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FOD (Foreign Object Damage/Debris) Specialist (Top secret (Yankee White) clearance)

PDS Tech is seeking a Foreign Object Debris/Damage (FOD) Specialist in Patuxent River, MD
Top secret (Yankee White) clearance required.

Seeking an experienced, customer focused, self-motivated individual to join the team as an FOD Specialist.  The FOD Specialist will manage and direct a team of employees engaged in activities related to the management of tool cribs and tooling for manufacture and testing of aircraft.  The Tool & FOD Control Manager will also develop, implement, and enforce FOD prevention programs for the site.  This position requires a broad knowledge of company administration policies, procedures, practices and related manufacturing business concepts and their applications.  

Job responsibilities include the following:

  • Enforce and enhance company FOD and tool control processes and procedures at the FAFO site.
  • Plan and direct tool crib activities necessary to meet the goals of the department and company in accordance with established quality and safety standards.
  • Create a workplace environment where quality improvement tools are used effectively to achieve “world class “operations and enterprise excellence objectives.
  • Ensure applicable product quality, aviation/product safety, and workplace health and safety requirements imposed by customers, government oversight agencies, and company executive management are met.
  • Assess training requirements to ensure all direct reports receive appropriate training.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • 2+ years of prior experience in an aircraft maintenance, inventory control, or manufacturing operations environment.
  • Strong team building skills, preferably leading hourly bargaining unit associates.  Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain engaged and productive working relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks and responsibilities in a fast-paced environment.  Must be a self-starter who is resourceful and takes initiative.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively interface with all levels of the organization, suppliers, customers, and governmental oversight organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate orally, in writing and in group sessions as a member or leader.
  • Must be customer focused and a team player.
  • Must be enthusiastic with a positive outlook and possess a “can-do” work ethic.
  • Must demonstrated experience identifying and implementing continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Must possess general aviation knowledge.
  • Ability to effectively utilize common business computer software such as MS Office and PowerPoint.

 Desired Skills

  • Previous experience managing flight line tool cribs, tool / FOD control programs
  • Prior leadership experience
  • Previous aircraft manufacturing and/or maintenance experience especially rotary-wing aircraft

Job Number: 1910102807
Job Location: Patuxent River, MD
Duration: 15 months
Input Date: 11/14/2019
Last Updated: 02/27/2020
Attention: Stephanie Spolzino
Address: 50 FOUNDERS PLAZA STE 304
City, State: EAST HARTFORD, CT 06108
Phone: 860/289-2643
800 Phone: 866/636-4723
Fax Phone: 800/556-5284

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