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Operations Manager




Davenport, Iowa, United States

Would you like to be a part of an Aerospace organization that manufactures parts for the Commercial Aircraft, Military Life Support and Aerial Refueling Products? Eaton’s Mission Systems division is currently seeking a Operations Manager. This position is located in the growing Quad Cities, specifically in Davenport, IA. Eaton's Mission Systems is a Top 20 major employer in the area.

The expected annual salary range for this role is $105000.03 - $154000.04 a year. This position is also eligible for a variable incentive program. Please note the salary information shown above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate skills, experience, and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

The Davenport facility has 750+ (340+ bargaining unit and 400+ salaried employees) and is leader in in the design, development, manufacture and delivery of aerospace mission systems components, systems and services to the US defense and commercial global aftermarket and OEM markets. World Leader in Air to Air Refueling technology

What you’ll do:

The Operations Manager will achieve team operational performance metrics targets including Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery and Inventory; drive continuous improvement through root cause problem solving methods; build People to Get Results – develop bench strength within the Integrated Product Team (IPT); assist the development and execution of the Sales Inventory and Operations Plans (SIOP) focusing on capacity and material planning, with a proactive approach to mitigate risk to the forecast and budget plans.

• Lead, develop, and execute plans for Operations in SIOP process.

• Serve as Continuous Improvement Champion, leading cross functional groups towards the future state to include: productivity improvements, waste elimination, variation reduction, team strategy deployment, teaming, and recognition.

• Lead daily plan execution, including prioritization for Manufacturing Engineers, Production Supervisors, Material Planners, and Quality Engineers supporting the Integrated Product Team (IPT); as well as supporting site wide initiatives in Supply Chain and Quality.

• Ensure all operational processes are carried out in accordance with safety, quality and environmental systems and procedures.

• Plays an active role in developing the weekly/monthly production schedules to support SIOP plan.

• Responsible for ensuring that Environmental, Health, and Safety are included as part of everyday activities.

• Achieve agreed upon Integrated Product Team (IPT goals for KPI’s (Key Process Indicators) which include safety, quality, delivery, cost, inventory and responsiveness.

• Utilize lean and Six Sigma concepts within the Value Stream for Root cause problem solving and improvement opportunities.

• Weekly / Monthly / Quarterly reviews of key metrics and actions to improve.


Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years of operations or engineering management experience in a manufacturing environment OR Associates degree and 5 years of operations or engineering management experience in a manufacturing environment

• Must be authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future

• This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. ‘Green Card Holder’), Political Asylee, or Refugee

• No relocation benefit is being offered for this position. Only candidates that currently reside within 70 miles of the Davenport, IA facility will be considered. Active-Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Five years of experience in an operations management or manufacturing leadership role

• Experience with business finance and linking financial outcomes with operational actions and strategy

• Experience managing cost budgets and creating operational plans

• Thorough working knowledge of Lean Six Sigma enterprise

• Ability to lead and facilitate progressive change and deal effectively with all levels of management

• Ability to think strategically and develop operational plans

• Excellent organizational, communication, and leadership skills


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