ATSS Engineering has a client in Panama City, FL looking for a Director of Operations.

Oversee all aspects of the shipyard and is responsible and accountable for the performance of shipyard personnel for safety, quality, cost, and scheduling including the administrative functions needed to support shipyard operations.  Responsible for the daily oversight of facility upgrades/changes as well as facility maintenance.


This position is accountable for achieving site production performance results associated with all shipbuilding activities performed or supported at the Facility.  Performance results include, but are not limited to Safety, Environmental, Quality, Schedule, and Production.  This individual will manage Sr. Production Managers and Superintendents and will work in concert and alignment with other Program Managers/ Project Managers, Engineering, and shared service functions (Sales, Estimating, Purchasing, HR, etc.) to develop macro and micro work plans designed to achieve performance objectives.  This person will manage work based on developed plans and will be responsible for prospective reviews of estimates.  All work planning and schedules shall be conducted along with progressing to determine cost and schedule performance.  Active measures shall be taken to improve efficiency, cost, and schedule performance and clear definable mitigation plans shall be established when negative variances occur or are projected. Will require tracking until resolved or stabilized.  This position is empowered to manage overall yard flow including access and layout of workstations, developing, and enforcing processes and procedures, manage and deconflict yard resources among projects/programs, and manage and deconflict yard equipment procurement and staging in order to effectively improve efficiency, cost, and schedule performance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Regular attendance at work and the ability to work flexible hours, including overtime, weekends, and holidays.
Work with individual or key technical personnel to contribute to the development of final production plans and assist in the development/alignment of engineering, procurement, and material delivery to production work areas, QC and QA. 
Accountable to hire and train skilled craft personnel, supervisors, and managers to support work across their site and in conjunction with other sites and properly assign personnel to the work in alignment with production goals, schedule, and plan based on skills and abilities. 
Work closely with HR to obtain/retain people, lead them, and as required administer corrective actions.
Manage production flow with the Shipyard including yard access, workstation layout, material routes, equipment staging, and other facility layout considerations to improve production efficiency depending on the shipbuilding programs in progress.
Work with the VP of Operations and other site Directors of Operations within to effectively deploy and share manpower and equipment resources to improve overall program execution.
Partners with all senior leadership for overall program performance.
Accountable to establish a safe work site and ensuring that all leaders and workers adhere to company policies and associated regulatory requirements.
Accountable for production performance of regularly reported KPIs and adherence of completed work and worker performance to agreed quality systems, requirements of third-party regulations as applicable, and to specifications or contracts.
Accountable to develop, create, and maintain a positive inclusive work environment for all team members to hold themselves to ESG’s values, and promote ESG’s values within leadership and workforce.
Be well versed with all specification requirements and familiar with contractual requirements to ensure work is performed as expected and support for contract management is provided.
Work with program and planning personnel to plan a production schedule for the job, implement and control the production schedule, and review and adjust the schedule where needed.
Set and monitor product quality standards.
Estimate production costs and manage overhead budgets, and production budgets, and implement cost control programs.
Other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly and/ or indirectly manage multiple production managers, superintendents/supervisors assigned to each department. This position has direct and indirect management of hundreds of craft employees in various skills and workstations.  Responsibilities may include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work. Will be required to document corrective actions and conduct performance reviews of staff and ensure correction actions and performance reviews are consistently applied through their reporting structure.

Reporting Relationship

This position will report to the VP of Operations
Job Requirements

Education/ Experience/ Knowledge: Associates degree or equivalent work experience is required.  A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in heavy industry and manufacturing with government shipbuilding experience is required.  Minimum of fifteen (15) years of experience in a supervisor capacity is required.  The incumbent must have experience and thorough knowledge of production procedures, government regulations, and administrative procedures within a marine program with a background in continuous process improvement.  Must have experience and a working knowledge of all specific operations of typical shipbuilding craft, and program management departments, including all machinery and tools. 

 Skills:  Must have a working knowledge of Continuous Process Improvement.  Must have the ability to lead the consolidation of multiple locations into a single operation.  Critical change management skills will be required.  Must have analytical ability to research problem areas and special requests.  Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite software including Word, Excel, and Outlook Express. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, general business periodicals, professional documents, Company policies/procedures, and governmental regulations.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from senior management, employees, government officials, and the public.  Ability to read and interpret blueprints.

Behavioral Attributes: Critical thinking and problem-solving skills, planning and organizing, coordination and control, time management, attention to detail, decision-making, communication skills, persuasiveness, negotiation skills, delegation, teamwork, conflict management, adaptability, stress tolerance, and results-driven.                                             

Working Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential function of this job.  The employee may be exposed to the risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the environment is low to moderate and occasionally high.  While in production areas, you will be exposed to all weather conditions, noise, dust, and odors.

Physical Activity/ Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

This job will operate in multiple environments, including a professional office environment, and shipboard during the production, outfit, test, and delivery phases of each Ship.  Must be able to work in a ship production environment, including climbing, entering tanks and voids, etc., in all weather conditions.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance, vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.