Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Supervisor, Manufacturing & Production Planning

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


    We need an experienced Supervisor – Manufacturing Operations at our Canoga Park, CA Space Systems headquarters facility. This position monitors work operations on a daily basis and actively assists or provides direction to direct reports.


    Candidates must be willing and available to work other shifts or overtime as needed to meet production schedules.



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

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    This position is responsible for directing the daily activities related to execution of the Space Propulsion Assembly Center of Excellence (SPACE) work centers located at the Aerojet Rocketdyne Canoga Park (Los Angeles) site. This supervisory position is responsible for the performance of all 2nd shift hourly assembly personnel in supporting all current and future propulsion program assembly needs.


    This position is a direct report to the Manager, Assembly.


    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.


    30% - Directing daily work assignments within the SPACE work center to meet quality, cost, and schedule commitments. Leading cross-functional team members to interpret assembly & test hardware processing requirements. Coordinating technical support to ensure hardware velocity. Maintaining tooling and work center readiness & compliance (calibration, preventative maintenance, and Foreign Object Elimination controls).


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


    30% - Implementing actions to achieve safety, quality, cost, and performance improvement goals; regular application of Lean manufacturing tools and techniques to SPACE assembly & test processes. Interprets and executes policies that typically affect subordinate organizational groups.


    Requires a Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline and 5 years of progressive experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


    Additional Requirements and Preferred Qualifications:

    • Successful candidate will have direct experience in manufacturing, production and/or production support systems. Preferred candidates will also have experience with precision assembly processes (torqueing, lubrication & inspection of soft goods, installation of threaded fasteners, safety cabling, lockwire, swaging) and gaseous proof/leak testing with mass spectrometer.
    • Candidates should also have experience in reading and interpreting drawings and engineering specifications. 
    • 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. 

    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.


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


    Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

    The work environment is a 100,000 class clean room. Smocks, safety glasses, steel-toed shoes are required. 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. Stamina to sit or stand and maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. 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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