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Operations Engineering Manager - Aircraft Assembly & Test

Date: Jul 13, 2022

Location: Savannah, GA, US

Company: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

Operations Engineering Manager - Aircraft Assembly & Test in  GAC Savannah

Unique Skills:


  • Proven execution of supporting manufacturing operational activities with technical issue resolution
  • Success conducting root cause investigations and defining / implementing corrective actions
  • Demonstrated experience defining and executing manufacturing process optimization initiatives resulting in cost and cycle time reductions and/or product quality enhancement
  • Recognized knowledge in multiple aerospace manufacturing processes
  • Ability to coach quantitative analysis and business case development



  • Strong familiarity with the Gulfstream Manufacturing organizational goals, business unit processes, and primary Operations Engineering roles and responsibilities
  • Experience with Dassault Systems Catia V5, SmarTeam, iBaseT Solumina, and SAP



Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or other closely related curriculum or an equivalent combination education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. 7 years experience in aviation maintenance, manufacturing or manufacturing engineering. 2 years supervisory, team lead or demonstrated project management experience required.. Experience credit will be considered for related advance degrees limited to 2 years for Masters Degree and 4 years for PhD in fields applicable to this job position.

Position Purpose:

Under moderate direction; manages, plans, and directs varied Operations Engineering and Industrial Engineering activities for a specific manufacturing business unit (MBU) to achieve corporate goals and objectives. This includes safety, quality, cost, and schedule objectives and budgets. Oversee multiple business unit projects, project engineering tasks and program management changes.

Job Description

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential Functions:
  1. Plan and develop the Operations Engineering function for the MBU, leading the process optimization function and encompassing lean manufacturing philosophies and concepts to support zero defect objectives. Lead the implementation of lean manufacturing and/or materials initiatives.
  2. Provide subordinates with technical and management direction, and adequate training to ensure consistent quality and efficiency through job knowledge and experience. Create future leaders through mentoring, coaching and leadership development/philosophy.
  3. Develop, plan and implement MBU layout, process flow, tooling/equipment, material handling, and cost and quality improvements. Coordinate with internal/external organizations, disciplines to ensure Beyond the Shop floor practices are used to implement new product development installations .
  4. Oversee development of daily work planning for each defined manufacturing area as basis for generating department metrics for the shop and for the OE team.
  5. Analyze regular work performance reports from manual and computer generated information to manage individual performance in terms of area support. Oversee maintenance of accurate records/logs and computerized data on all work.
  6. Provides guidance and direction on career growth with employees .
  7. Develop and monitor budget requirements; control expenditures to meet approved budgets including direct/indirect salary, indirect non-salary and, capital expenditure.
  8. Monitor progress on all activities accomplished by personnel; prioritize workloads based on schedule and need.
  9. Ensure GAC and QIP policy is being practiced by all personnel; make recommendations and implement procedures to improve quality.
  10. Manage facilities master plans and oversee improvement projects and maintenance effectiveness of assigned area.
  11. Design and implement environmentally conscious plans and practices for MBU, provide a safe and healthy working environment for each MBU employee.
  12. Provide direction and guidance for capital investments that can reduce costs and improve quality.
  13. Actively support concurrent engineering initiatives to ensure smooth implementation of new product development.
  14. Ensures department(s) have adequate operations and industrial engineering support assigned areas.

Additional Functions:
  1. Provide leadership with ideas/suggestions for new technology/methodology that enable world class manufacturing and/or material performance. .

Perform other duties as assigned.

Other Requirements:
  1. In-depth knowledge and experience with all aspects of manufacturing and industrial engineering including engineering configuration requirements, tooling design and use, quality, plant safety and Lean concepts and principles.
  2. Demonstrated leadership development.

Additional Information

Requisition Number: 197882

Category: Operations

Percentage of Travel: Up to 25%

Shift: First

Employment Type: Full-time

Posting End Date: 09/30/2022 


Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled.



Gulfstream does not provide work visa sponsorship for this position, unless the applicant is a currently sponsored Gulfstream employee.


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