Supervisor, Manufacturing Operations
Company: Aerojet Rocketdyne
Posted on: January 27, 2023
Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense
leader providing propulsion and energetics to its space, missile
defense, strategic, tactical missile and armaments customers
throughout domestic and international markets. We offer a complete
line of propulsion products for launch vehicles, missile defense,
and advanced hypersonic propulsion. - Visit our website at
www.rocket.com for more information on how our employees Power the
We are seeking a Supervisor, Manufacturing Operations -to join the
team at our -new manufacturing facility near the HSV airport -in
-Huntsville, AL. The supervisor will onboard and train at our
Advanced Manufacturing Facility prior to transitioning to and
helping setup the new facility.
Reporting directly to the -Manager, Manufacturing Operations, this
position develops strategies and manages the execution of
This opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level
Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)
The successful individual will be responsible for manufacturing of
high technology products that conform to contractual and Aerojet
Rocketdyne requirements for performance, reliability and any
special characteristics. Assures that activities within defined
scope are accomplished in accordance with Aerojet Rocketdyne
policies, sound business practices and are in compliance with
applicable regulations and requirements. -Typically accomplishes
results through hourly, non-exempt, or exempt employees. Monitors
work operations on a daily basis and actively assists or provides
direction to subordinates.
After the supervisor completes onboarding and training at our
Advanced Manufacturing Facility, the supervisor will be heavily
involved in setting up operations at the new facility including,
but not limited to: organizing the factory into a world class
manufacturing center, interviewing and hiring technicians, helping
to make both tactical and strategic decisions related to starting
and sustaining operations. It is expected to take about one year to
setup the factory. Once established, regular job functions will be
40% - Provide direction to -subordinates -guided by established
policies and precedents; holding safety as the highest priority.
Interpret and execute policies that typically affect individual
employees of organization.
30% - Provide technical and administrative supervision to multiple
programs within the operations group in the manufacturing area. -
Influence and coordinate across departments to align support for
20% - Create and execute strategic plans to optimize schedule,
personnel, material and equipment to ensure that production goals
are met. This is accomplished by using lean manufacturing tools to
orchestrate the production line activities. Ensure facilities are
clean and maintained to support operations.
10% - Establish and maintain a variety of KPIs and reports to
monitor internal operating controls. Clearly communicate targets
and action plans to the team and drive to success. Respond to
issues that arise on the shop floor.
This position requires a Bachelor's degree and at least five (5)
years of directly related experience, or an equivalent combination
of education and experience.
Required skills and knowledge include:
- Supervisory and administrative skills including the ability to
select, appraise, motivate and develop subordinates.
- Knowledge in a manufacturing environment with process
equipment, specialty tooling and facility maintenance. -
- Familiarity with SH&E practices in the manufacturing
- Computer literacy in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and
- Ability to provide effective direction, leadership and team
- Demonstrated abilities to plan, prioritize and delegate work
assignments, including ability to define, implement and execute
- Skills and abilities to provide technical and administrative
guidance for activities in defined scope of
- Interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels
of management and individual contributors both verbally and in
- Knowledge and ability to supervise/manage multi-functional
- Knowledge of design practices, manufacturing techniques and
inspection requirements as they relate to the production floor.
Requires U.S. Citizenship or status as a U.S. Person. Must be able
to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government
information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from
being able to meet this requirement.
Work Environment and Physical Requirements:
The work environment may require a combination of indoor and
outdoor activity (hot, cold, wet, humid conditions) with a varied
amount of walking, standing, sitting, climbing (i.e. ladders,
stair, scaffolding, ramps), balance (maintaining body equilibrium
to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow,
slippery, or erratically moving surfaces), bending, reaching,
handling/fingering (seizing, holding, grasping, turning picking,
pinching), stooping, kneeling, crouching and ability to
lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties
of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels. May
require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety
glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. May also be required to work
in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment,
including a computer. Ability to distinguish colors may also be
necessary. Some employees may be required to drive between various
locations within the Company facility or between locations. May
require the ability to travel by air or auto. These positions may
be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful
operation of activities in the organization.
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