooling design and CNC programming
  • Aerospace or manufacturing experience preferred
  • Able to demonstrate hands-on capability with programming and machining
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Proven ability to adapt to fluctuating work assignments and fast paced environments
  • Detail-oriented with sound judgment, great follow-through and initiative
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment, proactive, and work independently
  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written) with Engineering and Production teams
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Excellent interpersonal, coaching, and leadership skills
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to walk.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and sit.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
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