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Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.

Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.

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Project Manager

Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.

Posted 5 months ago

Project Manager

Mayodan, North Carolina

Sturm Ruger is currently seeking a New Product Development Project Manager. This position will be located in the Mayodan, NC facility. However, based on business needs, it could require travel up to one week/month to other facilities or to suppliers. This position requires a highly motivated, achievement oriented individual to manage local project teams. The role requires adherence to the Ruger New Product Design (NPD) process while striving to ensure on time, new product launches.

NPD Vision Statement
A standard NPD system enables us to innovate lean products and processes through the launch process that continually improves time consistency, product/process quality and efficiency.

  • Lead local teams to meet Ruger’s vision and goals
  • Lead local teams to work with customers for VOC information and competitive analysis as required
  • Ensure adherence to principles of simultaneous product and process development
  • For products and processes developed at the Newport Engineering Center slated for production in Mayodan, ensure lockstep understanding with the Engineering Center Project Manager and team for a smooth, error free transition. 
  • Ensure project capex, expenses, and production costs are estimated and prepared for gate review along with ongoing tracking throughout project
  • With consensus of the team develop project timelines, establish milestones, and communicate status throughout project
  • Use expert lean Knowledge to coach lean product and process concepts and ensure concepts become imbedded in the DNA of the plant
  • Lead teams to develop components with the suppliers to achieve DFMA, timing through PPAP
  • Ensure all aspects of Ruger’s NPD process steps are properly followed
  • Ensure a PFEP is kept accurate and current through collaboration with Material Coordinator
  • Ensure the scope, design rules, timing, production targets, BOM, PFEP, and Line Layouts are current and posted in the project room (aka, obeya)
  • Ensure compliance to corporate, ITAR and ATF is maintained
  • Ensure adequate resources are allocated to projects
  • Demonstrated experience working in a team environment

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Have a AAS degree in a mechanical related field and 5 years of firearms manufacturing experience
  • Have a sound knowledge of lean philosophy and the tools used
  • Fluent with MS Office including MS Project
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Have excellent attention to detail, quality, and interpersonal skills
  • Have exceptional problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated experience working in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications:
  • BS Degree and 5 plus years project management experience
  • Advanced knowledge of GD&T, SolidWorks, CAM, fixturing systems, various common materials, tooling, heat treating, finishes, and analyses method

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