Program Mgr - Aerospace MFG

Program Mgr - Aerospace MFG

Reference Number: EB-1929944549
Posted: 09/01/2017
Locations: Arlington, TX
Our customer is a global leader in aerospace manufacturing and is one of the most respected and secure companies in the industry.

Position Summary:

The Program Manager has oversight responsibility for all aspects associated with an assigned customer project/program, which includes the overall responsibility for customer communication relative to production schedules, deliveries and all other matters affecting customer relations. The Program Manager leads the bid proposal process and provides major input to the customer statement of work, reports results to the Director of Sales & Program Management and obtains the appropriate approvals as required. This position is also responsible for scheduling and conducting contract review meetings and processing contract amendments. The incumbent must have extensive knowledge of shop operations and be able to accurately interpret customer-engineering drawings, specifications and quality system requirements for incorporation into the manufacturing process. Previous experience in aerospace program management, quality assurance, manufacturing operations or a related field is required. This position manages all customer communication pertaining to product information, inquiries, contracts and/or purchase orders, coordinates and has approval authority for contract or purchase order amendments. The program manager is the primary point of contact for customer complaints and customer feedback.

Reporting Relationships:

The Program Manager will report to the Director of Sales & Program Management and responsible for designated programs as assigned at the site.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
Understand, adhere, and demonstrate to the company’s commitment to QUALITY and SAFETY!
Reinforce and champion the idea and culture of continuous improvement and motivate ideas for pipeline improvement projects.
Partner with Quality to ensure products are manufactured according to requirements and specifications, as well as, adhering to Quality Manual and AS9100 Rev C requirements.
Lead and Support Six Sigma and facilitate lean initiatives
Partner with Operations and Production Control to ensure commitments are met for product delivery.
Controlling and approving customer related documentation for adequacy prior to release
Clarifying contract ambiguities
Creating, reviewing and approving purchase orders for required shop supplies and support hardware
Generation of required DD250 documentation for shipment of government customer parts/assemblies and kitted product.
Providing input needed to generate required manufacturing planning for submittal to customer.
Obtaining required customer information such as drawings and specifications needed to produce the product.
Interfacing with customer program representatives on matters dealing with program issues
Coordinating any post-delivery activities related to the product/program
May occasionally perform special projects;
Maintaining regular and punctual attendance according to shift-times or a pre-arranged work schedule.
Perform other duties, as assigned.

Required Skills

Ability to be a role model and a leader with credibility who others want to work for.
Ability to possess a progressive vision with the focus and ambition to make change happen for PCC Aerostructures and themselves;
Ability to inspire others by communicating and influencing in a way that really takes people with them;
Ability to build and motivate teams by continuously improving team performance to achieve shared PCC Aerostructures goals;
Ability to coach others by maximizing potential through consistently developing themselves and others;
Ability to drive achievements with the determination to achieve outstanding results and energizing others.
Must have the knowledge, skill, and ability to meet expectations for required competencies in position, which includes: 1) safety, health, and environmental awareness, 2) business ethics and compliance, 3) technical/professional competence and quality & time management, 4) interpersonal relations and communication skills, 5) initiative, flexibility, innovation, and adaptability, 6) continuous improvement and problem solving, and 7) planning and organizing. [See performance evaluation form]
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point); Knowledge in Microsoft Project is helpful, but not required.
Strong verbal and written communication, as well as, collaboration and team management skills;
Very strong prioritization, planning, time management, and project management skills.
Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality controls, and costs.
Understand/use techniques for effective control of quality, cost, and scheduling.
Knowledge of ERP and similar production management systems (BaaN).
Knowledge of management principles involved in strategic planning and forecasting including people, material, and equipment resource allocation; corporate and human resource policies and benefits; leadership and teaming; and production methods.
Knowledge and familiarity with Lean Six Sigma and lean manufacturing work area practices is preferred, including 5-S, Visual Controls, Standard Work, work center metrics, and continuous improvement processes and able to instruct others in these practices.
Ability to motivate, develop, and direct people as they work, while identifying the best people for the job.

Required Experience
1 - 5 years experience in Program Management; 2-5 years of experience in maufacturing environment; 2+ years in a leadership role preferred
Years of Experience
5+ years of experience
Level of Education
Bachelor’s Degree required
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