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Machine Shop Manager in Chatsworth, CA at TPS Family of Companies

Date Posted: 5/9/2018

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Job Description

This position is responsible for the administration and performance of the Machine Shop activities. General duties within the Machine Shop 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 departmental plans. Actively ensures compliance to current Good Manufacturing Practices, Safety and Environmental regulations while achieving operational cost goals.



Key Responsibilities:


• Manage all machine shop operations and personnel, either directly or through subordinates;


• Develop and accomplish department goals for Safety, Quality, Delivery, Productivity, Cost and


Inventory that meet or exceed company’s goals and objectives;


• Responsible for maintaining and executing production schedules and quality standards for each


machine shop work center;


• Responsible for overseeing the origination and maintenance of machine shop travelers and


Mastercam CNC programs;


• Assign work, delegate duties, and oversee training and development of Machine Shop personnel;


• Develop and maintain personnel requirements for department based on current and projected


production needs;


• Identify and conduct continuous improvement Kaizen events/projects to reduce cost and waste


from Machine Shop processes;


• Develop and implement automation and lights-out machining projects to achieve quality and cost


reduction objectives;


• Advise top management on new production and inspection technologies;


• Assist with the evaluation, planning, installation, training and start up of new equipment for the


machine shop;


• Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Company’s policies and applicable


laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, training, planning, assigning, directing work,


appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and


resolving problems;


• Assist workers in trouble shooting set-up, production and quality issues;


• Assist workers in diagnosing malfunctions in machinery and equipment;


• Maintain and upgrade, as necessary, through support personnel, all tooling, machinery,


computers, and software used by department;


• Interact with other departments as necessary on document changes, new product design activities,


product improvements, and various other support issues;


• Plan, administer and maintain procedures and work instructions for primary activities within


department in accordance with company’s ISO 9001/AS9100 Quality Management System;


• Reduce operation costs and manage department expense budget;


• Ability to react to changes productively and perform other essential tasks as assigned;


• Conduct himself/herself in a professional and courteous manner.

Job Requirements

• Applicant must be ITAR compliant;


• Superior knowledge of all Machine Shop operations and processes;


• Ability to set-up and operate safely and proficiently a variety of machinery and equipment,


including CNC lathes and mills, punch presses, drill presses, grinders and deburring equipment;


• Ability to interpret complex part drawings, perform standard shop computations relating to part


dimensions, tooling, speeds and feeds, and recommend optimum machining methods;


• Proficient knowledge of precision mechanical inspection processes and equipment, including


calipers, micrometers, height gages, thread and plug gages, optical comparators, bore scopes and


CMM’s;


• Proficient knowledge of standard shop practices and aerospace quality standards, including


drawing tolerances, First Articles, part finishes and burrs;


• Working knowledge of Mastercam or equivalent programming software;


• Working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing / Six Sigma principles, including SPC;


• Ability to set and achieve goals, motivate and direct subordinates;



• Effective time management skills;


• Computer Skills: Proficiency with M/S Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point and other office


computer software;


• Ability to work well with only a modest amount of repeated instructions;


• Be team oriented and possess flexibility and adaptability;


• Working consistently and working overtime occasionally;


• Conduct himself/herself in a professional manner;



• Minimum ten years of related experience, including at least four years in a supervisor/manager