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AIM Aerospace, Inc. Operations Manager in Orange City, Iowa

An exciting aerospace career awaits you in our manufacturing facility in Orange City, Iowa. Apply to join the AIM Aerospace team today!

Job Description

Provide leadership and direction to insure the continual, efficient and uniform operation which will meet or exceed customer expectations in a safe and orderly manner. Develop and implement plans coordinated with the corporate business plan to increase the reliability and continually improve the quality and efficiencies of the products and services provided by the business unit.

Responsibilities Include

  • Stimulates and advances continuous improvement through thoroughly understanding the work and living philosophy by:

  • Consistent & regular communication with other departments, shifts, logistics, department DE, and production management on needs, priorities, and issues.

  • Promote flow and pull of products and information to your internal and ultimately external customer (s)

  • Understand what your internal and external customer (s) value so as to strive to provide that value to them.

  • Identifying and enhancing value added operations while reducing and eliminating non value added activities.

  • Respect for People in daily interactions – Create culture and assure daily adherence to company safety requirements; Assure timely, thorough performance evaluations; perform or delegate training on product introductions or changes. Foster and adhere to company values, rules, regulations, and accreditation to achieve company goals. Set an expectation and create programs of improvement and learning in the department. Weekly time approval of personnel.

  • Lead regular communications with team pertaining to company and department performance, with the goals of improving throughput and reducing waste (non-value added activity).

  • Daily scheduling and organizing production shifts to optimize performance and margin.

  • Stop to fix problems. “Go and See” to thoroughly understand the situation.

  • Coach, mentor and develop people to investigate root cause for scrap and RMA issues and work with team, including engineering and quality, to establish corrective actions and prevent recurrence.

  • Reduce variation in the work environment through implementation of Lean tools including 5S tools, Kanbans, standard work, etc. Develop standard work for departmental processes. Review work instructions through change request process with goal of standardization.

  • Use and develop real time visual systems so that no problems are hidden.

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

Preferred Skills and Abilities

  • Strong technical knowledge related to the field of manufacturing

  • Communicate in a clear, approachable, professional and pro-active manner, provide strong leadership, management, and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work under pressure while maintaining perspective

  • Be creative, flexible, and able to drive/guide change

  • Ability to multi-task, follow through and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment

  • Capability to develop and coach individuals to higher performance.

  • Provide strong operations thinking that moves the vision to successful implementation

  • Leadership qualities – patience, kindness, humility, respectful, selfless, forgiving, honest and committed to the growth of the individual and organization.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s Degree or minimum of 4 years’ experience in a production leadership role.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is mostly performed in an office environment while sitting at a desk for more than 7 hours a day.


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx, Life and AD&D Insurance

  • Company Sponsored 401k

  • PTO (Paid Time Off)

  • Tuition Reimbursement

AIM Aerospace, Inc. is located in Renton, WA with facilities in Washington and Iowa. We design, engineer and manufacture composite structures used in commercial aircraft interiors. Examples include primary/secondary structures, sidewalls, ceiling panels, lavatories, bulkheads, overhead bins and crew rests. Additional information can be obtained on our company web site at

Orange City, IA is located in the northwest corner of Iowa in Sioux County. It is home to two growing school systems, a four-year liberal arts college, the annual Tulip Festival, as well as many large industry and development opportunities. To learn more about the Orange City community please visit

AIM Aerospace, Inc. is a Drug Free workplace.

Pre-employment drug screen required.

Equal Opportunity Employer

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.