Manufacturing Manager in Kent, WA at Carlisle Interconnect Technologies

Date Posted: 7/30/2019

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    Kent, WA
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Job Description

Carlisle Interconnect Technologies (CIT), an industry leader in comprehensive, high performance interconnect solutions for Aerospace, Military, Space, Test and Measurement, Industrial and Medical Technologies. Our Kent, WA location, one of several CIT locations across the US and the world, is seeking a talented Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement/Lean Manager to join its factory leadership team Reporting to the Director of Operations.
Carlisle Operating Systems (COS) is our standardized methodology using the tools of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma to drive continuous improvement for both our customers and our business. It promotes the systems and culture of safety, employee involvement, quality and on-time delivery--all of this with our customer in mind.
The COS methodology is woven into our leadership fabric and everything we do. This thought process is both supported and driven by our top leadership and ensures sustainability of our successes with our customers and our business. Every CIT location participates with the goal of continuous improvement at all facilities.
The mission of the Manufacturing Manager is to ensure the effectiveness of manufacturing operations and reduce operating costs. The Manufacturing Manager will ensure the successful execution of Production and COS activities to support meeting the safety, quality, delivery and cost targets.


• Plans and executes the factory annual and monthly resources and supply plan in collaboration with the supply chain department.
• Provides leadership for continuous process improvements across all work centers through providing guidance and mentorship to production supervisor and training department.
• Oversee the operation and flow of Production to ensure customer needs are met for quality and on time delivery
• Partner with Director of Operations and other senior managers to establish long term operating goals
• Coordinate activities of all production areas and actively collaborates with manufacturing engineering and production scheduling to maximize productivity and efficiency.
• Plan and implement action programs to achieve Carlisle IT Quality Objectives. Analyzes and reports on performance results compared to goals on a monthly and quarterly basis
• Collaborates with manufacturing and design engineering in identifying equipment and automation needs.
• Responsible for establishing and executing the manufacturing department annual and monthly budgets.
• Maintain clear and effective communication within and among manufacturing groups; keep employees informed about department and company goals and progress.
• Support lean initiatives in support of the Carlisle Operations System including shop floor, business process and point kaizen events.
• Support problem-solving activities on manufacturing floor.
• Motivate and counsel employees in preserving an efficient and productive workplace
*Other duties as required in support of the department and the company*

This position will supervise Manufacturing management staff including manufacturing unit managers, manufacturing supervisors and production cell leads.

This position includes access or potential access to ITAR and/or EAR technical data. Therefore, candidates will need to qualify as a US Person which is defined as a US Citizen, or a Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder).

5 - 15%

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

* Five plus years of leadership experience in manufacturing management field
* Proficient within MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio and Outlook
* Excellent written, verbal presentation, coaching and interpersonal skills. Able to communicate with a diverse group of individuals at all levels in the organization.
* Able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously


• Bachelor's degree in Industrial engineering, business management, operations management or equivalent degree. (Master's Degree or MBA is a plus)

Must maintain industry certifications as applicable to position and value stream that is supported. Including but not limited to; IPC-WHMA-A-620, IPC-JSTD-001, IPC-610, IPC-600 and NASA 8739


* Ability to read, write, speak and understand English

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

* Regular sitting, standing and walking throughout the day to accomplish tasks
* Occasional sitting
* Manual and finger dexterity used regularly with some repetitive finger motions, and required usage of both hands as needed
* Lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds, occasionally up to 50 pounds
* Specific vision abilities include close and distance vision; able to identify colors, small letters and numbers; hand/eye coordination, depth perception and able to adjust focus
* Hearing and speaking
* Other conditions may include frequent reaching, stretching, pushing, pulling, pinching, grasping, gripping, and crouching or stooping
* This position may/may not require passing annual eye testing as required by customers for production activities. If required, exams will be provided by a medically qualified/trained person and shall be paid for by the company
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