Production Manager
Posted on 4/3/2023
Alameda, CA, USA
Experience Level
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant technical discipline, engineering preferred but not required
  • Minimum of 7 years of work experience in an industrial setting with management experience
  • Preferred background in material or chemical manufacturing operations
  • Demonstrates strong leadership skills with an affinity for mentoring and developing others
  • Strong understanding of Lean Manufacturing principles, and ability to implement them into a manufacturing process
  • Able to listen, influence, coach, and train on safe operating behaviors
  • Strong initiative, meeting facilitation, presentation, and communication skills
  • Hands-on, committed approach to problem solving and troubleshooting
  • Lead manufacturing operations in planning, optimizing, and improving of our Alameda production line. Develop policies, systems, and projects to support ongoing production and continual improvement
  • Instill a culture of safety and quality through engaging and empowering all individuals on the team
  • Work with the core leadership team in Moses Lake to prepare for the installation, commissioning, and start-up of our first Auto Scale Manufacturing plant. Support hiring, training, and system deployment
  • Structure, organize, and streamline the team, workstreams, programs, troubleshooting approaches, and supporting systems to enable a highly effective organization
  • Manage improvement projects and oversee project management of ongoing initiatives including lean implementation, theory of constraints, and material flow improvements
  • Grow and further develop Sila's Manufacturing Execution System (MES) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) capabilities to support operational effectiveness. Work closely with the Finance team to reduce manufacturing variances, report COGS, and monitor/report out on inventory levels
  • With reports, collaboratively develop goals, coordinate and track progress of plans, allocate roles and responsibilities, and navigate challenges and roadblocks
  • Help reports understand how their role and contributions are important to the Company's success and give and receive constructive feedback, and provide input to the organization on the report's contributions - celebrate wins
  • Hire, coach, and support talent through consistent feedback, navigation of challenges, and celebration of wins
Sila Nanotechnologies

51-200 employees

EV Lithium-ion manufacturer
Company Overview
Sila Nanotechnologies is a provider and manufacturer of revolutionary car batteries.