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Manager, Production

ITT Corporation

ITT Corporation

Irvine, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Manager, Production

Job Locations US-CA-Irvine
Position Type

Position Summary

About ITT

ITT is a leading $2.5B global manufacturer of highly engineered, customized solutions with approximately 8000 employees operating in 35 countries around the globe. The Irvine site operation is a low volume, high mix manufacturing and final assembly facility specialized on reliable rugged connectors for the Aerospace & Defense industry.

ITT offers a very attractive benefits program. Our employees enjoy medical and dental coverage, 401K savings plan, life insurance protection, sickness and accident income protection, a generous vacation and holiday program, a tuition reimbursement program, and a program that allows you to use tax-free dollars to pay for many health care and dependent care expenses.

Position Summary

The Production Manager is responsible for all operational activities within the production floor, such as scheduling work, order fulfillment, warehouse management, engineering support and quality control to produce conforming product and exceed customer expectations. Must resolve issues and promote continuous improvement in production processes to meet operational and financial targets. Accountable for all aspects of production operations and production program performance by leading initiatives and management of the plant operations to meet or exceed all Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).The Production Manager will stay current on production management best practices and concepts to optimize an engaged and sustainable workforce.

Essential Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, where applicable:

Overall expectations for the position: Ensure that objectives are attained in an effective manner that is consistent with quality requirements. Delegate authority to key managers and supervisors in production, facilities, purchasing, and safety. Lead all functional areas involved. Lead and coordinate operations for the efficiency of the plant, including all tooling, equipment, and facilities efforts.

  1. Specific responsibilities for maximum results and to avoid typical obstacles:
    • Manage all production programs and operations to achieve on-time and on budget performance. This shall include diligent attention to and pervasive pursuit of continuous improvement programs.
    • Lead continuous improvement initiatives on production flow and process efficiency by using LEAN manufacturing & Six Sigma practices.
    • Ensure full and pervasive compliance to 5S as well as maintaining a ubiquitous focus on safety. Both of these requirements should result in frequent training and other means to raise the level of importance within the operations.
    • Ensure cross training of employees within their respective functional areas
    • Maintains and enforces compliance to all policies, procedures and work instructions as outlined in the Quality Management System, per AS9100 requirements
    • Conduct GEMBA walks and lead production team meetings
    • Manage personnel performance to job requirements with accurate and meaningful job descriptions that properly define company expectations and KPIs, and prepare employee performance evaluations.
    • Report to management and perform real-time tracking and performance to KPIs; including being proactive to execute corrective actions to correct any deficiencies as required.
    • Control direct and indirect costs to achieve company budget goals.
    • Develop and managing production operations department budgets.
    • Lead the facilities department to ensure the use of a comprehensive preventative maintenance program for all equipment.
    • Works closely with planning to ensure orders are completed and shipped on time.
    • Responsible for the assignment of work, understanding of test requirements, and managing capacity constraints across multiple product groups.
    • Interprets blueprints, specifications, and engineering drawings to support manufacturing operations.
    • Have effective and frequent communication with other departments to ensure that all production goals and metrics are known and met.
    • Promote and champion lean manufacturing initiatives throughout the facility.
    • Have strong interpersonal communication skills, be organized and possess good leadership skills.
    • Interview and hire staff, and oversee staff training.
    • Resolve employee grievances and concerns.
    • Other duties as required to successfully perform the mission.

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Maintain real-time monitoring and be proactive in implementing course corrections as necessary to drive continuous improvement in all areas. Report monthly to management the results and improvement made during the prior month. Strive toward 100% compliance to all KPIs, with the minimum accountabilities shown below:

  1. Maintain > 98% overall on-time delivery KPI
  2. Maintain > a high production quality KPI through measuring and maintaining >90% first time yield (FTY) and <2% scrap average on all programs
  3. Maintain > 98% of production revenue monthly plan KPI
  4. Safety - no lost time, OSHA reportable incidents

Safety is a core value at ITT. Our employees understand and follow all ITT safety policies and procedures, participate in workplace inspections, safety training, and in the development of job safety analysis.

Position Requirements

Qualifications: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, where applicable:

  • Minimum education: BS degree in an Engineering discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in leadership and aerospace manufacturing environment is required.
  • Special skills:
    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
    • Excellent customer service skills.
    • Ability to work independently and to manage time effectively.
    • Ability to exhibit poise, composure and confidence when confronting stressful or high-pressure situations.
    • Ability to motivate employees to attain peak performance by establishing an employee recognition program.
    • Competent use of MS Office software.
    • Able to quickly ascertain a situation and be decisive in solving it, such as identifying defects in the production line
    • Lead by example through honesty, integrity and respect for others.
    • 5+ years of experience in AS9100 quality system
    • Proven Lean Manufacturing and/or Six Sigma experience is required, certification is a plus.
    • Flexible work schedule and ability to work overtime as required to support and ensure the successful operations.

Physical demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the associate is frequently required to stand, walk and sit. Use hands, fingers, to handle or feel; reach with hand and arms; talk and hear. The associate must occasionally lift/and move up to 30 pounds.



Equal Pay Act Statement

We aim to pay our ‘ITT’ers’ fairly and competitively in the locations that they live and work. Pay-for-performance is a principle that we believe in, and employees are rewarded based not only on ‘what’ they accomplish, but also on ‘how’ they reflect ITT’s values. ITT offers a competitive salary and robust total rewards package, such as health insurance, 401(k), short and long-term disability, paid time off, growth and developmental opportunities, and other incentive compensation programs. Specific benefits are dependent upon whether or not the position is part of a collective-bargaining agreement. The salary offered to a candidate is based several factors such as candidate experience and qualifications, location, as well as market and business considerations.

Equal Pay Act Range

Annual Salary Range is from $127,200.00 to $190,400.00, plus benefits & incentive plans.


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