Ashcroft Stratford , CT 06497
Posted 1 week ago
Effectively manage machining departments to meet production, quality, delivery, and efficiency requirements, maximize profitability and increase customer value. Maintain all company environmental, health and safety standards.
Provide technical assistance to the machining group for problem identification and resolution and process improvement. Proactively manage backlogs, labor and processes to ensure customer delivery requirements are met and overall business costs are improved.
Consistently meet or exceed all production, quality, backlog, and delivery requirements for 1 or more machining departments under responsibility.
Analyze and establish manufacturing methods, procedures and systems to ensure an efficient operation. Implement purchase of appropriate tooling and equipment where necessary. Develop and implement new product and process technology from conception through implementation, prototyping, testing, tool/equipment/fixtures procurement and implementation.
Oversee and provide input to the creation of shop floor documentation, including operator instructions. Review all engineering and product design specifications and drawing requirements and the provisions for tooling, equipment, etc., as required. Including input to "g" and "m" code programming of CNCs.
Maintain all safety and housekeeping procedures to meet or exceed all environmental, health and safety policy guidelines.
Effectively represent the company in enforcing company rules, regulations and contractual agreements in keeping with the collective bargaining agreement.
Actively identify and participate in cost reduction and process improvement programs and teams.
Select, train, promote and recommend hiring of persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex and national origin.
Regularly analyze efficiencies and implement methods and manage hourly workforce in a way that improves the numbers.
On a daily basis, proactively analyze and push open orders and new orders so that all customer delivery requirements are met.
Ensure departmental cleanliness and organization is maintained by direct labor on a daily basis.
Lead and implement product transactional and information quality improvements for all internal and external customers.
Prepare accurate cost estimates for machined components to enable "make" v "buy" decisions.
College level education and 5-10 years experience or equivalent. Strong background in machining, especially CNC mills and lathes, both programming and operating.
Should have strong supervisory skills and be customer service oriented. A team leader with a demonstrated ability to motivate and communicate effectively with production employees and peers. Lean, Process Improvement, and visual management skills required. Should feel comfortable with identifying opportunities for change and lead implementation efforts.
Ashcroft Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability
Please note: The position requires U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident or granted Asylee/Refugee status under the Immigration and Nationality Act.