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Program Manager – Asheville, NC


  • The Program Manager is responsible for successfully managing all business aspects of a 24×7 production environment.
  • Problem solve and debug equipment issues that affect line uptime, efficiency and scrap.
  • Handle customer issues, including preparing and presenting engineering related report outs to customers.
  • Ensure that daily production and quality demands are met while developing and executing long term growth and continuous improvement strategies.
  • Performance will be tracked and measured against daily and monthly Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, and Continuous Improvement KPIs established from the overall plant initiatives.
  • Responsible for P & L on a Specific line of 50 employees.
  • Relocation provided. $100K-$120K.


  • The Program Manager will have a BS or MS degree with an engineering major (mechanical preferred).
  • Strong mechanical engineering skills with ability to solve problems on a production line quickly.
  • Technical skills and knowledge of lean manufacturing processes/procedures required.
  • 10 years experience in manufacturing; 5+ in automotive. 3-4 years as a Program Manager in a 24×7 production environment.
  • Familiarity with proven safety programs or quality programs (i.e. Kaizen) a plus.
  • Fundamental knowledge of machine design principles, pneumatics, electrical, hydraulics and machine control.
  • Thorough knowledge of project management techniques and tools (GANTT & PERT charts etc.), SPC and DOE.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. and have a stable work history. Sponsorship is not available.


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