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Manufacturing Operations Leader

Andover, Massachusetts


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Components Operations Center. This position has overall responsibility for the Machine Tool Maintenance operations team consisting of 12-15 employees. The individual in this role will lead this team of people in a fast paced and dynamic environment to ensure maintenance of machinery and systems supporting manufacturing meet contractual quality, cost, and delivery requirements by planning, organizing, and directing the flow of support to complete critical repairs and preventive maintenance. This individual will also be responsible for a safe work environment and will actively lead and engage in safety improvement projects. This role requires daily interaction with infrastructure teams in various value streams and sites to repair, maintain equipment and systems to meet organizational goals and objectives. These groups include; operations, manufacturing engineering, maintenance, facilities and finance. Achieving/exceeding cost, quality, delivery, safety goals and identifying and implementing continuous improvement opportunities using six sigma and lean methodologies are critical performance criteria for this position.
The position supports deployment of the Corrective and Preventative maintenance operations strategy, control systems, tools and metrics to accurately measure progress, identify root causes of failure modes, predictive and preventative methods, quality of work, staffing issues and develop/implement corrective action plans.

In addition to the above, responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

- Supports deployment of manufacturing operations strategy, control systems, tools and metrics to accurately measure progress and drive continuous improvement.
- Review and update Preventative Maintenance tasks for effectiveness using data analytics

- Workforce planning and forecasting
- Employee hiring and training
- Area layout and flow management
- Capital identification and control of overhead expenses
- Ensuring the full compliance of company policies and procedures

Required Qualifications:

- 8 years of experience in manufacturing, operations, or engineering
- Prior Management experience

- Experience utilizing lean manufacturing concepts with a proven track record of lean or six sigma project implementation

- U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will need a U.S. Security Clearance within 1 year of start date.

Desired Qualifications:

- Prior Management experience, preferably in a maintenance organization
- Strong management skills including the ability to make decisions with minimal supervision, goal setting, delegation, coaching, and motivating
-Experience assigning, managing and measuring work assignments to completion
-Basic knowledge/understanding of theory of constraints
- Manufacturing or industrial engineering and supervisory experience in the aerospace/defense industry, in a union environment
- Core competency in the area of mechanical, electrical, and maintenance operations, financial management

- Comfortable using data analytics to support business strategy
- Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), presentation skill and influencing skills
- Flexible, open minded, and able to think outside the box to solve complex operational issues while maintaining open communications and a cooperative work environment.
- High computer literacy and with confidence and skill working with Microsoft Office Tools (Excel, PowerPoint, Project)
- Metrics-driven and success oriented

Required Education

-BS/BA in Operations/Manufacturing, Business, Engineering or any major related to the above job description or equivalent education and experience.


Business Unit Profile
Headquartered in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, IDS has 32 locations around the world. Its broad portfolio of weapons, sensors and integration systems supports its customer base across multiple mission areas, including air and missile defense systems; missile defense radars; early warning radars; naval ship operating systems; C5ITM products and services; and other advanced technologies. IDS provides affordable, integrated solutions to a broad international and domestic customer base, including the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Armed Forces and the Department of Homeland Security.

Relocation Eligible

Clearance Type

Electrical Engineering
Engineering Technology
General Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Machine Learning
Manufacturing Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Type Of Job
Full Time

Work Location
MA - Andover

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