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Operations Leadership Rotation Program

Company: Aerojet Rocketdyne
Location: Jupiter
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to its space, missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armaments customers throughout domestic and international markets. We offer a complete line of propulsion products for launch vehicles, missile defense, and advanced hypersonic propulsion. - Visit our website at www.rocket.com for more information on how our employees Power the Future.
We have a unique opportunity for you to join our Operations Rotation Program.
Participants will complete a two year rotation program focusing on leadership/interpersonal skills, business/product knowledge and
Aerojet Rocketdyne Business Operating System (ARBOS) principles.
What we can offer you:
Inspiring Company Culture - Our people support each other and work together to leave an indelible impact -on our nation's aerospace and defense legacy. Read more about our culture: Careers - Aerojet Rocketdyne
Rest and Relaxation -- 3 weeks of vacation annually plus 48 hour annual sick allowance. 9/80 schedule at most locations, providing for longer weekends. Annual year end company closure, plus company paid holidays.
Comprehensive Health Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Savings Accounts, and Wellness
Prepare for the Future - 401(k) with company match
Professional Development - Tuition assistance program, Employee recognition program, and Leadership development program
Employee Resource Groups - Local and Enterprise employee-led volunteer groups to create community, awareness, impact, and to support a culture where everyone belongs. -
Beautiful Campus - Large campus with forested trail, basketball court, fitness center,
Aerojet Rocketdyne has been recognized as one of America's most trusted companies - https://www.newsweek.com/americas-most-trusted-companies-2022
Site assignments will vary based on business need and include rotations within the: Space Business Unit (California, Washington, and Florida)
and/or the Defense Business Unit (Virginia, Arkansas, and Alabama).
Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)
Rotation Descriptions:
20% - Operations Rotation

  • Develop a broad understanding of the manufacturing process including how upstream COE inputs affect production execution.
  • Assist work center area management in ensuring daily tactical execution of work in the area. Utilize safety, cost, quality, and scheduling measures to monitor performance. Utilize turnbacks and data to identify top drivers, develop recovery actions, and monitor improvements.

    20% - Manufacturing Engineering Rotation

    • Learn core concepts of manufacturing by applying cutting edge technology and lean principles.
    • Assist work center area management in activities related to hardware manufacturing including but not limited to: reviewing engineering drawings; developing manufacturing planning; modifying and maintaining tooling; leading manufacturing readiness reviews; writing NCR dispositions with quality; and applying lean concepts to improve processes

      20% - Supply Chain Rotation

      • Develop strong understanding of how Supply Chain Materiel Management plans and executes business and program strategies across its supply base to fulfill program and production needs.
      • Assist work center area management in activities including but not limited to: supplier identification and onboarding; subcontracting and government compliance; supplier performance management and forecasting; program specific supply chain strategy development; supplier development; and strategic sourcing.

        20% - Scheduling and Material Planning

        • Develop strong understanding of how Material Planning, Program Planning and Scheduling, Production Scheduling, Schedule Integration, and Earned Value Management support and align with established business objectives.
        • Assist work center area management in activities related including but not limited to: Material Planning, Production Scheduling, Logistics, Industrial Engineering, Integration and applying lean concepts to improve processes.

          20% - Quality Rotation

          • Develop strong understanding of the Aerojet Rocketdyne Quality Management System enabling 100% mission success throughout the product lifecycle.
          • Assist work center area management in activities related to product acceptance, process compliance and product manufacturing, assembly and test execution. Quality discipline task exposure includes; quality engineering, mission assurance, product acceptance, metrology and calibration, audits/assessments, Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), supplier quality assurance and quality documentation control.

            Note: - Participants will only complete 4 of 5 possible rotations.
            10% - Continuous Improvement

            • Learn the Aerojet Rocketdyne Business Operating System (ARBOS) methodology and tools. Act as an ARBOS Champion by applying the tools, co- facilitating events, and implementing improvements as assigned during each rotation.
            • Work with Talent & Organizational Development leaders to continuously improve the quality of the rotation program.

              10% - Personal Development

              • Develop broad functional and technical knowledge, skills and abilities in preparation for future leadership opportunities.
              • Develop a cross-business, cross-functional network while receiving guidance and mentoring from key leaders.
              • Present outcomes to leaders at the completion of each rotation.
              • Actively participate in career path conversations including but not limited to: Long Term Career Goals, Short Term Career Goals, Strengths, Opportunities, etc.
              • Be open to receiving constructive feedback, having in-depth conversations about career goals and how they align to business needs through course of the program.

                Education and Experience:

                • Bachelors or Master's degree. Operations-related degrees a plus (Operations, Engineering, Supply Chain, Business, Quality or Manufacturing).
                • Minimum of four (4) years of experience.
                • Proven track record of successfully achieving and/or exceeding performance expectations.


                  • Proactive and results- driven achiever with aspirations for leadership.
                  • Proven capacity to lead, motivate, and influence others.
                  • Strong learning agility-ability to apply learning in new situations, self-directed learner.
                  • Effective communication skills including written, verbal and presentation.

                    May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level. - Requires U.S. Citizenship. Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.
                    Ability to move to different locations during the two-year commitment.

Keywords: Aerojet Rocketdyne, Jupiter , Operations Leadership Rotation Program, Other , Jupiter, Florida

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