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Role: Production Manager

Reports to: President

Employment Status: Full-Time, Exempt

Shift:8-hours M-F, start at 7:00 AM or 7:30 AM

Summary: We are seeking an experienced Production Manager to oversee our CNC machine shop operations. The ideal candidate will be responsible for managing day-to-day production activities, ensuring adherence to quality standards, optimizing manufacturing processes, and leading a team of skilled machinists and setup technicians.


  • Manage and coordinate daily production activities to ensure that production goals are met or exceeded.
  • Develop and manage production schedule and determine optimal use of resources (labor, materials, and equipment) to ensure timely delivery of products.
  • Lead, mentor, and motivate a team of setup technicians and machinists, providing guidance and support.
  • Enforce the Quality Management System (AS9100D certified), ensuring a safe working environment and product quality.
  • Collaborate with sales, engineering, and procurement to meet customer requirements.
  • Develop and implement process improvements to improve efficiency, reduce waste, and increase profitability, leveraging production data analysis
  • Monitor production, reporting on performance and initiatives.
  • Oversee maintenance of equipment and machinery to optimize performance and minimize downtime.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial/Systems Engineering, Operations Management, or a related field (or equivalent experience).
  • Proven experience (5+ years) in CNC machining or manufacturing operations, with at least 2 years in a supervisory role.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities with a track record of effectively managing teams and driving operational excellence.
  • Independent problem-solving skills and the ability to make informed decisions.
  • Proficiency in ERP/MRP systems; JobBoss² ERP experience is a plus.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to interact effectively at all levels of the organization.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of CNC programming, CNC machining processes, and shop equipment is preferred.
  • Understanding of lean manufacturing principles and continuous improvement methodologies (Six Sigma, Kaizen) is preferred.
  • Experience with Quality Management Systems (e.g., AS9100D, ISO9001:2015) is preferred.


At Fairchild Auto-Mated Parts, we pride ourselves on producing high-precision components for a variety of industries, including aerospace, defense, electronics, and high-end instrumentation. Our team is dedicated to quality, on-time delivery, and continuous improvement. We are continually seeking ways to improve both our customer service and our employee well-being. We encourage our team to bring their ideas to the table and be part of solutions that make the way we work together even better. Join us and be part of a company committed to excellence and customer satisfaction.


  • Competitive salary ($70,000 – $100,000 annual salary depending on experience) and performance-based bonuses.
  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurances.
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company match.
  • Paid time off, holidays and sick leave.
  • Company-paid life insurance and short-term disability insurance.
  • Company-sponsored events.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers; handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, distinguish between different colors, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

The company is an Equal Opportunity Employer, drug free workplace, and complies with ADA regulations as applicable.