Production Supervisor - 1St Shift

Raytheon Andover , MA 01810

Posted 2 months ago

What does it take to make the world a safer place? It takes delivering innovative technology and collaborating with some of the finest talent in the engineering field. Whether you're a software engineer or a mechanical engineer, at Raytheon you'll grow a varied and rewarding career. And you'll be supported with a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that promotes work/life. If you're ready to take on today's big challenges, discover a world of opportunity at Raytheon.

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What's YOUR Mission?

Here at Raytheon, we work together as one global team creating trusted, innovative solutions to make the world a safer place. Our innovation spans all domains: from land and sea to air, space and cyberspace. We're inspired by a noble mission that's shared by Raytheon employees around the globe and an inclusive culture that empowers employees and celebrates their contributions.

What We Offer: Whether you're just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, Raytheon offers a robust total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the superior benefits Raytheon offers include paternal leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

Job Description

Bring your talent and leadership to Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems' Circuit Card Assembly (CCA) Center of Excellence. We have a high visibility opportunity for a 1st shift cell lead in our Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) CCA factory. Overall responsibility for a manufacturing operations team consisting of 15-20 employees. Lead team in a fast paced and dynamic environment to ensure products meet contractual quality, cost, and delivery requirements by planning, organizing, and directing the flow of production. You will also be responsible for a safe work environment and will actively lead and engage in safety improvement projects.

Engage in daily interaction with other cross-business teams in IDS to maintain and meet organizational goals and objectives. These groups include: manufacturing engineering, maintenance, production control, finance and the program management office. Achieving/exceeding goals for cost, quality, delivery, safety. Identifying and implementing continuous improvement opportunities using six sigma and lean methodologies are critical performance criteria for this position.

In this role, you will support deployment of manufacturing operations strategy, control systems, tools and metrics to accurately measure progress, identify root causes of failure modes, production capacity, quality and staffing issues and develop/implement corrective action plans.

In addition to the above, responsibilities include:

  • Execution of schedule and cost

  • Workforce planning and forecasting

  • Employee hiring and training

  • Time and attendance tracking

  • Area layout and flow management

  • Capital identification and control of overhead expenses

  • Ensuring the enforcement of company policies and procedures

This position can be a Salary Grade G08 or Salary Grade G09 based on the candidate's qualifications as they relate to the skills, experience and responsibility requirements for the position.

Required Skills:

  • Minimum of 4 years work experience in production / manufacturing / operations or similar environments

  • Previous leadership and management experience in manufacturing or similar environments.

  • Experience with Lean manufacturing and/or Six Sigma or other similar process improvement methodologies

  • This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Except in rare circumstances, only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience in circuit card assembly

  • Experience utilizing lean manufacturing concepts with a proven track record of lean / six sigma implementation projects

  • Basic knowledge/understanding of theory of constraints

  • Previous experience supervising bargaining unit employees

  • Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering experience in the aerospace/defense industry

  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Tools (Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Access)

  • Ability to obtain a classified security clearance

Required Education (including Major):

  • BS/BA in Operations/Manufacturing, Business, Engineering or any major related to the above job description or equivalent education and experience

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Business Unit Profile

Headquartered in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, IDS has 32 locations around the world. Its broad portfolio of weapons, sensors and integration systems supports its customer base across multiple mission areas, including air and missile defense systems; missile defense radars; early warning radars; naval ship operating systems; C5ITM products and services; and other advanced technologies. IDS provides affordable, integrated solutions to a broad international and domestic customer base, including the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Armed Forces and the Department of Homeland Security.

Relocation Eligible


Clearance Type



Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Industrial Engineering


Manufacturing Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Type Of Job

Full Time

Work Location

MA - Andover

Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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