Manufacturing Manager

Billerica, MA 01821

Posted: 02/09/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Division: Government/DOD Job Number: JN -022024-18337 State: Massachusetts

Job Description

Manufacturing Manager, Defense

Location: Billerica, MA

Industry: Defense / Manufacturing

Salary: $160k-180k Depending on Experience

Employment Type: Direct Hire


  • Bachelor s degree in industrial, technical, manufacturing, engineering, business or equivalent. MBA is preferred
  • Minimum 7 years of recent experience in the Defense Industry
  • 10+ years management leadership experience at various levels.
  • Strong experience in metal manufacturing, machining, and/or metallurgy required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in a variety of production, supply chain, engineering, quality, maintenance, financial acumen.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and lead teams to drive change across activities and functions including cultural change management.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with strong knowledge and use of Microsoft Office Applications
  • Skills, abilities and understanding of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • High degree of problem-solving capability
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communications skills
  • Solid business acumen
  • Clear understanding of ERP/MRP Systems and process controls; JobBOSS is preferred.


  • Responsible to direct and manage all business performance including plant operations, safety, production, supply chain, engineering, quality, maintenance, customer service, support of New Business Development and the respective financial performance, with P&L responsibility.
  • Collaborate with departmental managers to create and manage budgets, develop business plans, respective metrics, monitor performance and possesses proven leadership skills, as well as a strong ability to problem, solve and make sound decisions that support growth.
  • Directs and coordinates all manufacturing activities and operations.
  • Responsible to support the business growth through optimizing performance, customer score cards, customer service, utilization of Sales Team and resources assigned to Company.
  • Accomplishes department objectives by managing staff, establishing, and monitoring metrics, planning, and evaluating department activities.
  • Responsible for meeting customer expectations in terms of quality, production, and delivery.
  • Responsible for meeting expectations and goals in terms of profit targets, capital expenditures, cost containment, manufacturing/plant engineering improvements, environmental/health/safety goals, quality enhancements, information technology needs, employee, and community good will.
  • Responsible for improving business processes for each department through analysis and collaboration.
  • Assures prompt, accurate and complete reporting on all major aspects of plant operations.
  • Responsible for driving continuous improvement activities, projects, including use of the ERP tool and the effective deployment of capital projects.
  • Decision making, analytical problem solving, forecasting, budgeting, negotiating, communicating, and evaluating are skills used daily on the job as well as the supervision and development of managers.
  • Accountable for establishing controls and understanding requirements of functions reporting to this position, ensuring each function is performing respective requirements and providing adequate training and development as necessary.
  • Reporting of performance to goals/budgets/forecast/expectations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to: walk, sit, stand, bend, lift, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, use hands to fingers, handle or feel objects, and move continually during work hours; vision abilities, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust and focus. Lift over 50lbs along with over the head lifting. Personal protective equipment typically required to perform essential functions of the job include ANSI rated metatarsal shoes, safety glasses, and cut-resistant gloves.

Work Environment: The position operates in a manufacturing atmosphere. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those any employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to: vibration or works near moving mechanical parts and high, precarious and congested places; occasionally exposed to risks of electrical shock; work on or near moving mechanical parts; exposed to prolonged risk of loud to moderate noise throughout the day. Hearing protection is recommended in all areas of the shop and is provided by the Company.




Keywork Searchstring: Director of Operations, Manufacturing Director, Metal Machining, Machine Shop, Manufacturing Manager, Metallurgy, Defense Manufacturing,

Apply Online
Apply with LinkedIn

Send an email reminder to:

Share This Job:

Related Jobs:

Login to save this search and get notified of similar positions.