April 1, 2020

Winchester Hourly New Hire On-Boarding – Phase 1

Starting Tuesday, April 7, the Winchester HR team will be set up in the building cafeteria during your unpaid lunch break. During this time, we would like to assist you in starting your on-boarding process to become a Lake City Winchester employee. We will have laptops (and cleaning wipes) available to assist you in filling out the following; direct deposit form, tax forms, personal information form, voluntary self-identification forms and an employee possessor application. You also have the option to fill out the forms at home (details below).

On-Boarding Information

  • DATE TO BEGIN: April 7, 2020
  • LOCATION: Café/Breakrooms
  • FILLABLE DOCUMENTS (computer only not via cell phone)

What you will need to bring

  3. EMERGENCY CONTACT (Primary and Secondary). You will need:
    • Name
    • Address
    • Phone number

TO AVOID LINES - Complete the forms, print them, sign them and bring them with you to work. You can give them to HR in your building or bring them to building 3 Mez and give them to Melissa Kent, Monte Comer or Linda Pahl. You can also email the completed and signed documents to OlinHR_Admin@olin.com.

REMINDER FOR NEW HIRES – If you are a recently hired Lake City employee, please be sure to click this link to fill out an (1) application and (2) waiver to ensure you are included in the Winchester hiring process.

March 19, 2020

Lake City Employees,

For the majority of the salaried positions, we will be making offers without posting and interviewing, for ease of transition.

For a small percentage of positions, we will be posting and interviewing. This is because there either is an opening without a potential candidate internally, or because of leadership’s intent to evaluate a particular position and the potential candidates.

All employees are welcome to apply for positions for which they are both qualified and interested, you do not need to apply for your current position. Go to this link to apply. If you have any questions feel free to contact Monte Comer at mcomer@olin.com or 816-796-5209.

March 13, 2020

Winchester mails offer letters to 1,300 wage employees; salaried letters coming in April

The Winchester Human Resources team recently mailed more than 1,300 letters to current Lake City wage employees. Those letters included a conditional offer of employment.

As Winchester’s VP/GM Steve Goldschmidt mentioned during the recent all-hands meetings, he and his team are working to determine the staffing level they will need to effectively operate Lake City. Once that is determined, they will share that information with all employees.

Winchester is also in discussions with the local union in order to prepare for the upcoming collective bargaining agreement negotiations. They hope to be able to provide more detailed information about that process prior to October 1, 2020.


As Goldschmidt previously announced, Winchester plans to fill approximately 95% of its staffing needs from current Northrop Grumman Lake City employees. Now that conditional offers of employment have been sent, the next step for the wage workforce will be to start the Winchester onboarding process.


You will likely need to complete the onboarding process during your unpaid lunch break or before or after your normal work hours. Winchester will send out a detailed communication describing when, where and what you will need to bring to the onboarding in the near future.

If you are a recently hired Lake City employee, please be sure to visit the Contact Us page to fill out an application and waiver to ensure you are included in the Winchester hiring process.


Winchester is diligently working on organizational sizing for the salaried workforce, as well. The Winchester HR team wants to be able to provide as much information as possible, but this process takes time. Because of this, they plan to have offer letters out to salaried employees by mid-April.

Because they are working on each organization and function individually, it is likely that some salaried employees will receive an offer letter several days, or even weeks, earlier than employees in other organizations or functions.

For example, if they finish the Engineering organization first, employees in some functions within that organization will receive letters shortly thereafter. If you do not receive a letter right away, it doesn’t mean that you are not getting an offer; it just means that your organization or function is still being worked.


The Winchester HR team is will do everything they can to get to everyone by mid-April. If you have questions before then, feel free to stop by the B3 Mez area and speak with a member of the team.


Winchester understands and appreciates that everyone wants to know about PTO and other benefits. The team is working diligently to be able to provide as much of this information as possible by the end of July, if not sooner. They can tell you that they will offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.

If you have a question for the Winchester team, stop by the B3 Mez area. If you have a question about the transition from a Northrop Grumman standpoint, feel free to use the Ask Leadership function on the LCPInfo page.