Operations Program Analyst University Grad

US - CA - Carlsbad Ref #7116 10-Aug-2020

Job description

Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we're on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We're the company behind the world's fastest satellite internet service, with technology that's helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide.  

We're looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You'll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning, and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world's first truly global Internet Service Provider. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.

Job Responsibilities

The Operations Program Analyst (OPA) is a member of cross-functional production program teams that are accountable to the Business Area to ensure timely delivery of products to both external and internal customers. The OPA coordinates various aspects of production program requirements amongst representatives from New Product Introduction (NPI), test engineering, sourcing, manufacturing, production planning, and quality assurance. The OPA will work with Production Control to ensure kits arranged and pulled in support of production, tracks WIP and provides status updates on production progress, as well as attending/leading daily stand-ups and reporting on production status.

The OPA possesses excellent organizational & communication skills, is process-oriented and is adept at quickly adapting to a constant changing environment. Eliminates challenges and obstacles

The OPA position is a unique and rewarding position, combining aspects of manufacturing, product engineering, and program management. Qualified candidates who are results driven, good communicators, and work well in a team-oriented environment should apply.


  • Bachelors degree or higher in technical disciplines such as Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical Engineering or related fields.
  • Ability to analyze and act to mitigate risk
  • Ability to implement, track, and manage cost controls to meet negotiated cost objectives through Excel, JIRA, or other systems
  • Excellent organization and communications skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience utilizing MS Office or Project


  • Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma tools and initiatives and ability to use them to drive and monitor continuous improvement
  • Previous work experience in manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of ERP software tools with strong preference for Oracle experience
  • Ability to comprehend production test strategies and drive optimization of tests
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0-2 years


Up to 10%


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