Aircraft Production Manager


Job Description:

At Leidos, we know the most talented and diverse professionals will always have a multitude of career choices; your time at Leidos will be a wise investment in your career and in yourself. The Airborne Solutions Operation currently seeking a talented Aircraft Production Manager to join our team.

The Aircraft Production Manager will be required to oversee the production of aircraft, integrated weapons systems, and components for U.S. Government and potential foreign military sales customers. Duties include directing a project execution team including project planning/scheduling, manufacturing and quality engineering, and supply chain and production managers.

The Successful candidates primary responsibility will include, but are not limited to:
  • Management and execution of the master production schedule
  • Resource management
  • Facilitate design reviews, program reviews, and technical exchange meetings
  • Compliance with a litany of International and U.S. Government industrial standards and specifications
  • Support of proposal efforts
  • Customer relations

Required Qualifications:
  • Candidate must possess a Bachelor's of Science or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited university, and have at least eight (8) years of aircraft-relevant experience as a Production Manager for the aerospace/defense industry. (High School Diploma/GED with a minimum of twelve (12) years of related manufacturing experience is may be considered in lieu of degree).
  • Candidate must demonstrate experience leading cross-functional program execution teams and developing new business opportunities.
  • Candidate must demonstrated experience successfully meeting cost and schedule requirements for major Defense acquisition aircraft production programs.
  • Candidate must have demonstrated experience effectively communicating within a team environment.
  • Candidates must be capable of performing in a collaborative engineering environment, problem solving and working closely with multi-disciplinary teams.

Travel: Ability to support domestic travel

Clearance: Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a final SECRET clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a SECRET clearance.

Preferred Qualifications: PMP Certification; Professional Engineer, Engineer Intern, or INCOSE Certification.

External Referral Bonus:


External Referral Bonus $:


Potential for Telework:

Yes, 50%

Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 50% of the time

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Job Family:

Proj and Prog Management

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