Production Manager in Los Angeles, CA

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

National Telefilm Associates   •  

Los Angeles, CA 90001

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


Less than 5 years

Posted 55 days ago

National Technical Systems, the world's leading provider of test services to the automotive, aerospace, and defense industries has an open position for an experienced Operations Department Manager for our Precision Cleaning Department. Following specific NTS Standard Operating Procedures, safety policies, and industry specifications, the Operations Manager provides technical and administrative supervision to assure that the technical, administrative, budget, man-hour and schedule targets of the department are met within the framework of establised policies and standards.


• Directs and coordinates all activities of the department pertaining to precision cleaning of aerospace components

• Performs limited testing and analysis as required

• Provides technical input for equipment and facility enhancements

• Acts as customer advocate for providing technical support and guidance for clients

• Provides technical support in new account development

• Achieves financial objectives by preparing an annual department budget, scheduling expenditures, analyzing variances, and initiating corrective actions

• Hires/trains/disciplines department staff in accordance with established company policies and procedures

• Performs employee reviews, evaluates job performance and makes recommendations regarding change of status or wage adjustments

• Writes/reviews/approves technical procedures and job travelers for precision cleaning operations

• Prepares quotes for customer requested work

• Performs other duties as assigned


• Ability to read and understand technical drawings, complex specifications, flow diagrams and related instructions

• Computer skills in standard Microsoft Office desktop applications. Experience using Microsoft Dynamic AX a plus

• Strong organizational, analytical, problem solving skills

• Strong communication and documentation skills

• Self-motivating, dependable, and responsible person requiring little direct supervision

• Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills are a must

• Strong supervisory skills sufficient to manage in an intense, goal-oriented environment with rapidly shifting priorities and multiple internal and external customers

• Proven ability to learn at a fast pace with minimal training


• Degree (BS or AS) in chemistry or chemical engineering, or a strong background in cleanroom operations desired

• Requires 3 to 5 years of experience in cleanroom and/or production management, including a minimum of 2 years of experience in a laboratory environment with simple laboratory equipment such as microscopes, pH meters, balances/scales, desiccators, vacuum ovens, gas and liquid filtration systems, particle counters, etc.

• Knowledge of computers, computer programs and test instrumentation


Indoor Test Lab Environment


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; climb stairs; balance; stoop; kneel; crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Valid Through: 2019-10-17