Director of Operations Leader

Mission Critical Aurora, Colorado
Salary: USD 130000 - 180000 Annually


As a second-generation, family-owned enterprise, RK Industries, LLC (RK) offers a diverse range of construction, manufacturing, advanced fabrication and building services. Led by Rick and Jon Kinning, RK represents seven distinct lines of business that work together to provide seamless project collaboration. Our exclusive building methodologies, accredited safety standards and professional execution allow us to turn our customers’ greatest concepts into reality.

Position and Responsibilities Overview
  • Train and develop a high-performance Operations team. 
  • Provide the leadership to create world-class Operations processes and procedures 
  • Implement Operations programs including policies, practices, procedures, systems, and documentation 
  • Completes or coordinates basic accounting, project cost and trend reports, WIP, CSRs, and monthly forecasts in conjunction with the financial team 
  • Review and monitor the Operations Team preparation and setup of budgets, billings and change orders, and negotiation of subcontractors, monitoring of labor hours and project costs, coordination with suppliers. 
  • Negotiate and manage contractual agreements with subcontractors, owners, contractors, subcontractors, and vendors 
  • Coordinate timely completion of procurement procedures in conjunction with the purchasing team 
  • Responsible for the administration of the signed subcontract requirements with respect to conformance with agreements, contract documents, and change orders 
  • Coordinate ordering, processing, and delivery of materials and equipment with OEMs, vendors and purchasing. 
  • Responsible for initiating, overseeing, and verifying billings 
  • Verify that all materials invoiced and work billed has been delivered to manufacturing facility 
  • Ensure turnover and pre-production planning meetings are conducted 
  • Confirm bid matches contracted work and that an accurate budget is developed 
  • Ensure prompt review and processing of purchase orders, contract and subcontract agreements 
  • Provide training, mentoring, coaching and leadership to Operations team 
  • Ensure productivity tracking is implemented, updated and analyzed on a weekly basis 
  • Ensure that all RKMC Projects monthly cost projections are accurately and timely completed 
  • Maintain owner, customer, engineer and vendor relationships as required 
  • Continuously improve utilizing input from the team on improving procedures, productivity and efficiency 
  • A track record of achievement of Project Management and delivery with complex projects/programs 
  • Deep multi- disciplined experience in Project Management, Product Management, and Integration.  Manufacturing experience is a plus. 
  • Leader with exceptional attention to detail, admin skills and work ethic 
  • 10+ years data center, power and modular construction 
  • 10+ years of customer facing experience serving as a liaison with suppliers, customers, and the market. 
  • A bachelor degree or equivalent 
  • Experience in the construction, manufacture and integration of mission critical facilities and modular products. 
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with ability to build relationships with employees, customers, and suppliers. 
  • Strong and confident negotiator with the ability and finesse to negotiate at all levels, internally and externally 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal, influencing, and problem-solving skills 
  • Results orientated with ability to plan and deliver against deadlines 
  • Manufacturing Lean Six Sigma training and experience 
  • Excellent computer skills, including a high degree of proficiency in the Microsoft suite and databases. 
  • Experience in a fast-paced hands-on business environment with responsibility for a team 
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills 
  • The ability to prioritize tasks and work under pressure 
  • Ability to negotiate critical and controversial issues with Company leadership 
  • Ability to make authoritative decisions and recommendations having significant impact on the Company 
  • Demonstrates a high degree of creativity, foresight, and mature judgment in planning, organizing and guiding extensive programs and activities of importance 
  • Capable of leading and influencing individuals, peers and executives 
  • Experience with ERP and project management systems; including Viewpoint and Bluebeam 
Company Benefits  
  • Comprehensive medical plans with HSA and FSA options for you and your family. 
  • Generous 401(k) plan with immediate company match – 100% vested. 
  • Dental and vision insurance for your well-being. 
  • Short-term and long-term disability plans available after one year. 
  • Company provided life insurance and AD&D with options for supplemental buy-ups. 
  • Enjoy paid time off and holidays. 
  • Get paid weekly for your convenience. 

