Mgr General Manufacturing 1 / Special Projects Supervisor

Northrop Grumman in Topeka, KS

  • Type: Full Time
If you are interested in working for an industry leading company applying cutting edge technologies to deliver innovative solutions using mobile applications, advanced analytics, big data, and the latest e-commerce platform then Northrop Grumman may be the place for you. Your work will help drive a digital transformation within the post and parcel market that will increase operating efficiencies, bridge the digital and physical worlds of logistics, and create new revenue streams. Using enabling technologies, you will help build solutions that facilitate increasingly flexible delivery options demanded by consumers - same day, next hour, or custom.

When you join Northrop Grumman, you'll have the opportunity to connect with coworkers in an environment that is caring, diverse, and respectful. Employees share experiences, insights, perspectives, and creative solutions with some of the best minds in the industry. We collaborate through integrated product teams, communities of practices, and employee resource groups, while thriving through the support of training and development, mentors and every day coaching, along with extensive health and work/life benefits. We are committed to our employees' professional and personal development and success.

Northrop Grumman recruits top talent with traditional and non-traditional backgrounds in order to ensure our team is united, connected, skilled, focused, and innovative. An inclusive workplace of people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives is the key to our performance. At Northrop Grumman, we want our employees to bring their whole self to work. All your different sides are welcome here, as we believe they make our team, our products and our services, that much better.

The Special Projects Supervisor works at the United States Postal Service (USPS) Central Repair Facility (CRF) in Topeka, KS. The CRF is a depot repair facility for USPS mail processing, delivery, and bulk mail systems repairable parts. Examples: repairing printed circuit boards, electrical, electronic, mechanical and electro-mechanical assemblies to component level. The CRF provides depot level maintenance for essential automation, mechanization, retail and bulk mail processing systems used in all mail processing and retail installations.

The Special Projects Supervisor manages the Special Projects Department in all aspects of add-services and projects including assembly, screening, kitting, and testing
Oversees projects and tasks assigned to the organizational group performed by Unionized, non-exempt and/or exempt employees
Plans, schedules, and delegates work and special projects to employees on a priority basis
Evaluates manpower availability and employees' work performance and productivity to determine department capabilities and required training and personnel reallocation
Makes recommendations for promotions, merit increases, hiring of prospective employees, and ways to increase productivity and improve procedures
Helps motivate workers and provides technical guidance. Deals with disciplinary actions
Reviews and evaluates proposed changes for correctness
Executes department procedures that typically affect individual employees within own department. Interprets and executes policies and procedures
Recommends modifications to operating policies
Monitors safety practices to include environment, chemicals, improper equipment or tools use and operation
Prepares reports as required. Extensive contacts with internal personnel and outside customer representatives at various management levels concerning operations or scheduling or specific phases of projects or contracts
Conducts briefings and participates in technical meetings for internal or external representatives concerning specifics operations
Performs other related tasks as assigned


Basic Qualifications:
5 years experience with Bachelor's degree or 3 years experience with Master's degree (or equivalent combination of training and professional work experience that provides the required knowledge and skills)
Related work experience and ability to supervise add-services and projects
United States Postal Services sensitive security clearance required to start
Proficient with MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Preferred Qualifications:
Depot level repair experience
Prior management experience in a Union environment
Lean Six Sigma and ISO 9001 experience or training

Physical Requirements:
Sedentary work
Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
Physical activity may include reaching, walking, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing and repetitive motion.
Required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures.

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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