Bachelor’s degree in appropriate technical discipline
A minimum of 5 years of management experience in a manufacturing environment with direct P&L responsibility, inspirational leadership style within a fabrication plant environment
Direct and relevant business development/sales experience.
Experience in the Optics/Photonics industry.
Direct knowledge of fused silica industry would be very useful.
Familiarity with ERP systems, recent experience upgrading or installing ERP system.
Ability to analyze operations and suggest improvements supported by data.
Clean legal background and willingness to undergo thorough background check.
Willingness to be on-site. This position is not eligible for remote work.
Budgeting experience with proven ability to achieve budgeted results.
Skills & Knowledge
Strong decision-making abilities and leadership skills. Preference for participative management and team environments. Willingness to travel both domestically and internationally. Able to communicate effectively in writing and in person.
Duties & Responsibilities
The General Manager will direct daily operations. Specifically, to include:
Direct responsibility for customer interaction, bookings, backlog, and billings, including customer visits and trade show participation, as needed.
Oversee plant operations to ensure production efficiency, quality, customer satisfaction and cost-effective management of resources.
Direct interaction with suppliers and raw material pricing
In collaboration with the plant management team, ensure adequate resources (personnel, materials, equipment, and training) are provided to meet the company objectives and customer expectations.
Be responsible for meeting customer, statutory, safety, and regulatory requirements.
Maintain a work environment conducive to good employee morale while inspiring an overall team mindset.
Perform basic engineering tasks in support of customers and production staff.
Manage select day-to-day company finances, as requested.
Provide regular status reporting to company President CEO.
Other areas of activity will include:
Ensure a quality hiring process.
Participate in Strategic Planning for overall Dynasil organization.
Maximize overall Dynasil results through cooperation between businesses.
Since 1960, Dynasil Fused Silica (DFS) has provided precision optical materials, including high purity synthetic fused silica and fused quartz products, for a wide range of applications. Synthetic fused silica is used in the manufacture of optical components, lasers, semiconductors, telecom equipment, electronics, scientific instruments, and an assortment of energy and aerospace applications. Dynasil Fused Silica is well known in the photonics industry for ultra-fast delivery and outstanding customer service. Dynasil Fused Silica is one of only four US-based authorized distributors of Corning HPFS High Purity Fused Silica.