Safran Director of Operations in REDMOND (RED), United States

Safran - IDD Aersopace, a leading manufacturer of lighting products for the aerospace industry is seeking a highly motivated individual for our Team.

IDD Aerospace, a Business Unit within Safran, is a leading global aerospace leader, engaged in the design, development, and manufacture of flight deck products. The company provides lighted panels, control panel assemblies, keyboards, and integrated switch panels that are used in commercial, military, and business jet aircraft worldwide. The company operates production facilities in Redmond, Washington; and Chihuahua, Mexico.

Title: Director of Operations


Has overall responsibility for all aspects of operations for two sites (Redmond, WA and Chihuahua, Mexico) including product teams, stores, shipping, receiving, purchasing, planning, and manufacturing engineering, environmental and facilities management.


  • Has responsibility for all aspects of operations including product teams, stores, shipping, receiving, purchasing, planning, and manufacturing engineering.

  • Has specific responsibility for on-time delivery of all products.

  • Has specific responsibility for cost control of all products.

  • Has responsibility of supply chain management with support from quality.

  • Responsibility for implementation of Operational Excellence throughout the company.

  • Responsibility for implementation of all standards of Zodiac Aerospace Operating System (ZAOS) related to Operations

  • Responsible for meeting all committed to operations, budgets and schedules.

  • Must be absolutely dedicated to the ZLS vision and mission.


  • Member of the corporate executive committee.

  • Interface with customers, suppliers and the Board of Directors as appropriate.

  • Travel as required to include trips to Mexico and France.


ยท Ten years of experience in operations management, preferable in aerospace.

  • B.S. degree in engineering

  • Five years experience in and thorough understanding of Lean manufacturing.


  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization

  • Must be very goal oriented

  • Must possess the highest standards of ethics, morality and trustworthiness.

  • Must be dedicated to EEO and social responsibilities of the organization.


  • Office environment

  • Hands-on in production areas as required.


  • Responsible for preparing operations department budgets and input to the business plan.


  • Reports to CEO.


ID: ZLS - Req 14161

Join us!

IDD Aerospace offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. If interested in applying for this position, please apply on-line.

IDD Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, and veteran status.

IDD Aerospace is a smoke-free, drug free workplace.

Pre-employment drug test required.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement

It is the policy of Zodiac Aerospace to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, military or veteran status, citizenship status, genetics, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, and local laws. We are strongly committed to this policy and believe in the concept and spirit of the law.