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Manager, Manufacturing & Production Planning

Manager, Manufacturing & Production Planning

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US-MS-Stennis Space Center
Manufacturing and Production - Assembly

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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


We are seeking an Assembly Operations Manager at our Stennis Space Center (SSC) facility in Mississippi.


This first level management position will report directly to the Senior Manager of Assembly Operations at SSC.  The manager develops plans, organizes, and directs the assembly operations mechanics and technicians to deliver complex aerospace components and engines which meet safety, quality, cost, and schedule requirements. Hires and oversees training and development of direct reports to ensure to ensure adequate depth and flexibility of resources to support multiple, overlapping program objectives and mitigate single-point constraints. Other responsibilities include: coordinating with scheduling personnel to ensure the Integrated Master Schedule is realistic and achievable, ensure on-time assembly start dates, and compliance with enterprise processes (e.g., safety, health, and environment; continuous improvement; 6S; foreign object elimination; time charging; clean/dust controlled rooms; and tool control). Provides employee performance feedback, manages overtime, determines appropriate pay, rewards and recognition, and discipline as necessary. Leads investigations into incidents involving employees within his/her area of responsibility pertaining to safety, quality, customer escapes, foreign object damage, and tool control.


This current opening may be filled at this level or at one level higher.


Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

30%  Component delivery


30%  Enterprise process compliance including SH&E, continuous improvement, 6S, FOE, and time charging


20%  Talent development


20%  Performance management


Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline and seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in a directly related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated leadership skills, including the ability to plan, organize, coordinate, direct, and control the activities of an organization.


  • Knowledge of complex engine and component assembly processes
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles and concepts; familiarity with statistical process control
  • Knowledge of enterprise resource planning software
  • Use of MS Office suite of tools to produce schedules, analyze data, and generate reports
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Ability to motivate others, build cohesive teams, and resolve conflicts
  • Demonstrated experience in the principles of supervision, training, and personnel management
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, to all levels of management and individual contributors and across multiple functional organizations


US Citizenship Only Required. Dual Citizenship does not meet job qualifications.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship). Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information.


Work Environment/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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