Are you looking for your next leadership and manufacturing role and challenge? Do you have a passion for leading teams, improving processes, working both strategically and tactically in a manufacturing environment? Also, are you looking or have an interest is aerospace and avionics industry? If so, we have your next role! As our Manager of Manufacturing for our Structures team, you will leading our this large and successful team and partnering with our Electronics Manufacturing team to help us grow the organization.

We are the perfect sized organization where you can make a difference and see your work come to life! We need a roll-up-your-sleeves attitude to help position our company for new growth and improved social responsibility. AvtechTyee believes that in-person interactions are necessary to support and drive innovation, productivity, cross-functional collaboration, effective communication, team cohesion, and employee engagement.  Working on site at the facility is required.

AvtechTyee offers great benefits and a focus on career development.  We’re backed by a corporation but with a small company feel.  We have autonomy, close-knit teams, and a wide variety of products and processes that you can play with so you will never be bored.

In this Role, you will be responsible for:
  • Sets monthly shipment targets and drives the cross-functional team to achieve the goal
  • Leads, oversees, plans and prioritizes department activities and resources
  • Establishes goals and improvement measures within respective area(s).  Safety, product, process and procedural quality are departmental performance drivers.
  • Develops, deploys, and sustains effective processes to ensure maximum utilization of machine, material and people resources
  • Studies and standardizes procedures to improve efficiency
  • Creates, monitors and improves key metrics of labor efficiency, delivery performance, and first time quality (reducing scrap and rework).
  • Develops and executes strategies that optimize the cycle time of each product in each production line
  • Develops a responsive manufacturing organization with clearly defined authority, responsibility, and goals
  • Responsible for supervising Manufacturing Engineers to drive productivity improvements and problem-solve manufacturing issues
  • Models and enforces safe work practices; ensures a consistent focus on safety
  • Escalates issues as required
  • Presents a competent and composed demeanor, representing the company with professionalism  to all stakeholders (including but not limited to applicants, employees, contractors, vendors, and customers) to successfully advance the interests of the company
  • Develops a superior workforce: Works with HR to recruit, interview, select, hire and employ an appropriate number of employees; Coaches, mentors, motivates and develops staff; Provides effective performance feedback through recognition, rewards, and disciplinary action when necessary
  • Identifies training requirements and coordinates with Human Resources to provide necessary education for skills enhancement and job enrichment
  • Achieves and maintains open communication between employees and management
  • Responsible for modelling and leading a positive and respectful workplace environment
  • Ongoing self-development and personal growth as an employee
  • Perform other duties as assigned 
What you’ll Need to Succeed:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering preferred)
  • 5+ years successful and progressive management experience in a manufacturing environment and experience in the aerospace industry strongly preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • Previous experience building a strong and positive team environment, and experience managing leaders successfully
  • Demonstrated success achieving budgetary and revenue targets
  • Analytic skills, particularly using Microsoft Excel to gather, manipulate and comprehend data
  • Ability to listen, ask questions and make decisions quickly
Nice to have, but not necessary:
  • Demonstrated commitment to lifetime learning through reading, continuing education and/or acceptance of new assignments
  • Self-motivated team leader with the ability to lead and sustain improvement activities; proficient with Lean concepts and the drive for continuous improvement
  • Ability to troubleshoot, solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Better than average written and spoken communication skills in English including but not limited to: writing professional documentation and correspondence, delivering presentations to stakeholders, and communicating clearly and effectively with business partners
  • Outstanding interpersonal relationship building and employee coaching and development skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop a department and department staff members
  • Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment; proficient in Microsoft Office software programs; ability to quickly master manufacturing applications
  • Strong focus and attention to detail
  • Time management and organizational skills; ability to prioritize and multi-task in a complex business environment
  • Strong focus on customer service and responsiveness
  • Ability to quickly master new business knowledge and technical skills; willing and able to work any assigned area
*Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
**This position requires either a US Person (as defined in applicable export regulations) or a non-US person who is eligible to obtain required export authorization**

The target wage/salary range for this role is $135k - $150K + annual bonus, depending on education and experience.

Benefits Include:
  • 9/80 Work Schedule – every other Friday off
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Company-Paid Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Company-Paid Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • HSA with potential company contribution, and/or FSA/DCFSA
  • 401(k) with 3% match with no LOS requirement
  • Accident/Hospital Indemnity/Critical Illness Coverage
  • Auto/Home, Legal, Identify Theft, and Pet Insurance
  • Allowance for Safety Glasses
  • Allowance for Safety Shoes
  • 10 Company-Paid Holidays
  • 100% Education Reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Volunteer Time Off
  • Referral Bonuses
  • Quarterly lunches and other events
Since 1958 AvtechTyee has been a leader in the design, development, and manufacture of electronic systems and structural parts for the aerospace industry, with a focus in Communications, Power Lighting and Control, Electro-Mechanical, Switches and Connectors, Indicators, and Rods and Struts.  AvtechTyee’ s products are flying onboard 42 aircraft types within the air transport, regional commuter, and business jet sectors, serving 450 customers in 49 countries of the world.  AvtechTyee manufactures a large range of Tie Rods, Push-Pull Rods, and Control Rods assemblies in Aluminum, Titanium, or Stainless Steel and our composite strut design combines lightweight composite materials with AvtechTyee’s proprietary insert.  AvtechTyee can design a customized rod to fit any aerospace application. Our versatility in supporting aerospace electronics requirements ranges from the custom design and manufacturing of complex power supplies to complete Digital Audio Systems. The innovative design teams at AvtechTyee help anchor our competitive edge in this industry as we offer a broad range of system solutions and a proven ability to design, certify and manufacture equipment requiring electrical, mechanical, optical and software capabilities.

AvtechTyee is a federal contractor subject to the requirements of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act.
AvtechTyee is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our application process because of your disability.  To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Department at 425-249-5290.


Department: Manufacturing Structures
This is a management position
This is a full time position

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