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Production Manager_AMP Research  

Division AMP Research  
Location Tustin, CA - AMP Research  

AMP Research, a Truck Hero Company located in Tustin California is currently hiring for an experienced Production Manager for our assembly plant. AMP Research manufactures premium automotive PowerStep Systems, the automatic, electric-powered runningboard abd BedX-tenders. We offer Comprehensive Benefits, Matching 401(k), Tuition Reimbursement, Accured PTO, Sick Time, Employee Discount Program and a team based environment.


The Production Manager is primarily responsible for leading and driving manufacturing assembly operations, with an emphasis on leading Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, and Lean principles. This position is accountable for new product and process introductions as well as team activities aligned to scrap reduction, cycle time improvements, and fosters a problem-solving culture in production operations. Drives 'First Time Quality' and 'On Time Delivery' culture. Plan, lead, direct, and execute production activities from in-bound materials planning through production to ensure timely completion of manufacturing deliverables - meeting safety, quality, and cost requirements of the site.

Core Function and Associated Duties:

Manages mechanical assembly operations, ensures safe, efficient, and effective use of resources. Coordinates with Management and Leadership team in the standardization of processes and driving Lean initiatives such as, workflow design, 5S, and work instructions.

Plans, assigns, and provides clear direction to staff to achieve daily / weekly / monthly productivity targets. Evaluate causes of manufacturing problems and assist in resolving such problems.

Self-motivated hands-on metrics driven leader who is capable of material planning, production scheduling, resource planning, and leading improvement projects aligned towards corporate initiatives.

Develops and drives cross training objectives. Guides, motivates, and disciplines staff in accordance with company guidelines. Administers and executes policies and procedures that affect subordinate employees and their performance.

Proactively ensures the facility is a safe workplace for all employees and visitors.

Responsible for first article build process and ensuring product samples delivered to customer on schedule.

NPI - Validate manufacturing processes and labor standards during first production run on new assemblies.

Position Requirements

QUALIFICATIONSto perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Education and Experience

Example: Bachelor’s degree required; 6-8 years of related experience and/or training required.

  • BS Manufacturing Engineering and / or quantifiable experience equivalent in Operations.
  • 10 years progressive and relevant management and supervision experience in Operations.

Minimum 10 years. experience in manufacturing environment required.

Required Licenses

Computer Skills

Example: Skilled in Microsoft Office, knowledge of database software, order processing systems, manufacturing software, spreadsheets, quality, and word processing.

Strong knowledge in various PC applications such as: MS Excel, MS Word, MS Power Point, MS Project, and MRP/ERP

Language Skills

Example: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals. Ability to respond to complaints. Ability to effectively present information to top management. Write, speak, and comprehend English.

  • Knowledge of manufacturing practices encompassing electro-mechanical assembly.
  • Strong production management and supervisory experience in diverse manufacturing environment.
  • Familiar with reading and interpreting engineering drawings and electromechanical product specifications.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of mechanical parts / assemblies, mechanisms, wiring, connectors, etc.

Strong background in assembly processes and manufacturing flow.

Mathematical Skills

Example: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw an interpret graphs.

Analytical problem solver who can make decisions and follow through on implementation.

Reasoning Ability

Example: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions.

  • Motivational and team building skills.
  • Ability to troubleshoot solve problems independently or as part of a team.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Good interpersonal skills.

Clear understanding of 5S and Lean Concepts, Practices, and Deployment Strategies.

Travel :Example: Occasional travel may be required.

COMPETENCIESa skill, knowledge, or ability required of an employee to perform the functions and duties of the job. To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies.

Cost Consciousness

Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


Standing,Walking,Pushing, Pulling, Reaching,Lifting,Talking

VISUAL ACUITYplease check the ONE description of visual acuity requirements (including color, depth perception, and field of vision) that best describes the requirements of the position.

The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; expansive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly of fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes.

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Open Date 9/8/2021  
Req Number PRO-21-00280  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  

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