Associate Operations Manager in Appleton, WI at Ducommun

Date Posted: 2/18/2020

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Associate Operations Manager

Job Description

Ducommun's Appleton Performance Center is seeking an Associate Operations Manager to oversee the Prototype Department.  This position will provide leadership, supervision, coordination, and direction for Prototype operations to ensure conformance to quality standards, meeting delivery targets and meeting financial goals.  Additional responsibilities include:

  • Train, advise, and counsel employees on work processes and procedures as well as company policies.
  • Facilitate the establishment and implementation of continuous improvement, lean manufacturing cycle-time reduction concepts, and plans.
  • Oversee the management of inventory levels, manufacturing costs, and on-time delivery to customers.
  • Promote the concept of individual responsibility for product quality.
  • Prepare annual departmental budget, including sales bookings, shipments, and responsible for performance to plan.
  • Manage performance to key performance indicator goals - on-time delivery, cycle time, overhead efficiency, and productivity per employee.
  • Provide leadership for and development of direct reports – establishing priorities, accountabilities, and allocating resources; guiding achievement of performance measures.
  • Participate in recruiting, selection and development of all operations personnel through maintaining discipline and personnel relations, interviewing screened applicants.
  • Provide input for hiring, terminations, transfers, salary adjustments, and promotions.
  • Adhere to General Requirements of Team Members.
  • Responsible for the proper handling and management of hazardous waste generated in their work area.
  • Perform other assignments as required

Skills & Qualifications

Required Experience/Education/Training/Certifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Electrical/Manufacturing Engineering, Business Administration or relevant discipline.
  • Minimum 5 years experience showing progression in production management, with supervisory experience.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  •  Working knowledge of electronics manufacturing operations, staffing, safety, and maintenance.
  • Working knowledge of SPC, TQM, Lean Manufacturing, ISO standards, IPC standards.
  • Demonstrated project management experience—planning, budget, allocation of resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with customers.
  • Negotiation and conflict management skills together with demonstrated experience troubleshooting and problem-solving.
  • Intermediate level of computer skills in email, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access.
  • Ability to write and speak effectively with employees at all levels within the organization.
  • Detail oriented with attention to accuracy.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills to interact with people at all levels and functions inside and outside Ducommun LaBarge Technologeis, Inc.
  • Ability to quickly and accurately assess and address complex problems using creative approaches.
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking skills that portray the ability to conceptualize business requirements in a proactive manner.


2222 East Pensar Drive
Appleton, Wisconsin, 54911
United States

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