Director of Manufacturing Operations

Lumitec - Delray Beach, FL (30+ days ago)

Lumitec ( has established a strong brand presence in the marine industry and beyond as an innovative, industry-leading developer and manufacturer of extreme environment LED lighting. Located in Delray Beach, Florida, we are a leader in our space and have enjoyed many years of solid, double-digit growth. We seek an exceptional individual will work with our engineering team and existing production/operations staff to Architect and execute a strategic plan to help us develop a scalable and reliable purchasing, manufacturing, and order fulfillment (shipping) organization for current efficiency and future growth.

In this role, you will:
Create (or refine), implement and manage to KEY operational metrics for purchasing, production, and fulfillment/shipping operations.

Conceive, design, and implement operational processes and/or improvements that enhance efficiency, quality, reliability, and customer satisfaction.

Manage, develop, and expand as necessary our team of 15+/- assembly technicians.

Manage purchasing function to ensure proactive steps are taken for incoming raw materials while controlling inventory.

Partner with product development team to ensure that documentation, process, and fixture development occurs concurrently with product development.

Design and integrate new fixtures, tools, and equipment (eg presses, positioning fixtures, SCARA robots/light automation) as needed.

Develop and/or refine documentation for existing operational and manufacturing processes.

The ideal candidate will have 10 + years of experience in a leadership role in a manufacturing company.
Experience leading a production team with functional experience in the assembly of electro-mechanical assemblies.
Proven experience in Supply chain and MRP systems.
Experience conducting vendor audits a plus.
Familiarity with operation in an ISO 9000 environment, especially having gone through certification a plus.

Required Education:
Bachelor of Science Degree required in Industrial, Manufacturing, Manufacturing Systems, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering.

Advance degree preferred in either an engineering discipline or an MBA.

You will find this position very satisfying if you:
Are passionate about your work and prefer to avoid big company bureaucracy, politics, and other hurdles in accomplishing your goals.
Are highly creative, and enjoy using that creativity to focus your technical expertise on problems to develop elegant solutions.
Tend to be generally positive and approach most challenges with the firm belief that you will succeed.
Are comfortable with the flexibility and autonomy required in a start-up environment
Have a broad range of personal and professional interests and tend to want to learn things even if they are outside of your core area of focus.
Love to build, tinker, design, create, modify and experiment.
Love boating.

Offices are very close to I-95, and an easy commute from Ft.Lauderdale to Palm BeachGardens.

Lumitec offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes group Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Short and Long-Term disability coverages. We also offer individual, ancillary insurance plans and a generous 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with a Company match.