Manufacturing Manager in Kent, WA at Volt

Date Posted: 7/29/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Location:
    Kent, WA
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  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Are you looking to make a change?  Interested in working for an established and consistently growing company?

Volt Workforce Solutions is seeking an experienced Manufacturing Manager to be responsible for production operations and ensure implementation and execution is a success.

Job Responsibilities

  • Evaluate sales forecasts and the company's business and revenue plans, backlog, and production capacity and translates into a timely master plan which meets financial goals, supports sales and achieves customer satisfaction
  • Be leadership for continuous process improvements across all work centers
  • Oversee the operation and flow of Production to ensure customer needs are met for quality and on time delivery
  • Work with Director of Operations and other senior managers to establish long range operating goals
  • Organize activities of all production areas and actively collaborates with manufacturing engineering and production scheduling for maximum efficiencies
  • Plan and implement action programs to achieve company quality objectives.
  • Analyze and report on performance results compared to goals on a monthly and quarterly basis
  • Create and implement action programs to achieve company operating systems objectives. Works closely with Manager to see results
  • Identify equipment needs. Provide comparative analysis and justification for new equipment; ensure equipment is ordered, set up and runs efficiently
  • Partner with Sales Team to evaluate and develop new products. Assist with assessing new product manufacturability and ensure that Production competencies and capabilities are in place for prototype and first of models
  • Produce an annual departmental budget. Achieves the department's monthly financial objectives. Ensures scrap and rework financial transactions are accurate. Manages expenses and unabsorbed labor to budgeted (or below) levels
  • Establish facility requirements and ensure that facility requirements are met for Production
  • Consistent and clear communications across the board with all groups.

Management Responsibilities

  • Responsible for direction, coordination and evaluation of supervisors, professional staff and production employees
  • Hold supervisors accountable for meeting goals and objectives and timely performance of all duties and responsibilities. Carries out leadership responsibilities in accordance with company policies, procedures, and safety regulations
  • Responsibilities include interview, hire and cross-training employees; plan and direct work; appraise performance; reward and regulate employee behavior; address complaints and enact solutions
  • Provide coaching and development to supervisors, leads and employees to develop and enhance their technical and operational performance. Meets with subordinates according to performance review schedule for formal performance evaluation and goal setting


  • Experience in contract manufacturing and/or cable harness assembly a plus. Proven success in setting up lean manufacturing environment, planning capacity, meeting production goals
  • Minimum 6 years' experience in management position responsible for multiple functions
  • Strong analytical, numerical, financial and reasoning abilities
  • Proven team building, problem solving and project management skills; sound, reliable judgment and high ethical standards
  • Flexibility and adaptability in a fast-paced, constantly changing production environment.
  • Proven ability to implement new programs, ideas and/or solutions with hands-on implementation style
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, Project Management software, MRP, Scheduling and Forecasting software


  • BA/BS degree in business, industrial engineering; equivalent education and management experience may substitute
  • Minimum 8 years manufacturing experience in a lean environment with ISO 9000-2001 certification
  • Must maintain industry certifications as applicable to position and value stream that is supported. Including but not limited to; IPC-WHMA-A-620, IPC-JSTD-001, IPC-610, IPC-600 and NASA 8739

Volt is an equal opportunity employer.