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Production Supervisor / Sr. Production Supervisor - Unmanned Aerial Systems

Job Tracking ID:  85347-286680
Location:   Oklahoma City, OK
Job Type:  Full-Time/Regular
Date Updated:  May 20, 2019
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Job Description:


The Production Supervisor has overall responsibility for the smooth workflow of production activities on a designated shift (day, swing, grave) and across shifts as required. Supervise a number of employees engaged in production activities, ensuring that quality standards and production schedule are met. 


  • Sets, communicates and measures performance standards (volume, quality, dependability, cooperation) of all employees assigned and retains responsibility for tasks even when delegated.
  • Trains employees on production practices, QMS procedures, and other company practices. May delegate on-the-job training of new hires/transfers to senior production staff.
  • Ensures quality of parts produced. Develops production staff to be quality conscious and accountable for their workmanship.
  • Ensures Compliance with QMS procedures. Evaluates processes and practices for more efficient and effective methods and recommends changes as needed.
  • Works with Engineering and Quality on process improvements.
  • Plans and allocates equipment and labor resources to ensure that production schedules can be met. Anticipates issues to prevent problems and resolves problems as they occur. Ensures that workflow continues to meet deadlines.
  • Works with Maintenance to ensure that equipment is maintained and repaired as needed.
  • Analyzes and investigates to determine root causes of nonconformance.
  • Completes all paperwork timely and accurately. Develops production staff so that they complete required paperwork timely and accurately.
  • Coaches and counsels employees on a regular basis to ensure issues are addressed in a timely manner and to promote effective communication. Initiates disciplinary actions, evaluates performance, recommends wage actions, and hires new staff.
  • Trains and ensures that employees follow safety precautions.
  • Ensures that the work area and equipment are kept clean.
  • Uses software to enter, monitor and analyze data.
  • Communicates effectively in English with all levels, both written and verbal 

Senior Supervisor: (Includes all of the above duties and responsibilities)

  • Supervises multiple departments simultaneously.
  • Knowledgeable of department specific work instructions across multiple production departments.
  • Familiar with all ISO and QMS procedures that are department specific, as well as all pertinent company procedures.
  • May be delegated additional responsibility, tasks, and/or authority by Operations Manager


Other Job Functions

  • Other duties may be assigned



  • Supervises a designated shift of production staff in a variety of work cells, possibly across multiple shifts as required.
  • Senior Supervisor may have supervisors as direct reports.



  • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards
  • Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors
  • Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary
  • Ability to adhere to workplace rules
  • Ability to effectively communicate professionally in writing or verbally with all levels of personnel
  • Is knowledgeable in the duties performed by staff; please refer to the appropriate subordinate job description(s) for details.
  • Strong computer, written and organization skills.
  • Must be effective at alliance building and creating a positive team spirit, both within his/her department and the rest of the company.
  • Ability to provide effective direction, leadership and team building.


Senior Supervisor – additional requirements:

  • Typically 5+ years as a Supervisor Level I with a KRATOS or similar external experience.
  • Demonstrated ability across multiple manufacturing departments.
  • Demonstrated experience in budget management.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing and scheduling work assignments.
  • General understanding of ISO/AS9100 policies and procedures, knowledge of and experience working with Six Sigma/Lean management principles and practices.
  • Ability to adapt, lead, develop, and mentor in a very dynamic and rapidly changing environment.
  • Self-motivated and professional leader.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.


Experience and Skills:



  • Production Supervisor, High School or equivalent experience required, 3-5 years directly related experience
  • Senior Production Supervisor, High School or equivalent experience required, AA Degree Preferred, 5+ years directly related experience.
  • Related experience showing evidence of increased responsibilities in the designated area of production (ex: grinding/finishing/painting, preferably in a setting where complex shapes and strict adherence to tolerances is required).
  • May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship).


  • Office and/or manufacturing  environment
  • Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key, phones)
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • May work extended hours or weekends.
  • May be exposed to noise and hazardous chemicals.


  • 0-15% - May be required between KUAS locations

Additional Information:
Job Level:   Management
Number of Openings:   1
Years of Experience:   At least 3 Years
Level of Education:   High School/GED
Starting Date :   July 15, 2019