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FLIR Systems Production Manager in Bozeman, Montana

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At FLIR, we have a simple but ambitious mission: to develop market-leading thermal and sensing technologies which enhance everyday life. From saving energy, to saving lives FLIR is making a real difference in our world.Our products are used in a wide array of situations to rescue people in danger, detect criminals, conserve energy, navigate safely, provide security around the globe, and protect our environment.

We are looking for individuals who thrive on making an impact and want the excitement of being on a team that wins.

Job Description

Job Summary:

This position will provide day-to-day supervision in the execution of product line production plans and be responsible for achieving production goals of new and established products. The role will assist with the planning and coordination of employees, equipment and facilities across departments to achieve overall production goals. This position will also analyze problems and implement countermeasures to improve department performance.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities:

A) Planning and Coordination

  • Interacts with Operations functions to support manufacturing, including product management, engineering, production planning, quality, accounting, and materials.

  • Assists in setting reasonable periodic (monthly, quarterly, annually, etc.) goals that are aligned to company results.

  • Plans and coordinates utilization of limited resources to execute planned production goals.

  • Assists in forecasting needs and requirements in order to execute long-term, quarterly, and annual production plans.

  • Assures that required materials are available at each work station well ahead of time; address shortage or problems early to minimize impact on production.

  • Leads technical thought processes and brainstorming activities to achieve specific cost reduction action plans.

  • Identify and isolate production bottlenecks and provide executable action plans to mitigate production risks.

B) Manufacturing Development and Support

  • Consistently pursue the development and adoption of lean manufacturing techniques to minimize resource requirements while maximizing production output.

  • Work with Quality Assurance team to identify manufacturing root cause and take all necessary actions to eliminate all identified production problems.

  • Constantly assess production flow & process and suggest & implement changes to improve manufacturability.

  • Coordinate activities as necessary to reduce materials resource variances.

  • Ensure that all team members and direct reports are in compliance with all company safety policies and procedures.

  • Ensure that all documentation is up-to-date and at current revision level.

C) Supervision

  • Monitors work output in terms of flow, pace and quality. Assures quality is built in to products (minimizing rework or errors) through training, team management, and motivation for quality.

  • Assures clear job definitions and set clear expectations for productivity, quality, and housekeeping for each employee and each work station.

  • Provides leadership and motivation, by example, to personnel and support functions to achieve monthly production goals. Manages all facets of manufacturing, including human resource management, inventory management, equipment and facilities management.

  • Provides information regarding and maintaining compliance to Company policies, safety standards, and good housekeeping practices.

  • Administrates timecards, training records, performance evaluations and other management functions.

  • Provides appropriate work schedules and coordinates overtime for all team members.

  • Coordinates and makes recommendations to the hiring, development, promotion, and disciplinary actions of team members.

  • Proactively strives to develop individuals to perform at the next level of their personnel growth potential.

  • Rewards motivated and highly performing employees within the framework of the company's rewards and compensation policies.

  • Recognizes individual contributions by team members that are above and beyond the normal course of business.

D) Facilities and Equipment

  • Assures the machinery, equipment and facilities are properly maintained, calibrated and documented for efficient production.

  • Makes recommendations to management on new equipment, or upgrades to existing equipment, that is required to maximize efficient production.

  • Coordinates the installation, set-up and training of all production related machinery and equipment.

E) Other duties as may be required from time to time.

Job Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be either a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, legal permanent resident, asylee, refugee or must be eligible to apply for and obtain the appropriate export control license from the U.S. Departments of State or Commerce.

  • BS Degree in engineering, technology or manufacturing management.

  • Technical competency in physics and laser operation and design.

  • 3-5 Years supervisory experience in a photonics/laser technology manufacturing environment.

  • Superior communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills.

  • Conflict management composure.

  • Exceptional planning, organizational and problem skills.

  • Insightful, takes initiative, and pro-active follow-up judgment.

  • Demonstrated inter- and intra-organizational skills; getting things done through others.

  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently multi-task.

FLIR and all of our employees are committed to conducting business with the highest ethical standards. We require all employees to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, rules and regulatory orders. Our reputation for honesty, integrity and high ethics is as important to us as our reputation for making innovative sensing solutions.

FLIR is an equal opportunity employer.

FLIR Systems, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes technologies that enhance perception and awareness. We bring innovative sensing solutions into daily life through our thermal imaging systems, visible-light imaging systems, locator systems, measurement and diagnostic systems, and advanced threat detection systems.

FLIR Systems offers a fast-paced, dynamic environment that provides for a challenging career and the ability to achieve professional growth. It is the talent of our employees that sets us apart as the technology and market leader in the infrared community.