Accurus Aerospace Manufacturing Manager in Wichita, Kansas

Manufacturing Manager

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Job Summary

Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions

  • Oversees manufacturing operations for machinists, detail operators, deburr personnel, tooling technicians and supervisors.

  • Hire, train, evaluate, or discharge staff or resolve personnel grievances.

  • Manage budgets or approve expenditures for supplies, materials, or human resources, ensuring that materials, labor, or equipment are used efficiently to meet production targets.

  • Review processing schedules or production orders to make decisions concerning inventory requirements, staffing requirements, work procedures, or duty assignments, considering budgetary limitations and time constraints.

  • Identify sources of product and process variation through the use of root cause analysis and lead measureable improvement efforts using Continuous Improvement methodologies

  • Review operations and confer with technical or administrative staff to resolve production or processing problems.

  • Clearly support leadership of company Quality Policy and Objectives by working closely with Quality Manager to ensure the common commitment to Quality.

  • Partner with Supply Chain Manager and Quality departments to ensure that all customer expectations are fully met.

  • Provide support and resources to Engineering department to facilitate the effective transfer of technologies from development to production

  • Set and monitor product standards, examining samples of raw products or directing testing during processing, to ensure finished products are of prescribed quality.

  • Work closely with Human Resources to train and mentor supervisors and managers to equip them to meet the expectations set forth in the company's goals and objectives

  • Improve the cost performance of the operations areas and ensure that proper scanning and other mechanisms are being used to ensure responsible cost reporting and accountability at all levels

  • Ensure safety regulations and policy procedures are followed and enforced by personnel.

  • Review plans and confer with research or support staff to develop new products or processes.

  • Coordinate or recommend procedures for facility or equipment maintenance or modification, including the replacement of machines.

  • Ensure that company policies and procedures are fairly and consistently administered throughout all operational areas

  • Encourage employee suggestion or involvement programs.

  • Provide other incidental duties as may be required.

  • Supervise the work of direct reports; ensuring direct reports and all shop floor employees work in a safe environment in line with health, safety, and environmental requirements


  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.

  • Business Acumen - Ability to grasp, understand, and use business concepts and metrics, specifically but not limited to through put, productivity, efficiency, scrap, and cost analysis at a detail and high level.

  • Coaching and Development - Ability to provide guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas.

  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.

  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.

  • Conflict Resolution - Ability to deal with others in an antagonistic situation.

  • Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures.

  • Delegating Responsibility - Ability to allocate authority and/or task responsibility to appropriate people.

  • Judgment - The ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information.

  • Leadership - Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be responsible for making decisions.

  • Management Skills - Ability to organize and direct oneself and effectively supervise others.

  • Problem Solving - Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.

  • Self-Confident - The trait of being comfortable in making decisions for oneself.

  • Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.

  • 5 plus years of experience in Manufacturing and Leadership Role

  • Cellular manufacturing experience is a plus.

Education/Certifications & License

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration Preferred, or Six Sigma, APICS

Computer Skills

  • Proficient Computer skills – Intermediate to Advance knowledge of Microsoft Office Products

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