Manufacturing Operations Manager
Company: Transonic Endogear
Posted on: November 11, 2018
Introduction and Primary Function Transonic EndoGear is a small innovative early-phase biomedical company (chronic-implantable telemetry products) based in Davis, California. Our company currently has an exciting opportunity for the energetic, motivated individual that thrives in a learning, busy environment. We are seeking to fill the role of Manufacturing Operations Manager. The candidate for this position will require a broad spectrum of knowledge as he/she will wear many hats while being involved in different aspects of manufacturing management, support and all its related tasks. Responsibilities include managing a small manufacturing team, expediting a number of the manufacturing-related functions, maintaining/updating/creating SOP's, and full responsibility for its quality system and output. The successful candidate will have a great opportunity to help develop and grow with the Company. Duties and Responsibilities Organize, schedule, direct and control daily activities of manufacturing functions including all areas of production; final quality control testing and shipping deliverables. Manage staff by communicating job expectations, planning, monitoring and appraising job results; coaching, counseling and helping to improve employee performance. Initiating, coordinating and enforcing systems, policies and procedures. Identify resource requirements to meet process schedule. Initiate and lead projects to continually improve production schedules, minimize non-value-added activities and reduce the cost of quality. Seek out new technology, materials and methods to improve quality and reduce costs where applicable. Assist in support and validation and verification activities for all new products and processes. Ensure the documentation and records are completed, reviewed and stored in accordance with GMP's, internal work instructions, and quality and regulatory requirements. Implement appropriate actions to document non-conformances and process changes into the Quality System. Create testing protocols and execute final product quality assurance efforts. Interface with Transonic Ithaca (TSI) on issues of NCMR's, CAPA's, investigations, inventory control, finance, administration and purchasing. Train manufacturing staff in processes. Inventory management using Macola. Plan and monitor raw material and finished goods inventory to support global market demands. Responsible for physical control and perpetual accuracy of raw material and finished goods inventory locations. Month-end inventory reporting to TSI.-- Initiate Purchase Orders and internal Work Orders to support planned production activities. Monitor safety stock, create, assign and follow up on production orders. Pull and perform analysis of backlog items and take action as needed. Assist in production as needed; load software, go/no-go test, functional testing, in-process troubleshooting of circuits, final testing and final visual inspection. Manage staff to receive product from vendors and WIP production into perpetual inventory; perform inspection including measuring, testing and checking of incoming materials against pre-established quality specification; verify accuracy and completeness of documents and report discrepancies. Manage staff to performs periodic cycle count of raw and finished goods inventory locations and resolves discrepancies. Coordinate the preparation of final product for shipment in accordance with customer requests and company policies and procedures; expedite final QA. Coordinate shipment of sales orders with TSI Customer Service to ensure delivery to schedule. Coordinate shipments of goods authorized for customer return with TSI Customer Service and / or TSI Quality Assurance. Plan and coordinate maintenance, repair, and calibration of all production related gauges and equipment. Maintain records of these activities. Coordinates external resources as required. Quality Assurance control for manufacturing, adherence to Safety standards and recordkeeping such as SDS files. Interface with Research & Development Team as product moves to prototyping phase. Support all other areas as needed; Engineering, Testing, Shipping, etc. Perform other work-related duties as requested, directed or assigned by management. Working Relationships Communicate with TSI and all levels and functional areas within internal organization Interface with Research Team as product moves from prototyping phase to manufacturing phase External vendors. Education and Experience Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Electronics Engineering 5 years manufacturing experience-- Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requires broad knowledge of manufacturing and manufacturing process control, purchasing, forecasting, distribution, and inventory control. Prior experience in a regulated environment such as the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device or Aerospace industries is a plus. Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, deal with abstract & concrete variables, and then to draw valid conclusions. Must react with a strong sense of urgency Good oral and written communication skills with a strong understanding of technical terminology and the ability to effectively communicate with R&D scientists, engineers, and suppliers required. Expertise in Microsoft Word and Excel and prior experience in the use of an MRP/ERP system is required. Supervisory Responsibilities All manufacturing staff Physical Demands Corrected normal vision and standard color vision are required Ability to lift up to 25 pounds Sitting, standing, walking, talking, stooping in an office and production environments adhering to safety standards with proper use of PPE as recommended or required Good manual dexterity Work Environment Office and Manufacturing environments Occasional exposure to elements such as odor, noise, dust, heat, cold and/or chemicals -- Disclaimer: This Job Description is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be subject to change to include new responsibilities and tasks or change existing ones as management deems necessary to meet the ongoing needs of the company. -- The Ithaca Journal.Category: Logistics, Keywords: Operations Manager
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