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Director of Operations
Job Order #18058
San Jose, California - Added Nov 11, 2020

Full Description:

Seeking a Director of Operations for a Contract, CTH (Contract-to-Hire), or FTE position in Santa Clara, CA.

• Manage the Order Fulfillment operation for NPMD products, for customers worldwide.
• Manage and direct the reporting staff of Production Managers and Manufacturing Engineering Managers located in The Bay Area and Asia.
• Work with the Order Fulfillment team which consists of operators, technicians, and engineers; producing Laser, Electronic, and Optical products.
? Many of the products are vertically integrated, so specialized processes for manufacturing optical components and laser tubes are performed by the team, in addition to building the final products.
? Most of the work is done in a class 1000 cleanroom.
• Closely work with supporting functions such as; quality, procurement, and logistics.
• Team objectives are to deliver quality products, on time to customers.
• Also play a strong support role, working with R&D to build prototypes, and to develop processes and tools, for fabricating lower-level optical and laser components.
• The OF and R&D teams works closely together to release new products to production, and this Director will play a key role in integrating processes, builds, people, etc.
• Grow the operation to support new products while making the right decisions to make, versus buying components; all to optimize equipment investments.
• Meet and exceed customer’s expectations on quality and delivery.
• Manage financials to meet on-going improvements with revenue and gross margin targets.
• Develop strategic plans for transferring some products to lower-cost regions.
Required / Desired Skills:
• Must have had a leadership role in laser and/or optics manufacturing operations, or very similar in terms of products/industry.
• Must have managed production managers and manufacturing engineering managers in the US, and preferably overseas locations as well.
• Strong Business Acumen, and has managed Financial Budgets or P&L’s.
• Managed operations with more than $150M in annual revenue (preferable to that financial level).
• Experience with Class 1000 cleanroom environments (preferred, perhaps Class 100).
• Precision assembly methods and factory automation know-how.
• Quality-first focus for mission-critical high-value solutions.
• Leadership role in new product introductions (NPI) which required planning for capacity expansion (preferred).
• Has managed laser repair and factory service operations, or very similar operations.
• Acquisition integration experience (A plus).
• Product transfer experience to lower-cost regions
• B.S degree in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering, or related degree, at a minimum.
• MBA or Financial Degree on top of engineering degree is a plus.

Are you interested and available? Please send your resume to Eric at and reference JO #EMK 18058

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