F/A-18 Lab Facilities Maint. Operations Manager

DCS Corp
Ridgecrest, California
Jul 07, 2017
Aug 09, 2017
Full Time

Serve as the Task Leader and working supervisor responsible for managing the day-to-day Task Order technical activities of the DCS F/A-18 Facilities task team supporting the Advanced Weapons Laboratory (AWL) Integrated Product Team (IPT) Group.

Essential Job Functions:

Responsible for managing all Task Order direct work.

Empowered to make immediate technical and staff allocation decisions necessary to ensure responsiveness to our Navy/Marine Corps customer.

Directly supervises twenty to thirty employees across three shifts.

Responsible for hiring of staff members and the assignment of staff within the Task Order to meet tasking requirements.

Responsible for the design, build and integration of new development or upgrades to existing laboratories. This includes the generation of engineering drawings, fabrication of assemblies, subsystems and unique equipment, and associated technical data management.

Responsible for laboratory maintenance including test equipment calibration and operational readiness.

Responsible for computer system management of the engineering workstation network, an interactive on-site development network. Responsible for adherence to the Risk Management Framework and accreditation of IT systems and networks in the laboratory.

Responsible for real-time networking applications used in the AWL; ensure conformance to interface controls.

Serve in an advisory capacity to senior-level government and contractor policy-making personnel on AWL facility/laboratory issues, technical/systems engineering support, investigate complex technical/management issues associated with F/A-18 work, identify issues with potential impact and assist in the development of problem resolution strategies.


Due to the sensitivity of customer related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.

Candidate must be able to gain and maintain a DOD security clearance.

BS/BA Degree and 6+ years of applicable laboratory simulation experience, or 14+ years of applicable laboratory simulation experience if candidate does not possess a BS/BA degree.

Team leadership experience.

Experience with the principles of the Naval Aviation Maintenance Program (COMNAVAIRFORINST 4790.2 series), Contractor's Flight and Ground Operations (NAVAIRISNT 3710.1G) requirements, and other regulatory compliance issues associated with supporting Naval Aviation.

Management experience dealing with multiple, simultaneous flight/instrumentation operations requirements under time pressure in a fault-intolerant environment.

Familiar with the systems and the functionality of F/A-18A-F and EA-18G.

Familiar with the Web Enabled Scheduling Tool and the flight schedule process in use at the Air Wing Integration Laboratory and Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Three One.

Accustomed to interfacing with contractors and both US and foreign government personnel.

Desired Skills:

Completion of applicable DCS manager training.

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