Kelly Services Machine Shop Manager in Lake Forest, California

Job Description

Salaried: 45,000.00 year

Duration: Temp to hire

Or direct hire

Hours: 6 AM to 3:30 PM Saturdays 6-11 sometimes

Must be Bilingual English/ Spanish

The Machine Shop Manager is responsible for providing professional leadership of the Machine Shop and ensuring a high level of quality work and customer service.

Doing so requires independent decision making, non-standard problem solving, troubleshooting, planning, organizing and the supervision of Machine Shop employees

Duties and Responsibilities included but not limited to :

Provides day-to-day supervision of Machine Shop employees to ensure that the shop is running efficiently and effectively by:

  • Creating and maintaining a positive work environment

  • Planning, organizing and prioritizing work

  • Ensuring safe work practices are conducted by all shop personnel and safe work conditions are present.

  • Practices positive employee relations and serves as a key communications facilitator, trainer, coach and counselor for the department.

  • Interface closely with internal process partners from a scheduling, parts availability and quality standpoint to assure a smooth flow of production.

  • Responsible for supervising the efforts of hourly machine shop workers to achieve established production objectives as well as safety, quality and cost. -

  • Responsible for the supervision of all machine operations and overall production, maintenance, quality and other production-related activities in the Machine Shop.

  • Providing training and development of Machine Shop employees

  • Ensure the efficient and safe operation of all equipment in the area of responsibility.

  • Assure that quality and cost requirements are adhered to and that production requirements are met.

  • Responsible for supervising the efforts of hourly machine shop workers to achieve established production objectives as well as safety, quality and cost.

  • Plan, schedule, and coordinate departmental activities to fulfill production needs, meet inventory requirements, and deliver manufactured products in a timely fashion.

  • Maintain clear communications between workers. - Make appropriate work assignments among department personnel and monitor results

  • Providing coaching and feedback to employees, addressing employee performance issues and conducting performance appraisals

  • Supporting employees in conflict resolution

  • Keeping the employees informed regarding Company developments

  • Responsible for setting up and operating a variety of machines.

  • Complete administrative paperwork as required.

    • Will have thorough knowledge of all manufacturing methods, techniques, and related equipment.
  • Oversight of equipment including working with equipment personnel on maintenance and repair of all machine shop equipment, accessories and service needs. Manage inventory levels and disposable tooling.

  • Must emphasize quality and safety to meet the requirements of high value parts.

  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks and priorities and easily adapt to changing situations.

  • Ensure strict adherence to all Company manufacturing standards/methods and policies.

  • Some physical exertion required.

  • Sets up, adjusts tools and equipment, instructs and assigns employees to the task.

  • Production duties such as manual lifting, packaging, wrapping, labeling and Sub-assembly operations

  • Execute and document quality inspections per SOP

  • Report defective materials, process, equipment or questionable conditions to the department supervisor

  • Ensure work area and equipment are maintained in a clean and orderly condition

  • Follow prescribed safety and housekeeping regulations

  • Conducts shop cleanup on a daily basis

  • Perform related duties as required by supervision

  • Fork lift operation may be required, if licensed.

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Manufacturing Experience

  • Manufacturing Quality and Safety Training

  • High School diploma or GED

  • Candidate must have a minimum of 3 years- experience in managing a machine shop.

  • Must have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization.

Type of machinery

· Chop or Miter Saw

· Grinder (Small)

· Milling Machine

· Operating a Table Saw

· Paper Cutter OS

· Power Drill OS

· Sander Grinder OS

· Straight Cut Saw

· Bench Grinder

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