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Welding & Fabrication Supervisor - 2nd Shift
  • Requisition Number: 6508
  • Position Type: Full-Time Regular
  • Relocation Provided: No
  • Department: Fabrication Production Sprvsn - L2092 (Indirect)
  • Location: Joint Systems Manufacturing Center - Lima, OH
  • Education Required: High School Diploma
  • Experience Required: 5 - 7 Years


Position Description:
Successful candidates will demonstrate ability through the utilization of competitive and innovative work practices. The primary objective of a Team Advisor (Supervisor) is to take ownership in coordinating efforts with a Fabrication, Machining, or Assembly employee team to become highly performing and self-directed utilizing business-based decision making methods.

Ensure employees are completing work assignments according to contract specifications and plant procedures, adhering to quality procedures, work instructions and operator verifications.

Supervise product production according to daily schedule, manpower requirements, and cost to meet financial goals.

Work with union leadership and management to develop proactive resolutions resulting in positive behavioral change.

Help employees obtain needed assistance from various support departments and assist with problem resolution.

Actively engage in promoting a workplace free from environmental health and safety related hazards including the training and ensuring proper use of personal protective equipment.

Ensure correct labor charging practices by training, auditing, and assisting the hourly employees in this practice.

Position Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalent required. Associate's degree in Production/Business Management, Business Leadership, Fabrication/Machining or other related manufacturing field of study, preferred.

Minimum of 5 years manufacturing supervisory experience required; Welding & Fabrication supervisory experience with hands-on experience preferred.

U. S. citizenship is required.

Must obtain / maintain a government-issued Secret security clearance.

Must be able to successfully complete the pre-employment process including drug screen, medical exam, and background check and meet military vehicle entry requirements.

The successful candidate must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills with people at all levels of the organization, be self-motivated, and demonstrate experience in building relationships and positively motivating teams to accomplish multiple objectives in the most efficient and economical manner.

Familiarity with Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing tools is strongly desired.

Experience leading a unionized workforce is preferred.

Must be able to work flexible hours for shift coverage (i.e. overlap and off-shift) and be actively engaged on the manufacturing floor on a regular basis.

Proficient PC skills in MS Word and Excel; working knowledge of ISO 14001 and preventive / predictive maintenance Systems; and, understanding and experience in operator verification systems.

Working Conditions & Environment:

Using ladders to climb into/onto structures.

Climbing, walking.

Lifting up to 50 lbs.

Bending, kneeling, standing, stooping.

Working in and around dust and fumes.

Working in areas with a high noise volume.

Working in hot and cold environments.

Depending upon departmental assignment, wearing a respirator may be required.

General Dynamics is a successful Fortune 100, global aerospace and defense company, with over 90,000 employees world-wide. General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has a strong foundation of delivering core engineering and manufacturing capabilities to our clients for military vehicles. Our team is focused on continuous process and productivity improvements that reduce product costs, while increasing troop safety and effectiveness. Land Systems continues to work with the US Armed Forces and its Allies to ensure these vehicles remain survivable, relevant, flexible, affordable and capable of addressing a dynamic threat environment. General Dynamics Lands Systems provides a competitive compensation package, site specific flexible work schedules, 401(k) with Company Match; Bonus Eligibility, Employee Development Opportunities, Tuition Reimbursement, On-site Amenities, and comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance. At GDLS, we strive to be champions who drive diversity, equity and inclusion. We are committed to our values and beliefs to provide a safe space, which empowers our team members to bring their full, authentic selves to work. We welcome all diverse backgrounds and experiences, as we see the value in creating a dynamic environment of diverse culture preference. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. General Dynamics Land Systems is committed to working with and providing accommodations to individuals with a disability. Candidates who require a reasonable accommodation due to disability for any part of the application or hiring process may contact benefits@gdls.com for assistance. Determination of requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.