Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Manager, Manufacturing (2nd Shift)

    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 a leader to join us as our second shift manager for our welding, chemical & thermal processing work areas located at the Aerojet Rocketdyne Canoga Park site (Los Angeles, CA area).

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    This position is responsible for supervising the 2nd shift activities related to the execution of all machining operations, located at the Aerojet Rocketdyne Canoga Park, CA site. This manager is responsible for the execution of all manual and CNC machining processes (milling, turning, drilling). The manager is also responsible for the Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM), Jig Bore, Grind, and all bench top / manual deburr processing.


    This management position is responsible for the performance of hourly & salaried technical personnel supporting all current and future propulsion program needs. In addition, in-process quality inspection hourly personnel, and salaried technical support will take daily direction from the manager as far as priority of work assignments, to ensure timely work center execution. The manager will work closely with the 2nd shift manager of joining and chemical processing to ensure adequate management coverage across the Strategic Fabrication Center on 2nd shift.  


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


    35% - 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.


    40% - 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 and 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.


    10% - Implementing actions to achieve safety, quality, cost, and performance improvement goals.


    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 within a 100,000 class clean room. Smocks, 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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