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Tie Down Facility Site Manager, Development Flight Center

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L3234:Mult Func Manufacturng Asc Mgr
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Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, is seeking an experienced, customer focused, self-motivated individual to join its team as the Tie-Down Facility Site Manager at the Development Flight Center (DFC) in West Palm Beach, FL. The Tie-Down Facility is currently the test site for the new U.S. Marines Heavy Lift Helicopter, CH-53K, Ground Test Vehicle (GTV).

The Tie-Down Facility Site Manager will be responsible for all aspects of operations at the facility. The Tie-Down Facility Site Manager will lead a team of supervisors and aircraft maintenance technicians who prepare flight test aircraft / ground test vehicles for upcoming tests on a daily basis. Aircraft preparation includes routine maintenance as well as modification / upgrade projects. This role is also responsible for all accompanying support equipment and materials and maintenance management programs at the site.

Job responsibilities include the following:

• Planning and directing site activities necessary to meet the goals of the department and company in accordance with established objectives, standards, and metrics.
• Meeting or exceeding business and program commitments for aircraft readiness, cost, schedule, and performance.
• Managing offsite resource requirements to ensure customer demand is met.
• Leading by example to ensure applicable product quality, product safety, and workplace environmental, safety, and health requirements are met.
• Creating a work place environment where quality improvement tools are used effectively to achieve “world class” operations and enterprise excellence objectives.
• Interfacing with various functional and organizational leadership to ensure requirements are understood, met, or exceeded.
• Interfacing with human resources and union representatives on personnel and grievance issues.
• Managing department expense budget and flight line support equipment capital planning.
• Ensuring compliance with company and department policies and procedures.

Basic Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in engineering or manufacturing or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
• Must possess 8+ years of prior experience in an aircraft maintenance or manufacturing operations environment.

Desired skills
• Experience in airfield logistics and/or flight test, especially rotary-wing aircraft, considered a plus.
• Prior leadership experience desired
• Demonstrated ability to motivate and energize the team.
• Demonstrated effective conflict resolution skills.
• Strong team building skills, preferably leading hourly bargaining unit associates. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain engaged and productive working relationships.
• Must possess general aviation knowledge.
• Ability to effectively lead and manage aircraft modification and maintenance operations and achieve quality, schedule and cost objectives in a union environment.
• Must be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and autonomously; prioritize based on company and customer demands. Self-starter who is resourceful and takes initiative. Capable of working efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced environment.
• Must possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively interface with all levels of the organization, customers, and governmental oversight organizations.
• Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to deliver effective presentations internally to all levels of the organization and customers
• Must be customer focused and a team player
• Must be enthusiastic with a positive outlook and possess a “can-do” work ethic.
• Must be able to establish and maintain productive working relationships.
• Must be able to work in small/large teams.
• Ability to effectively utilize common business computer software such as MS Office and Power Point.
• Personal flexibility is required to support unusual working hours, extended work hours, and weekends.
• Project management is considered a plus.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where we’re engineering a better tomorrow.

Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Job Location(s): Jupiter Florida
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TEMPO: 9X80B - Alternate Fri to Fri (Flex & Rigid)
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