The PIC Group
  • San Diego, CA, USA
  • $35 - $38
  • Hourly
  • Full Time


Production Subcontracts Manager

For over 30 years, Trigo Global Quality (Formerly the PIC Group) has remained the leading provider of full-service quality solutions, servicing the automotive, aerospace and manufacturing industries throughout the United States, Canada and most recently, Mexico.  As the only full-service quality solutions provider of its kind, Trigo Global Quality provides containment, inspection, quality engineering consultants, training, and supplier development services. Not only do our quality solutions help customers meet their immediate needs, but they help to rectify quality issues long term. With our extensive geographic footprint, we are the largest global provider of quality solutions with the ability to respond quickly and effortlessly, when and where our customers need us. 

Think you'd make a good addition to the team?    Come, build a future with us! 

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As a Subcontract Manager, you will be responsible for providing onsite support at various customer sites that include but not limited to major systems, air-frame, and tooling suppliers located within 25-mile radius of San Diego, CA. Travel in the area will be required and Approximately 90% of your time will be spent onsite at a supplier site.  

In this role, you will help minimize disruptions to the supply chain by providing "in the field" oversight of supplier execution. Daily activities include but not limited to: validating the status of deliverable parts, working with supplier personnel to prioritize components through manufacturing, and providing detailed status to purchasing, preparing plans to prevent/reduce shortages, identifying risks in the supply chain, and developing risk mitigation plans to minimize issues.

The ideal candidate would have solid understanding of production processes and how they relate to avionics equipment, aircraft systems components and, machined part & tooling fabrication, along with lean manufacturing. You will need to be self-motivated and capable of analyzing supplier processes and developing improvement plans working with the customer and supplier. You will regularly interact with multiple lines of business, including production, procurement, quality, and engineering.

Job Description: 

  • Develop production control plans based on backlog, new customer orders, forecasted orders, inventory levels, minimum order quantities, and lead times. Determine material requirements from customer orders, sales forecast, customer orders, production schedules and bills of materials.
  • Write Work Orders to support factory production flow requirements.
  • Monitor and provide direction to control production materials including Blanket Agreement scheduling to meet on time shipments and revenue growth requirements
  • Plan, coordinate, schedule and monitor movement of material throughout the production cycle using the Company MRP System. Communicate expedite and supplier delivery commitments needed to support production requirements.
  • Create processes and procedures for the smooth implementation and utilization of the IntelliPower MRP/ERP system. Create, develop, and maintain reporting tools.
  • Maximize process efficiencies through continuous improvements and avoidance of production delays.
  • Evaluates specifications as provided to identify and clearly communicate deficiencies as well as recommendations for corrective actions and improvements. 

Required Skills: 

  • 5-7 years Hands-on experience as Master Scheduler and Production Planning
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required.
  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Previous experience with electronic Material Requirements Planning systems such as SAP is required.
  • Ability to work across multiple venues with both internal and external customers and suppliers to ensure on time delivery.
  • Requires comprehensive understanding of overall manufacturing processes and procedures, with an ability to interpret specifications and contracts, as well as an understanding of objective evidence.
  • Must possess strong oral and written communication skills for presentations and potential executive level briefings
  • Previous experience working closely with Quality Engineering, Manufacturing Engineers and Purchasing to coordinate planning and work schedules for production.
  • Excellent interpersonal relations, customer service, and written/oral communication skills required.
  • Well organized, with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to gather, interpret, analyze and proactively act on data with minimal supervision.
  • High sense of urgency with ability to work in a fast-paced team environment anticipating and adjusting to production challenges to meet customer requirements.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience purchasing in an electronics manufacturing environment.
  • Requires "Black Belt" level training, Lean Manufacturing Training, significant project leadership experience and change management skills. 

Desired Skills and Education: 

  • Hands-on experience with ERP System Applications a plus
  • Higher education preferred. 

Required Education (including certifications): 

  • High School Diploma 

Company Description: 

Following a merger with TRIGO Group in November 2015, PIC has expanded its geographic footprint globally and created the largest and most comprehensive breadth of quality solutions available worldwide. Our team of over 8,000 professionals delivers Quality Assurance Services in over 20 countries. For more information, visit 

Trigo Global Quality Solutions is committed to the core values of equal employment opportunity. We are committed to treating people fairly, and with respect and dignity.  We offer employment opportunities based upon an individual's qualifications and performance, free from discrimination or harassment because of race, ancestry, place of origin, ethnic origin, color, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status, and disability.

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