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BUILD SUPERVISOR (SUPER HEAVY BOOSTER) - NIGHT SHIFT
The Build Supervisor is responsible for leading a team of fabricators, welders, and technicians building the primary and secondary structures for the Starship Super Heavy Booster. The Build Supervisor is the most influential person on-site to drive progress on an hour-by-hour and day-by-day basis. The Supervisor of the team will take technical direction from the engineering team and turn it into reality by building, retaining, and managing their team effectively; distributing labor resources, prioritizing certain aspects of the build, and setting headcount requirements where necessary. The Supervisor is also a key enabler to a productive, fun, and hard-working culture. For this role specifically, it is highly important that the Supervisor is an inspiring leader, oftentimes working side by side with their build team.
Supervise shop floor activity, including daily schedules and workflow
Lead and manage a staff of ~30 technicians including all performance management related tasks
Review work instructions and make change recommendations when needed
Assess and vet appropriate skillsets as needed
Identify training needs and develop training programs
Provide required data and reporting to support departmental metrics and improvement objectives
Monitor labor hours and overtime, and implement improvement plans and time management with staff
Accomplish production results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising job results
Effectively organize, assign and track work/deliverables for the team, ensuring seamless progression through multi-shift work schedules
Initiate and foster a spirit of cooperation within and between departments
Ensure product quality and conformance to specifications
Maintain tooling and consumable supply inventory
Improve area safety and efficiency through regular auditing and continuous improvement
Continuously improve process and manpower efficiency, utilization and productivity
High school diploma or equivalency certificate
2+ years of experience in a leadership position
5+ years of experience in production or manufacturing environment: aviation, aerospace, mechanical systems, construction, or automotive
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Experience applying lean manufacturing principles and efficiency methods
8+ years of experience in final assembly and production in a fast-paced manufacturing aerospace or aviation environment
Experience bringing teams and processes from development R&D to production highly desirable
Familiarity with design for manufacturability, kaizen, lean manufacturing, six sigma, and failure mode effects analysis
Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written) with Engineering and Production
Able to adapt to constant changing work assignments and fast paced work environment
Excellent concentration and attention to detail with outstanding work efficiency and accuracy
Flight hardware is typically built in tight quarters and physical dexterity is required
Physical effort including sitting or standing for extended periods of time and lifting and carrying weight such as materials or equipment (up to 25 lbs. unassisted)
Work performed in an environment with exposure to fumes, odors, and noise
Occasionally exposed to work in extreme outdoor environments (heat, cold, rain)
Must be available to work extended hours and weekends, which varies depending on site operational needs; flexibility required
Must be able to travel for short and extended trips as needed, up to 15%
Ability to pass Air Force background checks for Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.
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