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Production Operations Manager


Lemont Furnace, PA, US, 15456

Advanced Acoustic Concepts, LLC, a joint venture between Leonardo DRS and Thales USA, is a technical leader in the fields of sonar systems, sonar signal processing, acoustic training systems, and open architecture system and software integration. The venture focuses on emerging areas in the undersea warfare domain where the customer has identified mission-critical needs. For additional information about Advanced Acoustic Concepts, please visit our website at http://www.aaccorp.com.


Job Location: Lemont Furnace, PA (Uniontown area)


Job Title: Production Operations Manager


Position Summary: The Production Operations Manager will ensure cost, schedule, and quality targets for manufacturing sites, product lines, or work cell are consistently met.


Duties and Responsibilities:  The Production Operations Manager is responsible for performing tasks as directed which includes but is not limited to these tasks: 

  • Capable of resolving complex issues/problems utilizing comprehensive understanding of manufacturing processes
  • Manage the development, and monitor execution, of manufacturing schedules
  • Develop budgets and manage activities to accomplish financial objectives
  • Develop and recommend short- and long-range objectives, consistent with organization guidelines
  • Coordinate operations and communications within, between, and among various functional areas
  • Ensure operations conform to the organization’s policies and procedures, values, and federal, state, and local
  • regulations
  • Establish, monitor, and ensure customer satisfaction
  • Engage in the typical responsibilities of a manager requiring planning, evaluating, organizing, integrating, and controlling
  • Coordinate team members recruitment and selection, career development, and performance assessment
  • Drive continuous improvement through deployment of best practices, such as Lean Six Sigma
  • Continually identify and assess risks and deploy proactive mitigation plans
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization


Secondary Accountabilities:

  • Attend applicable internal or external customer meetings
  • Participate on special project teams
  • Support and lead new product introduction activities
  • Maintain knowledge of current manufacturing and continuous improvement trends in the industry


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, management or related field, or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years directly related experience
  • Proficient technical expertise with demonstrated application
  • Knowledge and familiarity with standards (ISO, AS, etc)
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, negotiation, communication and writing skills


Physical Requirements:

  • Lifting up to 10 lbs.: up to 25% of time  
  • Walking, Sitting: up to 50% of time
  • Climbing, Bending, Kneeling, Stooping: up to 10% of time
  • Standing: up to 25% of time
  • Travel: up to 10% of time


AAC works on a 9/80 compressed schedule whereby employees work 80 hours in 2 weeks with every other Friday off.


Advanced Acoustic Concepts, LLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. #MCSS

Our Mission

To build shareholder value through a commitment to high ethical standards and a superior performance culture focused on customers, employees, financial results and corporate citizenship.

Our Vision

To be the leading mid-tier defense technology company in the U.S.

Our Values

Our employees appreciate a culture of open honest communications, and fair and equitable treatment. We accomplish through:

INTEGRITY. At Leonardo DRS ethics and accountability always comes first.

QUALITY. We set high standards of performance, and consistently deliver excellent products and services.

CUSTOMER FOCUS. We go above and beyond to meet customer needs, and work to create long-term relationships with our customers.

DIVERSITY. We embrace different points of view, and continually foster an environment that enable all participants to contribute to their full potential.

INNOVATION.  At Leonardo DRS, innovation is in our DNA. We have built this company through the innovative ideas of our employees and continue to foster an environment that rewards new ideas to help our government and military customers save lives, solve critical problems and modernize to ensure mission success for years to come.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. is committed 
to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.  We are committed to building a workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. At Leonardo DRS, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment makes us a stronger Company. We embrace different points of view, respect one another in the workplace, and understand that an inclusive environment furthers creativity, innovation, and business performance. 

For additional information on  Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at www.leonardodrs.com

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh