Machine Shop Manager

Position Summary:

Responsible for effective coordination of labor and machine resources to produce a variety of machined components in a high mix, low-volume environment.  Manages workforce to continuously improve safety, productivity and quality metrics.  Develops labor pool to improve skills and flexibility.

Working Relationships:

  • Collaborates with Manufacturing Engineering to develop projects which result in improved workplace safety, and productivity improvements that result in more efficient use of resources.
  • Works closely with Production Planning to communicate resource capacity and constraints while developing plans to meet delivery expectation.
  • Develops machine shop quality program with the Quality Manager that results in continuous improvement of quality metrics.
  • Prioritizes and communicates substantial machine maintenance requirements with the Maintenance Manager while maintaining an operator-based preventative maintenance program.
  • Builds and leads team of skilled machinists with consistent communication, clear expectations and effective coaching.
  • Effectively communicates with top management the results of safety, quality, productivity, and delivery metrics.

Critical Skills/ Experience: 

  • Has the ability to understand complex machine drawings and production processes.
  • Possesses significant conventional and CNC machine shop management experience.
  • Experienced in discovering, analyzing and solving problems in a production manufacturing environment.
  • Skilled in effective development of personnel with a range of skills and abilities.


Minimum of 2 years technical training in Manufacturing or Industrial Technologies with A.A.S. or B.S. preferred.  Extensive work experience will be considered as an alternative.



950 Richmond Ave, Oxnard, CA, US, 93030

Job Type

Full Time

Company Bio:

Located in Ventura County, AST is in the “Gateway to California’s Central Coast”, located 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 2 miles from the Pacific Ocean and California’s Pacific Coast Highway.

Advanced Structural Technologies (AST) is an industry leading manufacturer of rotary forged and flow formed products for the aerospace, alternative energy, automotive, and military markets.  As a fully integrated contract manufacturing business, all process steps are completed on site in AST’s Oxnard and Camarillo facilities.