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Supervisor Operations


Fitchburg, MA, US, 01420

Job ID: 105802 


The Leonardo DRS Naval Power Systems business is a trusted provider of innovative naval gas and hybrid power systems, control technology and support solutions for the U.S. Navy and navies around the world.

Job Summary

We design and manufacture military and commercial rotating equipment, such as steam turbines, gas turbine generator sets, and permanent magnet motors for power generation, ship propulsion and other commercial applications. 

This Operations Supervisor will be responsible for supervising technicians tasked with the assembly of large engine packages for industrial customers ensuring cost, schedule and quality goals are met.

Job Responsibilities

Daily Planning, Execution and Area Management:
•    Performs pre-shift task planning and prioritization activities to successfully execute on the Production Plan. 
•    Identifies back-up tasks in the event that all workable production plan tasks are manned.
•    Plans and issues team member work assignments.
•    Ensures team members are qualified to perform assigned tasks and that each team member understands the procedural details of their assigned tasks.
•    Facilitates shift start-up meetings to communicate the Production Plan to all team members and ensures that each individual understands their role in its successful execution.
•    Monitors team members and resources throughout the shift to maintain workflow and leads problem solving when performance lags expectations. 
•    Maintains a safe and clean work environment, including the activities and behaviors of team members and visitors in the area.
•    Understands and ensures compliance with systems, policies and procedures
•    Establishes effective team communication practices amongst team and between shifts.
•    Reports actions, issues and status for each production plan task in end-of-shift summaries.
Team Management, Growth and Performance:
•    Maintains required staffing levels by selecting, orienting and training employees.
•    Communicates job performance standards to each direct employee and appraises team members relative to standards.
•    Coaches, counsels, develops rewards and disciplines employees to meet and then exceed performance standards.
•    Maintains accurate qualification level records for each team member within the versatility matrix and retains all required training documentation.
•    Grows individual team members to meet work area qualification requirements.
•    Collaborates with each employee to develop growth plans and provides reasonable opportunities to facilitate the plan.
Department Administration & Metrics:
•    Understands team metrics and the root causes for any misses.  Implements corrective actions.
•    Assures team members understand department performance goals and work area metrics & actual team performance. 
•    Develops team approach on successfully executing actions/behaviors to achieve department goals. 
•    Planning and execution of team budget.
•    Performs administrative duties in support of the direct team members; timekeeping, voucher approvals, personnel records, etc.
•    Fair and consistent resolution of personnel issues (time and attendance, code of conduct, etc…) 
Cultural Behavior:
•    Builds a culture of customer awareness and delivery ownership.
•    Fosters a culture of collaboration and cooperation between shifts and departments.
•    Continuously improves the performance of the department thru team based problem solving and empowering issue resolution at the team level.


Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline, or equivalent combination of Associates degree in a technical discipline with 2+ years of manufacturing experience.

  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, production planning and communication skills
  • Experience with Industrial Engineering concepts and 5S/6S techniques
  • Knowledge and familiarity with standards (ISO, AS9100, etc.)
  • Ability to work beyond scheduled shift when required
  • US citizen


Additional Desired Qualifications

  • Navy Nuclear or Shipyard experience a plus
  • Previous Motor Manufacturing experience strongly desired
  • Experience with Mechanical Assembly desired
  • Experience or familiarity with Controlled Work Packages desired


Physical Requirements

Position requirements required lifting (up to 30 pounds), walking, climbing, bending, sitting, standing, stooping and ability to work with and handle live magnets. Some occasional travel may be required.


Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Our Mission

To build shareholder value through a commitment to high ethical standards and a superior performance culture focused on customers, employees, financial results and corporate citizenship.

Our Vision

To be the leading mid-tier defense technology company in the U.S.

Our Values

Our employees appreciate a culture of open honest communications, and fair and equitable treatment. We accomplish this through:

INTEGRITY. At Leonardo DRS ethics and accountability always comes first.

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE. We set high standards of performance for ourselves and others. We consistently deliver excellent products and services. We adhere to quality levels demanded by our customers. We assume responsibility and accountability to achieve excellence. We settle for nothing less.

CUSTOMER FOCUS. We go above and beyond to meet customer needs, and work to create long-term relationships with our customers.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION. We accept unconditionally the value that every individual has to offer. We embrace different points of view. We continually foster an environment that enables all employees to contribute to their full potential. We cooperate together as a diverse workforce serving a diverse population.

INNOVATION.  At Leonardo DRS, innovation is in our DNA. We have built this company through the innovative ideas of our employees and continue to foster an environment that rewards new ideas to help our government and military customers save lives, solve critical problems and modernize to ensure mission success for years to come.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. is committed 
to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.  We are committed to building a workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. At Leonardo DRS, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment makes us a stronger Company. We embrace different points of view, respect one another in the workplace, and understand that an inclusive environment furthers creativity, innovation, and business performance. 

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Nearest Major Market: Worcester