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OTS

Requisition ID: R10079630

  • Category IconCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • Location IconLocation: Gilbert, AZ, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

The Operations Team Supervisor (OTS) is responsible for direct supervision of manufacturing activities for the Tactical Space System’s Harness Work Center in Gilbert, AZ. The work center is a professional atmosphere in a clean room environment where daily work attire always includes ESD lab coat and latex gloves. Accountable for safety, quality, on the job training, productivity, and hardware delivery schedules. This position reports to the Manufacturing Operations Manager and has no direct reports. Standard shift is 7:00am to 4:30pm.

As a frontline leader, this position works side-by-side with a team of production technicians maintaining a presence on the production floor to influence safe operations and drives adherence to all safety rules, regulations, and standards. Serves as a resource to others in the resolution of problems and issues.

The OTS communicates expectations clearly and initiates necessary actions proactively to ensure that organizational goals and business objectives are accomplished while ensuring company policy directives and operating procedures are being followed.

Specific Responsibilities Include but are not limited to:

  • Perform operations to build, rework, and repair all products in accordance with required specifications and the Work Instructions pertaining to specific builds written by the work center manufacturing engineer (WCME).

  • Coordinate work with the Work Center Planner and Manufacturing Manager on daily/weekly assignments

  • Work closely with the WCME’s to establish workflow and assign new tasks and set priorities. Elevates program build issues to WCME.

  • Delegates program work to Cable and Harness technicians and moves products to next operations as required. Takes program status daily and elevates any roadblocks to HWC management. Updates program status tools on a daily basis (Synchrono, Tracker, etc.)

  • Assist Production Planner in inventory tracking and raw material usage

  • Lead tool control, 5S, and FOD requirements in the work center

  • Lead maintenance schedules and ordering of tooling for the work center

  • Lead SQDEC; facilitate daily concerns and escalate to Work Center Management as needed

  • Oversee the training and mentoring of new technicians, along with cross training existing technicians to promote a wide variation of WC capabilities. Support process improvement and corrective action plans

  • Maintaining a safe work environment by taking corrective action on any unsafe act or conditions. Ensure employees know emergency procedures to include evacuation routes and gathering points

  • Responsible for establishing safe procedures and providing the protective equipment needed in handling chemicals

  • Ensuring that personnel in the Work Center are aware of all hazards (e.g., physical, materials, etc.) in the work center

Basic Qualifications:

  • Capable and experienced in working in a broad-based manufacturing environment.

  • Must work well in a team environment.

  • Must possess good problem-solving skills, organizational skills, communication skills, and work with limited supervision.

  • Must be a self-starter, must be self-motivated, and a team player

  • Must have the ability to focus and have a strong attention to detail.

  • A minimum of a High School diploma/GED and a minimum of 6 years of job-related experience is required

  • Must be a US Citizen

  • Ability to work with Microsoft Office products and process documentation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Aerospace Industry manufacturing experience

  • Experience leading a team of technicians

  • Experience with TipQA, Costpoint, Windchill, MES, CreoView, Synchrono

  • A strong understanding of wiring processes, crimping, splicing, wire routing and assembly techniques as it applies to NASA standard harness assembly operations

  • Familiarization with ESD, FOD, 5S, and Tool Control


Salary Range: $6,100 USD - $101,600 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.