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BAE Systems

Operations Lead



Full Time

On Site


Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States

Job Description

  • Leads the Fort Wayne Indiana Operations function in meeting or exceeding business and quality objectives associated with the development and delivery of company products - in accordance with contractual requirements.
  • Strong factory management experience / background.
  • Demonstrates proven experience with manufacturing of complex electro/mechanical hardware, high mix CCA manufacturing, LRU integration and test.
  • Leads the Operations function to reduce “Unit Production Costs” through influencing product design and material selection.
  • Determine staffing needs (hourly, salary) and ensure team is structured correctly.
  • Identify and drive development needs - coach and mentor team members as required.
  • Define and clarify roles and responsibilities for team members.
  • Mold team culture and workforce integrity.
  • Supports the Operations Product Line Director in managing the capital strategy and resulting budget in support of the Product Line Business.
  • Supports the Operations Product Line Director in managing functional expense budgets.
  • Develops and implement plans to improve productivity, reduce scrap and rework costs - while driving to zero defects and 100% on time delivery.
  • Manages the acquisition of staff with the skills and capabilities to meet the manufacturing demands through hiring, staff development/training, mentoring, and personal growth opportunities.
  • Implements lean and continuous improvement activities.
  • Supports the “Design Anywhere, Build Anywhere” objectives.
  • Establishes a work environment of openness and trust where employees are challenged, developed, and work together as a team to achieve business objectives.
Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Bachelor’s Engineering Degree and 10+ Years experience within Manufacturing.
  • Operations leadership experience in high volume high / mix manufacturing (Manufacturing, Supply Chain, New Product Introduction).
  • Experience and/or demonstrated ability to lead manufacturing teams (30+ personnel) of factory touch and manufacturing engineers.
  • Practical understanding of DoD military manufacturing and product development lifecycle.
  • Proven record of on time, on budget, high quality product production.
  • Able to effectively work and collaborate across company’s technical and non-technical functional disciplines.
Pursuant to a specific U.S. Government contract, selected individual must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Knowledge and/or experience with AS9145/APQP is preferred, but also not required.
  • Proven leader with strong written, listening and verbal communication skills - Able to multitask effectively with agility.
  • Zero Defect manufacturing philosophy and practice Lean Six Sigma.
  • Creative and Innovative problem solver.
  • Able to obtain an Active Secret clearance.
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems’ game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere – from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact – for our customers and the communities we serve.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.