US-California-Huntington Beach
Date Posted
17 Jun 2019

A career with CAES is more than just a job; it is the pathway to a bright future.

Are you searching for a career with a company that offers challenging, diverse projects and opportunities?  Are you looking for a position with a company that is growing and able to offer long-term professional advancement?   Searching for a company that values a friendly work environment and that values YOU? Then look no further!!  Consider Cobham.  #peoplefocusedmissiondriven #everymissionmatters

We are Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES), a technologically advanced electronics company employing more than 3,600 talented makers, thinkers, innovators, and doers nationwide. We build things that solve challenging problems from deep space to the depths of the ocean. We serve customers in spanning defense, aerospace, security, medical, and industrial markets.

Cobham is seeking a Senior Production Supervisor. This role is responsible for supervision of all production operators and production planning personnel and will oversee the work activities associated with meeting production goals, production and capacity planning/scheduling, labor tracking, quality and cost objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Directs, plans, and organizes production operators’ workloads by creating a monthly production schedule to execute the backlog and controlling resulting work assignments to provide for a smooth flow and level-loading of production tasks within the factory throughout each month
  • Interfaces with appropriate support personnel (Engineering, Supply Chain, Quality, and Finance) in the investigation of production problems encountered in meeting schedule requirements, quality/efficiency standards, and/or cost objectives.
  • Identifies contributing causes and initiates corresponding corrective actions.
  • Applies Lean Manufacturing principles and tools to improve all aspects of safety, quality, productivity, and cost within the factory.  Establishes documented continuous improvement plan incorporating production and planning, SHE (safety, health, and environment), quality, efficiency, and job costing.
  • Instructs and develops production operators to ensure proper and current certifications to specified manufacturing requirements. 
  • Prepares and discusses performance appraisals with Operations Manager and initiates recommendations for employee transactions (i.e. rate changes, reclassifications, etc.).
  • Interviews job applicants and makes recommendations on hiring.
  • Oversees compliance of all production and planning personnel with SHE and all other company policies, standard practices, and facility security requirements as governed by the facility security officer (FSO).
  • Drives innovation and change by communicating on key business initiatives and promoting employee engagement and involvement.
  • Works with engineering to ensure visual work instructions are created and maintained for all products and processes.
  • Maintains an appropriate labor-management relationship with subordinates and promotes Cobham’s values.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience working in a manufacturing environment focusing on assembly.
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience supervising teams
  • Implementation of lean manufacturing, JIT, Kaizen, Heijunka, Continuous Improvement and other lean concepts
  • Advanced or intermediate Excel skills.
  • Strong Communication skills, ability to clearly communicate, both verbally and in writing, to all levels of the organization.
  • Must be a strong team player and possess strong collaboration skills in partnering with cross functional stakeholders in order to achieve objectives.
  • Conduct root cause analysis and investigations to address quality or productivity issues. Coach his/her personnel to create and improvement culture on the floor.
  • Interact with all levels of personnel to analyze and solve problems related to manufacturing, quality documentation, and personnel issues.
  • Strong analytical skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferably Bachelor of Science
About Us:
Founded in 1934 by aviation innovator Sir Alan Cobham, our values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us to become a global leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. It's the insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective future. Innovators like you!

If you are authorized to work in the United States, then we encourage you to apply.  We are unable to sponsor work visas.  U.S. Citizenship required for positions requiring a Security Clearance.

Cobham is one of the world's leading companies engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and defense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Our clients and partners trust Cobham to deliver the mission-critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empowering culture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.

Employment Transparency:
Cobham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Cobham to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. Cobham will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.

The EEO is the Law poster is available here and the poster supplement is available here.
The Pay Transparency Policy is available here.

Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (703) 842-2971 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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