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Avo Photonics is a dynamic contract engineering services company that designs, develops, and manufactures custom opto-electronic products for a large customer base. Members of our staff can design, prototype, and produce next generation products for a diverse range of markets including environmental, medical, automotive, military, industrial, aerospace, and communications.

We seek a diligent, dedicated and meticulous leader who will help to further our success and reputation in the industry through world-class customer service. The successful candidate must be able to lead a team, keep multiple records, be self-motivated, maintain a professional presence, and have the desire to take ownership of projects.


  • Shift management of 10-20 Production Technicians and Assembly/Test Operators

  • Understand area production goals and how they link to meet customer delivery requirements; execute build plans to meet shipment schedules

  • Continually evaluate and identify staffing needs and excesses to meet goals while minimizing cost; assign the appropriate level of staff for each process step

  • Evaluate all staff for development potential and performance management

  • Ensure accurate execution of process steps per authorized work instructions by properly trained personnel; ensure all staff maintain process proficiency with documented training records

  • Ensure inventory accuracy by timely and accurate recording of materials consumed, scrapped, or quarantined

  • Manage yield loss scrap promptly so that corrective actions can be implemented quickly

  • Ensure that equipment and quality issues are resolved timely, whether through production, engineering, or customer resources

  • Ensure proper housekeeping throughout the department including all work surfaces, equipment, racks and the floor.


  • 4 years of operations experience in a leadership role

  • B.S. in Operations Management or a technical discipline is preferred

  • Experience with standard spreadsheet applications is required; experience with ERP systems is preferred

  • Proven ability to communicate effectively across multiple departments with all levels

  • Possess a sense of urgency to resolve problems

  • Demonstrated experience in training or developing personnel in an operations environment

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills

Avo Photonics offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. Apply today!

Avo Photonics is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee of Avo Photonics by any method without a valid written contract in place with Avo Photonics will be deemed the sole property of Avo Photonics. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Avo Photonics as a result of the referral or through any other means.

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