maxon has approximately 2,500 employees and is the worldwide leading provider of precision drives. These drives are in use everywhere from deep inside the earth to the surface of the planet Mars.

maxon precision motors specializes in assembly of its electric drive components into sophisticated electric drive systems. The Project Manager will manage the transition of new products from Product Development or customer developed products into Production in support of our aggressive growth strategy. In this capacity, the Project Manager will be the liaison between product development, R&D, purchasing, finance, quality, planning, sales, manufacturing engineering and production departments and our customers.

Project Manager Operations

The short-term and long-term goals for this position are:

  • To manage current and future contract manufacturing and value-add projects to successful completion.
  • To accelerate the growth of the manufacturing capabilities for contract manufacturing and value-add products.
  • To create operational excellence within the framework of the contract manufacturing and value-add manufacturing.
  • To increase the company’s efficiencies in converting customer orders to delivered products.
  •  To develop and execute the North America manufacturing strategy.



  • Define, create and manage long- and short-term plans, including setting targets for milestones to suit program deadlines.
  • Delegate action item activities to project members, including suppliers, and define costs.
  • Identify risks and perform risk management.
  • Identify competence and resource gaps and define an improvement plan.
  • Define and set up meeting structures to align and inform team members and stakeholders.
  • Establish effective project metrics and communication plans and ensure their execution.



  • Coordinate and drive to completion projects, on time within budget and scope.
  • Track project progress and deviations to action items and costs.
  • Lead project meetings and attend all other relevant meetings.
  • Report project status to stakeholders and senior management.
  • Make effective decisions to ensure project progress, driving the actions that will result in milestone accomplishments.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Train employees in basic and advanced project management techniques.
  • Support stakeholders in key aspects of the project where needed, i.e. supply chain development, planning, logistics.



  • Convert project strategies into cohesive executable plans and measurable results.
  • Effectively use state of the art project management tools.
  • Capable to read technical drawings.
  • Be familiar with a wide range of manufacturing techniques and their characteristics such as: turning, milling, grinding, annealing, surface treatments, casting, injection molding, fabrication, etc.
  • Be familiar with mechanical OTS components, such as bearings, adhesives, lubricants, fasteners, etc.
  • Be familiar with measurement techniques and their applications. Keywords are caliper, micrometer, measuring machine, comparator, GD&T, tolerance.
  • Be an involved project team leader that can drive results from an engaged, motivated and collaborative team.
  • Have a vision of LEAN implementations.
  • Conduct complex ERP and Excel operations.
  • Communicate clearly in written and verbal forms to achieve desired outcomes ranging from daily execution to project milestones to all stakeholders.
  • Possess strong negotiation, communication, interpersonal, motivational and influencing skills.



This job operates in a manufacturing assembly environment. There is an expectation you will be comfortable working in an assembly area. The performance of this position may occasionally require exposure to factory areas, which may require the use of personal protective equipment.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear, and sit for long periods of time. The employee will need to visually inspect parts and components, in detail, for quality assessments. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, push, pull, lift, finger, grasp, feel, and use repetitive motion. The employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform activities of their job. The employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.



This position may require US travel, mostly local, to suppliers, subcontractors and/or customers.



Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


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Source/author: maxon precision motors, inc. / Mar 8, 2022

USA (East Coast)

maxon precision motors, inc.

125 Dever DriveTaunton, MA 02780, United States
+1/508 677 0520

USA (West Coast)

maxon precision motors, inc.

2860 Zanker Rd, Suite 107San Jose, CA 95134, United States
+1/650 524 8822 +1/650 372 9395