Wellington Steele and Associates

Sr. Operations Manager

Location US-PA-Williamsport


We are workingwith our defense industry client in Melbourne, Florida to find a Senior Operations Manager.


This is a direct hire role and you must be US Citizen and have the ability to obtain a Secret Security clearance at some point in the future.


In this role, the Operations Manager is responsible for overall program execution supporting multiple business areas. The Operations Manager is responsible for leading an organization of Manufacturing Supervisors and Hourly workforce.

This includes direct supervision and leadership of the Manufacturing organization and coordination of the overall Operation including the Assembly, Fittings and Test functions as well as other support Departments.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Meet functional requirements of staffing, training, talent development, engagement, retention, and overall management of Manufacturing department / function.
  • Provide staffing for programs and special projects.
  • Meet functional organization and business AOP budgets.
  • Manufacturing/Operations processes as appropriate to ensure tools, processes, and staff are competitive and applicable to the business needs.
  • Development of Manufacturing/Process Technology roadmap and capital planning.
  • Support pursuits and proposals in the business, including review/approval and Basis of Estimates (BOEs) as needed.
  • Support technical tiger Teams for Root Cause Corrective Action (RCCA) assessment on programs where applicable.
  • Communication of production strategies broadly to expedite adoption and institutionalize best practices – strong executive communication and presentation skills


Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing or a related Engineering field with a minimum of 8-10 years of relevant experience in a products-based factory environment.
  • Experience in Manufacturing/Operations leadership capacity (i.e. Group Lead, IPT Lead, PE, CAM)
  • Experience with high reliability electronic assembly processes for assembly processes for high value military and commercial electronic products
  • Experience in applying best practice FMEA/DFMA/DTC methodologies.
  • Experience in lean manufacturing implementation - Six Sigma Green/Black Belt Certification a plus 


Additional Preferred Skills:

  • Master’s degree is a plus
  • Background in the development/LRIP manufacturing efforts is preferred.
  • Standard use of MES, PDM, and MRP is preferred.
  • Knowledge of MIL/ IPC workmanship and performance standards related to electronic assemblies.
  • Ability to obtain a Secret security clearance
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver and sustain measurable result
  • Ability to coach, mentor and build relationships with external organizations
  • Self-starter; problem solver; customer focus
  • Ability to clearly and succinctly convey information and ideas, including strong executive communication and presentation skills



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