Manufacturing Manager- Aerospace Machining Greater Torrington, CT

A Greater Torrington division of an aggressive $1.3 B manufacturer of aerospace components is searching for a Manufacturing Manager with CNC machining background.   This is the second most profitable division in this publicly held international corporation.  Customers include a long list of Fortune 50 industrial and aerospace corporations.  Their atmosphere is dynamic and fluid.  Corporate management is assertive, making acquisitions on a regular basis and building new facilities to increase market share.  They started out with their first division in 1992 with sales of $20-30MM.  They now have 34 manufacturing facilities in 5 countries.  The reporting structure is remarkably flat with a minimum of established procedures.  Their recently renovated facility is their largest in the U.S., and it is located conveniently right off of Route 8.  Reporting to the Plant Manager, this position is open due to a recent promotion.  You will be running day-to-day operations, managing 2 Grinding Supervisors and an Assembly Supervisor with about 100 nonunion employees on 2 shifts. You’ll also be responsible for leading continuous improvement efforts.  Duties are typical and include developing manufacturing plans, forecasting, shipping schedules, staffing requirements, capital equipment, and expenses.  In addition, you will be reviewing performance results compared with operating plans, maintaining control of manufacturing expenses and financial budgets, making presentations to the General Manager, and more.  The salary target on this runs from $110,000 to $130,000, and I will show them qualified managers to $140,000.  Benefits include major medical, dental vision care, tuition aid, and 401 (k).  Requires permanent U.S. residency, a BS/BA degree, 10 years total experience in a manufacturing facility, 4 years of which in a production management capacity, some background in CNC machining, excellent skills using Excel, and an “entrepreneurial spirit.”  Aerospace product experience is highly valued.  They will not hire individuals who change positions every year of two.  A background check and drug screen is part of the interview process.  Since I have recruited folks for this corporation since 2007, much more information is available. 

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