Manager, Seat Products


Website Jamco America

Jamco America, Inc.

Job Description

Job Title:                     Manager, Seat Products

Reports to:                  Director, Aircraft Modifications & Seat Operations

FLSA Status:              Exempt



Lead the manufacturing function within budget and output targets to meet customer requirements and standards. Full accountability for ensuring safety, customer quality, cost and delivery requirements are met. Responsible for developing an enthusiastic, motivated and flexible team by building working relationships ensuring that Health, Safety and Environmental requirements are adhered to. Manage the team on best practice and establish standard policies and procedures whilst also mentoring and leading teams. Implement and manage continuous improvement and modern manufacturing principals by highlighting deficiencies and recommending changes in training, working practices and processes.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

Effectively and efficiently manage the production of the required daily/weekly/monthly targets in line with customer specifications, meeting quality and delivery expectations, minimizing  costs where possible and ensure the required best working practices are maintained at all times.

–      Responsible for plant production, financial performance, meeting customer requirements   and maintaining the orderly and productive operation of planned activities

–      Ensure the target productivity level is achieved on a daily basis

–     Ensure the production plan is updated on a daily basis
Communicate and liaise with other departmental managers regarding throughput of stock to ensure production targets are met
Attend various meetings and action/communicate instructions

–     Produce written reports and make presentations

–    Undertake continuous training and development

–    Perform root cause analysis and resolve problems

–     Identify and deploy the technical skill sets, resource levels and systems to deliver     projects, including the engagement of external resources as required

–     Conduct risk assessments of processes and tasks in the department

–      Ensure that the function operates in accordance with any health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and well-being of staff and visitors
Supervisory Responsibilities

Typically manages one or more subordinate supervisors who supervise a total of 10-30 employees in the Production areas.  Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this unit.  Carries out management responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


Education and/or Experience:

Position requires the completion of Associate’s degree in a technical or non-technical field, or formal certification in a technical field obtained through college level courses or professional curriculum and 5 or more years’ experience, or 10+ years of work experience in a manufacturing environment.

Moderate travel within the U.S. and abroad may be required to support JAMCO America programs.


The job normally has responsibility for a number of related operations, functions, and programs constituting a large section of a large department or a small administrative department.

The job may coordinate and oversee the work of consultants, vendors, and contractors for assigned projects.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge of business and management principles.
Advanced leadership techniques and coordination of people and resources.
Able to work in a team environment: able to coordinate projects from start to end.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbal and written.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office products .
Professional with proven organizational and time management skills.
All external hiring is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a criminal background check.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.  Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical

Reasoning Ability

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.

Customer Orientation

Must demonstrate concern and take actions to meet requirements and high standards of quality of both internal and external customers. Must display courtesy and sensitivity. Manage difficult situations. Meet commitments. Respond promptly to customer needs. Solicit customer feedback to improve service.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

The noise level in the work area is that of a production environment.

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