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Lockheed Martin Training Operations Manager / F-35 Instructor Pilot CIP / Luke AFB, AZ in Luke Air Force Base, Arizona

Description: At Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, we are

driven by innovation and integrity. We believe that by

applying the highest standards of business ethics and

visionary thinking, everything is within our reach – and

yours as a Lockheed Martin employee. Lockheed Martin

values your skills, training and education. Come and

experience your future! This position pays out a yearly bonus based on your annual employee Commit ratings.

Lockheed Martin's Training & Logistics business area

delivers training and simulation technologies, as well as live

training, to defense and civil customers worldwide.

Lockheed Martin's advanced flight training services provide

training to military aviators, commercial pilots and

astronauts. Our F-35 Pilot Training and ALIS Programs are

doing some very important work which offer some very

interesting challenges and opportunities for both former

Military Aviators and IT professionals.

Position is the F-35 Operations Manager and L-coded manager for operations personnel supporting F-35 contract training at Luke AFB. Supervises subordinate managers for Pilot Training Operations, Simulator Operation/Maintenance and Training Operations Support. Directs and coordinates the daily activities to provide contract F-35 training across the site at the Academic Training Center (ATC) and the flying squadrons. Serves as the primary contract management interface with the customer for contract ground training and scheduling execution and quality. Insures that the day-to-day training instruction and support functions comply with the contract. Resolves contract issues with the customer (56 FW) and the prime contractor (LM Aero). Maintains direct communications with customer leadership and provides contract performance metrics as required. Insures LM site employee compliance with LM training requirements and resolves employee personnel issues. Maintains basic F-35 Contract Instructor Pilot qualification and certifies all initial Contract Instructor Pilots. Plans for expected expansion of contract activities and proposes staffing levels and position updates. Directs operations to stay within given budgets. The successful candidate will work closely with members of the Lockheed Martin training teams at Eglin, Lemoore, & Beaufort to fulfill F-35 training objectives. The successful candidate will implement and support Lockheed Martin initiatives, programs and policies as directed.

Basic Qualifications:

Position requires demonstrated leadership skills and extensive professional experience in managing operations personnel supporting customer mission readiness at dedicated training and operational installations. Candidate must have a minimum of 1000 hours Fighter Flight Time in fourth and/or fifth generation fighter aircraft. Former Instructor Pilot (IP). Candidate must have active secret clearance and be able to qualify and hold a SAP clearance. Candidate must have prior experience in delivering Military Pilot Academic and Simulator Training. Candidate must have operational experience with advanced sensor systems such as NVS, LANTIRN, Helmet Mounted Cuing, and the latest weapons inventory. Candidate must be familiar with current instructional techniques and delivery methods. Must have in-depth knowledge of military publications and an understanding of fourth and/or fifth generation aircraft systems. Candidate must have worked in an environment which required them to interact with multiple functional areas and personnel of a diverse nature. Use of Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) is required. Candidate must have outstanding interpersonal skills, excellent leadership traits, strong oral & written communication abilities, solid ability to organize, and a high desire to provide customer satisfaction. Must be a proven leader with management style aligned to LM core values and Full Spectrum Leadership imperatives. Must have experience in evaluating personnel's performance and in completing performance appraisals.

Desired Skills:

Previous experience as an F-35 Contractor Instructor Pilot (CIP)

Previous experience as functional manager for geographically dispersed personnel.

Previous experience with the Lockheed Martin performance appraisal system.

Past experience with F-35 pilot training curriculum

Familiarity with F-35 program requirements

F-35 system knowledge

F-35 Full Mission Simulator experience

Familiarity with the F-35 ALIS program

Investigation or reinvestigation completed within the last 5 years



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.

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

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.


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