Operations Manager – Automotive Tire Test

Location: Buffalo, NY
Date Posted: 08-08-2018
Calspan’s Tire Research Facility is a world leader in the indoor measurement of Force & Moment data on tires. With Customers that include leading vehicle manufacturers, tire manufacturers and motorsport organizations, Calspan is always improving and advancing the science. We are searching for a motivated Operations Manager to join our team.  

Operations Manager – Automotive Tire Test Summary:  Manages Tire Testing operations and effectively utilizes the facility assets and personnel.
  • Manage with the intent to motivate, train and develop.  Manage administrative responsibilities (scheduling, timekeeping, budgeting)  Provide timely, constructive feedback regarding work and performance.  Manage non-performing employees in accordance with company policy.  Manage high potential employees to career succession and growth opportunities. 
  • Oversee test support equipment including the repair, maintenance , and installation of equipment to ensure continuous operations.
  • Recommend and implement operational efficiency improvements.
  • Review maintenance and equipment performance reports and statistics to plan and modify maintenance activities
  • Work with customers to understand their needs to plan and achieve their testing objectives.  Support internal and external customers while promoting a service oriented culture.
Preferred Education / Experience:
  • Bachelors in Engineering or related discipline
  • 5+ years experience in testing operations
  • Previous experience in management position or;
  • A combination of education and experience equivalent to above
Preferred Knowledge / Ability:
  • Engineering principles, procedures and techniques
  • Facility maintenance methods and procedures
  • Automotive related testing
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Interpret a variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and manage  abstract and concrete variables
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