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Director of Modular Operations

Van Metre Companies

  • Virginia, Ashburn
  • Permanent

At Van Metre, we believe that each employee contributes directly to our growth, success, and culture. We seek out candidates who love to challenge themselves and work with others to fulfill this role. Van Metre is seeking a Director of Modular Operations!

Roles & Responsibilities

The Director of Modular Operations needs to be a visionary / change agent / inspired and motivated by modular construction.  This individual will lead the research and development efforts to revolutionize the homebuilding industry and bring Van Metre into the future of building their homes in a factory setting. It is a tremendous opportunity to collaborate with the best in the business to make this happen. Responsibilities will include establishing, executing, and maintaining initiatives in modular home production. This person will manage the daily operations, quality, budget, safety, and employee relations at the Kent Street production facility.

Position Summary

  • Establishes operational standards for production, cost control, waste reduction, quality control, schedule adherence, delivery coordination and safety.
  • Collaborates with the design, architecture, purchasing, construction, and manufacturing teams to execute the vision of the modular initiative.
  • Recommends and implements strategic changes in manufacturing processes and home building techniques.
  • Builds, develops, and manages the plant operations team.
  • Evaluates inventory needs and plans accordingly.
  • Evaluates facility needs and plans accordingly.
  • Manage the plant operations budget to ensure compliance with organizational expenditure requirements.
  • Conducts daily inspections of the progress and maintains daily logs to track attendance and performance.
  • Responsible for ensuring that proper maintenance is conducted on the fleet of vehicles and trailers associated with the modular operations.
  • Work closely with Sr. VP of Winchester Area and Modular Team to communicate goals and align teams towards same vision.
  • Ensures compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Essential Competencies

  • Professional appearance and behavior
  • Strong interpersonal, teamwork, and leadership skills
  • Strong carpentry skills and ability to direct the team on proper building techniques and sequence.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills
  • Function with a level of proficiency in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to manage a high volume of tasks efficiently and on schedule.
  • Strong analytical, conceptual, and critical thinking skills to evaluate business problems and apply knowledge to identify appropriate solutions.
  • Ability to recruit, coach and mentor team members.
  • Ability to lead employees and get results from the team.
  • Ability to think ahead and plan for future needs.
  • Knowledge of all Microsoft Office Applications.


Other Essential Skills & Qualifications

  • Education/Credentials: Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Engineering or related field, or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Training: Leadership, Distribution, Manufacturing, Estimating, Construction
  • Experience: 10 + years of managing a modular production facility or factory setting.
  • Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Manufacturing, Estimating, Accounting, Operations, Process analysis

Van Metre Companies has been named a Top Workplace by the Washington Post for seven consecutive years! We have received the Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work Award for the last six years, and have received their Corporate Philanthropy Award for the last nine years in a row!!!

We offer excellent benefits, and a work environment that fosters and rewards excellence. We also promote work/life balance, including a robust Employee Wellness Program.  We encourage employees to make full use of vacation and company paid volunteer time to refresh their bodies and minds.

Van Metre Mission Statement

The mission of Van Metre Companies is to build and continually improve upon the storied reputation, earned over the years since the Company’s founding in 1955, of providing top quality homes, investment properties and services to our customers and clients. The Company’s emphasis on integrity, professionalism and philanthropy ingrained by our founder Albert G. Van Metre, Sr. has garnered trust and respect in the Washington, D.C. area and beyond. It is critical to our future that we maintain that reputation and assure that Van Metre Companies continues to excel in real estate development and construction and in the management of apartment, retail and office investment properties, as well as in the provision of mortgage and related services. It is the task of our dedicated, energetic, and involved professionals to advance our ability to set the benchmark for luxury living and refined commercial development. The capstone of our mission is to make the “Van Metre” signature an icon for elegant residential communities, and industry leading condominium and apartment communities, as well as Class A neighborhood retail centers and office developments.

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