DRS Technologies Inc. Operations Supervisor I in West Plains, Missouri

Leonardo DRS

Leonardo DRS is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo SpA which employs more than 45,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture which rewards performance. For additional information on DRS, please visit our website atwww.leonardodrs.com.

DRS Sustainment Systems Inc.

DRS Sustainment Systems, Inc. (DRS-SSI) is a Leonardo DRS Line of Business (LOB) headquartered in St. Louis, MO. It is a full service supplier of diversified defense systems, products and support for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and other international defense customers. From conceptual design through manufacturing to integrated logistics support, DRS-SSI has a more than 50-year tradition of providing quality systems and products while meeting customer’s demands for innovation, efficiency and quality. The business unit also includes a 100-acre heavy equipment manufacturing facility in West Plains, MO. The performance of DRS-SSI’s St. Louis operation has been recognized by the Government and industrial customers with numerous awards including: Preferred Supplier Certification, Medallion of Service Award, Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Certification of Recognition, and Blue Ribbon Awards.

Job Location– West Plains, MO

Position Summary

DRS Sustainment Systems is seeking a Full Time Operations Supervisor I. This candidate will be responsible for supervising an Operations team, ensuring cost, schedule, and quality goals are realized for an assigned area/product line/work cell.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the day-to-day activities of an assigned manufacturing area

  • Ensure product/service quality through proper utilization of resources and adherence to applicable standards

  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's polices and applicable laws and regulations

  • Lead activities to resolve issues and problems, identifying root cause and effecting appropriate corrective action

  • Monitor and enable internal and external customer satisfaction

  • Drive continuous improvement through deployment of best practices, such as Lean Six Sigma

  • Maintain and continuously improve areas, which impact on Team Member safety

  • Hire, manage career development, and assess performance of assigned team members

  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization

  • Attend applicable internal or external customer meetings

  • Participate on special project teams

  • Support new product introduction activities

Basic Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree in related discipline or equivalent experience Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • Proficient technical expertise with demonstrated application

  • Experience with Industrial Engineering concepts and 5S/6S techniques

  • Knowledge and familiarity with standards (ISO, AS, etc)

  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills

Leonardo DRS is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. #LSY