Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

Supervisor, Manufacturing Engineering

Location US-AL-Huntsville
Job ID
Manufacturing and Production - Other


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 is seeking a Manufacturing Engineering Supervisor to join our team in Huntsville, AL.


Reporting directly to the Rocket Motor Production Manager, this position develops strategies and manages the execution of the production activities as flowed down to the energetic facilities.


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

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

The successful individual will be responsible for manufacturing of high technology products that conform to contractual and Aerojet Rocketdyne requirements for performance, reliability and any special characteristics. Assures that activities within defined scope are accomplished in accordance with Aerojet Rocketdyne policies, sound business practices and are in compliance with applicable regulations and requirements.  Responsible for union contract administration and understanding contract interpretation. Typically accomplishes results through hourly, non-exempt, or entry-level exempt employees. Monitors work operations on a daily basis and actively assists or provides direction to subordinates.


15% - Provide direction to subordinates guided by established policies and precedents. Interpret and execute policies that typically affect individual employees of organization.


25% - Provide technical and administrative supervision to multiple facilities within one operational group in the manufacturing area.


25% - Schedule and utilize personnel, material and facilities to ensure that production goals are met. This is accomplished by using lean manufacturing tools to orchestrate the production line activities. Ensure facilities are clean and maintained to support operations.


10% - Establish and maintain a variety of records and reports monitoring internal operating controls. Monitor and update production boards in work areas. Respond to issues that arise on the shop floor.


10% - Inspect and coordinate maintenance of equipment and facilities.


10% - Provide specific training in manufacturing techniques, policies and procedures and/or safety and environmental procedures.


5% - Responsible for the union contract administration including responding to grievances and understanding contract interpretation.


This is a first level supervisor position requiring a Bachelor's degree and five (5) years of directly related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Required skills and knowledge include:

  • Supervisory and administrative skills including the ability to select, appraise, motivate and develop subordinates.
  • Knowledge in a manufacturing environment with process equipment, specialty tooling and facility maintenance.  
  • Familiarity with EH&S practices in the manufacturing environment.
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to provide effective direction, leadership and team building.
  • Demonstrated abilities to plan, prioritize and delegate work assignments, including ability to define, implement and execute standard work.
  • Skills and abilities to provide technical and administrative guidance for activities in defined scope of responsibilities.
  • Interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of management and individual contributors both verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge and ability to supervise/manage multi-functional manufacturing operations.
  • Knowledge of design practices, manufacturing techniques and inspection requirements as they relate to the production floor.

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.



Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

The work environment may require a combination of indoor and outdoor activity (hot, cold, wet, humid conditions) with a varied amount of walking, standing, sitting, climbing (i.e. ladders, stair, scaffolding, ramps), balance (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces), bending, reaching, handling/fingering (seizing, holding, grasping, turning picking, pinching), stooping, kneeling, crouching and ability to lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. May also be required to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer. Ability to distinguish colors may also be necessary. Some employees may be required to drive between various locations within the Company facility or between locations. 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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