Orbital ATK Careers

Manager, Operations

Chandler, AZ

Job Description

Job ID: MO20180503-44242

With projected annual revenues of $4.5 billion, approximately 12,500 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Orbital ATK is a company on the move. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission ? whether it?s a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world?s leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation?s largest manufacturer of ammunition. United in pride and shared goals, Orbital ATK employees come from diverse backgrounds and work together to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable solutions. Work with the best and unleash your potential. If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Orbital ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.Orbital ATK is applying entrepreneurial thinking and commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable products and services to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products ? and your ideas ? into the future. When encouraged to think beyond the ordinary, you?ll be amazed at what you can do!We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Orbital ATK is currently seeking an experienced Operation Managers to join our team in Chandler, AZ.

Job Description:

 The Operations Manager will provide operational focus within work cells responsible for cables and electronics built in a multi-product line factory.  The candidate will be responsible for setting weekly rates, negotiating program delivery dates, ensuring on time delivery to commits, and driving resolutions to issues impacting the work cells delivery performance.   This position will also be responsible for interfacing with other Operations Project Managers to obtain delivery commitments from their respective work cells.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with the Master Production Scheduler to determine work cell rates
  • Ensuring all work cells support and achieve the negotiated manufacturing rate
  • Facilitate weekly production review meetings with all programs within the work cell
  • Provide program commit dates and on time delivery performance
  • Identify potential gaps in production schedules and minimize any line stoppages
  • Resolve work cell issues, non-conformances, drawing releases, router and traveler releases
  • Produce and present weekly reports on factory work cell delivery performance
  • Work closely with planning organization to reduce schedule impacts due to material shortages
  • Work closely with programs on releasing documentation in time to support production schedules
  • Work with manufacturing and quality management on work cell resources


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Business or Related Field with 10 years minimum years of experience or equivalent experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well with all levels in the organization
  • Very strong Excel, Power Point and Word skills
  • Previous experience leading a small work team a plus
  • Previous manufacturing experience with cables and electronics a plus

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: +10 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Operations
Group: Flight