STS - Technical Operations Product Engineering Manager

Job Description

BAE Systems is seeking an experienced manager to oversee the Survivability Targeting & Sensing Solutions (STS) Technical Operations Product Engineering team at New Hampshire sites. The engineering team is comprised of up to 20 product engineers with disciplines inclusive of Optical, Electrical, Mechanical and manufacturing skillsets.

Primary responsibilities are

Manage the technical personnel including hiring, developing and assigning them to meet the needs of the business. Responsible for managing product performance across a dynamic product portfolio inclusive of resolving production issues in a production environment, providing continuous improvement ideas and drive cost take out initiatives and increase both manufacturing and product yields.

Supports the Factory Manager with workforce development, training and assignments. Supports New Product development and facilitates transition to production strategy and execution with key stakeholder responsibility. Manages manufacturing and test equipment resource capacity, utilization and capital planning. Ensures build procedures and results are in accordance with technical goals and data, graphs, diagrams, reports are compiled and prepared indicating progress and accomplishments. Drive team to Root cause analysis, Containment of failures in production environment, and implement Process updates to reduce manufacturing cycle times, and improve overall yields.

Establishes and oversees expense budgets so that total cost objectives are achieved. Controls indirect labor, indirect labor by direct labor and overhead accounts to ensure that profit goals are achieved and a competitive cost structure is maintained.

Plans, interprets, and implements Company policies and standards to ensure 100% compliance to the requirements for Security, ESH, ISO, etc.

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 8 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering or Scientific field or equivalent and 8+ year(s) related experience

Strong background in state-of-the-art manufacturing tooling, processes, and materials as well as industry standards in manufacturability for optical technologies.

Strong manufacturing background and experience in complex Electro-Optic (EO) Systems with in depth knowledge of automated testing and process equipment used for in-process and final build and testing of EO Systems.

In depth knowledge of optical path alignment methods and equipment.

Previous experience leading both technical teams and manufacturing teams in an Electronic based manufacturing environment.

Demonstrated experience supporting product development and NPI (New Product Introduction) transition of complex EO systems into a production environment.

Requires strong capability to lead and work in a cross functional team setting and possess strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills and a customer first attitude.

Must be self-motivated, independent, and capable of leading a medium sized technical and manufacturing team.

Must be capable of leading large and small team projects of a highly technical nature.

Must be a US citizen eligible for a DOD security clearance and will be subject to a security investigation.

Preferred Skills and Education

Bachelor's Degree in Industrial, Mechanical, Electrical, or Optical, Engineering and 8+ year(s) related experience and MBA preferred.

Working familiarity with ISO 9001/ AS9100 quality systems and DoD manufacturing and test standards.

Lean Certified with emphasis on capacity analysis planning and implementation.

Six-Sigma Certified with heavy emphasis on data driven problem solving.

Experience working in a defense contractor matrix organization.

Experience with facilities, program and capital planning.

About BAE Systems Electronic Systems

BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services.
The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression


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