Director of Manufacturing

The Studio

BREAKFAST is a world-renowned art collective with a reputation for conceiving and producing some of the most high-tech, complex, and unique art sculptures in the world. Our work can be found in museums, lobbies, stadiums, and public spaces across the globe.

Behind the scenes of this art studio, you will find that a lot of our processes and technologies are very similar to the tech start-up / product development world. We have a 7 person full time engineering team consisting of electronics engineer, several mechanical engineers and software engineers along with design staff. 

The Position

We're looking for a pragmatic, versatile Director of Manufacturing to manage our production department and general operations around products, logistics and installs. BREAKFAST is a small company so the right candidate is someone with great problem solving attitude and can spot an issue and isn't afraid to roll up their sleeves to fix it. 

This is a brand new role for us, so we're looking for a candidate that can come in and setup a lot of the processes and systems needed for an efficiently running production department.

In this role you will be a dealing with all our manufacturing vendors, several overseas (China, Europe) and several domestic. As well as help us find and evalute new vendor relationsships. Today these vendors create parts for us that are assembled and QC'd in our studio's production facilties before they are packed up and shipped out for installation.

Responsibilities

  • Run the production department, hire, train and support production staff including freelance technicians (today consists of 2 full time and at times up to 5 part time)
  • Create and manage production timelines along with our PMs and engineers
  • Scheduling of production staff both for in-house assembly work but also installs in the field.
  • Inventory management
  • Project BOM creation and ownership
  • Parts ordering and vendor relations
  • Implement and oversee quality control processes
  • Ownership of the production facilities
  • Maintain areas workshop, tooling, storage, labling, organization
  • Close collaborations with design teams on new projects and suggest improvments to help production
  • Communcation with end client (and their GCs) for coordination around installations

Experience and Skills

  • Must have at least 7+ years of work experience in manufacturing or production environment
  • Very technically adept and easy to learn new and custom systems
  • Experience leading and training production staff
  • Experience creating productitivy process flows and setting up support systems
  • Deep toublehsooting experience across mechanical and electrical systems
  • Experience with vendor relations, parts ordering and inventory management

Benefits and Compensation

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance.
  • Various weekly and annual activities to encourage a healthy culture.
  • Potential for phantom equity based upon experience and performance. 
  • Summer Fridays
  • Work at a studio unlike any other in the world and have the opportunity to make a real impact.
  • Fun, creative, and challenging work environment. Everyone learns something new every day.

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