Mgr Mechanical Engineering 2

The Structural Design Strike and Space Department is seeking a Section Manager for the Palmdale F-35 2nd shift Structural Design Section, reporting to the Department Manager in the Vehicle Structures Center of Excellence (COE). The Section Manager will lead a group of 12-15 liaison engineers that support the F-35 production line. This position is a hybrid role, consisting of direct support to programs (80%) and people management (20%). The successful candidate will be responsible for providing leadership and direction to section members, ensuring members have sufficient statement of work, managing employee performance (including engagement strategies for higher performers and corrective actions for lower performers), coordinating with the programs to ensure appropriate staffing/destaffing actions are developed and executed relative to their section, and ensuring their employees are familiar with and use required engineering liaison processes and tools. The candidate will be the first point of contact for technical issues on the F-35 involving section members and will make decisions regarding required escalation and resources required for resolution. Responsibilities include participation in recruiting and hiring, day-to-day support for the operation of the functional organization and resolving critical/urgent program/technical issues. In addition to people management responsibilities described above, selected candidate will support Process creation,

revision and release, the formulation of Statements of Work (SOW), Task Descriptions (TD's), Basis of Estimates (BOE's) and requirements definition. The ideal candidate will provide senior mechanical engineering liaison oversight to the entire F-35 production facility. Responsibilities include leading a large diverse team of engineers, including interfacing with customers, providing technical support and meeting schedule and cost commitments.

Researches, plans, designs and develops mechanical products and systems such as instruments, controls, robots, engines, machines and mechanical, thermal hydraulic or heat transfer systems for production, transmission, measurement, and use of energy. Applies research to the planning, design, development, and testing of mechanical and/or electromechanical systems, instruments, controls, engines, and/or machines.

Basic Qualifications:

A Bachelor of Science degree in engineering (Mechanical, Engineering, Aerospace or Civil Engineering) or a related

technical discipline from an ABET accredited university and a minimum 12 years of relevant design experience with an

emphasis on mechanical design. The candidate must be able to obtain and maintain an active DOD Secret clearance with the ability to obtain

SAP clearances.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of composite materials and processes, mechanical and bonded joint processes and designs. Management of

the development of standard repairs and dispositions, understanding and management of NCTA funded activities.

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