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Program Manager

Merrill Technologies Group
Saginaw, Michigan, United States
February 14, 2018

About Us: Merrill Aviation & Defense, specializing in manufacturing, repair, rebuilding and testing capabilities are designed specifically for the rigorous demands of prototyping and producing high-stress critical structural components – especially large components with challenging angles and shapes. We have manufactured engine mounts, wing spars, struts and landing gear components for some of the world’s most reliable aircraft.

Overview: Responsible for production to run smoothly and to meet all production delivery and quality requirements. Perform all contract management functions on a day to day basis

Duties: Oversees production, manufacturing engineering, assembly and supply chain management activities.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Business (Mechanical Preferred).

Skills: Leadership, communication, organizational, motivational, and business accounting skills. Strong experience in expediting, planning, problem-solving and executing plans. Facilities layout. Strong computer skills including Excel, Word, Visio, Project, etc. Able to track programs through Encompix.

Experience: Solid knowledge of manufacturing systems, product launch, supplier development, inspection, and continuous improvement. Engineering background and process development. Leadership roles. Experience managing employees and complex manufacturing tasks with short deadlines in a highly compressed delivery schedule. Solid knowledge of industry-specific requirements, standards, and specifications.

Personal Qualities: Strong communication skills, exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Able to write plans and reports. Team player, confident, motivated and trustworthy. Able to manage deadlines and multitask.

Preferences: Masters in Business or Engineering. Five years managing 10+ employees in a production environment. Product launch experience.

Environment: Typical office environment with shop floor and vendor exposure. Frequently working at manufacturing location in Merrill, Michigan with additional time spent at assembly facility and vendors.

Physical Demands: Physical stress is minimal. Mental stress is moderate to high due to the potential impact this position has on customer satisfaction and future business.