• 21/4/22
  • Ref: J141350

Operations Manager

Aerospace & Defence

  • Location Icon England, Portland
  • Salary Icon £55000 - £65000 per annum
  • Work Type Icon Permanent

Job Description

Looking for a new role and a new challenge? Interested in the exciting new technology we have in our Defence industry? And want to join this industry and be apart of our future defences? This could be the position for you.
The role involves management of a team of multi skilled, diverse operational operatives on the Portland factory (both production and engineering), and off-site teams working in the UK and worldwide.  Operation responsibilities cover a wide range of both Production and Engineering management, covering composite materials, including glass and carbon fibre resin systems, polyurethanes and all associated pattern and mould making.  The role is responsible for the management, supervision and control of manufacturing production, processes, and people to meet Company targets.

Key Responsibilities:

Quality and Compliance
  • Drive to achieve ‘Right First Time’ manufacturing, ensuring zero defects to the customer, whilst minimising Internal rejects to budgeted level or below
  • Ensure all documentations complies with AS9100 standards, and underlying engineering procedures are adhered too.
  • Lean / CI is used for improvement or cost alignment activities.
  • Provide technical support to wider business teams, in bid / new work initiatives, tooling or manufacturing feasibility / Concerns
  • Ensure that 5S is championed, maintained, and audited.
  • Support composite development, in line with production requirements / bottlenecks
  • Develop processes to a production steady state standard that meets specification and design intent
  • Create manufacturing Information sheets, route cards, BOMs, and data in accordance with company standards, using CAD, and PLM data management tools
  • Work with Operations team, to identify skill requirements and put training plans in place accordingly
  • Champion Continuous Improvement within the team, encouraging improvement ideas
  • Manage Performance and Absence (informally and formally) including PDRs and Absence Review Meetings
Personal Requirements:
  • >5 Years’ experience, in a Manufacturing management position
  • >3 years’ experience Managing an Engineering team
  • Relevant technical and manufacturing qualification or relevant experience (HNC / PgD / MBA)
  • Computer literate, windows based, and 3D model based definition (CATIA preferred)
  • Understanding of Aerospace / Defence, control requirements configuration with specific experience of composite material processing and component production processes


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