Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Manager, Manufacturing & Production; Fitting & Weld

    Location US-CA-Canoga Park
    Job ID
    Manufacturing and Production - Manufacturing Engineering
  • Overview

    Aerojet Rocketdyne (AR) offers a complete line of propulsion products from launch vehicles to missile defense, which have been used in a wide variety of government and commercial applications, including the main engines for the Space Shuttle, Atlas and Delta launch vehicles, and High Altitude Defense Systems.


    We are seeking an experienced leader to join us as our day shift manager for our metal fitting, and welding work areas located at the Aerojet Rocketdyne Canoga Park, CA (Los Angeles Area) site. The weld areas are responsible for prepping, fitting, welding, and grinding of experimental, developmental, and production hardware. 



    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    This position is responsible for directing the daily activities related to execution of all metal fitting, weld prepping, manual (TIG), and robotic welding work centers located at on site.  All hourly technicians and salaried operations technical support will report directly to the manager.  In addition, in-process quality inspection hourly personnel will take daily direction from the manager to determine priority of work assignments, and ensure timely work center execution.  


    This position is a direct report to the Director, Strategic Fabrication Center.


    Job Breakdown:

    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

    analyzing cost & quality drivers to identify cause(s) and implement corrective actions


    30% - directing daily work assignments within the work centers to meet quality, cost, and schedule commitments, lading cross-functional team members to interpret hardware processing requirements, coordinating technical support to ensure hardware velocity, maintaining tooling and work center readiness (calibration, preventative maintenance plans)


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


    30% - developing strategies and implementing actions to achieve safety, quality, cost, and performance improvement goals; regular application of Lean manufacturing tools and techniques to continuously improve processes


    Requires a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline and nine (9) years of progressively responsible experience in a directly related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


    Successful candidates will have direct experience in manufacturing, production and/or production support systems.  Candidates must have a demonstrated ability to organize and complete projects, objectives, and tasks.  Candidates must be capable of leading a diverse team and collaborating in a cross-functional organization to deliver results.  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.  Must be proficient with utilizing Microsoft Office software suite. 


    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.


    Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

    The work environment includes managing resources daily in a shop environment.  Safety glasses, steel-toed shoes are required in these areas.  Additional personal protective equipment 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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