Manufacturing Area Manager

United States of America
Permaswage Gardena
Engineering General
Full Time
February 1 2021



With more than 120 operations and about 20,000 employees worldwide, Precision Castparts Corp. is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, forged components, aerostructures and highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace applications. In addition, we are the leading producer of airfoil castings for the industrial gas turbine market. We also manufacture extruded seamless pipe, fittings, forgings, and clad products for power generation and oil & gas applications; commercial and military airframe aerostructures; and metal alloys and other materials for the casting and forging industries. With such critical applications, we insist on quality and dependability – not just in the materials and products we make, but in the people we recruit.

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, this over 10 billion dollar company employs more than 20,000 people worldwide.  PCC has over 120 plants and has a presence in twenty-six states in the US and in over a dozen countries. PCC is relentless in its dedication to being a high-quality, low-cost and on-time producer; delivering the highest value to its customers and shareholders while continually pursuing strategic, profitable growth.

Effective early February 2016, Berkshire Hathaway, led by chairman and CEO Warren E. Buffett, acquired Precision Castparts Corp.

EPD offers comprehensive product lines that cover virtually every aerospace fastening application. We produce fasteners, precision components, tooling, and engineered system solutions for the automotive, defense, industrial machinery, and other performance-driven markets

EPD products' manufacturing operations are spread over four continents, forming a network of industry-leading companies, which enables our customers to utilize our experience and deep product knowledge wherever they need it. Embedded in a culture of continuous improvement, our assets and industry leadership insure that we will consistently deliver our customers the best value in the markets we serve.

Headquartered in Gardena, CA, Permaswage manufactures fluid fittings for all major global aerospace companies. Operations at the Gardena location include: Forging, CNC Machining, CNC Waterjet Cutting, Laser Marking, Heat Treating, NDT, and EDM.
Manages a team who supervise / Lead direct labor employees involved in the manufacturing of a product line (Category). Manages assigned company resources (personnel, equipment and materials) to achieve work schedules and satisfy customer requirements in an efficient and cost effective manner.
  • Responsible for the overall safety, leadership, direction, coordination, and evaluation of assigned product Category.
  • Achieve daily metrics including earned hours, productivity, scarp, throughput, sales and other significant measures.
  • Use the daily operational cost metrics to monitor and manage key areas of variable spending.
  • Maintain proper staffing levels to achieve budgeted levels of performance.
  • Analyze processes to improve efficiency (includes purchase of new capital equipment, planning arrangement of equipment, use of cost effective production techniques) and achieve cost reduction expectations.
  • Implement lean manufacturing methods (6S, flow, visual organizations, etc.)
  • Ensure that manufacturing documentation, procedures and protocol are followed at all times.
  • Monitor scrap, yield and part efficiencies on existing programs to ensure achievement of budget targets.
  • Weekly or bi-weekly employee communications meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, or a related discipline is highly preferred.
  •  5 - 10 years of manufacturing experience strongly preferred 
  • 4+ years of supervisory experience


  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business data, technical procedures and governmental regulations.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Working knowledge of Six Sigma and Statistical Process Control.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.