Aftermarket Product Test Engineer Job
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Fort Wayne, IN 46809, US
Manufacturing & Maintenance
Job Description • Because of the need for consistent, in-person collaboration and/or the requirement to perform all work onsite due to the nature of this particular role, it will be performed full-time on site. This means work will be conducted on location at a BAE Systems facility 100% of the time.
BAE Systems is looking for an experienced candidate with interest in leading the day-to-day manufacturing execution on 1st shift. In Controls & Avionics Solutions, you will have the opportunity to help support hundreds of industry customers - whether it is fly-by-wire flight controls, full authority digital engine controls, or cabin and cockpit systems. The qualified individual will have the opportunity to lead, own, and influence these business areas in the commercial airline industry. Candidates will need to demonstrate technical capability and strong interpersonal/leadership skills in order to ensure that the full team is aligned and executing to business requirements and customer needs, driving quality improvement and operational performance. Mentoring and developing employees is critical to ensuring our team members feel valued and appreciated. Our vision is to become the most trusted Aftermarket service and support team in the world.
The Operations Leader is responsible for:
• Ensuring all employees are working safely and according to work instructions.
• Monitoring all work order and labor management activity on the shift.
• Scheduling and monitoring work productivity, administer necessary company regulations, and communicate all information needed to ensure all employees are informed and working within company guidelines.
• KPIs on a weekly basis. Able to understand site metrics and execute to operations objectives and key results.
• Managing Tier 1 level process improvement teams and meetings. Is the driver of Lean Manufacturing activities on the shift as well as product flow.
Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires US citizenship or Permanent Resident status.
Required Education, Experience, & Skills
• Bachelor's degree in Operational Leadership, Engineering, or equivalent experience.
• Minimum of 4 years of related work experience in production/manufacturing/operations or similiar environment.
• Demonstrated ability to manage a team with difficult and demanding customer expectations.
• Excellent communication (written and verbal)
• People management and interpersonal skills; uses good judgement in resolving conflict.
• Ability to lead in a team-based manufacturing environment and make decisions with minimal supervision.
• Customer focused.
• Experience working with Microsoft Office Tools.
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
• Experience utilizing lean manufacturing concepts with a proven track record of lean/six sigma implementation.
• Previous experience supervising employees.
• Manufacturing Engineering experience in the aerospace/defense industry
• Experience utilizing business systems and tools that aid in managing labor, processes, and budgets.
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems’ game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere – from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact – for our customers and the communities we serve.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.
Who We Are
You're used to protecting what matters most.
Our team has the privilege and the responsibility of knowing that the work we do really matters. Our work is vital to the armed forces personnel and major corporations who rely on us to protect, equip and support them where it counts; to the security and prosperity of the nations we serve; to our skilled and talented people; to the local communities where we are based; and to the wider community who invest in, supply and engage with us. At BAE Systems, everyone can make a difference.
We believe that a diverse workforce inspires creativity and drives innovation. We respect and value the huge variety of skills, abilities and perspectives that our people bring to our business. We celebrate our differences and aim to recruit and develop talent from all backgrounds, championing the strength that a truly inclusive and collaborative workplace gives to our company culture and performance.
Enjoy a flexible environment that values your work-life balance and helps you perform at your best.
On the job training, leadership programs, collaboration with leading experts – excellence is built into your career development whether you are just starting out as an apprentice or are an experienced professional.
We’re united by trust, camaraderie and a shared ambition to lead the world in our field. It helps that we’re nice people too.
See your contribution, making real change as breakthrough technology and intelligence solutions reshape the landscape for our customers.
What We Offer+ Warrior Integration Program (Est. 2008)
This program was created to assist in the employment, transition, education, and development of wounded warriors. Through mentoring, partnership, education, and leadership, we vow to serve our veterans in the same manner they served our country. WIP provides mission-centered work that gives wounded warriors the opportunity to contribute, providing a path for career progression.
Camo to Corporate underpins all of our military recruiting and veteran efforts. We participate in annual career workshops and partner with VA employment reps to identify opportunities for vets at BAE Systems. We’re also proud members of Joining Forces, the Veteran Jobs Mission and Hiring our Heroes - initiatives focused on helping vets and their spouses find meaningful careers.
Meet Our Veterans
All of my co-workers have been very helpful with my transition into the company and in my training as a Common Missile Warning Systems technician. The camaraderie of the other WIP employees has also been instrumental in my transition out of the Marine Corps.
Retired Cpl. J. Munoz
Operating Enduring Freedom