Production Manager

Date:  Dec 4, 2022
Division:  Plasma Control Technologies (40000002)

San Jose, US

Requisition ID:  6203


The COMET Group is a global leader in providing high-quality components, systems and services that optimize its customers' products and processes in the fields of X-ray-, vacuum- and radio frequency technology. As a trailblazing tech company, we contribute to more secure, efficient, and sustainable manufacturing, communication, and mobility.


The Division Plasma Control Technologies (PCT) is Comet’s largest division and a global leader in developing and producing high-performance Vacuum Capacitors, RF Matches and RF Generators for the semiconductor industry.


What will you do?

  • Ensure that all work is carried out safely within the agreed deadlines and effect contingency plans where necessary.
  • Ensure adherence to production plans and agreed deadlines through accurate forecasting and regular analysis of data, taking actions or providing recommendations to improve performance.
  • Create a strategy for production, aligning with business strategy requirements, executed with desirable and agreed results, focusing on driving year on year improvement.
  • Foster teamwork to remove obstacles and break down barriers to advance improvements.
  • Mentor direct reports to improve their leadership skill sets and overall effectiveness, driving responsibility, and accountability for speed and agility of execution.
  • Ensure the creation, communication and implementation of relevant Production goals and KPI’s, incorporating these into team performance discussions as necessary.
  • Ensure that all production activities adhere to the company quality management system by promoting and incorporating good manufacturing practices which are implemented consistently across the manufacturing team. Also, to ensure that any procedure or process changes are properly documented and controlled which result in a positive business outcome.
  • Work with the various functions of the organization to achieve lean best practice while maintaining the company’s ethical working standards.
  • Interface to the Operations management and the Site Leadership Team when required and provide any necessary information requested.


Who are we looking for?

  • Science or Engineering degree educated and/or extensive production manufacturing management experience/ knowledge, or equivalent work experience.
  • 3 – 5 years of Production Management experience
  • Excellent track record delivering against targets and driving accountability
  • People Management and Conflict Management Skills
  • Resource & Capacity Planning
  • Strong planning and organizational skills and change management experience
  • Excellent business acumen with a strong working knowledge of Employment law and Health & Safety
  • Excellent knowledge of and experience driving Process Improvement approaches (Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, FPY, etc.)
  • Solid understanding of copy exact principles.
  • Able to speak and write English fluently and good technical communication skills.
  • Solid interpersonal skills related to dealing with suppliers.
  • SAP experience is a plus


Why join us?

  • Collaborate with diverse international colleagues from all over the world for a successful listed multinational company headquartered in Switzerland
  • Take on inspiring projects in a highly dynamic environment and thriving industry, which is growing globally in emerging and mature markets
  • Attractive training and career opportunities in our global locations, as well as flexible work arrangements



Comet Technologies USA Inc. offers an excellent and competitive compensation package; an excellent work environment; and a comprehensive benefit program (including medical, dental and vision care benefits), tuition reimbursement, a 401(k) plan, vacation and paid sick days.

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto