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Company: SIG SAUER
Location: Wilsonville, OR
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace


Manager, Assembly

1st Shift

SIG SAUER® world renowned firearms are the weapons of choice for many of the premier global military, law enforcement and commercial users. In our world-class facilities, we build the toughest, most precise rifles, pistols, suppressors, optics, ammunition, and air guns, while offering the finest firearms training — all as a fully integrated system. We do this because we share the same drive to be the best, the same love of freedom, the same unwillingness to compromise — as those who choose SIG.

The tremendous growth of SIG SAUER has fueled outstanding opportunities for experienced professionals to join our team.

Position Summary:
Direct and coordinate all work activities and resources for the rapidly expanding Electro-Optics Assembly Department. Manage the team to achieve short-term and long-term production goals with a bias towards continuous improvement across all aspects of production and product quality. This position will require a hands-on approach to training, lean layout reviews, NPI assembly line creation, and leading/supporting lean project initiatives.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:
*Manage 30+ person, two shift Assembly Department responsible for building electro-optics, optics, and laser products in a high product mix (low to high complexity) production environment.
*Schedule daily work assignments; communicate build plan to department; and adjust and monitor progress throughout the day.
*Manage all aspects of material flow through production to assure product flow.
*Make sure all associates understand production metrics and goals.
*Execute and maintain a safe work environment for all associates. Monitor activities making certain that the department is compliant with company safety program.
*Constantly increase departmental effectiveness by training, coaching, mentoring, celebrating successes, addressing performance shortfalls, and by maintaining consistent and timely methods of communication.
*Develop and maintain training protocol, certification of assembly tasks, and management of assembly leaders.
*Manage metrics analysis for data driven decision making.
*Develop and increase assembly line efficiencies using lean manufacturing principles.
*Oversee the recruiting and retention efforts required to ensure operator capital is in place to support continued growth and meet business needs.
*Develop and maintain good working relationships with a variety of people, including Assemblers, supervisors, executive team, and members of other departments.
*Provide constructive and timely performance evaluations and assist the Assembly Supervisors in the same tasks with thoughtfulness and thoroughness.
*Handle the development, discipline and termination of employees in conjunction with Human Resources in accordance with company policy.

*Drive product quality throughout the department to ensure processes and quality checks are followed to maintain absolute product consistency.
*Oversee all process training, and continually expand cross training.
*Assist Quality group by establishing quality checks, procedures, and addressing training needs.
*Work closely with Engineering and Quality to resolve component and product technical issues.
*Identify scrap generators and drive technical teams to develop solutions.
*Use metric-based decision making for PPI and other in-house improvement and correction protocols.

Delivery Performance
*Work closely with the supply chain to assure daily production goals are met.
*Collaborate with production planners, purchasing, component warehouse, and management to maintain consistent material flow.
*Update management with production data, KPI metrics and other data as directed.

*Review operations and confer with technical or administrative staff to resolve production or processing problems. Improve and roll-out production tracking and quality control systems.
*Support new product introduction and work within cross functional groups to assure smooth transition from development into production.
*Overall responsibility for supporting of 5S culture, and lean manufacturing.
*Performs other duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience:
*Bachelor's degree in technical discipline or equivalent based on experience.
*5-7+ year's manufacturing management or supervisory role, preferably in assembly production.
*Technical knowledge of assembly production, line layouts, assembly tooling and techniques, strong understanding of lean principles, and a track record of lean accomplishments.
*Exceptional verbal and written communication, organizational skills and attention to detail.
*Demonstrated ability to manage time effectively, multi-task, work in a fast-paced environment, and meet deadlines.
*Demonstrated knowledge of ERP systems, Oracle experience preferred. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
*Experience with automated production lines a plus.
*Excellent interpersonal, supervisory and leadership skills.

Working Conditions:
*Able to lift up to 25 pounds
*Must wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which is required in designated areas.

SIG SAUER, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.

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