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Aerojet Rocketdyne Manager, Production Support in Culpeper, Virginia


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. To learn more, visit www.rocket.com

Aerojet Rocketdyne is currently seeking a Production Support Manager for our site near Culpeper, in beautiful, rural Orange County, Virginia (1+ hour drive from Washington DC).

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

The Production Support Manager accomplishes results through technicians. This position functions as advisor on all projects and tasks assigned to the organizational group.

  • 25% - Develop, prioritize, disseminate, and coordinate rocket motor assembly and associated activities, as well as program specific schedules and plans with Operations Management and Supervisors, Program Management, Materials Planning and Purchasing, Process Engineering, Master Schedulers, Propulsion Test, Quality and others as necessary to ensure overall Company and Program-specific goals are achieved. This shall include both production and developmental program activities as applicable. Goals at a minimum will include, On-Time Deliveries, Maestro-Oracle input requirements, EHS metrics, Quality metrics, long-term strategic planning objectives, and short-term schedule requirements.

  • 15% - Brief and advise management personnel across the disciplines on all Programs/Projects/Tasks, Work in Progress Status, potential deterrents or barriers to achieving manufacturing/sales goals and objectives, recommendations to enable goals/objectives to be achieved or impacts minimized.

  • 15% - Support and implement Aerojet Rocketdyne quality initiatives . Ensure that the team is producing quality parts and that all documentation is correct and properly completed in a timely manner. Follow up on all CAR related items and investigations.

  • 15% - Support and implement Aerojet Rocketdyne Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) and Security initiatives . Ensure that the team is working in a safe manner, following company SHE policies and conducts daily AESOP meetings. Initiate Sphera reports where applicable. Ensure that all areas are covered by 6S teams/improvements. Ensure that all area logbooks are maintained and up to date.

  • 15% - Generate and maintain training/certification records for direct reports and ensures that training records are up to date and accurate. Training records shall include documentation such as attendance records, testing/demonstration results and training materials used.

  • 15% - Support and implement affordability and continuous improvement initiatives . This includes tracking of pertinent process cycle times and cost per unit where applicable. Utilize and document ARBOS tools where applicable.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in a related field and at least nine (9) years of progressively responsible experience, but candidates who have not completed a related Bachelor's degree must have an equivalent combination of education and experience, such as a high school diploma (or equivalence) plus at least seventeen (17) years directly related experience.

  • Must have demonstrated leadership skills, including the ability to plan, organize, coordinate, direct and control the activities of the assigned organization.

Requires U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residency or other status as a U.S. Person . Must 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/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. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May 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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We consider the consistent demonstration of positive, cooperative, self-motivated, courteous and professional behavior to be an essential function of every position. While different positions have different primary areas of responsibility and technical expertise, everyone needs to work as a team, and we expect all employees to contribute as necessary to get the job done.

Unless otherwise stated in the requirements section of an individual job listing, our positions require U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residency, or other status as a U.S. Person as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3).

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

Individuals with a disability requiring accommodation during the application and/or theinterview process should e-mail the Human Resources Department atAccommodation Request. (accommodationrequest@rocket.com)

Location US-VA-Culpeper

Job ID 18293

Zip 22701