Director of Operations

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POST DATE 9/1/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016

Confidential Company Dallas, TX

Dallas, TX
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Responsible for overseeing management of all areas of manufacturing to produce products and direct activities so that approved products are manufactured and delivered on schedule within quality standards and objectives.


* Assists company officers and senior staff members in the development and formulation of long and short-range planning, policies, programs and objectives.
* Directs Engineering Services and Production Engineering activities.
* Develops the manufacturing plan and establishes procedures for maintaining high standards of manufacturing operations to ensure that products conform to established customer and company quality standards.
* Achieves optimum employee levels with least amount of overhead and raw material costs to meet annual budgetary plan.
* Acts as liaison with Marketing to provide material, labor, and overheads costs for products required to calculate company pricing objectives for current and legacy equipment.
* Formulates and recommends manufacturing policies and programs that guide the organization in maintaining and improving its competitive position and the profitability of the operation.
* Directs and monitors department managers to accomplish goals of the manufacturing plan, consistent with established manufacturing and safety procedures. Acts as liaison between department management/subordinate levels, as well as executive/department manager levels to inform personnel of communications, decisions, policies, and all matters that affect their performance, attitudes and results.
* Hires, trains, develops and evaluates staff. Takes corrective action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with company policy. Ensures compliance with current federal, state and local regulations. Consults with Human Resources Department as appropriate.
* Identifies, recommends and implements changes to improve productivity and reduce cost and scrap, monitor scrap and rework data. Directs the establishment, implementation and maintenance of production standards.
* Directs and coordinates various programs essential to manufacturing procedures (e.g. training, housekeeping, cost reduction, worker involvement, security, etc.).
* Initiates and coordinates major projects (e.g. plant layout changes, installation of capital equipment, major repairs, etc.).
* Perform miscellaneous duties and projects as assigned and required.


* BA/BS in industrial, mechanical or business administration, or a 4-year technical degree in related discipline.
* At least ten years DIRECT manufacturing, preferably in a process-oriented operations and/or related industry. A minimum of five years of experience managing a significant segment of a large manufacturer or the entire operation of a smaller manufacturer.
* Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
* Strong knowledge and developed skills in inventory control methods MRP/ERP Data/Document Control systems.
* Quality System knowledge ISO/9000, GMP, FAA, PMA.
* Skills and knowledge of Infor Syteline software and strong computer aptitude.
* Manufacturing skills and training in Lean manufacturing JIT techniques, 5S, Supply Chain Management, and RCA (Root Cause Analysis).
* Must have well developed time management skills discipline in meeting schedules and deadlines, and prompt response regimen.
* Work history to reflect stability, dedication, loyalty and professional growth.
* Proven organizational skills, including scheduling, planning, and coordinating details.
* Strategic selling skills.
* Interpersonal skills, including motivation, training, morale boosting and art of persuasion.
* Must be tenacious and aggressive, yet cheerful and empathetic with the objectives of both the customer and the company.
* Experience working with manufacturing based technology, processes and principles preferred.
* Technical knowledge of solid-state power conversion techniques and equipment is a desired but not mandatory requirement.
* Application knowledge of marine and/or aircraft related products is a desired but not mandatory requirement.