Rolls-Royce is now looking for a Production Leader - 2nd Shift in Walpole, MA, USA

Professional Engineer & PE Exam Forum

Help Support Professional Engineer & PE Exam Forum:


Well-known member
Oct 2, 2014
Reaction score
Production Leader - 2nd Shift

Walpole, MA

As a Production Leader with Rolls-Royce, you’ll lead all aspects of manufacturing activity on the off-shifts in Walpole, MA. This is an exciting opportunity, as you will be fully accountable for ensuring that agreed current and future customer quality, cost, delivery and responsiveness requirements are met for the designated commodity throughout the product life cycle. This role will lead, inspire and coach the entire off-shift team. You will also be accountable for ensuring that customer commitments are met in full, measured against agreed HSE, quality, cost, delivery, people and responsiveness standards.

At Rolls-Royce, we create integrated power solutions and innovative technologies that keep our customers one step ahead of an ever-changing world.

We are a global leader in integrated marine power and propulsion systems with over 4,000 customers. Our product range and vessel design capabilities enable us to bring the right products together when integrating sophisticated systems into complex ships. We offer the world's largest portfolio of marine products and systems from a single supplier, ranging from gas turbines and diesel & gas engines, through to propellers, thrusters, water jets, deck machinery, automation and control systems, and even the captain's chair.

Key Accountabilities:
  • HSE - Drive towards a performance and culture of Zero Harm. Ensuring our teams are trained and compliant to safety standards, driving environmental targets and promoting wellbeing.
  • QUALITY - Drive to Zero Defects. Work with all functions to reduce risks and drive product and service right first time. Ensure compliance to all relevant company legislative and technical policies and standards to ensure product safety.
  • COST - Develop and manage agreed people budget (headcount, productivity, absenteeism). Understand and manage the cell cost centre budget and work with the team to drive productivity and reduce consumable cost.
  • DELIVERY - Deliver our products and services to customer commitments on time. Plan using load and capacity tools and manage bottlenecks and constraints to achieve flow through the cell. Understand WIP and inventory levels and drive to meet business targets.
  • PEOPLE - Optimise the capability and capacity of the shift by developing a flexible team. Develop, coach, and motivate team members ensuring they are trained, capable and effective. Delegate and empower team members to act and make their own decisions.
  • LEAN - Ensure that all relevant Production System minimum standards are fully deployed and sustained within the business in support of performance objectives and coaching the team to fully participate in continuous improvement.

Rolls-Royce is a Military Friendly Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic

Basic Requirements:
  • Associates degree in Engineering or Manufacturing with 7+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment or;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Manufacturing with 5+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment or;
  • Master’s degree in Engineering or Manufacturing with 3+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment or;
  • In lieu of a degree, 9+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • In order to be considered for this opportunity, you must be a US Citizen and able to obtain a security clearance at the Confidential level

Preferred Requirements:
  • Six Sigma certification
  • Prior experience supervising or managing machine shop with CNC equipment or large complex assemblies.
  • ERP/SAP knowledge

Pioneer the next generation of innovation. Join us and you’ll develop your skills and expertise to the very highest levels, working in an international environment for a company known the world over for its brilliance.

Beyond tomorrow

We are an equal opportunities employer. We’re committed to developing a diverse workforce and an inclusive working environment. We believe that people from different backgrounds and cultures give us different perspectives. And the more perspectives we have, the more successful we’ll be. By building a culture of respect and appreciation, we give everyone who works here the opportunity to realize their full potential.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are keeping our people safe by offering the option to work from home where possible and necessary. If you’re successful for this role you’ll be expected to work from home on a temporary basis. When Rolls-Royce updates the safety protocols related to COVID-19, you may be required to work in multiple spaces (home, office, alternate locations, etc.) as needed across the work week. These may vary dependent on required tasks, the needs of the team, and the focus of the organization.

So that you can be your best at work and home, we’ll consider flexible working arrangements for everyone, in any role.

Relocation assistance is available for this opportunity.

Closing Date: June 15, 2021

Apply now: Workday