Manufacturing Manager - Sumner, WA

Job Description

Job Description:

Responsible for staffing, leading, and directing a multi-functional team of managers, supervisors and employees in the manufacturing of aircraft composites products. Maintain established standard of quality while meeting production schedules and controlling costs. Implement Lean Manufacturing principals and concepts. Monitor production levels and productivity in multiple departments and establish work center relevant metrics and reports. Provide direction to multi-functional staff and redirect labor as necessary. Coordinate between multiple shifts to ensure product flow and on-time deliveries.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage manufacturing operations while coordinating with multiple departments, including Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing Engineering, and Quality Assurance on multiple shifts. Maintain staffing levels appropriate to the required manufacturing levels.

  • Oversee aerospace composites manufacturing facility with a current headcount of approximately 200-500

  • Complete site renovation scheduled for 2018

  • Screen, interview, hire, train, conduct performance appraisals, coach, counsel, and discipline/terminate employees as necessary.

  • Monitor production levels and productivity in multiple departments and take action to achieve operational and financial goals and objectives.

  • Monitor and record operations for quality standards and take corrective action as needed.

  • Ensure system transactions accurately reflect the flow of product through departments.

  • Resolve operational, manufacturing and maintenance problems to ensure minimum costs and prevent operational delays.

  • Perform other job-related duties as required or directed.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are a representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Preferred Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to adapt to, and be a proponent for change.

  • Strong analytical and management skills, with ability and willingness to help set company policies.

  • Experience managing a Cost Center or a Profit and Loss Manufacturing organization of similar size and complexity with in-depth knowledge of learning curves, standard work hours, and productivity achievement.

  • Ability to make decisions under pressure with limited time constraints.

  • Basic computer skills (i.e. basic Microsoft Office).

  • Knowledge and use of MRP/ERP systems desired.

  • Proven Lean Manufacturing skills.

  • Composite manufacturing experience strongly desired.

Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor s Degree from 4-year college or university and 7-10 years related experience; or 10 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx, Life and AD&D Insurance

  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance

  • Company Sponsored 401k

  • Vacation and Sick Leave

  • Tuition Reimbursement

AIM Aerospace Renton and Sumner, Inc. are located in Renton and Sumner, WA. At AIM Aerospace, we have been building superior aircraft components for over 30 years. From concept to certification, AIM Aerospace is leading the way in aerospace manufacturing excellence. Additional information can be obtained on our company web site at www.aim-aerospace.com.

AIM Aerospace, Inc. is a Drug Free workplace.

Pre-employment drug screen required.

Equal Opportunity Employer

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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