Production Manager

Production Manager


Primarily responsible for ensuring the fulfillment of the production plan with finished product that meets Quality Control specifications. Responsible for manufacturing resources (staff & equipment); ensure capacity is available in equipment and trained personnel to meet the requirements of the business plan. Provide manufacturing support to R&D in relation to new product development and planned process improvements.


  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
  • Ensure that production targets are met and yields are maintained consistently without any changes or drifts from established procedures.
  • Develop efficiency improvement proposals and implement efficiency improvement plans.
  • Reduce lens cost by improving process flow efficiency and improving capacity.
  • Ensure equipment and personnel are available and trained to meet the forecasted production volume.
  • Assist R&D/Engineering in documenting new manufacturing procedures and processes, implementing these changes, and training operators on new procedures.
  • Assist R&D/Engineering in process improvement plans and trouble-shooting efforts.
  • Work with Process Engineers and Engineering Technicians to ensure equipment and process validations are conducted in compliance with FDA, PMDA and ISO regulations.
  • Work with Process Engineers and Engineering Technicians to bring new machinery/equipment to production floor in accordance with established procedures and regulatory requirements and train operators on equipment use.
  • Establish and implement metrics of production performance.
  • Document all work in accordance with the requirements of the AVS Quality System.
  • Supervise and provide guidance and mentoring for production leads; work with HR to develop supervisory skills of this group.
  • Manages all production floor staff. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with AVS policies and applicable laws.
  • Monitor and control expenses against manufacturing budget to ensure that expenses are within budget.
  • Ensure safety and compliance to OSHA.
  • Provide GMP training for manufacturing staff.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university in industrial engineering or mechanical/biomedical engineering discipline preferred, but not essential. At least five years experience in a similar regulated manufacturing environment is required. Additional work experience required in lieu of a degree.
  • Solid knowledge of FDA & ISO 13485 regulations
  • Solid knowledge of machining, molding, manual assembly methods, tooling & fixturing.
  • Ability to solve practical problems
  • Ability to calculate figures and to apply concepts of basic mathematics
  • Must be detailed oriented and able to multi-task
  • Possess solid computer skills
  • Must be proficient in:
  • Excel – create and work with spreadsheets
  • Word – create and format professional correspondence
  • Powerpoint – create meeting presentations
  • Outlook – email & maintain company calendars
  • ERP/MRP Manufacturing software
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be dependable and flexible
  • Must be a team player and have experience providing support for numerous internal customers


  • Varied sitting, standing and walking
  • Ability to lift and carry 50lbs. or less