Senior Manager - Air Defense Production Line Activation

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, is seeking a talented Senior Manager – Air Defense Production Line Activation to join a diverse team to create unique solutions for complex problems. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, aerospace, cyber, space and commercial fields, Dynetics provides responsive, cost effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

This position will lead the development, design, and implementation of the manufacturing plan for low-rate initial production (LRIP) of a critical air defense system in Huntsville, AL. The Senior Manager will lead a team of manufacturing professionals responsible for production line design, facility modifications, tooling development, tooling acquisition, capacity analyses, make/buy decisions, staffing, gated readiness reviews, and product line activation. The Senior Manager will partner with existing members of the Dynetics Manufacturing Team to execute the transition from prototype production to LRIP and Full Rate Production (FRP). This is an influential, high-impact position that will shape the future of manufacturing at Dynetics.

The Senior Manager will provide critical input in conducting trade studies, finalizing make/buy decisions, developing business cases, establishing a project schedule, and driving overall execution of non-recurring activities associated with LRIP start-up. Key responsibilities will include the following:

  • Hiring a talented team of professionals to lead production line development and implementation
  • Partnering with the Leidos Facilities team on development of facility requirements, completion of facility modifications, and production line activation
  • Management of the project schedule and budget
  • Development of the manufacturing plan
  • Providing cost and schedule estimates for low-rate initial production
  • Developing tooling and equipment needs and partnering with Supply Chain teammates on acquisition
  • Partnering with Talent Acquisition and Manufacturing Leadership to develop staffing plans and executing a multi-faceted talent acquisition strategy.
  • Briefing stakeholders on project progress

The candidate selected for this position will lead a high-impact project within the Dynetics manufacturing organization. This will be a dynamic environment and a high growth area.

Candidate must be a resident of the North Alabama area or willing to relocate to the Huntsville - North Alabama, AL area.

  • Experience in production readiness reviews
  • Familiarity with Manufacturing Execution Systems
  • Familiarity with Deltek Costpoint accounting software
  • Experience with AS9100 or similar industry Quality standards
  • Experience leading activities across diverse functional groups with emphasis on timely, high-quality manufacturing
  • Demonstrated expertise in Lean principles, Visual Management, and continuous improvement

Basic Qualifications

BS in a technical discipline with 20+ years of experience,

OR

Masters in technical discipline or an MBA with 15+ years of experience.

The qualified candidate must have prior leadership experience in manufacturing planning, facility planning, or transition/activation of a production line. Demonstrated experience with complex fabrication, assembly, test and integration of system platforms is a plus. Experience with manufacturing of defense systems, aerospace systems, automotive systems, heavy manufacturing products, or rotorcraft/fixed-wing systems is preferred.

Candidate must have previous leadership experience in multi-disciplinary manufacturing fundamentals including manufacturing engineering, industrial engineering, capacity planning, quality engineering, and production planning. Experience in personnel management or organizational leadership experience, including interviewing, assessing, and hiring new personnel is also required.

Candidate must be a resident of the North Alabama area or willing to relocate to the Huntsville - North Alabama, AL area.

Other Qualifications

  • Experience in production readiness reviews
  • Familiarity with Manufacturing Execution Systems
  • Familiarity with Deltek Costpoint accounting software
  • Experience with AS9100 or equivalent industry Quality standards
  • Experience leading activities across diverse functional groups with emphasis on timely, high-quality manufacturing
  • Demonstrated expertise in Lean principles, Visual Management and continuous improvement

Security Requirements

Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance.

Job Number:
01.08.04-2022-42
Closing Date:
01/07/2023

COVID Response

In order to enter Dynetics facilities in the U.S. and to attend Dynetics events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated or have an approved exemption on file for COVID-19. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC.

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