Manager Manufacturing

About the Role – You will:

  • Be responsible for the planning, coordinating, and controlling of the manufacturing process.
  • Analyze production bottlenecks and inefficiencies while seeking solutions; Promote Lean manufacturing techniques and processes.
  • Coordinate shop floor activities to insure logical production processes; Prepare assemblers and supervisors for new production processes and ensure all training requirements are up-to-date for manufacturing associates and personnel performing operations in the facility.
  • Analyze efficiency reports; Exercise judgement based upon available data and investigate documented inefficiencies.
  • Audit the quality of assembled product; Investigate and correct quality concerns.
  • Develop Plant Lean Leaders with an emphasis on championing the Division's goals, objectives, and implementation plans; Lead manufacturing Lean and Continuous Improvement efforts resulting in significant year over year savings.
  • Partner with Quality and Safety management to ensure compliance with quality and safety best practices; Write production and quality procedures.
  • Interface with both Supply Chain and Marketing through the Sales and Operations planning process. Translate requirements and identify solutions to ensure continuous alignment of sales and operations planning.
  • Implement cost savings ideas.
  • Recommend personnel requirements including people for promotion and employment; Conduct annual performance reviews for subordinates.
  • Create positive work environment, Counsel supervisors and direct labor personnel regarding work habits.
  • Conduct department and supervisory meetings; Approve overtime expenditures.
  • Be able and willing to work flexible shifts to meet business and employee needs.
  • About Our Group:

  • As strategic partners, the Manufacturing team strives to ensure that our values, culture and engagement always allow us do great things for our company.
  • We strive to provide the highest level service and support to our clients each and every day.
  • We work collaboratively to build strong relationships with our clients, partners, and own team.
  • We treat each other with respect……and always try to have a little fun every day!
  • This position will be part of the Greer based Manufacturing team that supports Proterra's Manufacturing and Engineering operations in Greer, SC.
  • You will report to the Sr Manager Manufacturing and collaborate with other Manufacturing team members located at our headquarters in Burlingame, CA.
  • About You:

  • Self-starter with the ability to adapt interpersonal styles and techniques to influence at all levels of the organization.
  • Customer-focused attitude, with high level of professionalism and discretion.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, establish trust and credibility, and act with complete integrity.
  • Detail-oriented, resourceful and diligent.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Sound judgment and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent English communication skills.
  • Your Experience Includes:

  • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in the field of either Engineering, Business or Management or equivalent relevant experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in manufacturing within a leadership role or in a military environment.
  • Must be hands-on manager with ability to provide positive and constructive feedback, coach/mentor and develop individuals.
  • Strong communication and leadership skills with the proven ability to communicate ideas and information clearly, effectively and frequently within the team and the company.
  • In-depth knowledge of Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen and Continuous Improvements initiatives.
  • Strong experience in project management.
  • You might also have:

  • Six Sigma Black Belt certification.
  • Lean Expert certification
  • APICS certification and training
  • MBA a plus
  • Location: Greer, SC

    Travel: 0 - 10%

    Proterra is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all Employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law or ordinance. Proterra participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program (E-Verify).

    Job details


    Manager Manufacturing




    United States


    June 11, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 02, 2024

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    About the employer

    As major cities convert to 100% electric fleets, Proterra vehicles have become the most popular electric buses on the road in North America. With more than 10 years of experience delivering heavy-duty electric transit vehicles, Proterra has sold 1,300+ buses to 135+ transit agencies across 43 U.S. states and Canadian provinces.

    To provide operators with a comprehensive set of products to deploy and scale their EV fleets, Proterra also offers a turn-key approach to delivering the complete energy ecosystem for commercial electric vehicles. In addition to high-power charging systems, Proterra Energy fleet solutions include charging infrastructure design, build, financing, operations, maintenance, and energy optimization.


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