Machine Shop Manager

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200159186
Is prototyping your passion? Come join us and inspire our team of machinists to build prototypes, manufacture high quality parts, in a safe manner while achieving team performance goals like Quality, Safety and Capacity Utilization.

Key Qualifications

  • Hire, train, develop, and motivate prototyping machinists to meet high quality standards and lead time goals while achieving customer requirements
  • Manage cell workflow, including technical, personnel and process related activities
  • Conduct regular 1:1s with team and monthly cell meetings to improve communication and team brainstorming
  • Document and report any variances, problems, issues, or concerns
  • Provide personnel with expectations and performance feedback minimum of quarterly intervals
  • Write and conduct formal annual performance reviews for all direct reporting personnel
  • Plan, manage, drive improvement, and report on cell performance; including output, quality, root cause failures, equipment and personnel performance
  • Assist in setting and attaining annual shop and cell level goals
  • Learn and enforce shop safety policies and practices
  • Prioritize and conduct team building activities to promote camaraderie, motivation and cell relief from the work load
  • Lead or support various continuous improvement projects at the cell level or shop level
  • Support and perform evaluation of designs for manufacturability.
  • Develop talent for your succession and to support out of office team management
  • Demonstrate capabilities to plan, budget and manage projects for new capital equipment quoting and installation


- Five years of either supervisory or engineering experience. Your experience in prototyping is added bonus. - Experience with Machining (Mill, Lathe, EDM Sinker, EDM Wire) strongly preferred. - Knowledge of CAD/CAM software such as NX, Cimatron, Esprit, Hypermill strongly preferred - Knowledge of Laser prototyping capabilities and options is beneficial - Working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing helpful but not required - Proficient in the use of personal computers to perform daily work - Superb communication skills, including written and verbal instruction - Strong experience in managing change with teams - The ideal candidate will have a love for a fast-paced and multi-focused work environment.

Education & Experience

- Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing Operations, or related fields

Additional Requirements