Manager of Operations

Job ID: GEM20172610-41996
With annual revenues in of nearly $4.5 billion, over 12,000 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Orbital ATK is a company on the move. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission ? whether it's a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world's leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation's largest manufacturer of ammunition.
Orbital ATK is currently seeking an experienced Manager of Operations to provide leadership to our Test and Research Operations machine shop team at our Promontory plant.
The Manager of Operations will use long range planning methods to execute to multiple Customer requirements and lead Technical Team Supervisors in the day to day activities of Machinists, Energetic Machinists, Composite / Inert Materials Engineering Techs. The process include Machining of flight components, and critical process tooling. Energetic machining of live propellant samples as well as live rocket motor dissection. Composite winding and tape wrapping of phenolic materials as well as rubber formulations.
Job Duties:
Safety needs to be the top priority/requirement
Creates and sustains a culture of respect and employee engagement
Accountable for short and long range planning for a broad array of requirements, to include cost
Efficiently assigns machinist and techs resources to meet both Customer and Business needs
Creates and maintains a cross functional and agile team of machinists, and techs.
Knows how to use PES to foster and drive a culture of continuous improvement as evidenced through year over year Key Performance Indicator (KPI) improvements
Experience Requirements:
Candidate must have a minimum of 9 years of operations/machining experience.
Propellant manufacturing experience including knowledge of AHOPS and applicable safety procedures
Strong skills in both short and long term planning methods.
Strong skills in visual management
Skills in continuous improvement methods
Skills in Influence methods
Excellent written and oral communication skills. Presentation skills and ability to clearly communicate initiatives, plans and expectations
Computer skills to include
Demonstrated team leadership skills
Experience Preferred:
Management experience with multiple and diverse customer using various technical disciplines
Skills & Qualifications:
Strong safety knowledge
Broad understanding of Rocket Motor Manufacturing / Machining processes.
Strong leadership/people skills
BS degree in Engineering preferred. Consideration will be given to candidates with an Engineering Technology, Industrial Technology or related field required.
Certification as a Machinist is highly preferred, as well as energetic materials knowledge, and knowledge of composite / inert material fabrication.
If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Orbital ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D
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Orbital ATK Flight Systems Group provides products and services that span the launch, missile systems and aerospace markets. We are a premier producer of solid rocket propulsion systems and specialty energetic products; a leading provider of small and medium class space launch vehicles for Civil, DoD and Commercial missions; a major supplier of interceptor boosters and target vehicles for missile defense; and a world class manufacturer of composite primary and secondary structures for commercial and military aircraft and launch vehicles.
Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 8-10 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Management
Group: Flight

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