Production Manager

Billerica, MA
Operations – Manufacturing
At Markforged, we are on a mission to unlock the next 10x innovation in design and manufacturing. We build an Industrial 3D Printing Platform to liberate designers and engineers from decades-old, slow part creation processes. NASA, Google, Ford, Amazon, Siemens and thousands of companies in over 50 countries use Markforged to print same-day prototypes and produce stronger end-use parts than they did before. With Markforged, customers are able to ship 50X faster, spend 20X less, and build products that are 23X stronger.

Located at our brand new manufacturing facility in Billerica, MA as Production Manager, you will be responsible for assigning work according to production needs while issuing recommendations on production organization and making adjustments. You will work to ensure supply of raw materials, components and other products for production; check equipment availability and operational status; ensure production processes are carried out and ensure workplace safety.

You will assist in hiring of production employees; integrating new hires; coordinating production staff and employee rotation and evaluate employee performance. You will also collaborate on management processes and production processes; take part in the validation of production equipment and participate in the training and development of the skills of production employees.

In this role you will:
Attend shift start and pass off meetings to highlight key objectives and daily tasks for your team
Supervise the work of manufacturing employees, ensuring safety, quality, service and productivity
Ensure we are meeting monthly targets to our production goals
Manage sample parts fulfillment to ensure on-time delivery for all projects
Will ensure 5S standards are developed, initiated, and maintained throughout the factory floor
Will participate in various 5S and lean standard work events
Work with local partners to screen and interview candidates for the team
Develop on-boarding and training plans of technicians/operators
Maintain and update training records
Create and maintain a positive work environment on and off the manufacturing floor
Partner with HR to create and document team policies
Maintain a safe workplace at all times through compliance with all applicable OSHA and local safety rules
Work to prevent injuries!
Conduct investigations when injuries occur in coordination with H&S Officer and safety committee
Manage KPIs to ensure that the team’s processes and performance are running efficiently and/or improving over time.
Attract, Recruit, & Retain manufacturing talent

Working Conditions
Working on feet in manufacturing facility for 5+ hours per day
Working on computer for 4+ hours per day.  Safety glasses and other PPE required for light manufacturing support
On-call support for manufacturing team

What we look for:
BA/BS degree in an engineering discipline or other relevant field (or equivalent experience)
5+ years of manufacturing leadership and management experience
Subject matter expert (SME) in manufacturing (bonus for plastics/ fibers manufacturing experience)
Proven success in team leadership and development
Able to adapt to unique, in-the-moment challenges in a calm and professional manner
Experienced with factory safety requirements, SDS and accident investigations
Experience with 5S and lean manufacturing
Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles, 6S, Six Sigma, and Kanban Systems
Passion for production and continuous improvement
Self-motivated and self-directed, with a positive attitude
Demonstrated leadership and problem solving abilities
Ability to communicate (oral, written and numerical) to all levels of the organization
ERP/MRP experience
Ability to lead 3-shift manufacturing team
Experience recruiting, retaining, and developing manufacturing talent

Why Markforged?
At Markforged, we have a culture that values learning, data-driven decision making, and prioritization. We learn from failure and are not afraid to keep trying after others have given up. We are a team of talented individuals and are looking to grow with enthusiastic individuals who share our vision of improving how the world innovates.
We offer a competitive compensation package and a full suite of benefits, including medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 401(k), parental leave, commuter benefits, open PTO policy, and more.
Our work environment includes casual dress, a fully stocked kitchen, bike storage, free parking, weekly catered lunches, and fitness perks.

Markforged values the differences among our employees and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. These differences include but are not limited to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. This goal emphasizes the development of inclusive work environments that capitalize on each employee’s skills, experience, and unique perspectives as we strive to achieve an unparalleled standard of excellence.

To all recruitment agencies: Markforged does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias or Markforged employees. Markforged is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.