Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Manager, Manufacturing and Production Planning

    Location US-FL-Jupiter
    Job ID
    Manufacturing and Production - Manufacturing Engineering
  • Overview

    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


    Aerojet Rocketdyne (AR) seeks a Manager, Manufacturing and Production Planning at our office at the West Palm Beach, FL facility. Position will report directly to the West Palm Beach Assembly Operations Sr. Manager.


    This position will be responsible for hourly personnel in support of liquid rocket engine, turbomachinery, and components assembly, as well as cleanroom facility management at the West Palm Beach (WPB) facility. This position involves leading a team who provide the full spectrum of engine and engine component assembly for programs at the WPB site. . Must be able to successfully manage and lead operational processes to achieve 100% safety, quality, schedules and cost targets with uncompromising ethics and compliance. Must have experience to successfully work with Business Units, Program Management and other Centers of Excellence (COE) to efficiently plan, execute and sustain process and product improvements. Requires a positive and teaming leadership style with the ability to lead, train and successfully apply the Aerojet Rocketdyne Business Operating System (ARBOS).

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    80% - Provide represented Assembly Operations leadership and management to ensure coordination and alignment with, multiple programs, and facility schedules:

    • Track progress of program commitments and understand the overall progress of each program assembly activity (quality, productivity, on-time schedule, etc.). Lead and implement strategies for overall Assembly process improvements.
    • Work across cross-functional teams to complete schedules on-time. Monitor execution of schedules & start times. Adjust schedules to get back on track when production falls behind.
    • Ensure compliance with all policy requirements (EH&S, FOE, Stamp Warranty, etc.…)

    10% - Provide leadership and direction to team members in communications and strategies to mitigate risks. Provide coaching and mentoring for career development and advancement of team members. Conduct performance assessments of hourly personnel.


    10%  - Work with Assembly Senior Manager to help provide strategic leadership to continually evolve and enhance Assembly operations efforts.


    Requires a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Manufacturing or related field with 9 years of related experience or an equivalent amount of education and experience.

    • Strong leadership, problem solving, and written/verbal communication skills are required.
    • The candidate must have a track record that demonstrates he/she: 1) is a highly motivated team player, 2) consistently meets his/her commitments, 3) has the ability to motivate and inspire change, and 4) possesses the skills to coach/mentor individuals to work effectively in a government and commercial facility environment under time and budget constraints.
    • Travel 10% or less.
    • 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.

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Experience with Operation’s Schedules.
    • Experience working in an equivalent Operations environment.
    • Experience with managing Bargaining Unit personnel and working under a collective bargaining agreement
    • Possess proven leadership capabilities including knowledge and experience that has been proven on major programs.


    Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

    Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit or stand and maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require occasional walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. Will require the ability to travel by air or auto. Will require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.


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