Group Supervisor - Advanced Electrical Fabrication

Are you searching for a meaningful career, where you can affect change, build a high performing team environment, develop leaders and cultivate collaboration?

Are you enthusiastic about contributing to Space Exploration and National Security missions?

Are you a creative thinker who loves solving difficult engineering challenges?

If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL.

We are seeking a dynamic leader to guide a diverse and highly skilled workforce that builds printed circuit boards, printed wiring assemblies, cables, magnetic components, electrical and micro and nanofab devices, and packages microelectronic and MEMS devices. This leader should have a strong desire to mentor staff, develop leaders and continuously improve and build a collaborative working environment.

You will lead an organization that fabricates hardware used to explore other planets and interstellar space through various NASA missions, as well as building prototype hardware, in support of our nation's national security interests around the world. We are passionate about building electronics to further the missions of our nation. Our team is committed to high performance, high reliability and pushing the edges of technology.

We believe in building strong teams, cultivating collaborative relationships and fostering a work environment that embraces integrity, trust, confidence, teamwork, and accountability. Communication with staff and management is essential to your success.

As a Group Supervisor, you will...

•Lead a team of 50 technicians, engineers and scientists, in the Advanced Electrical Fabrication Group, focused on its goal to Invent, Design and Build the future at APL.
•Work closely with the other Group Supervisors and Program Managers, in REDD and across APL, to create and sustain a culture of transformative innovation, technical excellence, and cross-enterprise collaboration.
•Develop your team by coaching, mentoring, and managing staff. You are responsible for communicating a clear vision with members of your team, and actively partnering with peer leaders in the organization to advance the group's strategy.
•Provide direction, define, lead, and execute innovative internal research and technical initiative projects to advance fabrication technology, improve project cost and schedule outcomes, and ensure higher quality products.
•Collaboratively establish and promote a climate conducive to intellectual curiosity, creativity, innovation, collaboration, productivity, and respect for others.
•Develop, guide and mentor staff. This includes recruitment, development and retention of staff with extraordinary technical capabilities. You will define expectations and coach performance of staff. Identify and develop key talent for future leadership roles.
•Collaborate with your management team to define, negotiate, and track Group level overhead and capital funding allocations, office space, and lab space.

Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change over time.

You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you…

•Possess a B.S. Degree in a related scientific or engineering discipline.
•Have 10 years of professional experience in electronics manufacturing environments, such as printed circuit board fabrication, electronics assembly, or nano and microfabrication.
•Have at least 5 years' of supervisory experience successfully leading, mentoring and developing a diverse technical staff in solving complex problems.
•Have demonstrated skills in leadership, organization, and planning along with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•Have the ability to establish positive relationships and effectively interact with all levels of staff including support staff, engineering teams, customers, suppliers, and senior management.
•Are able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and need to meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.

You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you...
•Have an M.S. or Ph.D. in a related scientific or engineering field.
•Have completed education or a degree in technical management.
•Possess a Current Top Secret.


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