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Machine Shop Manager

Lake Forest, CaliforniaPEAK Technical Staffing USA

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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 include but are 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.
  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Candidate must have a minimum of  years’ experience in managing a machine shop and tool makers in a dynamic job shop environment.
  • Must have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization.

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