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Supervisor, Test & Inspection

Supervisor, Test & Inspection

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US-CA-Canoga Park
Manufacturing and Production - Other

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Aerojet Rocketdyne is an innovative company delivering solutions that create value for its customers in the aerospace and defense markets. The company is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets. Additional information about Aerojet Rocketdyne can be obtained by visiting our websites at and


The Supervisor – Weld Inspection & Clean Inspection Operations accomplishes results through non-exempt and/or entry-level exempt employees. This position monitors work operations on a daily basis and actively assists or provides direction to direct reports.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

This position is responsible for directing the daily activities related to execution of the Weld Inspection & Clean Inspection work centers located at the Aerojet Rocketdyne Los Angeles site. This supervisory position is responsible for the performance of all 1st shift hourly Weld Inspection & Clean Inspection personnel in supporting all current and future program Procurement needs. This position is a direct report to the Manager, Product Acceptance.


25% - Managing direct labor charging to ensure regulatory compliance. Managing work assignments to maximize the utilization of resources, meet delivery requirements, and achieve efficiency targets. Maintaining employee training, certifications, and critical skills.


30% - Directing daily work assignments within the In-process Inspection, Weld Inspection & Clean Inspection work center to meet quality, cost, and schedule commitments. Leading cross-functional team members to interpret Weld Inspection & Clean Inspection processing requirements. Coordinating technical support to ensure hardware velocity through Weld Inspection & Clean Inspection maintaining work center readiness & compliance.


15% - Identifying, reporting, and eliminating unsafe acts & unsafe conditions within the SPACE work centers. Leading relentless root cause analysis investigations while striving for mistake-proof Level 1 corrective and preventive actions.


30% - Implementing actions to achieve safety, quality, cost, and performance improvement goals. Regular application of Lean manufacturing tools and techniques to the Weld Inspection & Clean Inspection processes. Interprets and executes policies that typically affect subordinate organizational groups.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate descipline and five (5) years of progressive experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


US Citizenship required. Must also 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.


Additional Requirements and Preferred Qualifications:

  • Successful candidates will have direct experience in Weld Inspection & Clean Inspection processes, production and support systems. 

  • Preferred candidates will also have experience in reading and interpreting drawings and engineering specifications and have a very good understanding of the Quality process and the ability to adapt in a dynamically changing environment is also a necessary skill for this position. 

  • Experience working in a bargaining unit environment is also desired. 


Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

The work environment requires safety glasses, steel-toed shoes. Additional personal protective equipment (PPE) may be required. The position includes a varied amount of walking, standing, sitting. Work duties also require working in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer.


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