Aerospace Operation Manager

Chatsworth, California - Direct Hire - Job ID #2618

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How You’ll Make an Impact 

The Operations Manager will have a broad range of responsibilities covering all areas of operations, production. They will provide strategic and tactical direction to production teams to ensure customer needs are met, as well as ensuring that machine capacity and manpower are sufficient to meet future demand. Planning manufacturing operations, ensuring operational efficiency, productivity, quality, and on-time deliveries are all essential to this role.

What you’ll be doing as an Operations Manager:

  • Working a salaried position onsite in Chatsworth, CA.
  • Provide shopfloor leadership and drives actions to improve Operations performance.
  • Coach, train and develop direct leads and hourly employees to maintain a positive work environment, productivity, quality, and efficient operations. 
  • Leads the design, development, and implementation of improved manufacturing processes. Manages methods to generate improved workflow, capacity optimization, sustainability and higher ROI.
  • Responsible for continuous improvement activities, such us kaizen, layout, SMED, etc., in order to improve productivity of the operation.
  • Works collaboratively among different departments. Identify areas where bottle necks occur and work to minimize impact.
  • Determines resource requirements and ensures that assigned department(s) have adequate resources to perform assigned tasks. 
  • Drive daily execution to achieve on time delivery to customer orders at profitable margins.
  • Develops, maintains, and meets or exceeds requirements for a safe work environment; ensure that stringent housekeeping, Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) requirements, and safety procedures and practices are followed.
  • Sets daily, weekly, and monthly targets for machining centers and work cells.
  • Ensure target efficiencies and performance measures are met or exceeded.
  • Ensure that production activities are cost effective.
  • Monitor the production processes and adjust schedules as needed.
  • Monitor quality measures and implement quality control programs.
  • Review the performance of team members against stated objectives and provide consistent constructive feedback. 
  • Duties may be modified or assigned at any time to meet the needs of the business.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Exhibits and demands high ethical standards in relations with personnel, suppliers, and customers. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to coach, train and develop others. 
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, maintain organization and focus despite numerous interruptions. 
  • Team player with a can-do attitude. 

Preferred Requirements: 

  • 8+ years’ manufacturing industry experience in roles with increasing responsibilities. Aerospace manufacturing experience preferred. 
  • Hands on experience with Manual/CNC Machining (Mills and/or Lathes) is preferred.
  • High-level understanding of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing. 
  • Experience with MS applications and MRP systems preferred. 
  • Excellent understanding of analytical tools, training, and presentation skills with solid communication capabilities and practices, both oral and written.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills. 
  • Experience building and developing high performing teams. 
  • Strong understanding of lean manufacturing principles, tools, and techniques. 
  • Experience in continuous improvement activities, lean manufacturing, six sigma principles.

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