POSITION TITLE: Production Manager/Electro-Pneumatic Engineer


LOCATION:  Livermore, CA 94551

OUR CLIENT: Thermal Press International

Website: http://www.thermalpress.com/

Thermal Press International is a 30 year old industrial automation equipment manufacturing company. We manufacture precision machines, as well as complete custom tooling packages used in the medical, automotive, consumer products, electronics, and aerospace industries. We are the leader in our niche market. Our equipment is used in worldwide branded products such as Delphi, Flextronics, Google, GE, Medtronic, Johnson & Johnson.

Thermal Press equipment and solutions are always made in the USA!

Thermal Press seeks a seasoned/senior Production Manager/Electro-Pneumatic Engineer to manage the production of both standard and custom automation equipment. We are looking for someone who has creative skills to continuously improve our manufacturing process, as well as our products, both existing and new.

You will be supported by a team of CAD designers and an in-house CNC machine shop. All equipment and tooling is designed in our Livermore facility. Our equipment is shipped to our clients’ factories worldwide, where it is used for the assembly of automotive, medical and consumer electronics.

The position is posted here: http://lockeandkey.com/jobs/JobOpenings/job_opening_151.php


The Production Manager will: 

Seek to continuously improve the strategy and structure of the production department.

Perform technician duties, as well as manage and lead a small team of technicians/engineers.

Produce work instructions and workflow processes.

Continue to improve/enhance manufacturing and work flow efficiency.

Bring new technical ideas to the manufacturing process.

Maintain inventory of machine parts and purchased components.

Support the customer service program

Perform other duties as necessary.

We make heat staking machines. We do not expect you to know our niche market, but we are looking for a good, general electro-pneumatic production manager. Here is some additional information on what we do: http://www.thermalpress.com/index.asp?pgid=5&nid=2&catid=Articles


We realize that every interested candidate might not have all of the desired experience, but here is what we are looking for in terms of experience and skills… the more you have, the better!

Comprehensive knowledge in general electronics and demonstrated expertise in electronic, electro-pneumatic/mechanical, and PLC/HMI systems. (Programmable Logic Controls and Human Machine Interface)

Minimum of ten years of electronic technician experience, and five years of management experience.

Management experience of five to ten engineers and technicians.

Experience in an industrial /manufacturing environment.

Hands-on experience working with automation equipment.

Knowledge of electro-pneumatic systems and components. (servo is a plus)

Experience with basic AC and DC electrical systems, both high and low voltage.

Ability to read and write electrical and pneumatic schematics/diagrams.

Leadership qualities; ability to guide and inspire others to excel in their positions.

PLC’s programming a very strong plus.

Relationships with local suppliers is a plus.

ISO certification knowledge is a plus.

Experience with MS Project is a plus.


Excellent management and employee development skills.

Excellent customer relations and communications skills.

Must be able to communicate both written and verbally in the English language

Strong problem solving/diagnostic/troubleshooting ability.

Comply with company Safety policies, clean/safe work areas, wear appropriate safety gear.

Ability to lift/move portable equipment.

Microsoft Office and general PC knowledge

Valid driver’s license/clean driving record.


Electronics education is a plus.


Opportunity to utilize your creative skills to make improvements in the manufacturing process and product attributes.

Competitive compensation and opportunity to work on equipment used in worldwide branded products such as Delphi, Flextronics, Google, GE, Medtronic, Johnson & Johnson.

Medical benefits paid for employee (dental/vision).

Vacation, ten paid holidays, sick pay. Simple IRA retirement account with matching.

Work hours: Flexible, either office hours, 8.00am to 5.00pm, Mon-Fri. or crew hours: 7.00am-3.30pm.


To be considered for this opportunity, please email your resume and cover letter with Thermal Press in the subject line.

Local candidates only.

Qualified resumes with cover letter will receive notification of receipt.

Do not send your resume to the client directly.

Lisa K. Locke

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