Aerospace Manufacturing Supervisor

POSTED: January 3, 2022
BUSINESS: Adranos, Inc. 
START DATE: Immediate Availability

Adranos designs, tests, and produces rocket motors utilizing ALITEC, the highest performing solid rocket fuel in the world. ALITEC dramatically increases the range and payload capacity of various launch systems, including missiles, hypersonics, space launch platforms, and various other systems utilizing solid propellant.

Adranos is seeking a Aerospace Manufacturing Supervisor to support its metal powder fuel research, development, and production efforts. This position would be involved in all aspects of Adranos’s powder production, focusing on quality, safety, and efficiency. The role will be responsible for the entire process, including, but not limited to, materials handling, equipment operation, quality control, and delivery of the final product.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement the entire powder production process
    • Receive, store, and ship raw materials
    • Manage inventory, including tracking materials, consumables, and spare parts
    • Produce clear and precise procedures for operating large and complex equipment
    • Prepare materials for large process runs
    • Introduce and adhere to safe working practices
    • Achieve high levels of quality
  • Implement processes, policies, and strategies to improve productivity and efficiency
  • Assess and analyze budgets to minimize expenses and optimize outputs
  • Perform preventative equipment maintenance
  • Measure and record technical data from analytical tools
  • Perform other tasks, as required by the organization

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be able to obtain a US Government security clearance
  • 10 years of experience in industrial manufacturing operations, including shipping and receiving, inventory, and quality control
  • Mechanical aptitude and experience repairing equipment
  • Proficient with computer applications
  • Fully vaccinated from COVID-19

Other Valued Attributes:

  • Experience in the aerospace and defense industries
  • Familiarity with electrical systems
  • Ability to work autonomously with limited organizational structure
  • Excellent interpersonal and time-management skills
  • Grace under pressure and good judgment in sensitive situations
  • Flexibility to prioritize and manage many tasks at once
  • Willingness to assist with projects that drive company growth
  • Talent to wear many hats at once and thrive in scenarios with stretch goals
  • Desire to work within a small team and make a large impact on the aerospace and defense industries

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work at a fast pace, medium to heavy duty assembly, technical environment
  • Fit enough to deal with regular stair climbing, frequent bending, stooping, kneeling, twisting, turning, and standing for extended periods
  • Capable of lifting at least 25 pounds and withstand frequent repetitive movement of hands with a variety of tooling

 Interested candidates should send their resumes to

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