Director of Operations Columbia, MD

Job Title: Director of Operations
Department: Operations
Reports To: CEO
FLSA Status: Exempt


The Director of Operations will provide leadership and guidance in the development and implementation of product and process improvements for optimal and efficient operation of new and existing products and processes for electrical assembly manufacturing. Director of Operations is responsible for overseeing the production of existing products and is involved in the development of new products, managing inventory levels and purchasing of materials, and ensuring that all manufacturing processes are carried out according to plan. The Director monitors and oversees staffing, scheduling, and training for production as well as evaluating and guiding workflow, assembly methodology and continually improving the manufacturing process. The Director ensures that manufacturing performance, documentation requirements and quality goals are met. The Director creates manufacturing strategies and objectives along with budgets, policies, and procedures to support the manufacturing capabilities of the Organization.

The Director of Operations must have a strong understanding of the production of electronic devices in order to provide guidance in the continual development of safe manufacturing processes for new and existing products. The Manufacturing Director will be expected to define areas where improvements can be made to increase the efficiency of processes and the quality of manufactured devices. The Director must have a firm understanding of manufacturing documentation, process flow, tooling, people management, data collection and analyzing, and manufacturing equipment.

This position will require the ability to obtain a US DOD Security Clearance, for which the US Government requires US Citizenship.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following; other duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Responsible for overseeing the planning, implementation, and execution of all phases of operations in a manufacturing facility.
  • Plans and develops policies and procedures for carrying out manufacturing, procurement, and operations.
  • Meets with subordinate supervisors to plan, discuss progress of work, resolve problems, and ensure that standards for quality and quantity of work are met.
  • Adjusts hours of work, priorities, and staff assignments to ensure efficient operation, based on workload.
  • Reviews daily logs and reports to detect recurring slowdowns or errors.
  • Consults with Engineers, Project Managers, and Operations, Sales and Product Manager to discuss progress towards revenue goals, creates forecasts.
  • Develops budget and monitors expenditures.
  • Directs and coordinates activities of Manufacturing, Purchasing, Customer Service, Facilities and Warehouse departments.
  • Supports life cycle maintenance for all production products.
  • Monitors the performance of all operations within the department to identify opportunities for improvement and increased efficiency.
  • Develops plans and oversees all aspects of production including equipment purchases, staffing needs, work schedules, and material requirements.
  • Creates reports about production activities, such as work orders and inventory levels, and updating them regularly.
  • Manages a staff consisting of a broad spectrum of manufacturing personnel including but not limited to Electronics Technicians, Manufacturing Supervisors, Manufacturing Engineers and Assemblers. In addition, manages the staff for Warehousing, Procurement, and Customer Service.
  • Mentors and guides staff to meet/exceed performance expectations and defined objectives, providing leadership to staff ensuring the prioritization of strategic and department level initiatives to include defining performance goals and targets, conducting performance reviews, and staff 1:1s.
  • Challenges others to develop as leaders while serving as a role model.


Manages 6 subordinate managers who supervise approximately 40 employees in the Warehouse, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Test, and Customer Service functions. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems, and keeping a strong culture of retention and engagement.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Master's Degree or equivalent; or five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Ability to understand technical concepts of electronic manufacturing assembly.
  • Knowledge of establishing milestones and implementation (execution skills) while meeting commitments, prioritizing, scheduling, planning, anticipating obstacles, and managing risk.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Proficient in formal and informal discussions at all levels of the business, customer, and supplier organizations.
  • Solid understanding of all aspects of engineering design from concept to production phases.
  • Proficient use of standard office automation tools (i.e., MS Office).


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. For consideration interested candidates must send resume and cover letter with salary history and requirements to: