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Sr. Operations Manufacturing Manager


Mountainhome, PA, US

Requisition ID:  470534

At Collins Aerospace, we’re dedicated to relentlessly tackle the toughest challenges in our industry – all to redefine aerospace.

Created in 2018 through the combination of two leading companies– Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems – we’re driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defense. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer.

We are Collins Aerospace and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE.


Do you want to be a part of something bigger? A team whose impact stretches across the world, and even beyond? At Collins Aerospace, our Mission Systems team helps civilian, military and government customers complete their most complex missions — whatever and wherever they may be. Our customers depend on us for intelligent and secure communications, missionized systems for specialized aircraft and spacecraft and collaborative space solutions. By joining our team, you’ll have your own critical part to play in ensuring our customer succeeds today while anticipating their needs for tomorrow. Are you up for the challenge? Join our mission today.



Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Senior Operations Manufacturing Manager develops and executes strategic initiatives, operations objectives and production goals.  This is an experienced-level position requiring a thorough understanding of company operations, business value stream and business financials.  Establishes and maintains internal and external customer relationships and develops a superior culture of customer service focusing on Operations excellence, LEAN and continuous improvement. Executes the production plans, meets cost objectives and makes recommendations on capital expenditures.  Responsible for overseeing Operations production of high quality products and meets plant on-time deliveries.



  • Establishes operational objectives, assignments and delegates assignments to managers/supervisors.  
  • Manages activities through managers/supervisors to maximize production objectives and maintains high quality and attains output requirements that are consistent with cost and delivery requirements. 
  • Manages department activities through managers/supervisors who exercise full supervision in terms of costs, quality, methods, delivery requirements and associates.
  • Develops and deploys continuous improvement strategies and implement such strategies throughout the organization resulting in a lean culture.
  • Analyzes sales forecasts to determine short- and medium-term operations business needs.
  • Evaluates equipment capacities, makes budgetary recommendations on capital expenditures and implements new capital equipment within Operations.
  • Responsible for determining departmental budgets and labor forecasts. 
  • Generates the extended production plans for an entire plant and/or a major product lines.
  • Reviews, establishes and prioritizes production schedules based on product introduction and personnel resources. 
  • Coordinates with the scheduling and planning departments and implements appropriate adjustments to level-load operations.  
  • Implements new production capabilities and creates new operational methods and processes by recommending changes in equipment, and procedures; and implements departmental standards and practices.
  • Develop and implements succession plans for managers, supervisors and staff.  
  • Develops and implements standard work processes to ensure consistencies amongst the operations team to continuously improve efficiencies and productivity. 
  • Management of exempt and nonexempt associates involved in production, assembly, subassembly and fabrication operations.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training associates; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining associates; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Performs other related duties as required.



  • Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university.
  • Minimum eight years’ experience or an equivalent combination of formal education, on-the-job training, and/or work experience.
  • Manufacturing Operations experience.



  • Aerospace experience preferred
  • Direct supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Operations excellence, LEAN and continues improvement experience
  • Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt certification
  • Computer skills to include Microsoft Office Suite proficiency (Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint)
  • Able to lead and coordinate multi-functional team projects
  • Substantial practical knowledge and understanding of products, manufacturing process, specifications and production support requirements


At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

•Medical, dental, and vision insurance
•Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees
•Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution
•Tuition reimbursement
•Life insurance  and disability coverage
•And more


Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

Collins Aerospace is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.

Nearest Major Market: Scranton

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