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Test Aircraft Manager, Pax River

Lockheed Martin

Patuxent River, MD
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Job Details

The Test Aircraft Manager is responsible for managing test aircraft by prioritizing, documenting and controlling all configuration changes, maintenance or inspection requirements, technical directives compliance, parts removals/installs, and engine or sub-system modifications.

The successful candidate will be assigned to the CH-53K Flight Test Program in Patuxent River, Maryland.

The key job requirements are as follows:
• Manage the configuration of the test aircraft ensuring all configuration changes are documented in the appropriate system/tool
• Provide direction and work instructions for Operations to complete the work on the aircraft
• Coordinate with the various departments e.g. Test Director, Operations, Pilots, Safety, etc. to ensure aircraft is configured and ready to test
• Support and implement process improvements within the aircraft management department and the site

This role calls for leadership and the ability to influence a cross-functional team

This position is for third shift, but the candidate will need to be able to cover first or second shift as required

Basic Qualifications
Bachelors degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 5 years of professional experience; or 3 years of professional experience with a related Masters degree. Considered career, or journey, level

Candidate must be a high performer and should possess the following skills and attributes:
• aviation/helicopter flight line experience
• be customer focused and a team player
• be self-motivated and goal oriented
• possess excellent verbal & written communication skills for use at all levels of the organization such as employees, management and internal/external customers
• proficient in Microsoft products specifically Excel and Project
• possess their ACE Associate or equivalent quality certification

Additional Information:

While working at Pax River, Sikorsky employees must follow operating procedures as established by the customer which include:
• Must be a US citizen
• Must currently have and/or be capable of obtaining a security clearance
• 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 expected through Q3 2019*.  The employee may initially begin this assignment working at the Development Flight Center in Jupiter, FL until they transition 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

Desired skills

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): Patuxent River Maryland