Director of Operations


Tualatin, OR, US, 97062

Company:  9050-Olympus Controls

Olympus Controls ( is a fast-paced Automation Company that has an opportunity for a Director of Operations to join our growing company. We offer a dynamic environment with competitive salary and health benefits for the right type of highly motivated individuals.


The Director of Operations reports directly to the President and is responsible for successful delivery of all value-add automation products that move through production at our Tualatin, Oregon headquarters location. We excel with high-mix, low-volume manufacturing and are experiencing substantial year-over-year growth. Examples of our value-add products include cable harnesses, motors/gearbox assemblies, electrical enclosures, precision assemblies, and custom, automated work cells that utilize a wide range of automation technologies.


This position calls for a technically minded, well-organized, motivated, and process-oriented person, who enjoys delivering outstanding operational results while working with interesting technology and great people. It requires enthusiasm, grit, creativity, flexibility, resiliency, excellent oral and written communication skills, and a professional and courteous personality.



  • Oversee a team of five direct reports that include the Operations Manager, Production Manager, Quality Manager, Project Manager, and Manufacturing Engineer and their respective teams
  • Promote regular, respectful communication and highly productive working relationships between your teams and with the greater organization to ensure successful project outcomes  
  • Continually drive for and achieve operational excellence in a high-growth manufacturing environment by identifying and facilitating continuous improvement efforts to reduce costs and inefficiencies while improving quality and safety 
  • Establish lasting, genuine partnerships with our fast-paced, world-class, technically savvy clients
  • Assist with business development activities such as facility tours for potential and existing customers
  • Develop and maintain appropriate forecasting tools to ensure resources are in place when needed
  • Work with vendors as needed to address facility maintenance, modification, or expansion 
  • Establish and monitor key performance indicator (KPIs), development action plans, and performance goals for your team to ensure that company objectives are achieved
  • Act as a champion for change, uphold company values, and operate with a high level of integrity
  • Manage the capital budget for the Operations team, setting expenditure priorities and making effective business decisions 
  • Collaborate with the Engineering team to support cost/schedule estimates for new opportunities 
  • Assist with the hiring process and resolve escalated human resources issues within your team



  • Bachelor of Science in engineering, business, or similar discipline is required; Master’s degree a plus
  • 8+ years of relevant manufacturing/operational leadership experience preferred
  • Competence with ERP systems is required; SysPro is a plus
  • Ability to read mechanical and electrical drawings required
  • Computer literacy and Microsoft Office experience required
  • Travel may be required on occasion

An emerging provider of next generation technology solutions, Applied Industrial Technologies has a growing automation footprint and expanding offering of motion control, machine vision, robotic and IIoT technologies, plus related value-added industrial expertise.

Founded in 1923, Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT) is a leading value-added distributor and technical solutions provider of industrial motion, fluid power, flow control, automation technologies, and related maintenance supplies. Our leading brands, specialized services, and comprehensive knowledge serve MRO and OEM end users in virtually all industrial markets through our multi-channel capabilities that provide choice, convenience, and expertise.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please send an email to or call 216-426-4389 to let us know the nature of your request.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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