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Lockheed Martin Applications Engineer Senior in Palmdale, California

Description: This position executes the planning, development, and integration of advanced manufacturing technology and processes to resolve technical manufacturing problems.

This position will be a technical and project management lead for the Manufacturing Technology efforts in support of F-35 Edge Production. This position will perform project management functions such as budget and schedule management, status reporting, cost benefit analysis, trade studies, etc. as well as technology development functions, MRL (manufacturing readiness level) assessments, process definition and testing, industry capability evaluations and technical demonstrations for Manufacturing Technology projects supporting primarily F-35 Production Operations.

The primary focus for this role supports projects targeting affordability initiatives and capital integration based on the implementation of manufacturing technology projects into F-35 performance edges production. Specific efforts include collaborating with various F-35 build teams and affordability coordinators for the identification, use case and business case definition, development and implementation of manufacturing technology projects in the areas of aircraft edge assembly, advanced materials, composites, and aircraft component finishes and coatings.

This position includes engineering and technical support for projects ranging in span from manufacturing process investigation and development, test and improvements, manufacturing equipment and system specification, procurement and supplier management, integration and production support. In addition to this role's primary focus project support may include various areas of aerospace manufacturing ranging from metallic and composite fabrication, assembly, system integration, aircraft finishes and coatings, and manufacturing systems across multiple program platforms.

- Must be a US citizen, this position is located at a facility that requires special access

Basic Qualifications:

- Technical background

- Project management experience

- Experience developing advanced technology

- Experience with technical requirements generation and equipment specification development

Desired Skills:

- Secret level security clearance

- Experience working in advanced manufacturing concepts as they relate to current and emerging aircraft platforms

- Knowledge of military aircraft design, fabrication, assembly, finishes, and inspection methods and tools

- Knowledge of industry best practices for a broad range of manufacturing techniques

- Creative approach to technical problem solving

- Strong written and verbal communication skills



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