• Operations Manager I

    Location US-TX-Fort Worth
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(8/3/2018 9:31 AM)
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  • Overview

    The Operations Manager I will have periodic program and supervisory responsibilities for multiple, small-to-medium size programs or a major subset of a larger program conducted under limited supervision of a Director or Sr Manager.  Hold financial accountability for the program and maintain customer satisfaction by ensuring the manufacture of quality products delivered within budget and on or ahead of schedule.  When directed, supervise production operations and personnel for the assembly or precision components, subassemblies, complex parts or finished goods based on established methods and prints involving a variety of specialized techniques, equipment and skills.  Ensure positive communication and employee relations and the consistent application of company policies.


    • Under limited supervision of a Director, lead the functional team(s) supporting assigned program(s) to achieve production and customer schedules and the manufacture of quality products within cost and schedule requirements.
    • Ensure compliance with contract terms.
    • Assist Buyer/Planner with production scheduling and cost approval.
    • Proactively identify problems, their root cause and recommend (or identify and lead team to recommend) suitable solution(s) to management. Drive the implementation of improvements to remedy issue.
    • Expand or maintain knowledge of state-of-the-art manufacturing practices like Lean, DFT, etc. through study, seminars and networking.
    • Supervise the timely and accurate reporting of labor and production data. Monitor labor and expense budgets and institute necessary cost controls to meet company’s profit goal on assigned programs.
    • Prepare and conduct presentations to senior management and external representatives.
    • Ensure adherence to federal and state laws and company policies and procedures including: Human Resources, labor, safety, and housekeeping practices, etc.
    • Coordinate activities with Support Engineering/Industrial Engineering & Operations Directors to determine capacity/equipment requirements.
    • Assist in Operator & IPT member Skill enhancement
    • Provide commitment priority to Represented Staff IAW Master Schedule.
    • Program material and technical problem resolution, coordination and oversight.
    • Resolve “priority” issues within the Product Line and Common Process.
    • Ensure a Safe working area for all employees.
    • Perform Labor Administrative Requirements for Represented Staff.
    • Other related duties as assigned by Director of Manufacturing.


    • Determine priorities in conjunction with customer requirements and Master Schedule.
    • Commit to Business Unit on cost, schedule, and Quality.
    • Authority to make Personnel Assignments
    • Authority to make Personnel Performance Assessments.
    • Authority to make Personnel Hiring & Discipline Decisions.
    • Authority to Request Resources

    Business Relationships:

    • Business Unit - Program Managers, Directors, and Operations VP.
    • Manufacturing Directors.
    • Production Managers, Manufacturing Engineers, Quality Engineers, Planners and ESL Project Managers.
    • Common Process Managers.
    • Material Managers and Buyers/Planners.
    • Test Support Engineers and Manager.
    • Sustaining Engineers and Manager.


    Minimum Qualifications:


    Education (Highest Level Required/Preferred): Bachelor degree required or 3-6 years functional experience may substitute.


    Experience Required:

    Functional (Using Skill Set): 3-5 years

    Management: 3-5 years

    Industry: 1-3 years


     Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required (Unique and Measurable): 

    • Ability to manage non-exempt personnel.
    • Accomplished Supervision Skills.
    • Knowledge of defense electronics manufacturing.
    • Knowledge of MRP systems.
    • Ability to resolve manufacturing problems.
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • Proven Leadership skills.
    • Excellent team forming skills.
    • Ability to effectively work with all management levels in the company in a Matrix organization.


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