Orbital ATK Careers

Supervisor - Factory Operations

Radford, VA
Factory Management


Job Description

Job ID: RAP20180304-44847

With projected annual revenues of $4.5 billion, approximately 12,50et motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation’s largest manufacturer of ammunition. United in pride and shared goals, Orbital ATK employees come from diverse backgrounds and work together to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable solutions. Work with the best and unleash your potential.

Position Summary

This position is the front-line supervisor for a production shift. This position can be assigned to any production area of NRE.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for overall safety of operations and shift employees.
  • Supervise day-to-day work of a shift of production operators, serving as a link between operators and management.
  • Responsible for productivity, policy and procedure compliance, operational safety, environmental protection, labor management, and cost management. 
  • Must determine staffing on each shift and adjust based upon priority and availability.
  • Responsible for employee training. 
  • Responsible for procedure review, and assuring changes in process are done properly and in a timely fashion.
  • Responsible for implementation of new systems and procedures. 
  • Required to interact with engineering and maintenance on a routine basis. 
  • Responsible for determining repair needs of the operations and assuring maintenance work is done.
  • Responsible for assuring all tools and materials necessary are available to employees.
  • Responsible for record keeping and for keeping management aware of all problems, incidents or other information required to operate the area.
  • Be an advocate for, and strictly follow, all NRE safety, quality, environmental, and production rules and procedures.
  • Responsible for communicating company goals, objectives, policies, and procedures to shift employees and assuring they are understood.

Physical Requirements to Perform Essential Functions

  • Bend and stoop frequently.
  • Lift up to 50 lbs. occasionally.
  • Stand, walk, and climb steps frequently.
  • Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
  • Ability to operate a computer.

Key Abilities Required to Perform Essential Functions

  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.  
  • Basic math skills.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Ability to function in a team environment.
  • Ability to train employees.
  • Ability to carry out job assignment without direct supervision.
  • Commitment to operating safely, with environmental awareness, and with a focus on producing a quality product.

Education or Experience Required

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent literacy and mathematical skills.
  • Experience in supervisory role desirable.

Other Job Qualifications

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to obtain clearance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and Explosives as an Employee Possessor.

Must pass RFAAP badging requirements, including background check and drug screening.

This position is the front-line supervisor for a production shift.  This position can be assigned to any production area of NRE.

If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Orbital ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth.  We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.  Orbital ATK is applying entrepreneurial thinking and commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative, and affordable products and services to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products and your ideas into the future.  When encouraged to think beyond the ordinary, you will be amazed at what you can do.  We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability


Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 3-5 Years
Education: High School/GED
Expertise: Operations
Group: Defense