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Director of Operations

Company: Crane Co.
Location: Lynnwood
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Crane Aerospace & Electronics is seeking to hire a Director of OperationspositioninLynnwood, WA.
Job Summary:
The Director of Operations is responsible for multiple site activities ensuring alignment between the business and across sites. These activities include: (1) Planning and executing a production and material plans to provide high quality parts and on-time delivery consistent with external customer's demands and timing; (2) Developing and executing strategies and plans to reduce the cost of operations by driving down material costs, making transactional and manufacturing processes more efficient, and eliminating waste; (3) Upgrading intellectual capital within areas of control; (4) Continually upgrading the facilities to maintain a safe environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect; (5) Playing a major role in developing and maintaining a positive relationship with the bargaining unit (where applicable); and (6) Making significant contributions to economic value added (EVA) for the site and Crane Aerospace & Electronics.
Essential Functions:

  • Coordinate procurement and manufacturing activities across multiple locations and countries
  • Coordinate the efforts of Manufacturing, Manufacturing Engineering, and Materials departments to assure that adequate labor, material, and services are available to meet the sales forecast in a timely and efficient manner
  • Work closely with Quality Assurance to achieve high quality levels for parts and products
  • Establish targets and monitor all elements of manufacturing costs including labor, material, and performance to standards, set-up, process variance, lost time, scrap, and rework to assure they do not exceed projected levels
  • Control operating actual vs. expense budgets for all Operations' departments to achieve efficient facility operation
  • Control inventories to achieve forecasted annual inventory turns and/or target levels and ensure material availability to plan
  • Actively reduce the cost of operations by reducing waste in all processes
  • Maintain overall cognizance of plans to reduce material costs, improve supplier performance, reduce purchased part inventories, and improve internal materials processes
  • Promote productivity improvement/cost reduction through methods, process, and tooling improvements, and the procurement of necessary machinery and equipment
  • Develop operations leadership team intellectual capital by providing challenging assignments, performing regular assessments of performance, and generating developments plans to assure all members are ready for promotional opportunities; Assure this approach is flowed down to all members of the Operations team
  • Develop cohesive teams cross-sites through culturally sensitive leadership
  • Provide annual plans to upgrade facilities and surrounding grounds to provide a safe working environment as well as a pleasing appearance to our customers and visitors
  • Act as member of the management committee in grievance handling, negotiations, arbitration, and administration of bargaining unit contract (where applicable)
  • Provide sales forecast, by product line and market, personnel requirements, projected capital investment, inventory, productivity improvement projections, and associated schedules for the site's operating plan
  • Oversees the SIOP process
  • Administer Affirmative Action Program within area of responsibility
  • Accountable for all health, safety, and environmental procedures and regulations
  • Any other task assigned by supervisor or management
  • Execute factory moves and consolidations while maintaining deliveries to customers

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Experience: 5+ years of experience in various phases of plant operations applicable to assembly and test operations
    • Knowledge: In-depth knowledge of the manufacturing industry
    • Skills/Abilities: Strong administrative aptitude; Ability to delegate and hold others accountable; Outstanding leadership skills; ability to motivate, train, develop, and evaluate subordinates; Capable of communicating with plant personnel at all levels; Ability to review machinery/processes in a plant environment; Demonstrated track record of significant performance improvement through the successful development of a lean culture
    • Education/Certification: BA or BS degree in a related technical field or equivalent degree
    • Eligibility Requirement:This position may require access to Controlled Data or Information. Where the position requires such access only US Persons will be considered. As a US Department of Defense contractor, we are bound by International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

      Preferred Qualifications :

      • Aerospace, Space, or Electronics experience
      • Work with factories in Asia
      • Experience with factory consolidation, work transfers or acquisitions
      • MBA

        Working Conditions :

        • Standard office environment
        • Work requires substantial visual concentration on detail
        • Working conditions are normal for a manufacturing environment
        • Manufacturing operations may require the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to: eye safety glasses, gowning, masks, hearing protectors, heel/wrist straps and any other required PPE
        • May be exposed to unusual environmental conditions such as loud noises, cold temperatures, confined spaces, dust or fumes
        • Travel required up to 30%

          About Crane:
          Crane Aerospace & Electronics supplies critical systems and components to the aerospace and defense markets. You'll find Crane Aerospace & Electronics in some of the toughest environments: from engines to landing gear; from satellites to medical implants and from missiles to unmanned aerial systems (UAS).
          We are committed to operational excellence and world class processes.We employ Lean manufacturing techniques to optimize manufacturing efficiency and accuracy on all product lines. Our products are known for their technical strength, proven reliability and overall value.
          Salary range: $182,338 to $245,317. Several factors contribute to actual salary, including experience in a similar role or performing comparable job responsibilities, skills, training, and other qualifications. Compensation packages also include comprehensive benefits, 401K contribution and match, Paid Time Off, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement and more. Some roles may be eligible for participation in performance-based bonus programs. You can see a list of our benefits at or visit our website at for more information on our company and great opportunities.
          In our efforts to maintain a safe and drug-free workplace, Crane Aerospace & Electronics requires that candidates complete a satisfactory background check.FAA sensitive positions require employees to participate in a random drug test pool.
          This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees within this classification.It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
          Crane Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law.

Keywords: Crane Co., Seattle , Director of Operations, Executive , Lynnwood, Washington

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