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Wavestream designs and manufactures next
generation solid state power amplifiers for mission-critical satellite communications systems.
Director of Manufacturing
This position is located in San Dimas, CA, 91773.
Job Description / Responsibilities:
In this position you will be responsible for producing and testing highly reliable RF products for use in
commercial and military applications. You will be directing, planning and coordinating all aspects of
manufacturing across multiple product lines. The work environment is very dynamic and fast paced.
manufacturing activities and oversight include but are not limited to the following; manage a large work force
made up of various disciplines and backgrounds, supply chain operations both domestic and overseas, process
development and engineering support, production operations, unit assembly and test, microelectronics and test,
clean room operations, test automation, transitions of new products into production, interfacing with quality
assurance, ensure compliance with established company policies and safety standards, on-time delivery of products.
Specific area of focus includes; maintaining the highest levels of quality at all times, reduce cycle times,
reduction of overall costs, support warranty/failure analysis efforts, promote continuous improvement and lean
manufacturing, maintain strong employee involvement and morale.
Requirements / Skills:
• Adapts to changes in the work environment, effectively manages competing demands and is able to deal with
frequent changes, delays or unexpected events
• Maintains composure under pressure and is able to work with
complex tasks under tight deadlines with minimal direction
• Uses sound judgment and creativity in making
decisions of a routine and complex nature
• Superb problem-solving skills resulting in the ability to resolve
problems in a timely manner and skillfully gathers and analyzes information
• Knowledge of mechanical devises
and manufacturing of RF products and microelectronics
• Monitors own work and the work of the team with
accuracy and thoroughness to ensure high standards of quality
• Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written
communication skills and has a high level of moral and ethical standards
• Interfaces well with all individuals
at all levels and represents the executive team in a highly professional manner
• Able to work extended hours
and on special projects if necessary; and travel for work as required
• Provides technical guidance and
direction in the area of manufacturing engineering to assure operations and development projects and initiatives
• Provides leadership, guidance, and oversight for the successful introduction of new products and
processes into production through concurrent engineering practices, new technologies, and methods
employee performance to assure that deserving employees are recognized and that under performing employees are
given the direction required to improve their performance.
• Manages and maintains all manufacturing, assembly,
and test facilities and equipment
• BS degree in Manufacturing Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
• 10 - 15 years of relevant experience with progressively increasing responsibilities including experience in
directing and managing others
• Experience with lean manufacturing, ISO standards and Six Sigma principles
• Experience with identifying resources and managing overseas contract manufacturing
• Experience and knowledge
of microelectronic components and clean room operations
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