(Tax Free) Aerospace Manufacturing Director

Job Summary:

As the Aerospace Manufacturing Director, you will be responsible for overseeing the manufacturing operations of the Aerospace division. Your role involves managing a team of engineers, technicians, and production staff to ensure efficient, cost-effective, and high-quality manufacturing processes in the aerospace industry.

Reporting Line: Operations VP

Division/Function: Aerospace

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement manufacturing strategies and plans to meet the goals and objectives of the Aerospace division.
  • Manage the production schedule to ensure timely delivery of products to customers.
  • Oversee the design and development of new aerospace products and processes.
  • Ensure that manufacturing processes adhere to safety protocols and comply with all relevant regulations and standards.
  • Collaborate with other departments, such as engineering and procurement, to ensure the availability of necessary resources to support manufacturing operations.
  • Maintain and enhance quality control processes to ensure that products meet or exceed customer expectations.
  • Manage budgets and resources effectively to optimize cost-efficiency and productivity in manufacturing operations.
  • Foster and maintain strong relationships with suppliers, customers, and other stakeholders in the aerospace industry.

Key Competencies & Skills:

  • Leadership: Demonstrate effective leadership to motivate and manage a team of engineers, technicians, and production staff in the aerospace field.
  • Deep understanding of manufacturing processes and operations, including lean manufacturing, quality control, and supply chain management within the aerospace industry.
  • Technical knowledge in engineering, aerospace materials, and aerospace systems.
  • Excellent communication skills to interact clearly and effectively with employees, customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders in the aerospace sector.
  • Proficient problem-solving abilities to identify and resolve issues promptly, often within tight deadlines.
  • Strategic thinking capabilities to develop and implement strategies that enhance efficiency, reduce costs, and increase productivity in manufacturing.
  • Project management expertise to oversee complex projects involving multiple stakeholders, tight schedules, and budgets.
  • Thorough understanding of regulatory compliance within the industry, ensuring adherence to regulations and standards in manufacturing processes.
  • Strong commitment to continuous improvement, constantly seeking opportunities to optimize processes, reduce waste, and enhance efficiency within manufacturing.

Key Performance Indicators:

  •  Production Output
  •  Quality Control
  •  Cost Control
  •  Commitment & On-time Delivery
  •  Safety
  •  Customer Satisfaction
  •  Stakeholder Management

Qualifications and Experience:

  •  Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Manufacturing, or a related field.
  •  Preferred Master’s Degree in Business Administration or equivalent.



  • Relevant certifications in manufacturing or project management are desirable.



  •  10+ years of experience in a related role within the aerospace and defence industry, with a focus on manufacturing and operations.
  •  Expat assignment and tax free with all expenses paid – housing, transportation, schooling, flights, vip health insurance, LTIP & STIP


*NB: All applicants CVS will be reviewed and should your skillset match our client’s requirements, we will contact you via email / mobile. We are also happy to consider you for other open opportunities within Firstaff. If however, you object to us holding your data on file, please acknowledge via email by return.*


Paul Dooley

Managing Director

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