Director of Operations

Job Expired

El Segundo, CA, United States


Full Time

21 days ago

Job description

Company Overview
Millennium Space Systems, A Boeing Company delivers affordable, high-performance space systems for exacting customers. At Millennium, you will be part of a close-knit team working on exciting technological problems. We work in an open environment where ideas are shared across all disciplines, and there are ample opportunities for advancement based on excellence. Superstars are welcome.

At Millennium, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values. We're committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that's welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us. 

Job Summary
As the Director of Operations, you will inspire, coordinate, and lead the represented work forces within Manufacturing and Logistics to safely deliver high quality products on time, with a strong focus on design for manufacturability and continuous improvement. The director is the advocate for the team to ensure they have the resources required to exceed customer expectations. You will work with other directors and the VP of Manufacturing, Supply Chain, and Logistics as a team representing the companies’ operational leaders. You will develop and sustain a vision for continued growth and improved efficiency for the team and partner with other business leaders to achieve Millennium’s goals.

This position's internal job code is Operations Integrator Manager. Our team is currently hiring for level L.


  • Ensure operator safety and champion process improvement to reduce cost/lead time without sacrificing hardware reliability
  • Provide mentorship and support development of members of the team via regular 1:1s, formal performance review sessions, career development plans, etc.
  • Develop work forecasts to satisfy multiple potential work scenarios/allocations
  • Manage current and long-term staffing, including headcount projections, candidate recruiting pipelines, etc.
  • Own team communication
    • Provide overall company happenings and provide context to get ahead of swirl
    • Explain situations in context of the employee, the team, and Millennium
    • Provide rationale and background for higher level decisions
  • Implement and facilitate robust cross-training programs in order to maximize workforce flexibility
  • Establish strong cross-functional relationships to help set and drive priorities across the business
  • Provide design for manufacturability and business process feedback/guidance to support standardization and enable robust, high volume production
  • Establish, own, and report on success metrics for the team

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline (ABET accreditation required)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated technical problem-solving skills
  • 9 years of experience in manufacturing
  • 7 years of experience in a leadership position
  • Demonstrated experience scaling manufacturing rate capability

Preferred Qualifications

  • Aerospace industry experience
  • Experience managing a represented work force
  • Experience managing a large team (>50 individuals; direct and indirect reports)
  • Active Clearance

Please note that the salary information shown below is a general guideline only of what is reasonably expected to be paid for the position. Salaries are based upon candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

Summary Pay-Range

  • Level L: $138,550 - $203,750

Benefits and Perks
Millennium Space Systems offers a very competitive benefits package to include medical, dental, vision, and 401k plan.

Before applying, please note:
Millennium is DDTC-registered, ITAR-compliant Company. This position is located at a facility that requires special access. Applicants MUST be U.S. citizens and eligible for a security clearance. Additionally, applicants must be willing to apply for and maintain a security clearance. We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage veterans, disabled veterans and disabled individuals to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified.

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