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Seeking Program Manager - Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering - 100000-135000 per year - Tustin CA 92780

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Tustin, California, United States


Manufacturing and Production, Military Background, IT - Engineering - Science, Project management, aviation/aerospace




Program Manager - Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering - Tustin CA 92780

Full Time

Program Manager - Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering
Tustin, CA 92780
100000-135000 per year Salary range dependent upon knowledge, skills and abilities of the candidate
Salary - Full Time
This position comes with a competitive salary, PTO, holidays, health insurance and 401(k).

Design West Technologies Inc. of Tustin, CA has an immediate need for a Program Manager - Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering. This position offers a competitive salary and benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, paid vacation and holidays, and 401(k). If this sounds like the opportunity for you, apply today!
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A Day in The Life As A Program Manager At DWT
Under the Lead Program Manager supervision, the Program Manager is responsible for leading the organization to successful execution of cost, schedule and technical scope for assigned Defense programs.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities (but not limited to):
Lead the Bid and Proposal efforts for all new customer solicitations
Communicate bid process status with leadership team, including Win strategy and pricing
Conduct technical review of customer's technical data package, resulting with a Bill of Material for make and buy parts
Coordinate costing activities with Analysts, Engineering, Procurement and Manufacturing departments
Coordinate, to include active participation, of writing technical volumes
Lead Engineering Development Programs
Lead multi-functional engineering teams on new development projects
Responsible for technical leadership, creatively resolving design issues
Create and manage project schedules, using schedules to drive on time execution
Ensure cost and schedule at or below budget
Lead Active Build-to-Print Programs
Responsible for Schedule, Technical and Cost for assigned programs
Kick off new programs
Create/maintain Integrated Master Schedule
Upload BOM into ERP system
Create Work Orders within ERP system
Create Procurement Demand Plan and coordinate w/ purchasing
Manage project during entire life cycle
Update ongoing schedule status
Monitor costs and drive margin improvements
Identify and mitigate schedule/technical/cost risks

Education Requirements:
Bachelor of Science Degree in either Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical or similar Engineering function

Experience Requirements:
Desire 3-5 years of experience within manufacturing facility, preferably aerospace/defense
Experience managing engineering projects
Experience developing products and transitioning products to production
Demonstrated ability to communicate and influence varied audiences to gain support or resolve issues.
Demonstrated ability to establish and track performance to goals and objectives to complete complex or major projects and provide direction to the team at project milestones
Experience creating and leading presentations on complex topics to top management, customers, and/or other key stakeholders
Experience in Aerospace and Defense Electronics or Mechanical Component Design
Experience working within ISO9001/AS9100 business processes

Physical Requirements:
This job requires extensive sitting or standing throughout the workday

Special Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities:
Applicants must be U.S. persons as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15).
Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Proficient knowledge of Project management tools, including use of scheduling and cost analysis tools
Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills for coordinating across teams
Excellent organizational, time management, leadership and decision-making skills

This Company Describes Its Culture as:
Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused
Innovative -- innovative and risk-taking
Outcome-oriented -- results-focused with strong performance culture
People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative

Are You Ready To join Our Team?
If you feel that you would be right for this position working on. We look forwrd to meeting you>
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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Vets