Lockheed Martin Site Manager, Development Flight Center in Jupiter, Florida

Description: The Development Flight Center (DFC) based in Jupiter, Florida is the flight test arm of the Test and Evaluation branch, within the Sikorsky Engineering and Technology (E&T) organization. The DFC is the center of excellence for Sikorsky flight testing. The DFC team is comprised of approximately 500 employees and contractors engaged in: Flight Test Engineering, Instrumentation, Flight Operations, and Program Management. The DFC has extensive facilities including: runway, flight test pads, hangars, labs, machine shop, warehouse, and telemetry capability. Additionally the DFC team supports extensive off-site flight test efforts at multiple locations, both domestic and international.

The charter of the DFC is to safely develop and certify new aircraft designs and modifications. At any point in time there are approximately 20 aircraft in active flight test, accumulating a total of 1500 to 2000 flight test hours per year.

The site manager is responsible for advancing the flight test capabilities of the DFC and providing the needed staff, facilities and technologies to support the many active programs at Sikorsky Aircraft. Additionally the site manager is tasked with finding synergies and opportunities across the Lockheed Martin Corporation to best leverage the capabilities of all.

This position reports to the Director of Test and Evaluation and is based at the facility in Jupiter, Florida. It is anticipated the position will require approximately 20% travel.

Desired Skills: - Experience managing an organization of 500 or more.

- Graduate degree or pilot’s license is a plus.

- An understanding of helicopter design, manufacture, and missions.

- Technical background in mechanical systems, avionics systems and / or data acquisition systems.

- Experience with managing a union represented workforce.



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