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Airframe & Powerplant Supervisor Featured Urgent

China Lake, California
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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) an affiliate of General Atomics is a world leader in proven reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.
We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.
We have an exciting opportunity for an Airframe and Powerplant Supervisor located in Palmdale CA. This position is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the A and P department. Plans and directs subordinates to achieve assignments using established guidelines procedures and policies. Directs maintenance and inspections and the technical troubleshooting and analysis of problems. Establishes and modifies operational procedures to improve maintainability of aircraft. Develops and maintains up to date accurate documentation and reports to reflect department activities. Develops programs and procedures for the training of assigned personnel.

  • Provides leadership and directs the daily operation of assigned staff by prioritizing and scheduling work assignments including deployment in support of company and customer operations.
  • Oversees the progress of deployed technicians and provides direction and guidance as required.
  • Identifies issues and provides leadership in developing solutions to complex problems. Determines feasibility of repair or replacement.
  • Develops programs and procedures for the training of personnel while ensuring training requirements are met.
  • Represents the organization with outside vendors and customers regarding maintenance inspection or repair.
  • May assist in the development and execution of company policies affecting current operations that may also have a company-wide impact.
  • Participates in the planning attraction selection retention and development of personnel to ensure the availability of the required professional talent.
  • Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Responsible for observing all laws regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to maintain a productive and safe working environment in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DOD security clearance.
  • Other duties as assigned or required.
  • Typically requires a bachelors degree and six or more years of complex experience in aircraft maintenance. Additional professional experience may be substituted in lieu of education.
  • Must demonstrate a strong working knowledge and understanding of FAA aircraft and engine maintenance and repair concepts regulations and practices as well as a mechanics license.
  • Must have leadership skills including organizing planning scheduling and coordinating workloads to meet established deadlines and milestones.
  • Must possess the ability to resolve moderately complex issues.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to accurately document report and present findings and good computer skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively interface with all levels of employees including providing direction to and scheduling work of assigned staff.
  • Ability to work independently and lead in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DOD security clearance.

Security Clearance: Yes
Travel Percentage: 0% - 25%

General Atomics and affiliated companies are world renowned leaders in developing high-technology systems ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to electromagnetic systems; remotely piloted aircraft systems; airborne sensors; advanced electronic wireless and laser technologies; and biofuels. If youre ready to advance your career and work on transformational technology join our team.

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