Title:  Production Operations Manager

Reports to:   President

Position Description:

For nearly 50 years, Grand Traverse Machine has been an industry leader in the manufacturing of a wide variety of precision-machined components.  We are seeking a Production Operations Manager to oversee and drive daily operations and continuous improvement in a high-mix, low-med volume environment.

  • This position leads the entire production of the facility on three shifts and reports to the President.
  • This role will demonstrate accountability for all business deliverables and metrics.
  • Working with all of the functions of the business this position will provide the key leadership role including recruiting and development of team members.
  • The ideal candidate will be a high energy individual with a strong background in CNC machining in a contract manufacturing / job shop environment.
  • Keys to success will be: 1.) Continued development of LEAN operating practices.   2.) Personnel development   3.) Planning & driving continuous improvement.



  • GTM will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the US for this opening.  Any offer of employment is contingent upon a background check and drug screen.
  • 5+ years experience in production leadership.  Strong preference for machining operations background.  Other complementary background skills (quality, materials mgt, engineering, etc) are a plus.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills on the shop floor.   Ability to solve production and personnel issues to the benefit of the company and team members.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Knowledge of recruitment and staffing practices.
  • Machining experience in job shop environment.
  • Strong knowledge of precision measuring instruments including CMM.
  • Working knowledge of ISO quality systems and quality metrics.
  • Demonstrated and Ingrained values of honesty, integrity and hard work


 Knowledge & Experience:

  • Bachalors Degree or Associates Degree with exceptional work experience.
  • 7-10+ years of relevant experience
  • Background in CNC machining in a job shop environment (preferred)


What we offer for this position:

  • Very competitive compensation package (base + bonus) Open – depending on background/experience.
  • Health Benefits
  • 401K
  • PTO