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Program Operations Manager

Businesses Collins Aerospace Job ID 01453689 Most Recent Date Posted 09/30/2021 City Windsor Locks State Connecticut Country United States

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United States of America


01: Building 01 Windsor Locks One Hamilton Road, Windsor Locks, CT, 06096 USA

For this Associate Director, Manufacturing Operations role, we seek a strategic minded professional who will help drive improvements in our manufacturing and test execution.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Act as internal consultant to the manager and develop short and long term strategies for the value stream

  • Help coordinate continuous improvement activities to improve support processes

  • Identify equipment needs and create capital request based on needs for the value stream in order to improve throughput

  • Develop plans, schedules, and budgets on improvement projects

  • Lead make/buy transition efforts within value stream

  • Help coordinate continuous improvement activities to drive improvement within the value stream

  • Develop cost reduction and process improvement opportunities to ensure efficiency of operations and cost effectiveness

  • Facilitate and directs scheduling activities to ensure smooth operations and optimal use of facilities

  • Leads material and logistics problem resolution to ensure availability of materials and smooth operations

  • Identify issues with cell performance and productivity and develops action plans to maximize performance and productivity

  • Interface with program management and functional organizations to understand customer needs and issues and ensure that the customers receive satisfactory standards of service

  • Ensure quality of hardware requirements is met upon delivery to the customer

  • Work driver measures to ensure both quality and schedule standards are met and upheld to meet customer expectations

  • Work with supply chain team to drive on-time delivery

  • Perform professional or management work regularly across multiple manufacturing disciplines

  • Act as the strategic arm of the execution side of the business

  • Perform day-to-day management of operations when issues persist or support is warranted

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be a U.S. Person/Permanent Resident “Green Card” holder

  • Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of prior relevant experience OR • Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 7 years experience OR • In absence of a degree, 14 years of relevant experience is required • Engineering/Other Technical Positions: Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and a minimum of 10 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations.

  • Lean manufacturing experience preferred

  • Customer relationship management experience

  • Microsoft Project Skills

  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment

  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills

  • Cost Account Management

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree is preferred

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

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.

We make modern flight possible for millions of travelers and our military every second. Our major product lines are on-board virtually every aircraft flying. Be it keeping passengers safe with our emergency power generation systems or creating a positive in-flight experience through reliable cabin pressure controls and quieter engines, Power & Controls focuses on delivering a best-in-class experience to our customers. We hire the top people in the industry. Their ideas drive our performance, and their integrity keeps our customers happy. Join us as we take flight!

Collins Aerospace Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility.


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, including a Lifetime Income Strategy option

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Optional coverages you can buy: Pet Insurance, Home and Auto, additional life insurance, accident insurance, criticalillness insurance, group legal

  • Ovia Health, fertility and family planning

  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 5 free counseling sessions

  • Redbrick - Incentives for a Healthy You

  • Autism Benefit

  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Best Doctors, second opinion program

  • And more!

Nothing matters more to Collins Aerospace than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.


  • Background check and drug screen required (every external new hire in the U.S.)

  • Drug Screen only performed on re-hires who have been gone for more than 1 year

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.

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

Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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