Production Manager

Date: Jun 3, 2022

Location: Chandler - Arizona, US, 85226

Company: Heraeus

Production Manager
Location Chandler - Arizona
Full Time

Imagine a job where you will have the opportunity to do exciting and challenging work while collaborating with extraordinary colleagues. A company that invests in you and your career, providing the training, mentoring, development, and support you need to be successful now and in the future. If you want a career without limits with a market-leading, family-owned, global company where you can make an impact, then imagine an opportunity at Heraeus. Every day, our worldwide team of around 14,800 employees brings forward new ideas and solutions that are impacting and transforming everything from healthcare and renewable energy to e-mobility, high-tech, and telecommunications.


The primary responsibilities of this position is to develop and coordinate the part production activities of the Chandler, Arizona site to be a highly efficient production site for leading edge advanced ceramic components for the semiconductor market.  The incumbent must be a champion of Operational Excellence and is able to effectively promote a continuous improvement culture, valuing innovation, and customer focused.  This position will drive change throughout the site with direct responsibilities for leading Production, Manufacturing Process Engineering, Production Planning, Quality, Operations, Lean Management, Continuous Improvement, Logistics, EHS Americas and Building Infrastructure.


The following challenges await you:

  • Lead Production and Maintenance to deliver exceptional quality, delivery and financial performance.  This includes responsibility for leading all production processes, quality inspection and facilities/R&M.
  • Responsible for sustained production execution (incl. Ramp-up and pilot manufacturing) for the site.
  • Responsible for sustained R&M of production equipment (incl. consumables, spares and R&M scheduling) for the site.
  • Lead production to continually improve operational performance (quality, delivery, flexibility, costs).
  • Champion HPS (Lean Manufacturing & Six Sigma) and implement a customer oriented continuous improvement culture.
  • Responsible for continually improving the Customer Experience through partnering with the leaders across functional lines and developing a customer centric mindset within operations.
  • Responsible for overall achievement of Chandler, AZ production and maintenance costs as approved in the budgeting process of the division.  Evaluate the results of overall operations regularly and systematically report these results.
  • Direct the preparation of short-term and long-term plans and budgets and capital plans in accordance with the division and business requirements.  Facilitate approvals of financial needs within the Heraeus Standard Limitations.
  • Assure effective staff development and succession planning.
  • Assure procedures and controls are in place to promote communication and optimal information flow within the organization.


Your Profile:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Ceramics Engineering, Production Management, Science or Technology or similar from an accredited college/university.
  • 7 years or more of experience in producing industry. The equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Demonstrated consistent growth in leadership roles ideally in global organization within a subsidiary or plant.
  • Experience within a multi-product, start-up, fact paced, technical manufacturing environment required.

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix