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Machine Shop Manager - El Cajon, CA

Branch ID: 3277

Contact: gcampbell@ridefox.com

FOX Factory, Inc. – Machine Shop Manager– El Cajon, CA 92020

Job Code: *LI *MSHP

About the Company:

For over three decades, FOX has been an industry leader in the design and development of high performance shock absorbers and racing suspension products for snowmobiles, mountain bikes, motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, off-road cars, trucks, and SUVs.

In 1974, Bob Fox started racing his products in motocross and we haven't stopped racing since. FOX has equipped vehicles and racers that have stood atop podiums in every sport we have competed in — from the sands of Baja to the dunes of Dakar.

Our team of engineers perform rigorous tests with our athletes year-round. The data we collect from performance testing and our application of that knowledge to our product is what separates FOX from every other suspension company.

Position Overview:

The Machine Shop Manager leads and manages the day-to-day machining production operations for the Fox Factory, El Cajon facility. Responsible for overall shop management and production scheduling as well as leading the existing team of machinists across three (3) shifts.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Responsible for overall management of production activities and achieving production targets with required capabilities, yield and lead time.
  • Works with management and customers to provide crucial input on design for manufacturing.
  • Optimizes the machining processes in terms of consistent quality and productivity.
  • Oversees program and setup of complex jobs on various manual and CNC machines including Turning Centers, Horizontal Machining Centers, CNC Milling Centers with 3 and 4 axis machines.
  • Creates and develops CNC, select tooling, tool list and set-up sheets.
  • Responsible for development and implementation of appropriate cost control and cost reduction initiatives within responsible functions.
  • Assists in the design and development of fixtures, special tools and other related devices for production which align with the manufacturing processes and plans in a collaborative environment with engineering and production.
  • Responsible for department planning and coordination of scheduling.
  • Responsible for Implementation of SPC in critical areas to improve and sustain process capabilities.
  • Oversees planning for new product development process, selection of machines, tools, fixtures, and inspection methods.
  • Responsible for ensuring strict adherence of all company manufacturing standards/methods and policies.
  • Responsible for development, justification, and implementation of continuous process improvement initiatives in quality, productivity, efficiency, capacity and safety.
  • Implements and develops manufacturing processes and departmental SOPs.
  • Practices and Maintains 5S standards in the workplace.
  • Manages staff selection, performance, development and training processes to ensure team competencies and capabilities to reach the business goals and expectations
  • Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Requirements/ Qualifications:

  • Trade School, Certifications or relevant training.
  • Three to five years of experience in manager role.
  • Must have hands on experience with all types of manual machines (lathes/mills) and various CNC Machines.
  • Must have experience with machining of various materials, including aluminum and stainless steel.
  • Must have experience setting up and running CNC Milling / Turning centers.
  • Knowledge of cutters and inserts be capable of selecting the right tools for the machining operations based on the component material, hardness & drawing tolerances.
  • Requires knowledge on fixturing concepts for CNC milling & conventional machining processes.
  • Requires a strong background in CNC Programming and troubleshooting for 2-4 axis CNC Machining Centers.
  • Must be familiar with use of variables and Renishaw spindle probe programming.
  • Has firm understanding of GD&T concept, CADCAM, and Master-Cam.
  • Has working knowledge in manual CNC programming and 2D and 3D program generation.
  • Possesses knowledge of hydraulic fixtures working mechanism and troubleshooting, cutting tools, speeds& feeds.
  • Must be able to identify tooling solutions best suited for each process so as to reduce cost per component. Requires knowledge in cost estimation for the manufacturing process. (Machine hour rate, part process cost etc.).
  • Experienced in implementing automation systems where appropriate to improve productivity and reduce labor expenses.
  • Must possess recognizable and demonstrable leadership skills, exercise good judgment, be well organized, and have excellent communication skills (verbal, written and interpersonal).
  • Must be computer proficient, including Microsoft Windows and Office software applications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills, with an advanced understanding of customer relationship building.
  • Strong proficiency with tools, systems, and procedures required to accomplish the job.
  • Prefer automotive experience

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely is required to sit; walk; talk and hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, crawl, reach, and stretch.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.


We look forward to hearing from you!


Requirements:
Requirements/ Qualifications: Trade School, Certifications or relevant training. Three to five years of experience in manager role. Must have hands on experience with all types of manual machines (lathes/mills) and various CNC Machines. Must have experience with machining of various materials, including aluminum and stainless steel. Must have experience setting up and running CNC Milling / Turning centers. Knowledge of cutters and inserts be capable of selecting the right tools for the machining operations based on the component material, hardness & drawing tolerances. Requires knowledge on fixturing concepts for CNC milling & conventional machining processes. Requires a strong background in CNC Programming and troubleshooting for 2-4 axis CNC Machining Centers. Must be familiar with use of variables and Renishaw spindle probe programming. Has firm understanding of GD&T concept, CADCAM, and Master-Cam. Has working knowledge in manual CNC programming and 2D and 3D program generation. Possesses knowledge of hydraulic fixtures working mechanism and troubleshooting, cutting tools, speeds& feeds. Must be able to identify tooling solutions best suited for each process so as to reduce cost per component. Requires knowledge in cost estimation for the manufacturing process. (Machine hour rate, part process cost etc.). Experienced in implementing automation systems where appropriate to improve productivity and reduce labor expenses. Must possess recognizable and demonstrable leadership skills, exercise good judgment, be well organized, and have excellent communication skills (verbal, written and interpersonal). Must be computer proficient, including Microsoft Windows and Office software applications Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Excellent customer service skills, with an advanced understanding of customer relationship building. Strong proficiency with tools, systems, and procedures required to accomplish the job. Prefer automotive experience

Job ID:
88314

Branch ID/Name:
3277

Location:
El Cajon, CA

Category:
Manufacturing

Job Type:
Direct Hire Position
Industry
Manufacturing

Posted:
9/14/2018

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Machine Shop Manager

City, State or Zip Code: El Cajon, CA

Position Type: Direct Hire Position

Date Posted: 9/14/2018