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Operations Manager


Forest, OH, US, 45843

Business Unit:  Systems and Support
Function:  Operations

Triumph Group designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs and overhauls a broad portfolio of aviation and industrial components, accessories, subassemblies, systems and aircraft structures. We partner with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and operators of commercial, regional, business and military aircraft worldwide, to provide products and services that solve their hardest problems. So whatever the part, component or complexity of assembly, Triumph is committed to quality, service and meeting the specialized needs of each customer.

Triumph participates at all levels of the aerospace supply chain – from single components, to complex systems, to aerospace structures and their contents. We provide solutions for the entire product life cycle of an aircraft – from raw material to aftermarket service. Our unique ability to integrate a broad range of products and capabilities is our competitive advantage.


  • Lead the execution of customer contracts through hands-on leadership and directing all aspects of production operations and facilities.  Achieve or exceed program objectives for schedule, cost and quality.
  • Build and implement compelling goals and aggressive schedules for improvement, rallying the organization behind a clear mission and actionable plans driven down to every level of the organization.
  • Establish KPI’s and operations metrics and report on progress, achievements and associated business results.  Develop cadence and rigor for reporting progress to various levels of the organization or customer, including executive team, management updates, union and hourly workforce.  Develop a culture in which every employee can quickly assess whether we are winning or losing.
  • Participate in union meetings, grievances, arbitrations and contract negotiations as required. 
  • Proactively recognize and solve challenges affecting current and future ability to achieve production objectives.  
  • Develop operations budgets for the business plan and analyze monthly financial statements to attain production and shipping goals.  Guide, direct and approve budgeting activities and prepare monthly Operations reports.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Manufacturing/Operations or related field is required.  Master Degree or MBA is preferred.
  • Minimum of 15 years well-rounded and progressive production leadership experience in a complex unionized OEM or tier one discrete manufacturing environment is required.
  • Experience leading an operation with significant welding and machining lines is highly preferred.
  • Experience leading production operations in a low volume/high mix environment is ideal.
  • Prior experience leading or supporting cultural transformation in a unionized environment is highly preferred.
  • Demonstrable experience leading and implementing lean/continuous improvement strategies and additional best-in-class manufacturing techniques to drive competitive advantage in quality, cost and schedule is required.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability. Please contact us if you require assistance in applying for Triumph Group and we will provide reasonable accommodations via HRDepartment@triumphgroup.com. If you’d like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please click here

Nearest Major Market: Lima
Nearest Secondary Market: Findlay