Operations Supervisor (Coils COE)

POSTED ON 11/24/2022 AVAILABLE BEFORE 3/23/2023
Woodward, Inc. Hired Organization Address Niles, IL Full Time

Job Posting for Operations Supervisor (Coils COE) at Woodward, Inc.

Operations Supervisor (Coils COE)

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We are offering up to $1,500 Sign-on Bonus!!!

Are you ready to make your mark? If you are interested in becoming an Operations Supervisor at Woodward, we have an exciting opportunity for you. The position directs the activities of, and has responsibility for, subordinates in direct production and indirect support functions in an operations environment.

What’s In It for You

At Woodward, our “employees” are called and treated as “members”…. and we’ve created a culture that appreciates and values the contributions of every member. It’s a positive collaborative environment where members work together for outstanding outcomes.

Woodward offers an extensive Total Reward package for this position, including:

  • Competitive base wages
  • Annual cash bonus opportunity
  • Up to 4.5% 401(k) match PLUS another 5% in Woodward stock options contributed to members’ 401(k) accounts annually, bringing the retirement benefit opportunity to an amazing 9.5%
  • Up to $5,250 in Tuition Reimbursement annually for all members
  • 10 paid Holidays, including three (3) Floating Holidays
  • High-quality, low-cost Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Vacation / Sick Time / Vacation Buy-up / Short Term Disability / Bereavement leave
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Member Life & AD&D / Long Term Disability / Member Optional Life
  • Spouse / Child Optional Life / Optional AD&D / Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending
  • Voluntary benefits, including:
    • Home / Auto Insurance discounts
    • Whole Life Insurance / Critical Illness Insurance / Legal Assistance / Military Leave
Essential Functions

  • Responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining departmental and individual goals and performance measures.
  • Aligns individual and team/departmental goals to support overall organizational goals. Motivates and recognizes members on achievements.
  • Coordinates work load requirements and work scheduling with teams.
  • Develops, reviews and maintains staffing requirements.
  • Responsible for annual performance evaluations, development, discipline and terminations.
  • Responsible for interviewing and selection of new members.
  • Coordinates all activities of direct members and provides resources to achieve team goals.
  • Identify and provide resources for member development and training. Identify training needs related to safety, quality, new technologies and application tools.
  • Responsible for maintaining training plans (e.g. Job specific, ISO, QS, FAA, Certifications, etc) and ensure members certifications and training requirements are kept current as required for position.
  • Ensure members adhere to all work instructions and quality requirements.
  • Basic knowledge of the Six Sigma processes and the ability to apply Six Sigma principles to production process for continual improvement and operational effectiveness
  • Responsible for managing budget, indirect labor expenses, purchase orders, etc.
  • Actively motivates direct reports and team/project members.
  • Works with moderate guidance and supervision from leader or more senior level peers.
  • Communicates and supports the message of WLES (Woodward Lean Enterprise System) and PLC (Product Life Cycle) to his/her members.
  • Clearly communicates and advocates the vision, strategies, alignment grids for Woodward, Business Group, Functional Area to his/her members.
  • Collaborates with others on continuous process improvement and cost reduction plans.

Other Functions

  • Trains new members as required providing support and expertise
  • May require overtime, weekend and night shift work
  • May be responsible for logistics (e.g. Shipping/Receiving, etc)


  • Demonstrated knowledge of Project Management skills.
  • Solid knowledge of business computer systems and PC tools (e.g. WISE, SAP, MS Office).
  • Ability to quickly learn processes, equipment and tools used in specific areas of responsibility.
  • Ability to analyze and present information using data.
  • Solid communication skills both written and verbal. Ability to communicate effectively with both internal and external customers.
  • Basic negotiation skills.
  • Ability to drive continuous improvement activities through strong team-building and problem-solving.
  • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize day-to-day activities and issues within functional area.
  • Ability to delegate effectively and follow through on assigned tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to deliver presentations in a comprehensive and professional manner to department and peers.
  • Understand the aspects of lean and PLC. Communicates and supports the message of WLES and PLC to his/her members.
  • Basic problem solving skills.
  • Ability to make decisions in a timely manner, sometimes with incomplete information and under tight deadlines and pressure.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, ability to motivate teams and resolve member related issues.

Education or Formal Training

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Two or Four year degree in related discipline desired.

Experience Required

  • Previous leadership experience required (e.g. direct leadership, team lead, mentoring, projects, etc).
  • Previous operations experience/knowledge required.

Materials and Equipment Used

Working Environment/ Physical Activities

  • Moderate physical activity requiring agility and dexterity, including walking, standing, or bending and lifting or moving objects.
  • Work is performed in some areas that may required special safety precautions, such as wearing protective clothing or gear.
  • May be required to pass Near Vision and/or color vision examinations.
  • Manual dexterity: usual office conditions
  • Exposed to noise level common to the over-all facility.
  • May be required to travel domestic or international
Woodward is an independent designer, manufacturer, and service provider of control solutions for the aerospace and energy markets. Our aerospace systems and components optimize the performance of fixed wing and rotorcraft platforms in commercial, business and military aircraft, ground vehicles and other equipment. Our energy-related systems and components enhance the performance of industrial gas and steam turbines, reciprocating engines, compressors, wind turbines, electrical grids and other energy-related industrial equipment. The company’s innovative fluid energy, combustion control, electrical energy, and motion control systems help customers offer cleaner, more reliable and more efficient equipment. Our customers include leading original equipment manufacturers and end users of their products.
Woodward is an Equal Opportunity Employer
EO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Protected Veterans

This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR and EAR, or possess all required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State Department and the U.S. Department of Commerce. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Job Operations Management
Primary Location United States-Illinois-Niles
Organization Woodward
Schedule FULL TIME
Shift 1st Shift / Day Job

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