Manager, Manufacturing/Operations Production

Website MKS Instruments/ Newport

Newport brand within the MKS Instruments Light & Motion division

Manager, Manufacturing/Operations Production – Bozeman, Montana

Newport is a brand within the MKS Instruments Light & Motion division. The Newport product portfolio consists of a full range of solutions including motion control, optical tables and vibration isolation systems, photonics instruments, optics and opto-mechanical components. For more information, visit

This position will lead the dynamic production team in Bozeman and will be responsible for overseeing the production of three product lines: laser diode instrumentation, laser diode test systems and solar simulators.

Key Responsibilities:

Develop and implement activities in production area(s) to meet production goals, quality and cost objectives
Prioritize production schedules based on product introduction, equipment efficiency, materials supply, sales forecast and production ramp scheduling
Plan, schedule, coordinate and approve products through complete production cycle
Establish production schedules, labor loading and capacity requirement
Coordinate production plans to ensure materials are provided according to schedule
Interface with upper management, marketing, sales, production and engineering managers on production schedules
Work to resolve (in the case of changes) labor and material shortages, backlogs and other potential schedule interruptions
Oversee the master schedule and ensure comprehensive compliance with material requirements planning for manufacturing
Prioritize production schedules
Plan and administer procedures for accomplishing calibrations, repairs and production
Make budgetary recommendations on capital expenses and labor
Select and develop personnel to ensure efficient operation of the production floor; schedule manpower and evaluate performance

Bachelor’s degree required with 3-5 years relevant experience
Prior experience supervising direct reports
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
High degree of proficiency of PC skills, including MS Office and SAP
Globally, our policy is to recruit individuals from wide and diverse backgrounds.  However, for  positions requiring access to export-controlled goods and technical data that are subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR), MKS Instruments. Inc., may have to obtain an export license from the U.S. Government. As such, applicants for these positions, except “U.S. persons” (generally defined as U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals (holder of a US Passport), lawful permanent residents (or, green card holders), individuals granted asylum, and individuals admitted as refugees), may be subject to an export license review process. Employment is contingent upon issuance of the license.

MKS Instruments, Inc. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer. We solicit and hire applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected category. Our policy is to employ the most qualified applicants. We conduct background checks and drug screens, in accordance with company policies and federal and state guidelines.

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