Production Supervisor

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Mission Systems
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United States of America
Job Category: 
Manufacturing and Production
Job Description: 

ID 2018-30887
Job Location USA-MA-Pittsfield
Required Clearance No clearance
Posted Date 2018-04-11
Category Manufacturing
Employment Full Time

Basic Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in a related specialized area or the equivalent experience is required plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience to meet managerial expectations.

US Citizenship is required.

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Production Supervisor. The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports some of our nation's fundamental defense services. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.

Responsibilities for this Position:

The production supervisor position is responsible for supervising shop employees in a manufacturing and assembly environment. This position plans and assigns work, implements policies and procedures and recommends improvements in production methods, equipment, operating procedures and working conditions.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for quality, productivity, cost, safety and morale to achieve positive results in all areas
  • Manage departmental performance measures, including visual controls and provides regular progress reports to management
  • Ensure that all Health and Safety rules and regulations are adhered to. Perform accident investigations
  • Maintain housekeeping standards to ensure a clean and safe workplace
  • Create, monitor and update employee training plans to ensure that all employees skills reach and remain at an acceptable level
  • Develop clear lines of communication (verbal, written and visual) to insure that all direct reports meet performance expectations
  • Participate in Customer/Quality audits and respond to all findings in a timely fashion
  • Manage departmental priorities
  • Track absenteeism and timekeeping
  • Provide employee coaching, development and discipline
  • Work with HR and management team on employment decisions
  • Continuous process improvement mindset
  • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, with strong emphasis on Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Work with cross-functional teams
  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong time management and organization skills
  • Strong team player and contributor
  • Work independently with little supervision
  • Strong skills in multitasking, problem solving, and ethical decision making
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required


  • Leadership
  • Performance Management
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Results Driven
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Time Management
  • Technical Capacity
  • Learning Orientation
  • Supervisory Responsibility
  • Working knowledge of MRP systems
  • Previous experience working with a union workforce is desirable

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran