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Boeing Company Ridley Park, Pennsylvania:

Location Ridley Park, PA

Security Clearance Required? Ability to Obtain Interim and/or Final Clearances (Post Start) - US Citizenship Required

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Position Description

As a manager in Boeing Test & Evaluation (BT&E) Flight Operations, tasks can include: Operates aircraft and manages production pilots performing aircrew duties, including activities to conduct production/acceptance flights, document aircraft or system discrepancies and coordinate production aircraft certification efforts; applies crew resource management principles to the operation of aircraft. Develops and executes project and process plans, implements policies and procedures and sets operational goals. Acquires resources for projects and processes, provides technical management of suppliers and leads process improvements. Develops and maintains relationships and partnerships with customers, stakeholders, peers, partners and direct reports. Provides oversight and approval of technical approaches, products and processes. Manages, develops, trains and evaluates production pilots. Job requires FAA ATP or Commercial certificate with the appropriate endorsements.

Boeing Leadership Attributes

[ + ] Charts the Course
Starts with the customer ends with the customer. Translates strategy into actionable objectives and plans. Communicates clearly at one-on-one and group levels. Conveys sense of purpose and mission that motivates others. Maintains direction, balancing big-picture concern with day-to-day issues.

[ + ] Delivers Results
Keeps his/her promises. Does not rationalize shortfalls and is accountable. Demonstrates strong operational skills. Marshals the other Leadership Attributes in meeting commitments. Capitalizes on unanticipated opportunities and changing circumstances to meet commitments.

[ + ] Finds a Way
Continuously monitors customers and operations to spot issues. Faces reality and adjusts to keep commitments. Models confidence that sees change as opportunities. Uses Boeing complexity as leverage, not an excuse.

[ + ] Inspires Others
Energizes, excites, and motivates others. Creates and models a confident and winning atmosphere. Builds teams whose impact is far greater than the sum of their parts. Inspires in ways that are consistent with Boeing's values. Celebrates success and learns from disappointments. Creates an atmosphere where all see opportunities to stretch, take risks, create, contribute and learn.

[ + ] Lives the Boeing Values
Models, leads and is committed to the Boeing values, principles and business-conduct policies. Earns the trust and respect of all Boeing stakeholders. Ensures effective business, compliance and financial controls. Promotes integrity in all that we do. Demonstrates commitment to and takes advantage of diversity. Creates an environment of respect and inclusion. Does not use abusive or intimidating behavior. Bounds vigorous pursuit of individual and business objectives with overall interest and reputation of the company.

[ + ] Sets High Expectations
Sets high expectations rooted in ensuring competitiveness. Sets high expectations for him/herself first. Has courage to raise the bar continuously/routinely. Holds self and others accountable for continuous improvement. Communicates expectations directly, openly and effectively. Shows people and teams how to reach (acts as a coach).



[ + ] Building A Successful Team
Works with other K level managers to ensure the purpose and importance of the team are clarified (e.g., team has a clear charter or mission statement); guides the setting of specific and measurable team goals and objectives. Works with other K level managers to help clarify roles and responsibilities of team members; helps ensure that necessary steering, review, or support functions are in place. Works with other K level managers to make procedural or process suggestions for achieving team goals or performing team functions; provides necessary resources or helps to remove obstacles to team accomplishments. Listens to and fully involves others in team decisions and actions; values and uses individual differences and talents. Shares important or relevant information with other K level managers and the team. Adheres to the team's expectations and guidelines; fulfills team responsibilities; demonstrates personal commitment to the team.

[ + ] Building Organizational Talent
Determines and advises own team and other K level managers on the mix and level of capability required by the business to support current and future objectives; assesses the key strengths and development opportunities of own and other groups. Consistently and proactively identifies developmental assignments and the potential learning within the assignment; consistently and proactively matches assignments with individual developmental opportunities. Provides high visibility to individuals with potential; offers challenging managerial assignments that build confidence and credibility; provides such individuals with a personal vision for this future. Collaborates with other K level managers in aligning support systems, accountabilities, and incentives, which ensure a learning environment. Proactively supports and advocates deserving individuals; actively pursues appropriate recognition, rewards, and resources for strong performers; when necessary, defends strong performers, even in the face of challenges; collaborates with other K level managers in establishing organizational systems to encourage talented individuals to remain within the organization; addresses individuals' needs for flexibility within the organizational structure; provides a clear career path for talented individuals that provides challenge and career satisfaction.

