Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Manager, Thermal Processing & Joining

    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 Electron Beam (E.B.) Weld and Furnace/Heat Treat operations, located at the Aerojet Rocketdyne Canoga Park site (Los Angeles, CA area). Furnace operations include drying, stress relief, and brazing of large-scale components and assemblies, ranging from simple to complex hardware configurations. E.B. Weld operations include the use of both low and high-voltage machines on simple to complex welds across all phases of product lifecycles. This manager is also responsible for the tube fabrication/bending skill set, in support of the orbital tube weld work areas.  


    This position may be filled at this level posted or one level higher.

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    This position is responsible for directing the daily activities related to execution of all E.B. Weld and Heat Treat work centers located at the Aerojet Rocketdyne Canoga Park 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.


    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, leading 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 seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in a directly related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


    US Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (U.S. 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. 


    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.



    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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