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Precision Castparts Corp. Director of Operations in Spanish Fork, Utah

Business Profile:

PCC Aerostructures is a leading supplier of complex components and assemblies to the global aerospace industry.

PCC Aerostructures now includes 38 plants in the U.S, Europe and Asia with over 6000 employees and has ambitious growth plans. Businesses within PCC Aerostructures include Primus International, SPS Aerostructures, Centra, Avibank and AVK, Klune, Noranco, ProCoat, Southwest United Industries, Progressive Incorporated, Synchronous, and Kalistrut. Plants locations include Washington, Utah, California, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Kansas, Texas, Ohio, Canada, Mexico, the UK and China.

Location Profile:

Located in Spanish Fork Utah, Klune Industries is unique in that it produces hard metal complex machined parts for both military and commercial aerospace customers. It is also a vertically integrated business with machining, processing and assembly capabilities.


Manage, direct, and implement operations strategies and objectives to ensure the achievement of division’s goals.


  • Develops and maintains business plans and performance criteria to ensure department effectiveness and efficiencies.

  • Assists in developing budgets and forecasts to guide and manage operating plans and manage effectively to those budgets to drive profitability.

  • Monitors departmental metrics and workload of core departments, identifies best practices and opportunities areas, and provides solutions for improved efficiencies.

  • Ensures standards for product quality, equipment, and operator performance are maintained and that cost-effective technology is used to maximize production.

  • Provides leadership, coaching and development to direct reports in order to improve the caliber and productivity of all staff levels.

  • Aligns management and staff via reinforcement of vision and goals; exceeds through superior hiring, continuous coaching, appraisal, formal training and disciplinary practices.

  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationship and communications within the organization at all levels.

  • Encourages participation in operational improvements and innovations at all levels.

  • Establishes and maintains safety operations by adhering to procedures and policies.

  • Completes housekeeping around work areas as assigned.

  • Performs other related duties as required.


Key Skills:

  • BS Degree in Engineering, Mathematics, or relevant technical field; relevant experience may be substituted

  • 8-10 years progressive experience in the manufacturing industry

  • Experience in machine shop practice and theory

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Communication, influencing, negotiating and assertiveness

  • Decision making, sound business judgment

  • Project management

  • Maintain and provide current understanding of best practices and technology trends

  • Change management

Requisition ID: 173914.2