Lockheed Martin DFC Flight Line Manager in Jupiter, Florida
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, is seeking an experienced, customer focused, self-motivated individual to join its team as the Flight Line Manager at the Development Flight Center (DFC) in West Palm Beach, FL. The DFC offers the capability to conduct all types of development flight testing. Developing and building the most advanced helicopters in the world requires the dedication and expertise of the most highly qualified people in the industry who are focused on one goal: to develop and manufacture the safest, most technically advanced aircraft in the world. Igor Sikorsky once said, “The work of the individual still remains the spark that moves mankind.”
The DFC Flight Line Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of flight line and hangar operations at the DFC. The Flight Line Manager leads a team of 10 supervisors and approximately 150 aircraft maintenance technicians who prepare up to 24 test aircraft for upcoming flight 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.
Job responsibilities include the following:
• Planning and directing department 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. • Coordinating subordinate employee recruitment, selection and training, performance assessment, salary, and recognition/disciplinary actions.
Basic Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or manufacturing; Master’s degree preferred. • Must possess 10+ years of prior experience in an aircraft maintenance or manufacturing operations environment. • Prior leadership experience; preferably leading hourly bargaining unit associates. • 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. • Personal flexibility is required to support unusual working hours, extended work hours, and weekends.
Desired skills • Experience in airfield logistics and/or flight test, especially rotary-wing aircraft, considered a plus. • Demonstrated ability to motivate and energize the team. • Demonstrated effective conflict resolution skills. • Project management is considered a plus.
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Job Location(s): Jupiter Florida