[ + ] Coaching/Teaching
Consistently and proactively clarifies expected behaviors, knowledge, and level of proficiency by seeking and giving information and checking for understanding. Consistently and proactively provides instruction, positive models, and opportunities for observation in order to help team members, other fellow K level managers, people throughout the organization, and external customers develop skills; encourages questions to ensure understanding. Consistently and proactively gives timely, appropriate feedback on performance; reinforces efforts and progress. Consistently and proactively establishes good interpersonal relationships by helping fellow K level managers, people throughout the organization and external customers feel valued, appreciated, and included in discussions.

[ + ] Decision Making
Consistently and proactively recognizes a wide range of issues, problems, or opportunities in own work group, across the organization and with external customers; determines whether action is needed; consistently identifies the need for and collects information to better understand issues, problems, and opportunities; integrates complex information from a variety of sources; detects trends, associations, and cause-effect relationships; creates relevant options for addressing problems/opportunities and achieving desired outcomes; consistently formulates clear decision criteria; evaluates options by considering implications and consequences; chooses an effective option; consistently implements decisions or initiates action within a reasonable time; consistently includes fellow K level managers and employees across the organization in the decision-making process as warranted to obtain good information, make the most appropriate decisions, and ensure buy-in and understanding of the resulting decisions.

[ + ] Delegating Responsibility
Allocates decision-making authority and/or task responsibility in appropriate areas to individuals throughout the organization including fellow K level managers (considering positive and negative impact, organizational values and structures, and the enhancement of the individual's knowledge/skills). Clearly communicates the parameters of the delegated responsibility, including decision-making authority and any required actions, constraints, or deadlines. Suggests resources and provides assistance or coaching as needed; expresses confidence in the individual. Establishes appropriate procedures to keep informed of issues and results in areas of shared responsibility.

[ + ] Managing Conflict
As a K level manager, establishes a clear and compelling rationale for resolving the conflict and communicates the rationale to all involved parties. Collects information from relevant sources to gain a complete understanding the conflict. Objectively views the conflict from all sides. Stays focused on resolving the conflict and avoids personal issues and attacks. Presents and seeks potential solutions or positive courses of action. Takes positive action to resolve the conflict in a way that addresses the issue, dissipates the conflict, and maintains the relationship. Summarizes to ensure that all are aware of agreements and required actions.

[ + ] Planning And Organizing
Clearly defines and communicates more critical and less critical work group activities and assignments as a K level manager; adjusts priorities when appropriate. Provides coaching to direct reports on identifying assignment requirements. Maximizes resources through task delegation. Allocates appropriate amounts of time for completing own and others' work and communicates time allotments to involved parties; avoids scheduling conflicts. Takes advantage of internal and external resources (individuals, processes, departments, and tools) to complete work efficiently; coordinates with internal and external partners. Deals with unexpected priorities effectively.


[ + ] Aircraft Knowledge
General knowledge of airplane components, systems and terminology.

[ + ] Aircraft Operations
General knowledge and ability to use standard crew resource management, weight and balance calculations, navigation procedures, airspace, meteorology, aircraft performance data, communication operations, flight planning, industry regulations and pilot aviation skills to perform aircraft operations.

[ + ] Flight Crew Estimation
General knowledge of estimation techniques (e.g., effort needed, time, materials) used to produce the customized flight crew operations data.

Basic Qualifications For Consideration

Do you possess a FAA commercial or ATP certificate with rotorcraft-helicopter, instrument helicopter and BV-234 endorsements?

Do have a minimum of 750 flight hours in Chinook helicopters?

Do you have experience managing day to day Chinook helicopter maintenance activities?

Are you or have you been qualified as a Chinook helicopter maintenance test pilot or functional test pilot and have at least 200 flight hours performing such duties?

Typical Education/Experience

Other Job related information

Required: Ability to travel and work non-standard work schedules as needed.

  • Business Unit Engineering Ops & Tech
  • Division Boeing Test & Evaluation
  • Program Chief Test Pilot
  • Job Type Management
  • Experience Level First Level Manager
    • US Person Status Required? Yes

Closing Date: 09/21/2013about closing dates

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