Manufacturing Manager

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  • Salary:

    $100,000 to $120,000 dependant on experience

  • Contact:

    Heidi Thomas

  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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  • Client:

    Upstart Power, Inc


The Manufacturing Manager will establish a pilot production operation and be responsible for all onsite manufacturing operations. The manufacturing manager will provide people-centric leadership and process management needed to ensure that the manufacturing teams meet demand requirements on time, at best cost and with world-class quality while maintaining a safe work environment. 


  • Work with Product Engineering Group to transition Upgen product from engineering builds to pilot production
  • Establish initial production capability and grow operational capacity to meet early customer demand. 
  • Through leadership, training and mentoring, establish, grow and maintain an outstanding team with a focus on high quality and responsiveness.
  • Manage all Production Activities to achieve production goals
  • Drive a continuous improvement mindset throughout the Manufacturing organization with a focus on visual management, standard work and structured problem solving
  • Responsible for a safe work environment and recommending and implementing safety improvements as needed.
  • Ensure production schedules are achieved to support assembly operations and customer requirements.
  • Perform root cause analysis and implement corrective action for non-conformances in performance or quality.
  • Schedule work based on the production plan. Manage plan changes as required due to order flow or material position changes.
  • Oversee material planning and purchasing needs. Run MRP system, issue purchase orders, and manage all material from supplier to dock.
  • Provide shipping and receiving functions for domestic, international and hazardous material. Use third-party logistics functions as required.
  • Manage inventory position and movement of material.  Provide cycle counts and control of discrepant materials as needed.
  • Manage customer returns to process repairs or enhancements.
  • Provide leadership to Quality Management System.
  • Provide leadership for facility maintenance.
  • Prepare budgets, manpower need and capital needed to meet production plan.
  • Report on production metrics including on-time delivery, yields and inventory.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • 8+ years of leadership experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience working in a startup environment a plus
  • Position requires a person who is self-motivated and proactive.
  • Ability to lead the staff in a collaborative and accountable positive team atmosphere.
  • Highly motivated problem solver and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member to accomplish objectives with effective organizational skills that support corporate goals. 
  • Experienced in the use of Microsoft Office:  Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and ERP software.
  • A high level of demonstrated technical proficiency and aptitude.
  • Open-minded, willing to learn new things, and innovative in thinking and problem-solving.