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Process Manager-Forming Tools-Americas

Position: Process Manager, Forming Tools

Location: Wixom, MI

Process Manager Forming Tools - Americas is responsible for the standardization of production processes throughout the Americas region, in sites which process Forming Tools within it's production.


  • Ensuring Centers involved in producing product for their assigned Segment are prepared, equipped and staffed to support Market Segment growth strategies as defined by the Segment Manager
  • Ensuring consistency of processes throughout Centers of Competence
  • Act as Operational Expert in the assigned Segment supporting the Segment Manager as needed
  • Develop and implement new production solutions, and standardized processes based on customer and segment requirements
  • Work closely with the Fixture Designer for improved solutions
  • Develop a local Process Technician for each Center of Competence who is trained to ensure consistent and accurate deployment of Segment processes at the local level
  • Conduct periodic audits to ensure compliance
  • Will travel 50-70%

We expect

  • Bachelor’s degree, engineering preferred; Experience substitutes
  • 5+ years of experience managing in an Operations environment
  • Demonstrated history of progressive operational responsibility
  • Strong Leadership and people-oriented Skills
  • Specific Market Segment knowledge such as product applications, materials, quality specifications, etc.

About us

Oerlikon is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy of becoming a global powerhouse in Surface Solutions, advanced materials and materials processing. The Group is committed to investing in value-bringing technologies that provide customers with lighter, more durable materials that are able to increase performance, improve efficiency and reduce the use of scarce resources. A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon has a global footprint of over 15 000 employees at 186 locations in 37 countries and sales of CHF 2.85 billion. Sustaining growth and improving profitability in 2018: order intake to increase up to CHF 3.4 billion, sales to around CHF 3.2 billion, and the EBITDA margin to improve to around 15 % (after investments). *CA

Oerlikon Balzers develops processes and systems for the coating of tools, components and decorative plastic elements. Comprising 106 locations in 34 countries, Balzers global network of coating centers is daily dedicated to further improving component performance and tooling productivity through coating technology. Join us and become a part of our future oriented, international team!

We have a great benefits package including medical insurance, dental and vision, tuition reimbursement, health and wellness benefits, and 401(K). If you want to operate in a business environment that gives you the freedom to imagine what is possible - please send us your application!

Statement of Equal Opportunity: Oerlikon Balzers is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran or marital status, or based on any individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. The company also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws. If you require an accommodation during the application process, please notify a Human Resources Representative.