Skip to Main Content

Machine Shop Manager

Applied Materials Kalispell, MT

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: vision, 401k, dental, medical,
Job Description

Summary

The Machine Shop Manager oversees long-term machine selections, capacity forecasting, and head count management to support both volume machining and R&D. A successful candidate blends their technical capabilities with essential managerial tactics to drive parts on time, to print, and at competitive costs. We are poised for exponential growth and are seeking to further our world class capabilities by adopting cutting edge industry practices and leveraging the next technology nodes. A successful candidate would have experience with rapid product development for the tech sector, modern machine technologies, virtual machine monitoring & scheduling, quick change overs, and sound people management skills.

 

The machine shop is a business-critical department within a captured fabrication facility solely supporting Applied Materials in supplying high IP and critical complementary to various global business units.  Specific expertise is in machining tight tolerance in high end engineered and fluoropolymer plastics, along with high purity metals. The shop currently consists of 70+ CNC machines and multiple shifts totaling 35+ machinist supporting both volume and R&D capabilities.  CNC Machines include various palatized horizontal & vertical mills, multi axis lathes, 5 axis mills, wire EDM, water jet, flat lasers, etc.

Key Responsibilities

  • Align programming and manufacturing planning to machine capabilities
  • Develop standard tool lists across products
  • Incorporating modular fixturing to reduce setups
  • Implement digital part manufacturing plans by using job preplanning initiatives across contributors
  • Tool Crib Management
  • Use of common tooling to support stocking strategies
  • Develop Kanban, supplier vending, and inventory management
  • Catalog/ check out systems for fixturing and dedicated tooling
  • Strategize Equipment and Capacity needs
  • Using sound ROI reporting; routinely suggest equipment requirements based on changing product base & changes in machine technology nodal advances in order to increase throughput & reduce ownership expense
  • Provide head count requirements & cross train to anticipate product fluctuations
  • Develop, reorganize, and introduce lean practices to create nimble cellular machine architectures that compliment changing product bases 
  • Leverage machine spindle monitoring technology and implement OEE
  • Develop in process inspection strategies and moving to more antonymous methods

Required
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • 10+ years machining experience
  • Demonstrated high-quality management experience
  • 5+ years leadership experience in similar size or larger facility (+$10M revenue)
  • Demonstrated implementation and incorporation of new technologies on the floor
  • Firm understanding of ERP/MRP processes
  • Extensive knowledge in GD&T and associated quality inspection systems.
  • Ability in Data Analytics & Problem solving
  • 4 & 5-axis CNC machine operation experience

 

Desired

  • Associates degree in Machining Technology
  • B.S. degree in relevant engineering discipline or B.A. degree in Business a PLUS
  • 5+ years experience as a Machine shop manager
  • Experience programming
  • Lean Certified
Company Description
Applied Materials Inc. is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. At Applied Materials, our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future.

Applied Materials

Why Work Here?
Come work with and learn from the smartest, most talented people in their fields as they solve our customers’ toughest problems.

Applied Materials Inc. is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. At Applied Materials, our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future.

Applied Materials's Logo

Address

Kalispell, MT
59901 USA

Industry

Manufacturing

View all jobs at Applied Materials

What email should the hiring manager reach you at?

By clicking the button above, I agree to the ZipRecruiter Terms of Use and acknowledge I have read the Privacy Policy, and agree to receive email job alerts.