Machine Shop Manager

Operations Support
221994 Requisition #

Moog’s Aircraft Group is looking for a Machine Shop Manager who is highly motivated with a passion for machining and machine shop operations.  Strong leadership with good data analytic skills and relationship and team building will be keys to success in this role.


As a Machine Shop Manager in Aircraft Group, you can expect to manage resources, budgets, assets and coordinate process improvement initiatives in a complex Machining environment.  Our Shop Manager should have very strong management/leadership experience within a machine shop setting and be familiar with CNC and manual material removal processes including turning, milling, grinding, EDM, welding, etc.  The ideal candidate will also be well-versed in lean manufacturing, 5S, continuous improvement, kaizen, SMED, value stream mapping, standard work, etc.


Here’s what you’ll work on:

  • Drive process improvements in all areas of Machining, Fabricating, Lathe, etc.   
  • Analyze workforce utilization, facility layout and operational data, such as production costs, process flow and production schedules to determine efficient utilization of individuals and equipment
  • Recommend methods for improving employee efficiency and reducing waste of materials and utilities (such as restructuring job duties, reorganizing workflow, relocating workstations and equipment and purchase of equipment)
  • Develop, evaluate and improve work processes
  • Confer with management and engineering staff to implement plans and recommendations
  • Implement continuous improvement activities using lean techniques, such as Kaizen events, Kanban, 5S, root cause analysis, manufacturing cells, etc.
  • Recruit employees, assigning, directing, and evaluating their work, and overseeing the development of staff
  • Provide and train backup staff, perform cross-training and work cooperatively across the site in resource management
  • Create an environment of mutual trust and support by encouraging employee participation and building team unity


Here's what you'll need to be considered for this exciting opportunity:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or technical discipline required
  • Minimum 10 years of manufacturing / engineering experience, with 5 years of direct leadership experience.  Ideal candidate would be able to demonstrate progressive responsibility into management, which would include:
    • setting goals and objectives and developing methods to improve productivity and quality in a low volume, high mix complex machining environment
    • progressive growth / responsibilities in a manufacturing environment including building and developing teams
    • implementing continuous improvement activities utilizing lean techniques, process improvement and variation reduction;
  • Manufacturing and machining process knowledge and understanding is required for this role
  • Ability to drive positive engagement within the organization and the employee base


At Moog:  
• We solve our customers’ most difficult technical challenges 
• We value trust, respect, integrity & cooperation in everything we do 
• Performance really matters – for our people, customers & shareholders

You can do this!  


This job requires access to US export-controlled information.

This job requires an active US Government security clearance or the ability to obtain one.

EOE/AA Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity




About Moog, Inc.:

Our company began in 1951 with Bill Moog’s invention, the servo valve, a device which became the heart of high performance motion control systems. Today, Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of motion control parts and systems.


Headquartered in East Aurora, NY, we proudly serve customers in more than 90 countries. Our operations extend to more than 27 countries and our talented, global workforce is nearly 13,000 strong.


Our company is organized into three operating groups: Aircraft, Industrial, and Space and Defense. Our high-performance systems control military and commercial aircraft, satellites and space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, automated industrial machinery, and marine and medical equipment. What sets Moog apart is our commitment to creating high-performance solutions that solve our customers’ most difficult technical challenges.


But it's more than technical excellence that defines us. Moog is a performance culture that empowers people to achieve great things. Our employees enjoy tackling interesting technical challenges in a culture of trust. For you, working with us can mean deeper job satisfaction, better rewards, and a great quality of life inside and outside of work. 

Moog is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such affirms the right of every person to participate in all aspects of employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, contact our Human Resources department via phone at 844-367-5787.

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