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Director Operations

Saenger Associates - Santa Clarita, CA

Saenger Associates has been retained by our successful client, a mid-sized public manufacturer of aircraft control components, in business for 75 years. They have multiple facilities, including an optimized 80,000 sq ft, state-of-the art facility to accommodate continued growth and fluctuating challenges of modern day commercial and military aerospace industries.


Reporting to the Division President, the successful candidate will be responsible for the management of the organization‘s manufacturing systems, with the goal of being the premier manufacturing group in the industry. The Director, Operations will oversee the areas of planning, supply chain, machine shop, and assembly & test departments.


Responsible for the overall direction, management and results of departments and carries out responsibilities in accordance with policies and applicable laws

Minimizes product costs while meeting customer value requirements

Directs LEAN efforts to minimize the cost of quality including scrap, rework, and field failures

Interfaces with customers, vendors, subcontractors and ensures the organization is in compliance with company policies and procedures

Further develops and implements performance metrics to ensure on-time-delivery of production to customers


• Bachelor’s Degree; ME /IE; 10-15 years of related experience;

• Prefer Six Sigma Green Belt/Black Belt & Continuous Improvement expertise

• Materials / Supply Chain background and experience in the commercial/military aerospace industry required

• Effectively make presentations; respond and relate to issues, opportunities and challenges customers

• Ability to respond and relate to customers, regulatory agencies, and members of the business community


Compensation includes a competitive base salary, performance-based bonus as well as a comprehensive benefits package.

For consideration, please email your resume in the strictest of confidence to:


Posted On: Monday, November 15, 2021

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