Sr. Manager Operations (Must have an Active and Current Secret Clearance to be considered) Job

Company Name: Alliant Techsystems

Location: Clearfield, UT, US - 84015

Job Duration: 2021-11-09 to 2021-12-09


Job ID: TS20170901-37849

With annual revenues in of nearly $4.5 billion, over 12,000 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Orbital ATK is a company on the move. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission — whether it’s a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world’s leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation’s largest manufacturer of ammunition.

Orbital ATK is currently seeking a Sr Operations Manager for our aerospace structures facility in Clearfield, UT.

In this role, the successful candidate will manage a team of Operations Supervisors and Work Area Leads, and will be responsible for the combined strategic (long-term) and tactical (short-term) management planning and execution of assigned manufacturing processes and/or value streams.

Responsibilities to include:

Ensure the safety and health of employees, products and equipment, with emphasis on proactively preventing accidents and eliminating risks;

•Provide direction, supervision, training and development for direct reports, to include effectively recognizing and rewarding success and utilizing corrective and developmental coaching when appropriate;

•Ensure all policies and procedures are understood and adhered to;

•Focus on quality of all processes, to ensure all customer requirements are met or exceeded;

•Lead and/or participate in corrective and preventive action efforts to minimize and ultimately eliminate recurrence of problems;

•Plan, execute and revise staffing and facility requirements to ensure customer delivery and internal schedule commitments are met, to include identifying and eliminating constraints;

•Plan, monitor and improve the budgeting and actual cost performance of labor and materials within assigned work areas;

•Work effectively as key member of the site extended leadership team using effective teamwork and collaboration with support resources;

•Utilize lean principles and tools to eliminate waste, with strong emphasis on visual controls, rapid problem escalation, root cause elimination and prevention;

•Be a leader of change with a strong continuous improvement approach


•BS/BA degree with minimum of 8 years manufacturing experience, or High School diploma/GED with 10+ years’ experience;

•Must have demonstrated manufacturing leadership ability in systems installation and complex aircraft assembly manufacturing environment(s);

•Strong written and oral communication skills related to highly technical topics, across all levels including customers and leadership;

•Ability to effectively interact with all levels of the organization;

•Experience managing safety, quality, schedule, and cost while producing high quality complex aircraft assemblies;

•Excellent interpersonal skills necessary to direct, develop and lead diverse operations teams;

•Functional computer skills to include Microsoft Office products;

•Excellent problem solving and decision making skills, to include use of disciplined problem solving methodologies and tools (5 Why, 8D, PFMEA, Process Capability Analysis, SPC, Poke-yoke, etc)

•Proven leadership and hands-on implementation of continuous improvement, to include lean, six sigma and/or other improvement methodologies (Value Stream Mapping, Visual Controls, Pull Systems, 5S, Standard Work, etc);

•Strong bias towards learning and development, of both self and others;

•Must have an Active DOD Secret clearance;

•EVMS / CAM experience preferred;

•Start-up experience preferred;