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Director of Operations

Associated Environmental Systems
Acton, MA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $165,000 to $200,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: 401k, dental, life insurance, medical, vision,
Job Description

We have an opportunity for an experienced Director of Operations to join our Senior Management Team and report directly to the CEO.  The right person will help to shape our manufacturing strategy with a focus on Quality, Accountability and Lean principles.  

Who we are

We are an innovative manufacturing company that focuses on growth and technology and enjoys having fun along the way.  We have built an extensive and loyal customer base spanning  aerospace, electronics, and automotive with significant involvement in the global expansion of the battery industry.  We work with many of the major tech companies as well as brands such as Tesla, Rivian, Lucid, Meta, Google, and Harley Davidson.  


  • Participate in Strategic Planning and Company goal setting as a member of the Senior Management Team

  • Drive a Lean culture and operational improvements in our 50K sq foot facility in Acton MA

  • Optimize Supply Chain Management with defined metrics and goals around cost & working capital decreases and on-hand availability for production

  • Streamline handoffs between work centers that include metal fabrication, electrical, refrigeration, assembly, and test procedures

  • Work closely with the software and R&D teams to assure proper integration of technology into our units

  • Develop and manage KPI’s and/or OKR’s for reporting teams

  • Continue to develop team member training programs on core competencies and participate in regular evaluation of staff

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree required

  • 8 - 10 years of experience in operations; preferably in a manufacturing / industrial / electronics background.

  • Experience with mechanical and electrical engineering on manufacturing new product design, BOM structure, continuous improvement, cost reduction, and quality improvement

  • Experience with creating, implementing and maintaining metric based evaluations

  • Lean & Six Sigma training a plus 

Skills/Abilities you will have:

  • Understanding of precision mechanical assembly processes, machining processes and mechanical tolerances, electro-mechanical system assembly and test

  • Continuous process improvement, and ongoing process optimization and cost reduction

  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, including history of good working relationships with both engineering and sales

  • Excellent technology, verbal and written communication skills with attention to detail.

What do we offer:

  • A truly collaborative environment with a Senior Management Team that helps to shape the future of the Company

  • Competitive salary and benefits

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • A casual dog friendly work environment with a small company atmosphere! Check out our website and facebook for a look at our company culture and our four legged team members.


*Associated Environmental Systems is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. 


*Applicants must have the ability to work permanently in the United States without sponsorship, now and in the future.


Company Description
Since 1959, Associated Environmental Systems has designed, manufactured, and supported standard and custom test chambers that meet your most demanding requirements. Our products vary in size from small benchtop test chambers to very large walk-in or drive-in environmental rooms.

AES’s robust test chambers simulate hot and cold temperature extremes and variations, and humidity and moisture conditions. We build salt spray and thermal shock chambers as well. While some companies rely on test labs to perform their testing, many others realize the benefits of performing their own testing in-house. These benefits include the flexibility to test according to their own schedule (and adjust if necessary), the ability to optimize the type of testing that works best for them, and substantial time and cost savings. Over the years, we have built an extensive and loyal customer base spanning the fields of aerospace, pharmacology, electronics, automotive, semiconductors, computers, and additional industries around the world. Associated Environmental Systems’ mission has always been to provide consumers with high-quality environmental test chambers that allow for independent, efficient, accurate, and controlled product testing.

Associated Environmental Systems


8 Post Office Square Acton Ma

Acton, MA



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