Mgr III- Eng

BAE Systems is seeking an experienced Operations Manufacturing and Support Engineering Director to oversee a Multi-Site Operations spanning multiple buildings within New Hampshire and Massachusetts consisting of standard work environments and Clean Room Class 5, 6, 7, and 8 environments. The total team consists of approximately 225 employees of which 60 are support engineers. The product mix spans complex laser manufacturing, legacy countermeasure systems, IR missile seekers, Dewar's, and semi-active laser guided rocket systems with a mix of depot, production, and currently ramping (doubling) production programs. The leader will be responsible for leading cost, quality, and delivery improvements with a heightened focus on a Zero Defect Culture. Candidate should be experienced in executive leadership briefings and influence, advanced manufacturing processes and practices, lean 6-sigma techniques, and have a solid understanding of process and compliance to AS9100.

Primary responsibilities are shown below:

  • Lead the development and formulation of long and short-range strategic planning, policies, programs and objectives such as improvement of data management tools to meet and improve upon quality, delivery, and cost targets
  • Manage capital planning, direct and in-direct expense yearly budgets to minimize overall manufacturing rates
  • Directs and monitors factory and tech ops managers to accomplish goals of the program teams within each factory. Acts as liaison between direct management, subordinate levels, as well as executive/department manager levels to inform personnel of communications, decisions, policies and all matters necessary for the business
  • Hires, trains, develops and evaluates staff. Takes corrective action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with company policy. Ensures compliance with current federal, state and local regulations (OSHA, ESH, ISO, etc.). Consults with Human Resources Department as appropriate.
  • Lead a continuous improvement program (7S, Lean Training, Kaizen implementation) to ensure that assembly and test labor functions are competitive meeting business and program cost requirements.
  • Identifies, recommends and implements changes to improve productivity and reduce cost and scrap. Manage monthly Quality Corrective Action Boards to improve Yield and reduce overall rework.
  • Directs and coordinates various programs essential to manufacturing procedures (e.g., training, safety, housekeeping, cost reduction, worker involvement, security, etc.).
  • Initiates and coordinates major projects (e.g., plant layout changes, installation of capital equipment, major repairs, etc.).
  • Utilize all the tools available to drive a Zero Defect culture throughout the factory (Root Cause Corrective Action, Corrective Action Review Board, Kaizen Events and Projects for Green and Black Belts).
  • Perform miscellaneous duties and projects as assigned and required

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