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Operations Manager - Unmanned Aerial Systems

Job Tracking ID:  85347-285637
Location:   Sacramento, CA
Job Type:  Full-Time/Regular
Date Updated:  May 20, 2019
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Job Description:


Directs and coordinates the activities of assigned production operations departments.  Ensures the departments conformance to the company quality system in accordance with customer and company requirements.  Works closely with other department managers to achieve strategic objectives and goals. Responsible for the production departments; Safety, Quality output, Delivery performance and Cost. 


  • Responsible for managing all production departments within assigned production facilities.
  • Ensures the departments conformance to the company quality system in accordance with customer and company requirements.
  • Responsible for maintaining  a well-trained and cross-trained staff in all production departments in order to effectively execute required work orders.
  • Responsible for achieving monthly and annual targets in the following areas; (safety, quality, delivery, cost) as well as other key performance targets.
  • Establish procedures for maintaining high standards of manufacturing operations, product quality, reliability, and safety. 
  • Participates in formulating and administering company policies and developing long-range goals and objectives.
  • Assures activities within defined scope are accomplished in accordance with KUAS policies, sound business practices, and are in compliance with applicable regulations and requirements.
  • Determines organization objectives, interprets KUAS policy and delegates assignments to subordinate managers or supervisors.
  • Directs and coordinates activities of departments for which responsibility is delegated to further attainment of goals and objectives.
  • Manages utilization of equipment, facilities, and personnel to obtain maximum efficiency, meet profitability and performance objectives.
  • Responsible for critical manufacturing projects as needed .
  • Reviews overall budgets, schedules and performance standards and drives to meet budgetary requirements in all assigned areas.
  • Partners with Human Resources regarding day-to-day management operations to include, employee relations, recruitment, interpretation of policy, performance management, counseling actions, training and development, employee engagement, procedures and business objectives.
  • Coordinates with Planning department, maintains and implements production schedules.
  • Works with EH&S Specialist regarding environmental and safety issues.
  • Recognizes and solves problems affecting production including schedules, staff, and quality. 

Other Job Functions

  • Other duties may be assigned 


Supervises subordinate supervisors and relevant support staff.

Experience and Skills:


  • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards.

  • Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors.

  • Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary.

  • Ability to adhere to workplace rules.


  1. Requires BS degree in Business or Engineering or equivalent experience.
  2. Minimum of 10 years progressive relevant experience, both technical and supervisory in all areas of manufacturing, including engineering, quality, and operations, with exhibited leadership abilities.
  3. May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship).


  1. Office and/or manufacturing environment. 
  2. May work extended hours or weekends. 


  • Up to 5% - May travel to other KUAS locations

Additional Information:
Job Level:   Management
Number of Openings:  
Years of Experience:   More than 10 Years
Level of Education:   BA/BS
Starting Date :   ASAP