The Premier Defense Contractor for Maritime Defense
Sparton is a world leader in the design, development, testing and production of complex maritime electronic systems, including sonobuoys in support of Anti-Submarine Warfare, submarine deployed products supporting Undersea Warfare, and depth-rated encapsulated systems to support Subsea and Seabed Warfare.
Supervises and coordinates employees who assemble fabricated parts, components or units at floor stations. Prepares work schedules, staffing requirements assigns work and oversees the work product. Ensures conformance to established procedures and product quality levels. Identifies problems related to production process and provides production reports to assist process improvement. Identifies units that fail tests or tolerance levels and supervise repairs as necessary.
Monitor production levels and production problems and ensure stable and smooth production.
Assist in (or monitor) troubleshooting and fixing production issues and other problems.
Monitor and ensure built-in-quality in each process and in the final product.
Follow up on quality or downtime problems and ensure countermeasures are in place.
Monitor all abnormal conditions and utilize effective visual management systems.
Work with support team to ensure proper PM on equipment.
Guide and lead the production line, facilitate teamwork, and improve the motivation and morale of the operators.
Conduct administrative tasks such as checking attendance, absence reports, data entry, updating charts and reports on quality, production levels, safety, ergonomics, etc. (may be partially delegated to the Group Leaders).
Support the Group Leaders and operators by making sure they receive all the required support and resources from outside the product line needed to do their jobs effectively and continue to improve SQDC.
Ensure all the operators are properly trained to standardized process and cross trained for line coverage.
Interface with HR as required on personnel issues.
Ensure proper 6S conditions within the product line.
Interface with other support areas as needed and engage in escalation of key issues.
Performance Improvement related:
Teach and guide Group Leaders and operators in OpEx principles and other procedures and methods used in the team.
Monitors and manages operator job performance based on individual indicators, such as attendance, productivity and quality. Delivers performance management as required.
Guide and lead Kaizen activities within the product line to ensure proper line balance, ergonomics, and safety (in conjunction with the Group Leaders and support team).
Monitor the processes to ensure adherence to standardized work and the other principles of OpEx (in conjunction with the Group Leaders).
Chairs daily production results and planning meetings within the product line. Coordinates the top issue discussions within the product line.
Ensures all assignments are performed in compliance with all applicable Federal, State, Provincial and Company safety and health regulations, and where applicable, proper personal protective equipment is utilized.
Required Education and Experience
2-year degree from an accredited university OR a combination of education and relevant experience
A minimum of 7 years of progressive experience in a manufacturing environment with at least 3 years supervising a team.
Yellow Belt Certificate or Lean Training
Ability to manage multiple priorities in a production environment
Excellent people skills: ability to motivate, manage, and engage people
Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Teams
The physical demands describe here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, talk and communicate, use hands/finger, feel and reach with arms. This position requires the ability to lift, bend or stoop as necessary up to 50 lbs.
SPARTON provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.