Operations Manager in Tulsa, OK at Ducommun

Date Posted: 3/20/2024

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Job Description

Operations Manager

The Operations Manager will act as an integral member of the local senior operations leadership team, providing leadership, supervisor, coordination, and direction for operations to ensure conformance to quality standards, meeting delivery targets, and financial goals.

Who are we?

Founded in 1849, Ducommun is the oldest company in California. Starting as a hardware supply store during the California Gold Rush and eventually assisted in the birth of the aerospace industry in Southern California by providing aircraft aluminum to early aerospace pioneers like Lindbergh, Douglas and Lockheed. 

Today Ducommun is a global provider of innovative manufacturing solutions for customers in the aerospace, defense and industrial markets. We specialize in electronic and structural systems, producing complex products and components for commercial aircraft platforms, mission-critical military and space programs, and sophisticated industrial applications. 

Our Facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma manufactures state-of-the-art circuit boards for Aerospace and Defense.


Job Summary

  • Provide leadership, coordination, and direction for all production operations, engineering, planning, and facility maintenance to meet budget
  • Facilitate the establishment and implementation of continuous improvement, lean manufacturing cycle-time reduction concepts, and plans
  • Create shipment forecast and oversee scheduling
  • Oversee the management of inventory levels, manufacturing costs, and on-time delivery to customers
  • Promote the concept of individual responsibility for product quality
  • Provide leadership and management for facility maintenance for safety and regulatory compliance (OSHA, EPA, etc.)
  • Prepare annual departmental budget, including sales bookings, shipments, and responsible for performance to plan
  • Manage performance to key performance indicator goals (for example, on-time delivery, quality, safety, cycle time, overhead efficiency, and productivity per employee)
  • Complete weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports to management
  • Manage the expansion of facilities and the acquisition and installation of capital equipment
  • Provide leadership for and development of direct reports – establishing priorities, accountabilities, and allocating resources; guiding achievement of performance measures
  • Ownership for plant layout for all production areas
  • 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
  • Responsible for the proper handling and management of hazardous waste generated in their work area.
  • Perform other assignments as required

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of manufacturing operations, scheduling, staffing, safety, and maintenance.
  • Working knowledge of SPC, TQM. Lean Manufacturing, and ISO standards; Mil Specs required at CAS facilities.
  • 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

Physical Demands (reasonable accommodations may be made, if necessary):
Physical Abilities                                                                 Lift /Carry            
Stand - Frequently                                                               10 lbs or less - Frequently
Walk - Frequently                                                                11-20 lbs - Occasionally     
Sit – Continuously                                                                21-50 lbs - Occasionally     
Climb – N/A                                                                          51-100 lbs - N/A
Crawl - N/A                                                                           Over 100 lbs - N/A
Squat or Kneel - Occasionally                                           
Bend - Occasionally                                                             Push / Pull
Fine Manipulation - Occasionally                                        10 lbs or less - Occasionally
Reach Outward - Occasionally                                            10-20 lbs - Occasionally
Reach Above Shoulder - Occasionally                                 20-50 lbs - Occasionally
Drive - N/A                                                                           50-100 lbs - N/A
                                                                                              Over 100 lbs - N/A
N/A (Not Applicable) - Activity is not applicable to this occupation.
Occasionally - Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (.25 - 2.5 hrs/day).
Frequently - Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5 hrs/day).
Continuously - Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day).

Required Experience and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or Business
  • Minimum 5-7 years progressive experience in quality management with supervisory experience, including military, where applicable, and commercial customers

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled

11616 East 51st Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74146
United States


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