at Northrop Grumman
Location Charlotte, North Carolina
Date Posted September 19, 2022
Category Construction
Job Type Permanent



RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available




Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

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: $77,900.00 - $116,900.00

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 (), we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by their start date. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of their start date.

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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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