Value Stream Manager - Manufacturing

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Louisville, KY 40202
At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, fresh thinking and possibilities are forged in times of change and you will be on the front lines as we trailblaze new approaches, push the boundaries of innovation and chart a course to a tomorrow you can be proud to have a hand in creating.

Raytheon Missiles & Defense Louisville Facility (RLF) specializes in Manufacturing, Remanufacturing and Depot capabilities for Large Systems. The facility is a multi-product facility that specializes in teardown, refurbishment, assembly (both remanufactured and new), test and final preparation of weapon systems and subsystems including circuit card repair and test.

Job Summary:


The Value Stream Manager (VSM) is responsible for all manufacturing related activities within a production and depot-manufacturing environment. The successful candidate will report to the Factory Manager and be accountable for the daily management and direction of a cross functional team which includes the Value Stream Lead (VSL), Production Support team (Manufacturing Engineer, Product Test Engineer, Quality Engineer, and Production Control) and Production Responsible Engineering Authority (REA) support team. The VSM will be tasked to define clear operational schedules, priorities, goals, and collaborate with functional management to allow for continuous manufacturing of line-flow or end-item products. Additionally the VSM will have accountability for production, depot deliveries, failure investigation and triage, direction to salary production support, prioritization of design engineering support and safety within their factory area.

This position involves direct support of manufacturing activities and requires spending significant amounts of time in and around factory areas. The candidate must be capable and willing to work extended hours (when required) in a fast-paced deadline driven environment. The ideal candidate will possess the demonstrated skills and experience necessary to perform in both manufacturing and technical leadership roles.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:
  • Fosters collaboration and communication with upstream and downstream Value Stream Managers.
  • Interface with other Value Stream Manager across shifts.
  • Provides clear priorities to the Value Stream Leads.
  • Overall knowledge of manufacturing principles, manufacturing support team roles and responsibilities, manufacturing systems, production REA support team roles and responsibilities.
  • Oversees development and sustainment of product focused tooling, equipment and test architecture.
  • Personnel performance input for all related functions and career development of team members.
  • Perform a wide variety of sequencing, planning, scheduling, coordinating, failure triage support and reporting tasks in support of the manufacturing workflow.
  • Compiling labor forecasts and Estimates at Compete (EACs) for the support and touch employees.
  • Strategic Planning.
  • Define Priorities and Goals and Manage Quality, Schedule and Hours per Unit (HPU) performance.
  • Prioritizes project issues and assists in the resolutions process to meet productivity, quality, and organizational goals and contractual delivery requirements.
  • Interact with support engineering, supply chain, and quality with respect to project schedules.
  • Provide the required resources (facilities, processes, equipment, training, etc.) to ensure all employees work in a safe working environment.
  • Provide communications as directed or required by higher-level management to ensure employees are aware of pertinent organizational or customer information.
  • Ensure compliance to all pertinent operating procedures and work instructions.
This position can be either Manager I Manufacturing or a Manager II Manufacturing based on the candidates qualifications as they relate to the skills, experience and responsibility requirements for the position.

An advanced degree in a related field may be substituted for additional years of experience as follows: Masters is equal to 2 years of experience or a Ph.D. is equal to 4 years of experience

Qualifications You Must Have:

Manager I Manufacturing
  • Bachelors Degree required, preferably in Engineering, Manufacturing or a related field; Fourteen (14) years of experience in a preventative maintenance or manufacturing environment can be considered in lieu of degree completion
  • 6 years of relevant experience working in at least one of the following:
    • Manufacturing Support Function
    • Production Responsible Engineering Authority Support
    • Shop Floor Management
    • Team Facilitation
  • Prior experience utilizing Lean Manufacturing concepts and/or Six Sigma project implementation
  • Experience with managing employees within a Manufacturing, Planning, Scheduling, Finance, Operations, or similar environment
  • Experience with leading multi-functional teams
  • Experience with manufacturing test processes including root cause and/or corrective actions
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance. U.S. Citizenship is required as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance
Manager II Manufacturing
  • Bachelors Degree required, preferably in Engineering, Manufacturing or a related field; Sixteen (16) years of experience in a preventative maintenance or manufacturing environment can be considered in lieu of degree completion
  • Experience with Manufacturing Engineering practices and instructions
  • Experience with Quality practices and instructions
  • Experience working within an Operations and Lean Manufacturing Environment (TAKT, Line Balancing, Value Stream Mapping) and/or Labor Management
  • Knowledge of existing Raytheon Missiles & Defense execution systems (PRISM, SAP) or like systems.
  • Understanding of sequencing for fabrication, assembly, installation, testing and other manufacturing operations relation to specific portion of the product.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance. U.S. Citizenship is required as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance
What We Offer:
Whether youre just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a robust total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the superior benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.
This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. More information about Security Clearances can be found on the US Department of State government website here: https://www.state.gov/m/ds/clearances/c10978.htm178942

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