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Director, Operations Management

Camden, Arkansas

Job ID 12029
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Job Title:Director, Operations Management

Job ID:12029

Job Location: Camden, AR

Job Schedule: 4/10: Employees work 10 hours per day, 4 days a week

Job Description: 

Aerojet Rocketdyne an L3Harris Technologies Company is seeking a Director of Operations to join our growing facility in Camden, Arkansas. This Director role will report to the Camden Site Lead, Sr. Director of Operations.  The Camden, Arkansas site is a critical site linked to the success of the Missile Solutions sector of Aerojet Rocketdyne, and to the defense of our nation and allies.  The site manufactures, tests, and delivers solid rocket motors for more than 20 high profile programs with over 1,100 people and has tremendous growth forecasted for the foreseeable future.

Essential Functions: 

  • Provide leadership and management of inert and energetic operations for the Camden, Arkansas site.

  • Provide leadership to a diverse team and mentor the team in achieving operational excellence.

  • Develop operations leaders and operators by ensuring we have leaders and operators that are ready for the next level through deliberate training and succession planning.

  • Lead site visit interactions with external customers and government officials.

  • Ensure compliance to both safety and QA regulatory offices. 

  • Ensure that both commercial and government QA certifications are maintained through site compliance.

  • Lead all site activities to ensure products are produced to schedule and budget. 

  • Interface with Program Managers to ensure alignment of resources and capabilities to meet business demands.

  • Lead site activities that ensure standard business practices are in place and practiced across all of Operations.

  • Work with Human Resources to improve employee experience within the Operations Division, resulting in attrition reduction and talent attraction. 

  • Ability to obtain a US Secret Security Clearance.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 15 years of prior related operations experience. Graduate Degree with a minimum of 13 years of prior related operations experience. In lieu of a degree, minimum of 19 years of prior related operatons experience.

  • 10+ years experience leading manufacturing/production operations within the aerospace and defense industry.   

  • 5+ years experience managing a DOD compliant Earned Value Management budget system.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience leading production operations in a DOD energetic facility.

  • Experience using LEAN principles leading production operations.

  • Thorough understanding and demonstrated use of ERP systems.

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that L3Harris Technologies may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.

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