Operations Manager

Edmund Optics Oldsmar , FL 34677

Posted 2 months ago


Position is responsible for managing the daily operations of the Florida Manufacturing location, EOFL; review of financial statements and other performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement and to determine areas needing cost reduction and program improvement. Position will collaborate strongly with Sales and Business Lines in opportunities that result in product made in Florida and with the subsequent production planning.


  • Accountable for all operational areas:

  • Staffing and management

  • Employee development, training and conflict resolution

  • Inventory levels, turnaround time and On-Time Delivery

  • Department budgets

  • Equipment and supply purchases

  • Product quality

  • Provide leadership and vision to the organization by assisting the Director of Manufacturing with the development of long range and annual plans and with the evaluation and reporting of progress on plans

  • Establish and implement factory policies, goals, objectives and procedures

  • Collaborate with other factories on best practices and cross-site processes

  • Develop leadership and managerial skills of managers/supervisors

  • Work with Sales and Business Lines to properly identify customer requirements

  • Follow up with customers regarding high level quality related topics

  • Accountable for Continuous Improvement program within factory

  • Accountable for 6S program within factory

  • Analyze data and trends using appropriate statistical analysis tools

  • Work with Supply Chain in qualifying and auditing suppliers new to EOFL

  • Interface with department heads throughout the organization

  • Comply with federal, state, and company policies, procedures, and regulations


To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions required

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Effective leadership skills

  • Excellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills

  • Knowledge of Military Specifications is desired

  • Working knowledge of Six Sigma, Lean Principles and other statistical analysis Quality Tools

  • Experience in ISO-9001 Certification in a Manufacturing Environment

  • Experience in problem solving and quality improvement processes and teams

  • Knowledge of testing and inspection methods/equipment desired

  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office applications and experience with statistical software


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Optics, Engineering or technical discipline or equivalent experience

  • 10+ years technical experience in an Industrial or Manufacturing Environment

  • Lean 6 Green Belt certification required within 18 months of employment

Physical Requirements:

Ability to lift up to 30 pounds and operate office equipment such as a copier; ability to see details at a close range; ability to sit at desk or PC for long periods of time; ability to travel.

Other Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizenship or permanent residence required

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


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