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CAM Operations Manager

Company: Fine Jewelry Manufacturer
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

The role of CAM Operations Manager will be to lead a team of CAM Operators leveraging the most advanced 3D software, 3D printers and mills to deliver value for our internal and external customers. Develops and improves manufacturing processes by studying product and manufacturing methods. Work cross-functionally with internal R & D teams, software development teams and outside vendors to implement process improvement initiatives.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for management of a team of 10-12 CAM Operators
  • Responsible for training and developing all entry level CAD/CAM associates.
  • Advanced knowledge of RP Fabrication, Software, and manufacturing techniques.
  • Implement and champion Lean/Lean Six Sigma manufacturing techniques and principles including JIT/Pull, 5S, and small batch/single piece flow to create value for the customer.
  • Improves manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning work flow, space requirements, and equipment layout.
  • Aggressively manage costs of labor and materials
  • Optimize daily assignment of production run for printers and mills
  • Work cross-functionally with internal R & D teams, software development teams and outside vendors to implement automation throughout the production flow
  • Create and sustain strong relationships within 3D printer / ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING community. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Ideal candidate will be (Hands on focused combining practical and theoretical skill sets) (very comfortable working on the shop floor with hourly employees teaching and driving improvements).
  • Requires excellent written, verbal, mechanical, interpersonal skills, problem solving, project management skills and experience training and developing others.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks and make appropriate decisions, interpret personnel rules, laws, policies and plans. Ability to work independently and with appreciable latitude for decision making and judgment.
  • Ability to work with minimal guidance in a fast-paced and ever-changing production environment


  • A passion for leadership of people and continuous improvement of processes is a must
  • Requires an intermediate to advanced knowledge of CAD/CAM processes with an emphasis on additive manufacturing


  • Management experience is a plus
  • Requires a minimum of 2-3 years of relevant experience in a related field with 3 dimensional CAD skills
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering/Computer Science is a plus
  • Advanced knowledge of basic jewelry fabrication process is a plus

Keywords: Fine Jewelry Manufacturer, Lafayette , CAM Operations Manager, Other , Lafayette, Louisiana

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