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Product Manager 3 (2019-142) 

About the Organization Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO) serves the world's aerospace, defense, and other mission critical industries with proven, innovative technology solutions. Astronics works side-by-side with customers, integrating its array of power, connectivity, lighting, structures, interiors, and test technologies to solve complex challenges. For 50 years, Astronics has delivered creative, customer-focused solutions with exceptional responsiveness. Today, global airframe manufacturers, airlines, military branches, completion centers, and Fortune 500 companies rely on the collaborative spirit and innovation of Astronics.



We offer our breadth of technology solutions and services through 11 subsidiary business units and numerous award-winning product brands. Serving our customers is our first priority, and every day we honor this mission with quality, partnership, and energetic global vision.


 
Astronics Subsidiary AES  
Location Kirkland, WA  
Description

JOB SUMMARY

Manages all change and improvement activities associated with assigned, moderately complex and moderate volume products. Develops and maintains good technical understanding of assigned products. Leads or supports the transition from development to production of new products. Coordinates process improvements and design improvements that reduce the cost of assigned products. Primary responsibility to ensure Yield targets are met for assigned products. Leads or supports failure investigations that includes identifying the root cause analysis and appropriate corrective actions.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • New Product Introduction: Leads or supports the transition from development to production of new products. Determines initial manufacturing build requirements, develop build plans, and coordinates the support of this plan with Operations. Coordinates the identification and development of subcontract suppliers including any validation activities required. Ensures documentation and test equipment is available to support production.
  • Product Changes: Manages all change and improvement activities associated with assigned, moderately complex and moderate volume products. Develops plans to the extent needed for the situation and ensures the plan is communicated to all involved parties and resources are allocated. May oversee development of analysis and test data to support customer approvals of changes. May support the communications of the activity with the customer along with Customer Project Manager. Participates in Change Control Board. Monitors and addresses component obsolescence for assigned products.
  • Product Cost: Coordinates process improvements and design improvements that reduce the cost of assigned products. May lead cross functional teams to address product cost improvement initiatives and report status and progress of those initiatives to management.
  • Yield Management: Primary responsibility to ensure Yield targets are met for assigned products. Monitors Yield data and takes proactive steps to address issues that are affecting Yield in Operations or at suppliers. Manages activities and cross functional teams tasked with improving Yield. Communicates performance and steps taken to meet Yield targets for assigned products at a minimum during Product Program Reviews and more frequently as the situation necessitates.
  • Failure Investigations: Leads or supports failure investigations that include identifying the root cause analysis and appropriate corrective actions. Evaluates field return data to identify failure trends and take appropriate action. Leads Failure Review Boards for assigned products as necessitated.
  • Management/Communication: Manages all activities associated with assigned products to ensure prioritization, responsibility and closure. Maintains tools to effectively manage and communicate these activities. Composes monthly program review materials to summarize and communicate activity and performance of assigned products.
  • Technical Knowledge: Develops and maintains good technical understanding of assigned products. May mentor or teach others about the performance and design of assigned products.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience:

BS/BA degree required or 8+ years equivalent work experience in program management, operations, engineering, procurement or other related functions. Prefer 4+ years of multi-discipline team leadership experience. Experience in aerospace industry highly desired.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Must be a US Person (under ITAR rules) to be eligible.

An offer of employment is contingent on successfully passing a drug test and background check, and applicants who do not successfully pass both the drug test and background check will not be considered for employment.

ACCOMMODATION REQUEST

Astronics AES is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please e-mail recruiting@astronics.com or call: 425-881-1700. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

 
Position Requirements  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Travel Requirements  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.  

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