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Lockheed Martin Manufacturing Supervisor / Chelmsford, MA in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, and as a federal contractor, Lockheed Martin is taking action to address the increased risk and uncertainty COVID-19 variants pose in the workplace and ensuring we meet our commitments to national security.

To uphold safety for all employees, we will continue to request vaccination status for all Lockheed Martin employees including new hires. All current and newly hired employees are required to follow onsite safety measures based upon the COVID-19 Community Level at the specific work location.

Description: Are you looking for an opportunity that directly effects a company’s bottom line? Do you want to work on the most technologically advanced targeting systems in the world?

An opportunity awaits you as the Manufacturing Supervisor for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. A Manufacturing Supervisor is a vital and key component to the Lockheed Martin operations team. This is a new position to support the rapid growth of an exciting business. The selected individual will provide leadership, support, and daily direction to manufacturing and support employees; motivate and foster teamwork to ensure quality and achieve business goals, coordinate workflow, monitor schedule, and provide status to management. Additionally, the individual interacts effectively with other functional areas to support production goals and internal and external customers. Participates in and leads process improvement events; including leading the Performance Management Teams (PMT) process. Prepares and conducts performance reviews. Works with managers, supervisors and cross-functionally to solve assembly, test and quality issues. Conducts team communication sessions and training. Problem solves issues within program and leads discussions with Management (both internal & external). Participates in Chelmsford’s Crisis Management Team (CMT).

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (MFC) is one of five Lockheed Martin business areas. MFC is a recognized designer, developer and manufacturer of precision engagement aerospace and defense systems for the U.S. and allied militaries.

Relocation: Relocation assistance is possible for this exciting position.

The Locale: Chelmsford is a charming suburb of Boston located about 25 miles northwest of the city. Chelmsford is very close to historic Lowell Massachusetts and to Nashua, New Hampshire. Chelmsford is within reach of New Hampshire’s White Mountains and awesome ski areas to the north, and the scenic coastal towns of MA and NH are about an hour east. This scenic colonial region offers lots of New England charm, great schools, shopping, and restaurants. Chelmsford and the region share an impressive past from the early days after the pilgrims arrived in Plymouth to the revolutionary war. Where can you get to from Chelmsford? Chelmsford is about 90 minutes from Cape Cod. Boston is about 30 minutes to the east without traffic. New York City is about 4.5 hours away from Chelmsford. Waterville Valley and other major ski resorts of New Hampshire and Vermont are about 2 to 3 hours to the north. It should be noted that Chelmsford, Massachusetts is approximately 35 miles northwest of the Boston metropolitan area and offers better access to a wide range of substantially more affordable regions in the area to live. Those regions include Northeastern and North Central Massachusetts, and Southern, New Hampshire.

Basic Qualifications:

- Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience/combined education

- Supervisor or team lead experience

- Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; ability to interact effectively with non-exempt work force, management and other functions

- Must possess strong organizational and leadership skills

- Ability to work without direct supervision

- Capable of assigning work to non-unionized hourly workforce and holding employees accountable for following processes

- Capable of resolving/facilitating resolution of various production issues, working simultaneously with supporting functional areas: Quality, Process Engineering, Engineering and Supply Chain

- Ability to use Microsoft Office applications and other software tools to monitor/report production status and support supervisory responsibilities (Timekeeping, performance management, training, recruiting, PMT presentations, etc.)

- Production experience

- Demonstrated Full Spectrum Leadership behaviors

- Ability to effectively use SAP/APRISO for production applications

- Ability to obtain a secret security clearance and must be able to obtain an interim secret prior to start

- Ability to support a flexible work schedule supporting overtime, off-Fridays and/or weekends as required

- Ability to work effectively with urgency and determination, while maintaining Full Spectrum Leadership behaviors

Desired Skills:

Desired skills :

- Experience in developing, coordinating, leading and executing daily production plans; level-loading work and maintain product flow to meet production schedules

- R&D experience and working with Engineering

- Comfortable in a fast-changing environment

- Able to build and maintain respectful working relationships

- Motivational skills along with the ability to energize teams

- Self-motivated, works with minimal direction, comfortable giving and receiving feedback

- Strong conflict resolution skills

- Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks / projects in different phases

- Able to implement systems that enable workforce to understand and meet daily performance goals

- Able to effectively partner with support team to resolve production issues

- Understanding of cost, schedule and quality and how a production team impacts each element

- Able to utilize data to improve yields while using a hands on approach with product and personnel to understand the factors (material, process, personnel, team dynamics) that impact performance

- Driven by determination, dedication and a sense of pride of team success

- Experience managing cost in a manufacturing organization

- Effective verbal and written communication regarding cost, schedule, quality, personnel, and other issues that impact the line

- Capable of clear and direct communication of others

- Able to adapt message based on the style and preferences of the audience (level, communication style, internal/external audience)

- Able to utilize cost, Quality, and schedule data to review and react to performance trends

- Experience in facilitating the resolution of production issues

- Exposure to Six Sigma Principles and Green Belt Certification

- Proficient in manufacturing processes; Quality, Cost and Schedule

- Experience working the defense industry or in an ISO9001, AS9100 environment

- Microwave hybrid and/or J-STD solder manufacturing experience



Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.


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