Supervisor, Operations in East Farmingdale at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 11/30/2021

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Job Description

Founded in 1951 to meet the special severe service valve requirements of the United States Nuclear Navy, Target Rock is today the premier supplier of highly engineered, valves and related products to both the U.S. Navy nuclear fleet and the global nuclear power generation industry. The first Target Rock valves were installed on the U.S.S. Nautilus, the U.S. Navy's first nuclear powered submarine.

Target Rock valves continue to be the valve of choice for the U.S. Navy and they are installed on nuclear powered submarines and aircraft carriers commissioned by the United States. Since those early days, Target Rock has expanded to be an excellent designer of critical solenoid valves for nuclear power reactors. We were also one of the first recipients of the ASME "N" stamp in the early 1970s. With over 6,000 valves installed in nuclear safety-related applications worldwide, Target Rock has the proven products and experience to handle the nuclear power industry's most difficult applications. Find out more information and view our products here:

Curtiss-Wright invests in the development, recruitment, and retention of critical skills as part of its model for business success. We offer a competitive wage, a comprehensive benefits package including medical and prescription drug coverage, dental benefits, life and disability insurance, 401k retirement, tuition reimbursement, and paid vacation/holidays.

Supervisor, Operations

Location: East Farmingdale, NY

Your Challenge:

  • Responsible for effectively planning, directing, and coordinating production activities of Assembly and Testing Department. Supervises and manages technical personnel in the assembly functions of company's products. Testing requirements and equipment utilization, tests systems and development of new product tooling with other department and/or functions.
  • Works from prepared and released engineering released bills of materials, drawings, procedures and specifications to initiate and plan both workload and human resources needs to support scheduled production.
  • Maintains a continuous check on departmental activities regarding production, efficiency, schedules and budget.
  • Consults and/or discusses production, assembly and tests plans with applicable personnel (Engineering, Quality Assurance, and Contracts), and production bottlenecks and generates periodic status reports to keep program managers and senior managers informed.
  • Periodically reviews status of programs and initiates/participates in productions kick-off meetings to discuss production/test plans.


  • Supervise and train department personnel to assume verbatim compliance with written work instructions and procedures.
  • Hands on involvement with Assembly and Test Personnel in all phases of Assembly and Test activities to meet monthly delivery schedules with extended hours and weekend support as necessary.
  • Coordinate and schedule Assembly and Test kick-off meetings with respective departments.
  • Coordinate and conduct Assembly and Test on Project Lead Production Valves with respective departments.
  • Perform visual, dimensional and alloy identity inspections of randomly selected parts for compliance to project requirements.
  • Review existing tooling, gauging and fixtures and make improvements, as necessary, to afford increased department efficiency.
  • Maintain Assembly and Test equipment and facilities through the procurement of materials and hardware.
  • Follow through on hardware and software issues requiring services of other departments (i.e. Welding, Hot Testing, Non-Destructive Testing, and Model Shop) to afford timely completion.
  • Interact with Engineering and Quality Departments as needed to resolve hardware and software issues to meet monthly delivery schedules.
  • Attend Project Status Stand-up Meetings and provide Assembly and Test input.
  • Responsible for safety practices and procedures and implement corrective actions.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by Supervisor.

Work Environment/Product:

  • Mechanical assembly of a multitude of valve designs either electrically, numerically or manually operated for both military and commercial use. Valves are subjected to hydrostatic, leakage, and operational testing.
  • Position may require occasional light duty electrical assembly.
  • Utilization of testing equipment (pressure panels, gauges, hydraulic equipment).

Your Expertise:


  • Individual shall have a diversified background with strong technical and managerial skills.
  • Capable of making managerial decisions based on inputs provided by subordinates, peers, and consistent with company's goals and policies.


  • Minimum of 5 years in Manager/Supervisor capacity.
  • Computer literate - Oracle a big plus.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

This position may require exposure to information that is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of U.S. regulations.

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.  


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