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POST DATE 10/12/2017
END DATE 2/21/2018

Coherent Inc Richmond, CA

Richmond, CA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Job Description and Responsibilities:
Coherent Inc. is hiring a Manufacturing Supervisor to work in our Integrated Optical Systems business unit located in Richmond, CA. This site manufactures ultra-precision custom optical components and sub-assemblies for use in aerospace, scientific, and commercial applications. The Manufacturing Supervisor will manage production operations. Directs the development and implementation of activities in production area(s) to meet production goals, quality, and cost objectives.

Coordinates manufacturing activities to ensure assigned production departments meet schedule and quality requirements for each product.
Directs labor resources and schedules work hours, assignments, overtime, and vacation to assigned employees.
Monitors and reports weekly production metrics on productivity and quality. Identifies continuous improvement opportunities to ensure performance targets are consistently met.
Interfaces with planning and quality management when defects or non-conforming products are found. Determines best methods to handle deviations from standardized processes.
Responsible for maintaining a clean and safe work environment by providing safety training for employees, identifying safety hazards in the workplace, and recommending and implementing corrective actions when necessary.
Trains, coaches, and develops goals for direct reports. Provides timely feedback to employees on job performance and expectations.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge and contributes to team effort by accomplishing production targets.

Education and Work Experience:
Minimum 5 years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment required.
Experience working in a self-motivated fast paced environment.
Demonstrated strong leadership, communication, and organizational skills.
Previous experience with continuous improvement methods and lean manufacturing.
Able to recognize and resolve problems quickly using sound judgment and diplomacy.
Experience in an optics related field is preferred, but not required.
The ideal candidate will hold an AA or Bachelor s degree.