Assembly Supervisor-First Shift

US - AZ - Tempe Ref #4670 06-Jan-2020

Job description

Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We’re the company behind the world’s fastest satellite internet service, with technology that’s helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide.  

We’re growing rapidly and looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You’ll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning, and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in the pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world’s first truly global Internet Service Provider. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.

Job Responsibilities

We are looking for a Production Controller / Assembly Supervisor to join our team.  In this role, the ideal candidate will supervise the activities of the assembly team.  Plan and assign work based on priority and skill requirements.  Accomplishes manufacturing staff results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures. Ensure quality levels are at the required level.  Foster an attitude of service within the assembly team.  Monitor the upstream workload and anticipate varying needs.  Follow up on the status of material shortages and schedules.  Interface with Manufacturing Engineering, QA, Program Managers, Engineering, and Supply Chain to ensure work orders move and expectations are met.

  • 5+ Years of experience supervising personnel or equivalent. 
  • Plan work assignments for the group on the basis of priority and worker skills 
  • Assign duties to workers and evaluate worker performance 
  • Implement company policies and procedures 
  • Examine product according to the knowledge of manufacturing and quality standards to ensure acceptability 
  • Review work orders, product specifications, technical instructions, and facility requirements, requisition tools. 
  • Adapt easily to changing programs; flexible to do tasks assigned 
  • Communicate effectively, both written and verbal 
  • Ability to effectively mentor employees 
  • Effectively analytical, planning and organizational skills 
  • Effective interpersonal skills with employees and customers 
  • Effective problem-solving skills 
  • Demonstrate discretion, confidentiality, independent judgment and professionalism when representing the company 
  • Demonstrate leadership and people management skills
  • Must have an exceptional ability to multitask.
  • US Citizenship Required

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Additional requirements

Minimum education:

High School Diploma or GED

Years of experience:

5-8 years




US Citizenship Required



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