Chief Engineer

Candidates must be able to obtain a DOD secret clearance. Seeking a Chief Engineer for an incredible opportunity to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. This position will provide technical leadership for the manufacturing of launch vehicle composite structures. Work closely with program office, manufacturing engineering, quality engineering and manufacturing personnel to solve production issues in hand layup, automated fiber placement, secondary bonding, autoclave cure, machining, NDI and final inspectionprocesses. Act as a technical liaison with the customer for design and specification changes. Support and lead proposals. Work in a cross functional team to develop and implement process improvements. Education and Experience Requires a BS in Engineering and 15+ years of applicable experience. Preference given to candidates with experience in aerospace manufacturing environment. Security Clearance Required Requirements & Qualifications: Experience in working with complex aerospace specifications and requirements Proficient in leading technical interchange/communications with external customers, both in the design and manufacturing environments High competence in presenting technical analysis and manufacturing capability in customer design reviews Ability to lead discussion and ensue collaboration in a complex cross-functional team: designers, quality and production teams Strong change control disciplines Experience using CAD software, as a design tool and as method of a communicating complex component and assembly designs and processes Experience working with Value Analysis/Value Engineering (VA/VE) and Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFM/A) Working knowledge of manufacturing processing capability (eliminating sources of variation, statistical analysis, SPC, etc.) Strong problem solving skills; Functional knowledge in root cause / corrective action processes and techniques (8D, Kepner Tregoe, etc.) Functional knowledge in Design and Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (D/PFMEA) Composites knowledge. Hand layup, fiber/tape placement, bonding, cure, machining, and NDI experiencerequired. Experience estimating, planning, and streamlining manufacturing processes Excellent organizational skills; Excellent verbal and written communication skills Excellent leadership, team building, and mentoring skills Excellent computer skills. Skilled in Microsoft Office applications and data base systems Functional knowledge of production control systems (SAP, Visual Mfg., Cost Point, etc.) Competencies for Success: Leadership skills Ability to multitask and prioritize Strong attention to detail Initiative, self-starter, adaptable, and high motivation for excellence High energy, results oriented, self-motivated / self-reliant, team player Strong interpersonal skills with ability to interface with an organization at all levels Responsibilities: Coordinate technical assignments for project engineers Assist in the management of technical aspects of multi-disciplined programs Project planning and organization Budget accountability Schedule adherence accountability Proposal preparation accountability Configuration Control Board Project technical approach and owner of technical issues Technical lead on the Material Review Board (MRB) Coordinate and distribute work assignments for assigned projects Generate, analyze and guide estimates from a technical aspect, in support of company goals Review product designs for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, customer contract requirements and related specifications Manage the risk management and trade study processes for a project (identifies potential risks and develops mitigation strategies and implements mitigation strategies in with Program Management) We are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
Salary Range: $110K - $130K
Minimum Qualification
15+ years

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