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Manufacturing Manager

Date posted 02/18/2015

Job ID#: 4866BR
Company: General Atomics
Job Title: Manufacturing Manager
Job Category: Manufacturing
City: Tupelo
State: Mississippi
Regular/Temp: Regular Employee
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely operated surveillance aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

GA’s Electromagnetic Systems (EMS) Group focuses on the military and commercial applications of advanced electromagnetic technologies, including power generation and distribution, magnetic levitation, and systems design and engineering. The EMS Group supports government customers, which include the Department of Defense, Department of Energy and the Department of Transportation. We have an exciting opportunity for a Manufacturing Manager to join our Electromagnetic Systems (EMS) Group in Tupelo, MS.

This position will report directly to the Vice President of Manufacturing and is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of activities for one or more major manufacturing operations to meet production safety, quality, schedule, and cost objectives.

  • Oversee the planning, scheduling, and management of manufacturing operations to achieve business, safety, quality, and financial objectives.
  • Act as the primary contact for high level manufacturing activities and oversee progress planning and review sessions to discuss schedule and cost.
  • Ensure all operations are monitored for regulatory and safety compliance.
  • Ensure a proactive approach to continuous improvement and oversee the implementation of lean principles.
  • Oversee production schedules based on product introduction, equipment efficiency, and materials supply.
  • Ensure machinery, equipment, and tools are well maintained.
  • Identify manufacturing issues and provide leadership in developing solutions.
  • Provide guidance to engineering regarding design concepts and specification requirements that best utilize the facilities equipment and manufacturing techniques.
  • Ensure manufacturing leadership and excellence is maintained by overseeing the planning, attraction, selection, retention, and development of the required management, professional, and technical talent.
  • Provide high level manufacturing expertise to the development of new and expansion of existing business opportunities to enhance the capabilities of the organization.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

  • Typically requires a Bachelors degree in business administration, engineering or a related discipline and fifteen or more years of progressively complex manufacturing experience with at least eleven of those years managing manufacturing operations.
  • May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.
  • Must have a detailed and comprehensive understanding of the principles, concepts, theories, and practices of manufacturing operations; extensive experience demonstrating a broad application of operations practices, techniques, and standards; as well as comprehensive project management and leadership skills, including organizing, planning, scheduling, and coordinating workloads to meet established deadlines or milestones.
  • Must possess the ability to resolve unusually complex management and technical problems.
  • Strong communication, leadership, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required.
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