L3 Technologies Value Stream Supervisor in Ayer, Massachusetts

Broad Function

The Value Stream Supervisor is responsible for the daily execution of high quality, on-time work in the Assembly, Systems, and Repairs departments through direct supervision of the Groups Leads. This position supervises daily/weekly output against backlog requirements based on material & capacity availability, and proactively identifies and resolves potential bottlenecks, taking action with Groups Leads and other Production resources. The Value Stream Supervisor is responsible for achieving the production plan meeting Quality Goals and On-time delivery dates while maintaining a safe workplace. This position has direct reports.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain consistent workflow and on-time delivery across Ayer site Lean Production (Assembly, Systems, Test, and Repair)
  • Supervise and facilitate resources to maintain on-time schedules by fully understanding Production and Repair backlog and proactively identifying risks and opportunities
  • Identify and communicate priorities for Incoming Inspection and the Stockroom when resource limitations arise in order to maintain customer OTD
  • Monitor reports (backlog, material shortage, RMA, etc.) to direct Assembly, Systems, Test, and Repair Group Leads along with other Production resources to maintain on-time delivery schedule and notify Production Manager, Supply Chain, and others of any discrepancies, schedule issues, or errors in a proactive manner
  • Maintain and improve Lean Flow lines to meet customer and business commitments
  • Ensure safe work practices are used at all times and maintain accountability for daily department 5s procedures
  • Identify and support continuous improvement activities in the Assembly, Systems, Test, and Repair areas
  • Assure all transactions and procedures are accurate and timely to maintain proper labor and material accounting
  • Assist with training and coaching of department employees
  • In conjunction with HR and the Production Manager, perform employee evaluations, reviews, and disciplinary actions
  • Maintain employee cross-training program and develop backup resources so that the Assembly, Systems, Test, and Repair departments have a flexible workforce capable of meeting changing customer demand
  • Monitor attendance & overtime and assist keeping staffing levels at capacity
  • Understand and support Henschel policies, being an example of leadership to others in the department
  • Lead the expediting of problem fixes (late material, change orders issues, documentation issues, etc.) with the appropriate resource areas in a proactive manner in order to stay on schedule and meet customer OTD commitments
  • Create and maintain a positive and engaged working department that values safety, improvement, participation, quality, and achieving goals, visibly recognizing individuals for achievement and coaching individuals to succeed

Equal Opportunity Employer – minorities / females / veterans / individuals with disabilities / sexual orientation / gender identity


Education and Experience

  • Bachelors Degree
  • 5 years or more experience in electromechanical assembly environment
  • 3 years or more direct supervision experience
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Experience in Lean manufacturing preferred

Skills, Knowledge and Conditions

  • Computer skills with Windows™, and ERP use
  • Ability to build a team
  • Demonstrated leading by example
  • Must be able to exhibit a positive attitude and communicate clearly and effectively
  • Must be able to obtain a security clearance, if required.

Organization: *Maritime Operations - VA-21000127

Title: Value Stream Supervisor

Location: Massachusetts-Ayer

Requisition ID: 085730