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Manufacturing Manager

Company: Erthos, Inc.
Location: Chandler
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Manufacturing Manager (Chandler, AZ) About Erthos ( is an emerging pre-IPO solar company that is driving a complete paradigm shift to the widely accepted methodologies employed by utility scale developers globally by removing all steel racking associated with PV (photovoltaic) plants, installing the solar panels directly on the earth's surface, and optimizing the design and operation resulting in the lowest cost green electron on earth. -Erthos is intently focused on proliferating our patented "Earth Mount Solar" technology and methodology across the globe, enabling developers to accelerate the deployment of green energy at a speed never before thought possible. -Once installed, the panels are cleaned by our autonomous robotic cleaner (affectionately referred to as our "ErthBot").In February of 2022, we completed our Series B financing round, led by Capricorn Investment Group. - You'll Be Doing: ***Please note that this role is a full-time in office position located in Chandler, Arizona. -Many of the roles we have at Erthos can be full-time remote. -However, as this role is responsible for overseeing all aspects of our manufacturing process, you will need to be located within a reasonable driving distance from Chandler and be physically present in the office each day.***Erthos has designed several components to optimize the solar plant installation and operation. -Some of these components are made in house, some made by contract manufacturers, and some procured directly from vendors to our specifications.The Erthos Manufacturing Manager will oversee the daily operations of our manufacturing facility - currently in Chandler, Arizona, USA. They coordinate, plan, and direct all the activities that go into the production process, including quality and safety. They also oversee our contract manufacturing process, from specifications thru selection to production oversight. The Manufacturing Manager will help to:

  • Set up the machines and a safe environment for production
  • Manage the workflow for a production project
  • Establish production processes
  • Ensure efficiency during the process
  • Oversee the quality assurance of produced materials or goodsIn conjunction with the above, manufacturing manager will perform the following:
    • Establish goals for production, and coordinate a plan to meet those goals
    • Ensure production stays on schedule
    • Maintain manufacturing tools inventory
    • Ensure production tools meet calibration standards
    • Establish a culture of "Safety First" in manufacturing
    • Establish a culture of Quality in manufacturing
    • Assure products meet quality standards
    • Write production reports
    • Analyze production data and optimize for efficiency
    • Direct an efficient layout of equipment and flow of materials
    • Manage factory personnel (full time, part time, and/or temporary labor)
    • Ensure workers and equipment meet performance and safety requirements
    • Watch for hiccups in the process, and actively seek out opportunities to improve operations
    • Hire, train, and assess the performance of workers
    • Support workers as questions, concerns, or feedback arises
    • Supervise staff and delegate tasks to employees
    • Communicate with other departments, such as the financial department to establish budgets, HR department to hire new workers, or the logistics department to ensure the delivery of productsQualifications:
      • Bachelor's degree in manufacturing, business, or engineering is preferred
      • Prior manufacturing experience is required
      • Lean Six-Sigma certified (minimum, Green Belt) preferred
      • Strong communication and organizational skills
      • Excellent team-building and interpersonal skills
      • Strong leadership skills and ability to manage cross-functional team members
      • Technical competencies in manufacturing (e.g., technical drawings, blueprints, CAD/CAM, SolidWorks)
      • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and other industry software
      • Oversee forklift certifications, training, and operations
      • Manage logistics within the warehouse (packaging for shipment, etc.)
      • Familiarity with UL and IEC production standards and qualifications
      • Willingness to travel within the U.S. (and possibly internationally) to visit our manufacturing partners and potential partners, as necessary
      • Be able to stand for long periods and carry weights up to 85 lbsCompensation and Benefits:
        • We are extremely interested in engaging with all candidates who possess the manufacturing expertise we require. -Our base salary range is flexible, although we are targeting a base salary of approximately $60,000 - $100,000 based on experience. -If your salary requirements are greater, please apply and we can discuss your salary needs commensurate with your manufacturing experience.
        • Extraordinary stock options in a growing company granted to all employees.
        • Generous annual bonus potential.
        • Erthos pays 100% of all medical, dental and vision insurance premiums for its employees and their spouse and children.
        • Unlimited Paid Time Off (PTO). -We believe that performance is not measured in hours worked, but by your actual performance. What a concept! We trust our employees to accomplish their work goals. -When you need to take time off, you take time off.
        • 401(K) plan

Keywords: Erthos, Inc., Chandler , Manufacturing Manager, Executive , Chandler, Arizona

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