In-house Programs 
  • Elevate your skills with career development training at RK University. 
  • Unlock discounts on essential products and services like phones, internet and work apparel. 
  • Participate in fun company and team-building events. 
  • Make a difference with volunteering opportunities. 
Partnership Programs  
  • Access confidential counseling for personal issues and financial advice. 
  • Enjoy exclusive discounts on entertainment, including amusement park tickets and restaurant specials. 
Safety is Our Top Priority  
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures. 
  • All employees are accountable for safety and health and are empowered to stop work if an unsafe condition is present. Employees should immediately notify their supervisor so that the hazard may be corrected. 
  • RK Mechanical employees and subcontractors are required to implement and maintain all safety and health systems practices including the training requirements of RK Mechanical Orientation, shop specific orientation, CPR/First Aid/AED/Bloodborne Pathogens, Hazard Identification and Reporting, and OSHA 10.

Minimum Physical Requirements 
  • Work predominately inside and in dusty and noisy areas 
  • Work in high places, tight places, and confined spaces. 
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time 
  • Ability to lift and carry 51 to 75 lbs. occasionally, and/or 31 to 45 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 16 to 22 pounds of force constantly to move objects 
  • Ability to balance, kneel, squat, crouch, bend, lean, stand, walk, and climb 
  • Use of Personal Protection Equipment will be required 
  • Regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in conditions that include heat and cold 
  • Must be able to lift, push, pull or carry objects, use abdominal and lower back muscles to provide support over time without fatigue 
  • Noise levels can fluctuate from quiet to loud 
  • Hazards associated with the industry 
  • Ability to travel and engage in customer activities off hours 

Why RK is a Great Place to Work
At RK, we take immense pride in our diverse business units, each specializing in delivering exceptional projects, products and services to our customers. What sets us apart is our unique ability to integrate these services, providing comprehensive solutions and offering our employees ample opportunities for growth and learning across different businesses. 
  • RK Mechanical: commercial and industrial plumbing, mechanical, process and HVAC contracting. 
  • RK Steel: custom fabrication and manufacturing of structural steel and miscellaneous metals for various industries. 
  • RK Electrical: commercial and industrial electrical contracting and service. 
  • RK Water: groundwater dewatering and remediation, facilities water treatment and custom fabrication. 
  • RK Service: commercial and industrial building and maintenance services. 
  • RK Energy: custom fabrication for various industries requiring ASME and modular skidded solutions.  
  • RK Mission Critical: design and manufacturing for off-site constructed modular solutions.  
Our commitment to excellence has been recognized with numerous awards for our outstanding performance and contributions, including high rankings in various categories from the Denver Business Journal and ABC’s Top Performers by Market, illustrating our broad expertise. We’ve been consistently recognized as a top private company and a leading employer by ColoradoBiz Magazine, and we're proud of our long-standing position as number one in the Top 50 Family-Owned Companies since 2011.  
Our strong commitment to safety, wellness and employee development has earned us prestigious accolades:  
  • ABC Step Awards 
  • ACCA Award Member 
  • AGC Safety Utah 
  • American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite Award 
  • Wellness Workdays and Harvard Medical School Best Wellness Employer Certification 
  • Colorado Workforce Development Council Excellence in Apprenticeship Award 
  • Business Experiential Learning Commission Colorado Apprentice Award 
In addition to our engagement with the community, we have been acknowledged in:  
  • Denver Business Journal Corporate Philanthropy rankings 
  • Named among The Civic 50 Colorado as one of the most community-minded companies 
Each of our business units has its own impressive list of awards and recognitions, such as:  
  • Engineering News Record Top 20 Firms in Steel Erection 
  • ABC Excellence in Construction Awards 
  • AGC Awards for Construction Excellence 
  • Xcel Energy Top Trade Partner in Energy Efficiency 
  • USGBC LEED Program Member 
  • IECRM Annual Summit Awards 
  • MFG Magazine Colorado Manufacturing Awards  
We also adhere to rigorous quality standards and accreditations, including:  
  • ISO 9001:2015 
  • ISO 14001:2015 
  • ISO 45001:2018 
  • AISC certifications 
As a new member of our team, you’ll be joining a company that’s not just award-winning but is also consistently striving to exceed expectations and deliver excellence in all we do. Become an essential part of our thriving and dynamic team, where your contributions will drive our continued success.  

RK Industries, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law