Manufacturing Manager in Summerville at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 9/3/2019

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Job Description

The Opportunity | Manufacturing Manager

As part of the Operations team, the Manufacturing Manager manages and coordinates the work of Engineering and Production staff placing particular emphasis on Product Manufacturing (machining, assembly, weld fabrication, test & inspection) with the objective of implementing and developing manufacturing capabilities in line with contract requirements for existing and new product lines. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Directs and coordinates safe manufacturing activities so that engineered products are manufactured on schedule within quality and cost objectives.

  • Develops and recommends company manufacturing policy; establishes manufacturing policies; and directs and supervises the application of such policies.

  • Lead the area of responsibility in Safety; Quality - rework reduction; Delivery - throughput improvement; Cost - lean manufacturing, 5S and quality improvement initiatives through the development, implementation and monitoring of leader standard work; and Employee Development / Training.

  • Coordinates the planning and execution of manufacturing schedules based on customer delivery schedules, sales requirements and plant capacity.

  • Directs preparation of cost control reports, cost estimates and manpower requirement forecasts.

  • Directs the preparation of specifications for purchase as to safety, quality, quantity, delivery and service required for purchase of plant equipment, supplies and materials to meet production schedules.

  • Supervise employees including the interpretation and administration of company policies. Maintain compliance to business policies and procedures pertaining to safety, housekeeping and work habits.

  • Maintains records including labor activities, attendance, skills inventory, training and development, shop performance and budgets.

  • Ensures the product is manufactured to specifications and procedures under the guidelines of verbatim compliance to work instructions.

  • Plans and controls the implementation of new manufacturing technologies and techniques that enhance efficiency and quality.

  • Plans and coordinates work assignments in support of production plans. Develop and implement plans to eliminate work backlog and support achievement of balance workload.

  • Ability to schedule and prioritize work based on production schedules and available resources.

  • Define and implement individual training programs based on the assessment of individual skills inventories.


  • BS degree in Engineering (Manufacturing/Industrial) or equivalent mix of working experience/education.

  • Seven (7) to ten (10) years of experience in a Product Manufacturing environment in relations to machining, assembly, weld fabrication, test & inspection.

  • 2-3 years supervisory experience including ability to manage budgets, finance and regulatory requirements.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills with knowledge of MS Office

  • Demonstrated ability to lead people, develop short/long-term planning, organize multiple priorities, interpersonal skills, and ability to lead high performance teams

  • Must be able to measure performance to company goals and establish targets for improvement

  • Must be a sole US citizen and able to obtain and maintain DOD security clearance

  • Prior defense navy experience is an asset

Relocation and Travel:

This position will be located in Summerville, South Carolina, but will require several months of training in the Wellsville, NY and/or Cheswick PA facilities prior to opening of the new factory in the fall of 2019.

Critical Skill-Relocation offered if required to compensate some moving expenses to Summerville SC.

This position may require exposure to information, which is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of U.S. regulations. 

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.


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