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Director of Operations in Tucson, AZ at Arconic

Date Posted: 2/11/2019

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Job Description

Arconic Fastening Systems is looking for a Director of Operations who will be responsible for the planning and execution of the manufacturing strategic and operational plan at our Tucson location.
Arconic (NYSE: ARNC) creates breakthrough products that shape industries. Working in close partnership with our customers, we solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build and power. Through the ingenuity of our people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques, we deliver these products at a quality and efficiency that ensure customer success and shareholder value.  Arconic Fastening Systems, a business unit of Arconic, holds the number one global position in aerospace fastening systems, and we’re the North American leader in commercial transportation fasteners.  Our high-tech, multi-material fastening systems are found nose to tail on aircraft and aero engines.  Our products are also critical components of industrial gas turbines, automobiles, commercial transportation vehicles, and construction and industrial equipment.  Headquartered in Torrance, CA; AFS employs over 6,000 people in 11 countries at 31 locations.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Plans, directs and executes the site’s manufacturing strategic and operational plan. Provides leadership to assigned human resources. Ensures conformance with Arconic standards, policies, regulations, and procedures within the scope of authority. Maximizes customer satisfaction through on-time delivery of products which meet required specifications. Continually improves the effectiveness and efficiency of manufacturing processes. Seeks to improve profit performance across all product lines.  A steward of the health and safety of Arconic Employees and the communities in which we operate.
Specific Responsibilities:
  • Make decisions for operational activities and set strategic goals
  • Planning and monitoring the day-to-day running of business to ensure smooth progress and meet all financial goals, including productivity, net profit, on time delivery, etc. 
  • Develops annual business plans in consultation with plant’s management team to ensure proper deployment of resources to achieve required levels of production and to meet customer delivery requirements.
  • Provides leadership to subordinate managers and to all assigned employees. Ensures open communications and responds to employee concerns in an appropriate manner. Seeks to improve the knowledge, skill and ability of people. Deals proactively with substandard performance.
  • Ensures full compliance with EHS standards, policies, procedures and processes for the entire site.  Confirms that incidents are thoroughly investigated and that root causes are identified and remedied on a systematic basis. Fosters a safe and healthy work environment for all employees.
  • Interfaces directly with key customers, in concert with Sales & Marketing Management and Account Managers to resolve problems related to delivery, quality and other issues, Strives to address customer concerns in a responsive, professional manner while protecting the interests of the company.
  • Oversees and facilitates activities with other departments such as Sales & Marketing, Engineering/R&D, Purchasing, Accounting, Information Systems, and Human Resources.
  • Continually improves the performance of the Manufacturing organization through the application of lean manufacturing principles. This includes the application of specific techniques such as kaizen rapid improvement events and the development of a continuous improvement mindset within the Manufacturing organization.
  • Participates with Purchasing personnel to develop partnerships with vendors which produce mutually beneficial arrangements related to purchased item quality, quantity and pricing. Ensures that concerns and issues related to purchased resources are addressed and resolved in a timely manner.
  • Interacts positively and effectively with personnel, both internal and external to the organization. This may include factory floor personnel, management at various levels throughout Arconic, and governmental regulators. Participates in external activities to secure a positive community image of the Company.
  • Provides technical manufacturing assistance to other stakeholders of the organization, including both external and internal to AFS.
  • Analyzes and directs the preparation of Capital Appropriation Requests to secure required capital equipment for projects meeting or exceeding capital return targets.
  • Directs the activities of assigned human resources and makes recommendations on hiring, disciplinary actions, promotions, demotions, terminations and salary adjustments.  Oversees and executes a ‘Living’ succession and development plan to ensure the vitality of the Tucson operation.
  • Performs all tasks involving hazardous chemicals or hazardous wastes in accordance with Mexican environmental regulations, and operation procedures outlined in the Environmental Management System.
  • Maintains full compliance with Company policies and procedures and conducts all activities in accordance with the Arconic Guide to Business Conduct.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with lean manufacturing. Must have proven leadership and management skills. Thorough knowledge of complex electronic business enterprise systems required.
  • Ability to work effectively with employees, peers, senior-level leaders, customers and vendor representatives.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and persuasion skills. Ability to work independently, prioritizing and completing multiple work assignments in diverse fields with minimal direction.
  • P&L responsibility. Must have strong command of income statements, balance sheet and cash flow schedules.  Understands the levers in each schedule and the flow-through relations between these schedules.
  • Must have excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills. 
  • Must be able to prioritize and complete multiple and diverse work assignments with minimal direction and supervision.
  • Must have good computer skills using Microsoft applications or equivalent


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum 10 years’ of experience in a metal working manufacturing environment.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a senior-level supervisory role  
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status.  ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • MBA preferred


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