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Machine Shop Manager

Company: Animax Designs, Inc.
Location: Nashville
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionJob Summary:The Machine Shop Manager will be responsible for the management of the Animax Machine shop and Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing).

The Manager will play a critical role in the establishment and stability of the department as a whole and setting the tone for interaction within the existing company structure. The Manager must personify the qualities of professionalism, leadership, and teamwork as they will act as the most visible representative of their department.

This role is both Managerial and hands on, as physical interaction with the team is required to build a sense of unity. Proactive thinking and organizational skills are a must, as well as the ability to be flexible and adaptive. A willingness to be open to ideas and achieve decisions for our animatronics on a technical and personal level is required. Problem solving and mental stamina for thinking outside the box on multiple projects is a daily requirement.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Build the Team
  • Assess and determine staffing needs
  • Add, reduce and reorganize staff as necessary in accordance with company procedure
  • Clearly define and set expectations with staff
  • Ensure staff are properly equipped for their jobs with necessary equipment and training
  • Ensure continuity of the team though proper training, cross-training and succession planning
  • Manage Operations
  • Provide administrative leadership in managing people, infrastructure and facilities
  • Maintain a productive and safe work environment both within and outside of the physical department
  • Manage operation budgets and reporting
  • Manage and track supplies and inventory
  • Maintain production equipment and manage repairs and maintenance
  • Perform and manage Quality Control of departmental product in collaboration with the Animax QA Department.
  • Facilitate Make/Buy decisions
  • Implement changes and new systems within the department to facilitate growth
  • Engage staff in defining and using best-practice tools and methodology
  • Maintain compliance with Animax policies, contractual obligations and all applicable laws
  • Set Goals and Deliver Results
  • Set priorities and manage the workload of department staff
  • Effectively allocate resources
  • Strive to find balance with workload allocations for both staff, and self
  • Set cost and labor estimates during bid and planning phases
  • Track progress to ensure completion within targets and deadlines
  • Create strategy, goals and plans for the team as appropriate
  • Set individual and team performance goals
  • Identify action steps and timelines to achieve objectives
  • Provide Supervision
  • Supervise staff activities and progress
  • Oversee workflow and take action to ensure performance
  • Learn to anticipate common issues and proactively work to prevent them
  • Set and enforce appropriate standards for quality and integrity
  • Act as a moderator or liaison and know when to seek assistance in resolving conflict
  • Share Information
  • Share needed information with staff in a clear and timely manner
  • Understand when information can and cannot be shared due to confidentiality
  • Provide a regular forum for sharing information within the department Provide recognition and praise to motivate Collaborate and share information with other members and groups across the organizationAcquire Technical Knowledge and ExpertiseDemonstrate knowledge within the department's functional area necessary to make decisions, supervise work and answer questions Effectively utilize relevant tools, applications and systems Embrace continuous learning and self-development, involving aspects pertaining to the department itself and the greater organization

    • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Manufacturing or related field along with a minimum of five years of experience in a machining leadership role and a demonstrated knowledge of manufacturing principles
    • 5+ years of machining experience
    • Management experience
    • Diverse knowledge of department applicable techniques
    • Strong communication skills, both verbal and writtenPreferred Skills
      • Efficiency in Word and Excel, CAD/CAM Operations, Manual and CNC Machining Experience
      • Preferred prior experience in a high volume, fast paced machine shop with the ability to develop and implement systems and procedures as they relate to process development and flow.

Keywords: Animax Designs, Inc., Nashville , Machine Shop Manager, Executive , Nashville, Tennessee

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