Longmont, Colorado

Manufacturing Manager

Temp to Hire

Salary-$50.00 per hour

Position Summary

As the Manufacturing Manager at you will be a key leader directing the work activities of Systems Manufacturing while also setting and enabling the quality standards across the company.  Through this high impact, hybrid role, you will have the opportunity to tap into your desire to activate team members and workstreams while also filling your need to challenge yourself and others through technical problem solving.  The company thin film deposition Systems allow companies to apply functional, durable, and high-performance coatings and finishes on a broad range of consumer and industrial products.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

As a Systems Technician Manager

  • Lead cross-functionally with sales, purchasing, engineering and service to deliver the Systems manufacturing business operating plan.
  • Direct and, through hands-on engagement, contribute to the daily work of the Systems technicians and assemblers to ensure on-schedule at budget delivery of Systems.
  • Collaborate with Warehouse and Purchasing department on Systems material planning.
  • Positively interact with customers via face-to-face progress meetings/tours and Site-Acceptance Testing.
  • Initiate and execute improvement projects to impact the safety, quality, and cost performance of Systems.

As a Manufacturing Engineer

  • Cooperate with Engineering on new product developments ensuring manufacturing standards are in place to support sustainable manufacturing.
  • Become expert on operation, testing, and troubleshooting of Systems through available standards like drawings, BOMs and job orders.
  • Documentation of manufacturing processes including work instructions and standard operating procedures.
  • Train System Technicians on new processes to proficient level.

As the Enterprise Quality Leader

  • Coordinate the company Quality System and Quality Task Force across the enterprise.
  • Perform root cause analysis and corrective actions to assure the reliability and consistency of production and manufacturing processes.
  • Support and review product verification and validation activities.

Expected Outcomes

In this role, you will have impact on the following performance outcomes:

  • Safety Risk Reduction, Quality across the Product Lifecycle, System Delivery On-Time to Customers, Internal Project Schedule Attainment and Profitability of Delivered Systems.

Skills & Knowledge

To ensure you can perform the responsibilities of this role, company is evaluating candidates based on the following:

  • Experience managing a team’s daily work to achieve schedule requirements.
  • Ability to design, develop and implement an improvement roadmap to assure attainment of objectives.
  • Experience with Design for Manufacturing (DFM), functional dimensioning, tolerance analysis and product qualifications in a complex manufacturing environment.
  • Capability to influence all levels of the organization to establish and maintain the company Quality System with a focus on problem solving.
  • Expert with software tools for CAD, word processing, data management and project planning.


To set you up for success in this role from day one, company requires (at a minimum) the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a science or engineering discipline (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum 5 years of manufacturing operations experience with specific experience in manufacturing engineering and new product introductions preferred
  • Experience and understanding of lean manufacturing.
  • Authorized to work in the US.


You should know: Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

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