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at Alliance Spacesystems LLC
Location Los Alamitos
Date Posted February 13, 2018
Category Executive / Management
Job Type Full-time


Position Summary:

The Director of Operations is an executive level position responsible for meeting the company’s operational goals by designing, developing, and implementing manufacturing systems; planning and controlling production and quality; and managing inventories, budgets, and staff.



Essential Job Duties:

  • Responsible for management, oversight, and direction of manufacturing, production control, and facilities departments.
  • Executes human resource strategies for the manufacturing department by identifying and determining accountabilities; communicating and enforcing values, policies, and procedures; implementing hiring, orientation, training, coaching, counseling, disciplinary, and communication programs; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; providing input to compensation strategies.
  • Directs organizational strategies for the manufacturing department by creating manufacturing organization structures; assigning accountabilities; delegating authority.
  • Directs manufacturing operational strategies by analyzing trends; preparing critical measurements; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service strategies; designing systems; resolving problems; implementing change.
  • Implements manufacturing financial strategies by anticipating requirements, trends, and variances; developing action plans; measuring and analyzing results; initiating corrective actions; minimizing the impact of variances.
  • Determines manufacturing requirements by studying product requirements; coordinating requirements with business development, contracts, programs, engineering, procurement, and safety departments.
  • Controls production by developing production plans; planning and controlling materials resources; establishing production planning systems; maintaining good manufacturing practices; establishing priorities; scheduling activities and employees; monitoring progress; revising schedules; resolving problems.
  • Maintains and improve quality levels by establishing and enforcing standards, conducting audits; developing policies and procedures; implementing quality improvement programs.
  • Maintains equipment by establishing preventive maintenance requirements; conferring with equipment manufacturers; contracting for special maintenance services; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  • Maintains organization's stability and reputation by complying with legal requirements.
  • Additional tasks as requested by upper management.


Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, modified or changed at any time at the Company’s discretion. Changes may be made formally, informally either verbally or in writing.


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong working knowledge of ERP / MRP systems.
  • Solid background in facilities and construction.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Ability to innovate, think creatively and resolve both employee and technical challenges.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills including team building with large diverse teams, providing direction, managing conflict, and motivating teams to resolve technical issues.
  • Proficient with use of Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint). CAD knowledge a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with other departments within the organization.



Education Qualification and Experience:

  • Minimum 15 years Project Management experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience managing operations in a composites manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in the aerospace industry preferred. Custom manufacturing experience a plus.
  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or minimum 15 years’ commensurate experience preferred.
  • Advanced degree a plus.



Work Environment:

Job Duties are performed in a manufacturing setting.


Physical Requirements:

  • The ability to safely stand and walk 50% of the work day and sit 50% of the work day.
  • Work at a desk and use a computer (typical 3-button - scroll mouse and keyboard)
  • Read documents and computer screens


Citizenship Requirements:

Must be authorized to work in the United States


Work Schedule:

A 40 hour workweek is standard, but at times additional hours may be required to fulfill the duties and responsibilities named above.

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