Do you enjoy coordinating, have a structural approach and experience running a workshop?

We are looking for our new Operations Director who can support Jesper, our Business Unit Director, in our Steel department. Your role will entail keeping the workshop on point and control all activities inhouse, so Jesper can focus on our customers and sites. You will also work closely with our Quality Manger to ensure that our customers can rely on a high quality throughout all processes, tools and products.

Your role

R&D develops and delivers unique technical solutions to a wide range of customers, primarily within the wind sector. As it is your task to ensure steel production runs optimally both in terms of resources and planning, your role as Operations Director is crucial. It is your job to put together the right team as well as to develop and set up performance goals for the department.

As Operations Director, your task is to have a full overview of incoming tasks, purchasing, planning and resource management. You are also responsible for the quality management in the workshop according to the ISO standard.

About you

Structure is second nature to you and you have vast understanding of running a workshop. With your structural approach, you implement processes and documentation for when it is time for service and what needs to be done for all the different equipment in the workshop.

As you will be the contact point for many of your colleagues, it is vital that you have a great understanding of the dynamics within a company and know how to navigate an ever-changing daily day. You are one who knows how to communicate with all different stakeholders and can take control of any situation. Your word goes a long way.

You will be leader for 8-10 people in a dynamic everyday life where things change quickly. It is therefore important that you have good communication skills both inside the workshop but also with the engineering department, where a bridge often must be built.

You must be able to familiarise yourself with new production technical issues, analyse them and quickly and find new/alternative solutions to the challenges that arise in companies such as R&D Steel. It is important that you as a person listen and approach challenges constructively so that we together keep focus on progress rather than conflict.


Besides a high professional competence, you have a solid background with operation of and running a workshop. It is the production manager who is responsible for hiring the right people for our team and it is therefore a plus with experience in that area. We expect that you also have experience with:

  • Being in a working committee
  • Quality checks
  • Resource planning
  • Documentation



  • Practical training, preferably as a blacksmith or similar
  • Theoretical superstructure, preferably production technologist
  • If you have a welding technical superstructure, this will be a plus, but not a requirement.

We offer

We have an encouraging and open-minded work environment with a flat structure and little bureaucracy, meaning we listen to your ideas and are quick to make decisions.

You will be part of a close-knit team with plenty of room for professional and personal development. And we believe that it should be fun going to work, so social networking is a high priority – also outside the office.

Salary will be adjusted according to experience and qualifications. Your overtime will be paid in full and our hours are flexible.

Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Work life balance

Carve out time for your family, friends and personal bonsai tree projects

Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or not, this job is for you.

Have fun with your colleagues

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Become a part of our team

Applications will be processed in the order in which they arrive and we will fill the positions as soon as the right candidate has been found.

We look forward to hearing from you!

How can we help you?

Contact persons
R&D Contact Marianne
Marianne Espersen
HR Manager
Sales Inquiries
R&D Contact Jesper
Jesper Ditlevsen
CEO, R&D Steel
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