Director of Manufacturing - based in New York

Kingston , New York
11 days ago
Full time role


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Job Description

Zinc8 Energy Solutions is developing a range of energy storage products based on a novel zinc-air flow battery technology. A substantial market for these products exists in utility, commercial, industrial, remote power generation and similar applications. With powerful backing and a committed nucleus Zinc8 is expanding its product development team to capitalize on this rare opportunity.



We are looking for a Director of Manufacturing Operations with a strong manufacturing background to oversee the development of our manufacturing function. The candidate will report directly to the CEO.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of Zinc8’s Manufacturing function
  • Develop and propose strategic manufacturing plan: New York expansion
  • Develop cost to produce forecast
  • Contribute to product design and specification reviews and conduct DFM and PFMEA studies
  • Manage the build of prototype units
  • Estimate production times, staffing requirements and related costs to provide information for management decisions
  • Identify, and define requirements for manufacturing equipment, tools and fixtures, with a focus on volume production and process automation
  • Direct and supervise activities of the production team to achieve performance objectives
  • Apply necessary controls to drive continuous improvement activities and to estimate future manufacturing requirements
  • Ensure H&S requirement s are maintained and followed by production team
  • Plan and manage layout of production facility and support facility upgrades as needed
  • Work with engineering staff in the facility to optimize working conditions, preventative maintenance actions and overall efficiency
  • Identify and report opportunities for quality and yield improvement
  • Develop relationship with key suppliers to negotiate price and delivery improvements
  • Identify opportunities to work with contract manufacturers
  • Lead management of parts inventory for both manufacturing and engineering functions
  • Build quality management capabilities
  • Manage regulatory audits of production equipment.
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing, Industrial, or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • 5+ years’ experience in a similar role in a high-tech manufacturing environment. Leading manufacturing and assembly of mechanical and electrical products in prototype, pre-production and production phases
  • Demonstrated experience with new product introduction and transition to volume manufacturing
  • Demonstrated implementation of process changes that have resulted in improvements of production quality, production efficiency and in product cost reduction
  • Demonstrated leadership and vision in managing staff groups and major projects or initiatives.
  • Demonstrated experience in selecting and managing external suppliers and contract manufacturers
  • Demonstrated experience managing a team of engineers and technicians
  • Budget development and oversight experience
  • Must be fluent in English with excellent communication skills.


Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience with electro-chemical products and processes and managing chemicals production and handling
  • Experience in manufacturing of configurable containerized electromechanical systems
  • Familiarity with purchasing and ERP/MRP systems


We offer a competitive salary with generous benefits. We promote an open and inclusive environment in which our colleagues are encouraged to be creative and resourceful.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, only those shortlisted will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities at Zinc8 Energy Solutions Inc..

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, ancestry, place of origin, religion, family status, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, sex, age, sexual orientation, political belief, or conviction of a criminal or summary conviction offense unrelated to their employment.

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