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Director of Production Operations
Positions: 1
Posted: 05/21/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Location: US-PA-Charleroi
Category: Management
Salary: Commensurate With Experience
Benefits: Full Benefits
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Job Description

The Director of Production Operations plans, coordinates, directs and monitors production tasking across several functional areas including assembly, test, materials handling/warehousing and quality assurance.  The Director of Production Operations works closely with supply chain management to establish material needs and resolve supply chain issues affecting the operation.  This position is also responsible for establishing operational priorities and performance goals while working with senior leadership to ensure that contractual requirements are met on time and within budget.  Additionally, the Head of Manufacturing Operations is chartered with process improvement and is expected to leverage industry best practices and continuous improvement initiatives to further the state of the manufacturing operation. 


Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Coordinates and oversees the overall day to day operations of a low-to-mid volume, high complexity electronics manufacturing organization.
  • Provides operational direction to personnel responsible for quality assurance, materials management, production assembly, and production test.
  • Develops strategies to evolve the manufacturing organization in a manner consistent with company objectives.
  • Leads efforts to conduct process and system analysis for on-going continuous improvement initiatives and establishes regular progress reporting for self-assessments.
  • Establishes production-related operational goals and leverages his/her own competencies to determine the best and most efficient use of available resources, including facilities, equipment and personnel to meet or exceed goals.
  • Monitors the progress of production activities while ensuring that multiple concurrent product lines satisfy contractual schedule and financial obligations for several different customers.
  • Works with leaders throughout the company to establish and execute production programs across a variety of different product lines each with unique demands and requirements.
  • Lead for planning and transitioning of products from engineering development stage to production readiness.
  • Interfaces with key customers and customer representatives. 
  • Generates written and oral reports for internal and external audiences.
  • Works with organizational leadership to secure facility services and equipment as required to ensure that all operational needs are met. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Previous experience working in an electronics manufacturing environment.Related operational, engineering and/or supervisory experience preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of various electronic/integrated electronic assembly manufacturing techniques, common industry standards, manufacturing operational concepts and continuous improvement methodologies.
  • Proven leadership in challenging environments with a track record of driving continuous improvement.
  • Customer focused, goal-oriented mindset with an aptitude for applying innovative solutions.
  • Ability to interact effectively with personnel at all levels of organization.
  • Strong computer skills, knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and experience with ERP/MRP tools.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance.



Bachelor's degree in an engineering / technical discipline and a minimum of 10 years’ experience in the field or related area. Additional experience may substitute for degree requirement.  An advanced degree may substitute for minimum required years of experience.

This position require the applicant to obtain and maintain a DoD Clearance.


To learn more about the Benefits offered by Progeny Systems, including a minimum $1,000 sign-on bonus for all new hires, please visit our website at

About Progeny Systems

Progeny Systems is a privately held, high-tech small business that provides premium systems, services, and products for the Department of Defense, government agencies and commercial clients. We are a technology leader in numerous areas including: technology insertion; acoustic sensors; signal processing; combat systems; torpedoes; cyber security; biometrics; knowledge management; undersea vehicles; open architecture; electromagnetic maneuver warfare; electronics packaging; and image/video processing/analysis.

As a small business, Progeny Systems is a participant in the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Progeny Systems has a proven track record of transitioning numerous SBIR contract awards into full-scale production, and has also successfully competed with large defense corporations.  Progeny System's ability to leverage flexibility, rapid turnaround, customer responsiveness, and encourage an environment for experimental research has been critical to our success in developing, producing and supporting numerous mission critical national defense systems.

Progeny has provided highly complex products/programs to the United States Government in collaboration with the following agencies, among others:

-       United States Navy

-       United States Air Force

-       United States Army         

-       Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

-       National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)

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