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AFL provides industry-leading products and services to a wide variety of industries. AFL’s Services Division has extensive experience in both the design and application in telecommunications, broadband, wireless, electric utility, OEM, enterprise, and private network markets. This group provides site development, engineering, and construction expertise, integrated services, and fiber optic products. In addition, AFL’s Services Division manufactures, engineers, and installs fiber optic products and equipment to enable delivery of high-speed voice, video, and data services.
Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and reliable service that help our customers improve their critical and electrical infrastructure. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Europe and Asia. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan.
The Operations Manager will be a member of the Wireless Services team and will be dedicated to adhering to procedures, focused on producing the best quality service, being highly productive and mindful of costs. The successful candidate must be comfortable working in a challenging, dynamic, team-based environment.
This role will be responsible for the successful scheduling, tracking, and implementation of Ericsson derived turnkey projects supporting key customer deliverables to the highest customer satisfaction, while driving Cost, Quality, and Timeliness. The project manager will improve profitability and customer satisfaction by managing large and complex Network Rollout & Implementation projects.
The successful candidate must meet a majority of the knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience requirements outlined below.
This position can be based anywhere in the New York or New Jersey.
Provides supervision within the market area to installers, optimizer, and other technical personnel and equipment resources for projects assigned to the site, and providing support to functional and program management at all levels. Ensures safe and cost-effective use of test equipment, tools, and resources.
Candidate must have 6-8 years of proven project management success in large scale Network Rollout, Implement Projects, and Wireless Site Development. Excellent technical understanding and project experience with site construction, network deployment and integration of wireless systems.
In support of the Director Wireless EF&I (or with delegated/specific ownership from the Director Wireless EF&I) ensure that operations objectives are clearly and completely specified. In conjunction with Director Wireless EF&I and other Operation Managers, make sure justifiable site resources exist and are assigned to projects.
Work with Director Wireless EF&I, Business Development teams, other Operation Managers, Operation Supervisors and their teams, to produce complete program plans including, activity definitions, timelines, inter project critical dependencies. Track plans and monitor status, generate resource risk assessments for presentations to program and NorthStar leadership teams.
Analyze project plans to define critical resource requirements and interim “work arounds” as well as tradeoffs required to provide adequate support within stated timeframes.
Support Operation Supervisors by generating detailed resource implementation plans tailored to projects being implemented at the site. Work with Director Wireless EF&I and other Operation Managers to ensure plans are consistent across the project.
• Maintains a site test equipment calibration program to include all test equipment assigned to the site.
Maintain operations action item database associated with the site and provide timely updates to the Director Wireless EF&I. Escalate open operations action items proactively.
Identify site operating issues and risks proactively. Maintain issues and risks database in support of operations or initiative owner.
Adhere to and promote the environmental, health & safety policies of AFL.
Perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned.
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AFL offers an excellent benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, T&E Card, Cell Phone and Laptop.
Equal Opportunity Employer