Manufacturing Manager I

Company: BAE Systems ( Learn More )

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The Manager I of Operations is responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating, managing, and evaluating the activities of a manufacturing group to achieve performance objectives for safety, quality, efficiency, utilization, schedule attainment, productivity, housekeeping, employee relations, and total cost/budget responsibilities as measured by pre-determined key performance indicators (KPI).

  • Plans, organizes, staffs, controls, and directs medium-sized, complex manufacturing activities (i.e. fabrications, machining, welding, assembly, paint or test) including production, maintenance, inventory control, quality, and process engineering.
  • Assesses and applies measures, methods, and techniques designed to improve safety, product, and process quality, efficiency, productivity, and equipment and process performance; recommends changes in working conditions and modification in machine tools and plant facilities.
  • Coordinates with appropriate personnel regarding safety, quality assurance, master scheduling, facilities engineering, environmental management, labor/material/overhead/G&A costs, to optimize return on assets.
  • Selects, directs, trains, develops and reviews subordinates; determines staffing levels. Manages hiring, training, promotion, transfer, compensation action, and termination, as required, consistent with LOB policy.
  • Develops and implements staffing plans for direct and indirect labor, and administrative personnel, maximizing personnel safety, quality, efficiency, utilization, and productivity.
  • Manages work-in-process inventory ensuring availability to meet production commitments at maximum cost containment; develops and implements procedures to optimize work-in-process-inventory.
  • Provides management, government, and appropriate customer personnel with complete, current, and accurate date on department activity, together with recommendations from management action/decision.
  • Maintains a safe work environment and ensures compliance with safety objectives and policies. Ensure compliance with OSHA regulations.
  • Provides leadership for shared responsibility of employee development. Shares responsibility od self-development with immediate supervisor.Typical Education & Experience Bachelor's Degree and 12 years work experience or equivalent experienceRequired Skills and Education
  • Must have knowledge of general manufacturing processes such as machining, welding, fabrications, assembly and finishing.
  • Has a general understanding of SPC and MRP.
  • Knowledgeable in blueprint reading and interpretation, safety management techniques, routings, process sheets, work instructions, labor reports, quality statistics, inventory monitoring, standards interpretation, quality management metrics/tools, capacity requirements planning (CRP), and key performance indicators; ability to utilize computer systems for inquiry and data manipulation required.
  • Ability to identify, define, interpret, and develop new and creative solutions to solve complex problems as solutions are often innovative.
  • Must be able to coordinate and lead others in accomplishing work activities.
  • Experience establishing performance standards for employees and contract personnel.
  • Ability to determine appropriate method and procedures.
  • Have good planning, time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to prioritize work and multitask.
  • Communication skills to explain relevant concepts to personnel unacquainted with processes and requirements.Preferred Skills and Education * Problem solving
  • Emotional maturity
  • Experience developing and managing budgets helpful.
  • Ability to make persuasive presentations to high level customers and management a plus.
  • About BAE Systems Platforms & Services BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. With headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, this Platform and Services Group of BAE Systems employs nearly 11,000 professionals at more than 30 locations worldwide. Platform and Services is a global leader in the design, development, production, and service support of armored combat vehicles, major and minor caliber naval guns and missile launchers, canisters, artillery systems, and intelligent munitions. People are the greatest asset in any Company. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression
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