Production Manager I, Sapphire Fabrication
GT Advanced Technologies - Salem, MA 01970
GT Advanced Technologies is seeking a Production Manager I, Sapphire Fabrication professional to support our Salem, Massachusetts location.
Reporting to the Senior Manager of Fabrication, this person is responsible for the supervision of second and third shift employees in the Fabrication Department at the GT Solar Crystal Systems division in Salem, Massachusetts. Provides work direction to employees for assigned shift, across all areas, or assigned areas of the production floor. Ensures that product is produced on time and within safety and high quality standards. Work with department managers to develop and execute the production plans according to schedule and budget. Implements, communicates, monitors and reports department metrics.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Supervises production employees including coaching, counseling, training, and addressing staff issues, performance reviews Ensures all employees are oriented and trained on all company processes and procedures Assists with the recruiting, interview and selection of new hires Assigns responsibilities and sets priorities on the production shift Works with E, H & S to stay current on OSHA and EPA regulations concerning facilities and safety and ensures that all safety rules and regulations are met. Ensure clear, concise, timely and thoughtful communications happen consistently on the floor Ensures all company policies are consistently followed Acts as a resource to all areas of the production floor as well as site Manufacturing Engineering, and Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and Quality on technology introduction, process optimization and problem resolution. Implements, communicates, and monitors ongoing product quality standards and recommends improvements Takes an active role to ensure a healthy and safe working environment by communicating, promoting and monitoring safety rules and regulations and
Could be but not necessarily, could be 24/5. Weekends and holidays likely involve extra pay in MA. Three shifts per day means they have the work for all the furnaces they have running and the sapphire they are producing. They are staffing up for demand. That is great news.
"supervision of second and third shift employees in the Fabrication Department at the GT Solar Crystal Systems division in Salem, Massachusetts."
Running three shifts in the Fabrication Department producing sapphire for something is good to hear. It wont be long before other shops are ordering furnaces, and entire turn key set ups, in order to do the same. Touch ID and similar devices will show up on more and more devices. Based on the recent patent applications it appears Apple wants to exploit the benefits of sapphire for their products. A full sapphire screen or a thin sapphire overlay bonded to Gorilla Glass may be the next step for Apple to allow their devices to stay ahead of the competition.