Science Systems and Applications, Inc. - Science and Technology with Passion


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Aerospace Manufacturing and Production Manager
Reference #:21-3246
Open Date:8/24/2021
Location:Greenbelt, MD
US Citizenship Required:Yes
Job Description:

Science Systems and Applications, Inc (SSAI) is looking for an experienced and outgoing Manufacturing and Production Manager to join the Program Management Organization (PMO) for a large engineering contract supporting the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. In this role, you will develop plans and schedules to meet the hardware delivery schedules for several Earth Science and Astrophysics satellites that are currently in design and development. This is a high-profile position and requires self-motivation, attention to detail, and enthusiasm for science and engineering. As a member of the PMO team you will:

  • Work closely with customers and internal departments to identify and refine program requirements, determine deliverable milestones, forecast future manufacturing needs, and  mitigate concerns
  • Coordinate manufacturing activities across all fabricator organizations
  • Build, analyze, and maintain large, dynamic schedules in MS Project
  • Evaluate and track manufacturing vendors’ capacities, capabilities and performance metrics in coordination with Mission Assurance
  • Run and validate what-if scenarios for scheduling efficiency
  • Track and report program status statistics
  • Make recommendations to management on changes as appropriate
  • Work with PMO to determine weekly priorities for contract level procurements to meet project milestones
  • Prepare and present data to the PMO team, customers, and SSAI management
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree and 10+ years of progressively responsible related experience
  • Possess knowledge of the electrical hardware manufacturing lifecycle
  • Posses working knowledge of specified military, NASA or other Government standards and/or specifications
  • Proficient in MS Office and Project
  • Excellent verbal and writing communication skills are required
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience in the government contracting environment supporting task order based contracts
  • Knowledge of schedule-based risk management