Fortive Corporation Area Manager in Radford, Virginia

Area Manager

About Us:

Kollmorgen is part of the Fortive group of businesses located in Radford, Virginia. More than five decades ago, Kollmorgen developed the direct drive technology that enables some of today’s most remarkably innovative machines.

We helped engineers build the first self-contained artificial heart. Our end-to-end onsite engineering resulted in China’s first air-jet loom for manufacturing, and we’ve been a pioneer in hybrid motor technology for transportation for two decades.

Our infrastructure, our intellectual knowledge, our passion and experience are testament to our pursuit of motion excellence. And because of our heritage of customization, we see opportunities, not obstacles.


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The Area Manager is responsible for directing and coordinating activities that support the production of Kollmorgen products. This position is responsible for the day to day management of a group of associates as well as meeting daily, medium, and long term goals aligned with the overall strategy of the business. Key goals for the area manager are safety, quality, on time delivery, productivity and inventory.


  • In alignment with business objectives, establish production and quality control standards, develop budget and cost controls, and to obtain data regarding types, quantities, specifications, and delivery dates of products ordered.

  • Plans and directs production activities and establishes production priorities for products.

  • Consult with and coordinate goals and activities with cross functional areas including engineering, production planning and support staff.

  • Coordinates production activities with procurement, maintenance, and quality control activities to obtain optimum production and utilization of human resources, machines, and equipment.

  • Reviews and analyzes production, quality control, maintenance, and operational data to determine causes of nonconformity with product specifications, operating or production problems.

  • Supports and implements a Lean Manufacturing structure in all production areas.

  • Revise production schedules and priorities as need due to equipment failure or other production problems.

  • Manages performance of direct labor associates, including development, promotion and disciplinary procedures.

  • Responsible for achieving area and cell metrics and driving countermeasures and action plans where appropriate to achieve goals.


Kollmorgen is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.



  • Bachelor's degree with 2 – 3 years’ experience in a machining environment is preferred. May also consider an Associate’s degree with significant experience in machining including CNC programming. Lean manufacturing experience is preferred.

  • Previous experience in leadership or management required.

  • Proven excellent analytical skills required, advanced Excel skills are preferred

  • Proven ability to deliver results and meet goals is required.

  • Work well with others and have the ability to lead others.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Fortive Corporation Overview:

Fortive is a diversified industrial growth company comprised of global businesses that are recognized leaders in attractive markets. With more than $6 billion in annual revenues, Fortive’s well-known brands hold leading positions in field instrumentation, transportation, sensing, product realization, automation and specialty, and franchise distribution.

Fortive is headquartered in Everett, Washington and employs a team of more than 24,000 research and development, manufacturing, sales, distribution, service and administrative employees in more than 40 countries around the world. Our team grows by tackling challenges that accelerate progress and further their careers. With a culture rooted in continuous improvement, the core of our company’s operating model is the Fortive Business System. For more information please visit: .

Job: Manufacturing / Operations

Primary Location: North America-United States-VA-Radford

Organization: Kollmorgen

Schedule: Full-time

Req ID: KOL001223