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Aircraft Test Director Supervisor, Pax River

Lockheed Martin

Jupiter, FL
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This assignment is Patuxent River, Maryland based. The job involves supervisory responsibilities, significant teamwork and coordination with flight test co-workers in a variety of disciplines (pilots, mechanics, inspectors, instrumentation and data technicians), customer representatives and subject matter expert design engineers. Good interpersonal skills are imperative. Personal flexibility is required to occasionally support unusual working hours and travel to conduct off-site testing. Candidate must possess exceptional time-management and prioritization skills

Job Responsibilities:
• Supervise a group of co-located Aircraft Test Directors and Data Processing Technicians. This first line supervisory position will be responsible for normal management functions including; ensuring proper time charging, expense account approval, annual performance reviews, promotions, and ensuring both technical and Company employee training is complete. Responsibilities will include coaching, teaching, task delegation to direct functional support, necessary technical follow-up, and delivery of required work elements
• This technical leadership position is responsible for coordination of all flight test activities associated with test aircraft at Patuxent River, Maryland. The focus is on achieving technical objectives, fostering technical excellence, defining the aircraft configuration, ensuring data quality, team coordination, safety, coordination of required safety of flight reviews and coordination of technical issue resolution and flight clearance requirements.
• Development and execution of short term detailed statements of work to meet overall program objectives

Basic Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Engineering Science
• Experience in helicopter flight test development. Experience with Sikorsky flight test processes and ADAPS software preferred
• Minimum of ten years of experience within Sikorsky
• Excellent analytical thinking and problem solving skills
• Leadership and people management experience on technical flight test projects is preferred
• Highly motivated team player with pronounced verbal and written technical communication skills
• Aviation knowledge
• A solid understanding of military specifications is preferred

Additional Information:
- Must currently have or be capable of successfully completing an NCIC criminal background check to access Pax NAS
- Must have a valid photo ID (driver's license + social security card or birth certificate OR US passport)
- Must have valid driver's license/vehicle insurance to drive on base at Pax NAS
This position will be primarily located in Patuxent River, MD and is dependent upon the anticipated duration of the CH-53K helicopter test program, which is currently planned to start Q2 2017* and end in Q3 2019. The employee will initially begin this assignment working at the Development Flight Center in Jupiter, FL until approximately Q2 2017 when the program transitions to Patuxent River. At the conclusion of the CH-53K helicopter test program, the employee may be offered the opportunity to relocate to the Development Flight Center to support future flight test programs, pending business conditions. *Based on current test plan schedule

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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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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

Job Location(s): Jupiter Florida

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