Bruno Independent Living Aids, Inc.

  • Fabrication / Welding Manager

    Req No.
    Regular Full-Time - RFT
  • Overview

    We are looking for a Transformational Leader to serve as a mentor and guide to the team of Production Team Leaders who support our 100 + Fabrication/Welding professionals. This high impact role will focus on achieving organizational goals and objectives including advancing integration of robotic welding in the operation.


    • Provide effective leadership coaching to Production Team Leaders and Team Captains to enhance their leadership and supervisory capabilities
    • Partner with Team Leaders to guide continuous improvements in productivity, delivery, safety and quality
    • Investigate production delays, and initiate necessary corrective actions to assure consistency of production levels
    • Oversight for robotic welding operations and equipment
    • Utilize data driven processes and metrics to achieve key performance objectives
    • Manage departmental staffing, performance, labor and overtime metrics
    • Support the Team Leaders in the facilitation of monthly team meetings fostering and in support of strong communication, collaboration, process improvements, goal attainment
    • Partner with Human Resources on employee relations issues, policy administration, hiring onboarding, and retention
    • Partners with Operations Management to identify and lead department-level projects
    • Ensures that certifications e.g. AWS D-1.1, are maintained
    • Develop and maintain the annual departmental budget
    • Manage capital assets through preventive maintenance program
    • Incorporate shop floor organization and plant cleanliness among plant personnel. (5S)


    Education and Experience: 

    Bachelor Degree in related field with broad technical and leadership experience in a production manufacturing environment with a significant fabrication/welding component, plus a minimum of 5 years supervisory experience required. Candidate should have familiarity with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. Certified weld inspector (CWI); welding supervisor certification (WSC); experience with lean manufacturing and Kanban a plus.


    This strong leader will possess the desire to collaborate with other leaders within the company, to drive process improvements and organizational growth. This individual will have proven expertise in resource planning and successfully identifying and implementing process improvement initiatives. Additionally this position requires an individual that demonstrates a leadership style that is confident and motivating, yet flexible and collaborative, possessing the ability to prioritize and communicate effectively with well-reasoned, and creative thought.


    Skills and Abilities:

    • Read, analyze, and interpret reports and legal documents. 
    • Write articles at publication level that conform to prescribed style and format. 
    • Effectively present information to employees, management, customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. 
    • Requires job related software skills, MS Office and the ability to operate a variety of standard office equipment. 


    Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

    • Environment is a modern production facility with heat and air conditioning with office on shop floor
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is generally required to ambulate and use hands and fingers   
    • Ability to lift up to 10 pounds


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