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Machine Shop Manager 

Req Number MAN-20-00001  
Position Machine Shop Manager  
About the Organization Sensing is rapidly becoming the premier technology moving the world forward. Today's innovative products increasingly rely on sensors for advanced functionality. Dytran is a leading manufacturer of high quality, highly engineered sensors for vibration, force, and pressure. Dytran sensors enable our customers to design and validate the incredible products of the future - a great reason to come to work every day.

Located in Chatsworth, California, we are an AS9100 / ISO-17025 certified company serving both aerospace and commercial customers. Our sensing products are found in test labs, flying on aircraft and on space vehicles providing the data that enables technology pioneers to deliver the advanced products of tomorrow.

This immediate opening is an exciting and challenging opportunity to work with a company that has a stellar reputation for highly engineered products in a diverse and international market.



This role provides leadership to develop and manage a strong machine shop team, driving improvements to our processes, working with the management team and shop employees on problems related to on time delivery, equipment, tooling, staffing, attendance, and quality.


  • Drives daily run output at multiple machine work centers for CNC mills and lathes.
  • Reviews variance of hourly part count to planned estimates and actual results.
  • Ensures schedules are monitored for tooling, engineering and production and are managed for priorities.
  • Monitors tool usage and promotes improvements to approach, fixtures and methods for cost reduction.
  • Maintains programming efforts and verifies configuration is controlled for harmony to revision and effectivity.
  • Supports outsourcing decisions for make/buy due to capacity constraints and cost.
  • Establishes Key Process Indicators and publishes monthly metrics with action items for recovery and improvement.
  • Develops staff for cross training and flexibility. Documents training and effectiveness.
  • Requests and substantiates equipment for advanced technology and capability with investment return or capacity expansion.
  • Promotes ides for break through change and innovations while reducing undesired effects or results.
  • Monitors and corrects daily reporting for timekeeping.
  • Effects employee Performance Development Reviews and establishes goals and objectives.
  • Participates in internal audits and supports third party audits when required.
  • Analyzes material usage and yield loss and reduces scrap.
  • Identifies Geometrical Dimensioning Tolerance conflicts for viability and validation.
  • Submits Engineering Change Requests for value engineering and advanced interface coherence.
  • Implements control plans and monitors key characteristics.
Position Requirements


  • 10-15 years’ experience in low to medium volume parts with micro miniature close tolerance features.
  • Familiar with Gibbs and Master Cam programming, Mazatrol, Fanuc and Haas controls.
  • Working knowledge of Sledworks design models. STEP, IGES and DFX native file conversion a plus.
  • Experience in milling, turning, forming, grinding and processing for heat treat and plating.
  • Background in ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems a minimum, AS9100 preferred.
  • Certification from vocational institutions in machining, programming and inspection in lieu of degree.
  • Ability to mitigate set up problems and have rapid solutions.
  • Knowledgeable in inspection methods and drives work center spot checks to reduce down time.
  • Ability to develop visual workflow and convert order-based planning to operation capacity flexing.
  • Must be a local candidate, shift may overlap.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications including Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.


  • This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee


Working conditions are normal for an office environment.


Competitive Base Salary



Medical Insurance

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

Accidental Death

Life Insurance

Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical and Dependent Care)

Educational Reimbursement




Sick pay

Category Manufacturing  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Dytran Instruments, Inc - 21592 Marilla Street,Chatsworth, CA 91311  
EOE Statement
Equal Employment Opportunity

Female / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity / Minority / Veteran/Disability

Dytran Instruments, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All decisions regarding recruiting, screening, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, pay, training, benefits and other conditions of employment will be made based on valid job qualifications and business reasons. All such decisions will be made without regard to race, color, religion, religious dress practice, religious grooming practice, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, citizenship, gender identity, veteran status or any other protected class by federal, state, or local law. This includes consideration of qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with City Of Los Angeles Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance.
Number of Openings 1  
Open Date 2/14/2020  

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