Director of Operations

Liberty, SC 29657

Posted: 03/29/2019 Employment Type: Direct Industry: Engineering Job Number: 80165
Responsible for all production operations; including ceramic production, machining, mechanical and electrical assembly, testing, shipping & logistics activities on all shifts for 230K square foot manufacturing facility. Also oversees manufacturing engineering staff that supports production activities, capital implementation and productivity initiatives.
1. Manage day to day production operations to maintain the overall plant schedule, in a safe working environment and within budgeted guidelines.
2. Maintain world class OTD and quality performance to our customer base.
3. Direct reports for each of the area support functions: i.e., Purchasing, Manufacturing Engineering, Quality, Facilities, Turbine Operations and Piston/Power Operations.
4. Administer all personnel policies within company guidelines and consistently with other departments.
5. Recommend and provide training to bring in new employees as well as develop existing employees as necessary.
6. Prepare operating and capital budgets in line with business needs and provide action plans to reduce overall costs.
a. Provide feedback to budgeted goals both to upper management and the rest of the organization.
b. Maintain communication and morale throughout the area.
c. Manage the capital plan with a focus on productivity projects to optimize the impact on such projects by getting them enacted as early as possible in the fiscal year.
7. Work closely with Product Engineering on release to production for new products.
8. Drive material productivity through the management of our supply chain; as well as management of our risk through LTA’s with our supply base. Optimize working capital through supplier VMI programs, extended payment terms and reduced lead times.
9. Manage workforce requirements, temporary labor, overtime and co-op programs to maximize the efficiency of the required labor.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or Engineering required, Master’s Degree in Business Administration or Engineering preferred
• Three to Five years manufacturing experience.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Skill Set Required:
• Leadership abilities
• Understanding of the details of creating real value
• Good business sense/judgment
• Critical thinking and problem solving
• Action oriented
• Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
• Open and honest communication. No politicians need apply.
• Take ownership for their performance and for their team’s performance
• Results oriented
• Manage and prioritize multiple programs to maximize value creation
For more information contact Kristan at 714-901-3804 or
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