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Director of Operations

Company: Forrest Machining Inc.
Location: Valencia
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Description: Position SummaryFMI Aerostructures has an exciting opportunity for an Operations Leader with an experienced operating playbook and rhythm that can be deployed to the floor in the first week. The Director of Operations has to posses a deep understanding of Lean and Continuous Improvement and be a strong member of the site General Manager's leadership team. The Director of Operations will support the plant's operations teams by developing a high performing team comprised of Building Managers, EHS Manager, Operations Supervisors, Line Leads and Shop personnel. Responsibilities: - Develop, implement and maintain efficient systems for manufacturing goods on time to meet customer demand. - Collaborate with Programming, Engineering and Quality departments to produce parts within the agreed upon customer lead time schedule and in accordance with FMI budget / bid proposal. - Review daily schedules with Machine shop Leadership so that orders are completed in the right order of magnitude and all Shop personnel are prioritizing the right activities. - Direct and coordinate plant operations within company policies and procedures - Deliver throughput in order to achieve plant's production goals. - Responsible for maintaining proper staffing levels, employee performance evaluations, employee/employer expectations and rewards, recognition. - Foster an environment which builds operational excellence through training and development opportunities for operations teams. - Communicate, implement, monitor and uphold safety programs and procedures by participating in and leading safety meetings. - Ensure proper use and maintenance of equipment through continuous improvement and establishment of a formal Preventative Maintenance plan - Identify 6S areas and lead and enforce Lean methodologies across the plant. - Through GEMBA walks, identify areas of concern and coordinate corrective actions to implement solutions. - Establish and maintain a positive working environment. - Confer with department heads to ensure coordination of purchasing, production and shipping. - Responsible for establishing all shift production schedules. - Target reduction for the number of hours worked, with greater efficiency. - Maintain schedule compliance - Cost to Complete. - Must continually review and improve operations to ensure good manufacturing practices are in place. - Assist in the evolution of Job Boss for efficiency reports.Requirements: Requirements:

  • 8-10 years' experience in manufacturing management including at least 3 years at the General/Plant Manager level
  • Extensive knowledge of machining manufacturing processes, ideally aerospace machining with such alloys as titanium, aluminum and steel
  • Strong organizational, planning, and management skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and have good interpersonal communication skills with hands-on approach and comfortable working at a strategic level.
  • Fluent in Spanish is a plus. PI201596847

Keywords: Forrest Machining Inc., Los Angeles , Director of Operations, Executive , Valencia, California

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