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GL Advanced Manufacturing Operations Leader

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Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Research Staff
Department: Additive Manufacturing Engineering - 250422
Pay Grade: R3 - Exempt
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Position Summary:

UDRI is a national leader in scientific and engineering research, serving government, industry and nonprofit customers. UDRI contributes to the fulfillment of the University’s commitments to education, research and public service through the involvement of students, faculty and external partners. Established as the research arm of the University of Dayton in 1956, UDRI achieved $2.75 billion in cumulative sponsored research in 2020. Sponsored research for 2022 alone exceeded $220 million.

This position is located at the Advanced Technology and Training Center (ATTC) in Dayton, OH, at the University of Dayton Research Institute and will also support the ATTC facility located in Warner Robins, GA. This position will oversee and manage the additive manufacturing operations sustainment activities and will serve as the AM Operations Manager for all advanced manufacturing processes, metal and polymer additive manufacturing, post process machining, heat treatment, etc. This position will provide process leadership in regards to production, providing input for both short and long-term manufacturing strategies. The majority of work will support government customers, but some industry partners will be supported as well.

Minimum Qualifications:

•Bachelor’s degree in relevant field OR 10+ years in production operations leadership
•10+ years proven experience working in and leading manufacturing facility operations
•Experience working in facilities with quality management systems such as AS9100 or ISO9001 with demonstrated understanding of regulatory requirements for operating manufacturing facilities
•Familiar with various manufacturing processes such as casting, NC machining, forging, welding, and heat treat
•Strong aptitude for root cause analysis and troubleshooting operational issues
•Proficient with Microsoft Office applications and computer technology and experience with ERP systems
•Proven experience operating manufacturing facility equipment safely and efficiently
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with team members at all levels
•Strong leadership and managerial attributes
•Exceptional organizational and time-management skills
•US Citizen

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

•Experience with polymer and/or metal additive manufacturing (FDM, Powder Bed Fusion, etc.)
•Experience with manufacturing operations for aircraft and/or aerospace applications
•Experience with ECI JobBOSS2 (formerly E2 Shoptech) ERP system or equivalent
•Familiar with CAD software packages
•Experience working with socially and culturally diverse communities

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and any applicable preferred qualifications that you meet.

A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status.

The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.

Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.


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