Liaison and Material Review Board First Level Manager

Spirit Aerosystems   •  

Wichita, KS

Industry: Aerospace / Defense


8 - 10 years

Posted 337 days ago

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The Role

Manager is accountable for technical excellence and delivery of high quality products to the contracted statement of work (operating plan) on time and to support the organization's budget. Establish individual and team performance expectations with clearly measurable objectives. Work collaboratively with peers to integrate and execute multi-group work statement efficiently and effectively. Measure and communicate work status accurately to stakeholders and customers. Demonstrate engineering functional excellence to customers and employees.

Management Leadership: Manage experienced engineering and technical professionals who exercise latitude and independence in their assignments. Obtain resources necessary to perform work and delegate deliverables effectively. Guide employees in translating customer requirements into executable work statement while maintaining performance to contract/program defined statement of work. Manage employee performance planning and performance to plan. Provide consistent, timely, and effective communication and coaching to employees to enable maximum performance. Partner with and enable employee performance/career development and skill training. Coach employees to identify and mitigate performance risk and effectively manage change. Monitor and improve/maintain team morale by facilitating an open culture in the workplace which encourages full participation where achievements are recognized. Assist in selection and effective incorporation of new engineering and/or technical staff. Ensure team operates to business policies, ethical standards, safe work practices, and completes required training.

The Business: Communicate and align team operations/performance to organization/program business goals and strategies. Manage group budget to plan and establish operating plans which reduce business risk/cost up front. Identify, enable, and implement performance improvements (productivity enhancements or cost reductions). Utilize engineering excellence to enhance product integrity and profitability.

Key Accountabilities

  • Handling high pressure emergent support issues for operations 
  • Prioritizing work for the Liaison/MRB team
  • Providing status reports and updates to leadership  

Skills & Experience

Required Experience:

  • US Citizenship is required for this role
  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering discipline 
  • Must be able to work second shift 
  • At least 7 years of engineering experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

Preferred Experience:

  • At least 5 years of operations focused engineering support
  • Held MRB authority (Boeing or other OEMs)