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Foreman

Requisition ID: R10038206

  • Category IconCategory: Manufacturing and Production
  • Location IconLocation: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Any (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No

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.

Northrop Grumman SYNOPTICS is the world-wide leader in the growth, fabrication, and coating of crystalline materials used in laser systems. These “solid-state” laser crystals are used in products ranging from medical lasers to military laser systems. The Charlotte facility has been operating for over 40 years in the laser industry and has developed the reputation of providing the highest quality products with timely deliveries. Within the facility, solid-state oxide and fluoride crystals are grown from a high-temperature melt. SYNOPTICS has full optical fabrication capabilities for various plano and spherical geometries as well as a class 10,000 clean room for high-damage threshold thin-film optical coatings. SYNOPTICS serves the photonics and optics industry across the globe.We seek a Foreman to join our growing team.

Job duties
  • Manage the operations and employee performance for the Slabs department, including production scheduling, quality assurance and executing continuous improvement initiatives.  Be able to plan weeks ahead to meet production demands by ensuring maximum throughput with available resources
  • Partner with the department engineer and off-shift supervisors to manage off-shift personnel and production priorities effectively.  Ensure process, tooling, and manpower are in place to meet ever-changing demands  
  • Use available Skill Matrix to actively develop the workforce's skill set to meet the department needs and employees' growth.  Maintaining accurate training records
  • Maintain organized, clean, safe, and efficient manufacturing operations.  Keep strong 5S and PM discipline.  
  • Assist in training, auditing manufacturing and testing procedures, and troubleshooting manufacturing issues
  • Address and solve critical operational and employee performance issues in a timely manner
  • Demonstrate leadership behaviors to motivate and engage employees and build trust and confidence amongst the management team and peers
  • Lead the workforce to meet specified operational metrics and area goals, including continuous improvement projects, reducing Cost of Poor Quality, improving On Time Shipments, and enhancing employee engagement

Basic Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree in a technical or business discipline
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills, utilizing Microsoft products
  • Basic data analysis skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline
  • Experience with an ERP system and database querying
  • Prior supervision experience in manufacturing, production control, inventory management, and capacity planning

Salary Range: $77,900 USD - $116,900 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.