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Production Supervisor - Propulsion

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About Rocket Lab
Rocket Lab is the global leader in small satellite launch. Our mission is to open access to space to improve life on Earth. There are endless possibilities for what we can achieve with better access to space, and that access is now a reality thanks to Rocket Lab. Collaboration is at our core - every idea is heard, and everyone makes a difference. Teams are nimble, decisions are made quickly, and we are action-oriented.

While other companies talk about it, we do it!
The Production Supervisor โ€“ Propulsion has overall ownership for engine final assembly, component testing and engine testing. They work closely with the Propulsion Test Complex Director and engineering leaders within the company to ensure production output from their teams meets required output rate and quality standards.ย ย ย 
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Managing Engine Room and Engine Test they are responsible for recruitment, capacity planning, and production output (quality and schedule).
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Performance in this position will be measured by the ability to maintain high-performance production teams that efficiently assemble and test high quality components and engines at the rate required to meet Rocket Labโ€™s constantly growing customer demand, while also supporting the R&D needs of the business without compromising on production schedules.ย 

You will have 3 direct reports.

Essential Skills

  • BE, BA or BS degree or equivalent trade experience with emphasis in Operation Management or Manufacturing Engineering and progressive responsibility increases
  • Experience leading, managing and growing a diverse team on fast-paced projects
  • Experience of production planning for low maturity, complex, safety critical products in a high paced environment
  • Understands how to create and manage standard work instructions and track deviation from that standard
  • Highly effective and professional verbal and written communication skills with team, internal customers and suppliers that includes a strong focus on teamwork and internal/external customer satisfaction
  • Demonstrated ability to work cross functionally within a geographically disperse organization.
  • An attitude of world-class mission assurance, quality, attention to detail, and dedication.
  • 5+ yearsโ€™ experience in maintenance, assembly and/or testing of aerospace engines and components or a closely related industry, such as launch vehicles, aircraft, helicopters, automotive, excavation, mining, energy, or shipbuilding.
  • Knowledge and applied experiences in Lean Manufacturing
  • Experience with ERP systems in a manufacturing environment and knowledge of materials management theories, processes and practices

Rocket Lab Employee Benefits

  • The opportunity to work on innovative and ground breaking technology
  • An employee stock purchase program
  • Access to world leading experts to develop your career
  • Unlimited barista coffee, fruit, and snacks
  • Rocket Lab merchandise โ€“ T-shirts, mission patches etc.
  • Discounted health insurance with Southern Cross
  • Additional parental leave entitlements
  • A vibrant team culture with social activities throughout the year

Important Information
For security reasons background checks will be undertaken prior to any employment offers being made to an applicant.ย  These checks will include nationality checks as it is a requirement of this position that you be eligible to access equipment and data regulated by the United States' International Traffic in Arms Regulations.ย  Under these Regulations, you may be ineligible for this role if you do not hold citizenship of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the European Union or a country that is part of NATO, or if you hold ineligible dual citizenship or nationality.ย  For more information on these Regulations, click here http://www.pmddtc.state.gov/regulations\_laws/itar.html.

Rocket Lab
Rocket Lab

New Zealand, Auckland

Posted 10d ago

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