Kratos Defense

  • Sacramento, CA, United States

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) is a mid-tier government contractor at the forefront of the Department of Defense's Third Offset Strategy. The Company is a leading technology, intellectual property and proprietary product and solution based business, addressing the United States and its allies' National Security priorities. Kratos' primary focus areas are unmanned systems, satellite communications, microwave electronics, cyber security/warfare, missile defense and combat systems. Kratos has primarily an engineering and technically oriented work force of approximately 2,700 with a substantial number of the Company’s employees holding National Security Clearances. Virtually all of Kratos' work is performed on a military base, in a secure facility or at a critical infrastructure location. Kratos' primary end customers are National Security related agencies.

Kratos is guided by seasoned leadership with many years of collective experience working with the federal government, large government contractors and key agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and various branches of the military. Members of our management team have extensive experience growing businesses organically, as well as through acquisitions.


 Kratos maintains a number of key contract vehicles and task orders for the federal government. Kratos is widely recognized as a highly visible player among the leading government contractors for the quality of our work, our skilled professionals and technicians, as well as  our partnerships and long-term customer relationships.

Kratos recognizes the important contributions small businesses make in bringing forward innovation while creating job growth and sustaining our country’s economy. We believe that small businesses, including small disadvantaged, women-owned, veteran-owned, service disabled veteran-owned, HUBZone firms, as well as historically black colleges and universities/minority institutions bring forward agility and expertise to assist Kratos in supporting our customers and their missions.

Our collective experience and innovative ideas are vital to jointly building business while solving our customers’ requirements. Teaming with small businesses is fundamental to Kratos’ business objectives:

  • Maintain our competitive position as an industry leader
  • Grow our customer affinity
  • Contribute to the communities in which we live

This focus reinforces Kratos’ commitment to our customers, employees, shareholders, and communities, while helping small enterprises grow their business.

Working Together

Kratos combines technical know-how and deep domain knowledge to deliver solutions that support our customers’ missions. We seek small businesses that can provide complementary skills and niche-type offerings and possess:

  • Strong past performance
  • Technical certifications
  • Customer knowledge and intimacy
  • Commitment to ethics
  • Financial stability
  • Understanding of federal acquisition processes
  • Necessary industrial security clearance

Engaging Kratos

Almost all teaming and subcontracting activities are accomplished through active marketing well in advance of an opportunity being released for competition. Kratos typically will seek small business teammates well in advance of the release of an RFP. Small businesses interested in engaging Kratos need to articulate the following:

  • Unique capabilities relevant to a specific contract or RFP
  • Past performance that is relevant to a forthcoming RFP
  • Knowledge of a specific opportunity
  • Knowledge of customers and their needs

Kratos seeks to engage small businesses not only as a subcontractor, but will also work with select qualified small businesses in pursuing strategic small business set-asides where Kratos can bring strength to the team. Primarily, we seek companies that are committed to building long-term relationships.

Kratos is committed to maintaining its reputation as a company with the highest standards of business conduct. The Company requires its employees, agents, contractors and suppliers to behave in an ethical manner and to comply with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. In support of this goal, Kratos has appointed a Chief Compliance Officer to oversee the Company’s Ethics and Compliance program, which includes:

  • Codes of conduct for employees, contractors and vendors
  • State-of-the-art, interactive compliance training
  • Periodic signed disclosures and certifications of key personnel
  • Monitoring of fraud hotline, with investigation and resolution of inquiries
  • Annual audit, reporting and updates

The Board of Directors of Kratos sets high standards for the Company's employees, officers and directors. Implicit in this philosophy is the importance of sound corporate governance. It is the duty of the Board of Directors to serve as a prudent fiduciary for stockholders and to oversee the management of the Company's business. To fulfill its responsibilities and to discharge its duty, the Board of Directors follows the procedures and standards that are set forth in these guidelines. These guidelines are subject to modification from time to time as the Board of Directors deems appropriate in the best interests of the Company or as required by applicable laws and regulations.

 

Kratos Defense Sacramento, CA, USA
Dec 07, 2018
Full time
Job Description:   The Suplier Quality Engineer will design, develop, and execute quality assurance and control systems..  Uses expertise and judgment in implementing a wide variety of quality concepts, practices and procedures. Contributes to product and manufacturing process design, as well as the methods for verification and validation of product and deliverable systems and services to ensure adherence to company and customer requirements. Works towards the prevention and/or resolution of product and manufacturing process non-conformance.    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: The duties and responsibilities listed below apply to all levels of Quality Engineers.  Each level of Quality Engineer has additional duties and responsibilities listed.   Designs test and inspection methods used to identify defects and problems within the process Defines robust quality and inspection plans for programs or projects under guidance or using previous bodies of knowledge. Interprets design documents and specifications to extract and document the quality function deliverables. Reviews CMM or inspection data for the qualification of new product and production tooling. Performs first article inspections Participates in or leads continuous improvement projects to eliminate scrap and reduce rework operations Works with operations management to establish, implement and maintain the quality management system Interfaces with engineering design teams to drive changes for quality improvement During manufacturing process and product design reviews, ensures that related quality considerations are well defined and documented in quality and inspection plans. Participates in or leads root cause analysis and implementation of corrective action for process related concerns Supports and leads the Quality Inspectors to ensure that products and processes comply with the relevant requirements of the quality management system May conduct audits, including closing out audit findings, creating audit findings reports and determine proper corrective and preventative actions Analyzes customer complaints and other quality escapes, and drives corrective or preventative action in response Ensures timely resolution of Supplier Corrective Action Reports for assigned suppliers Manages assigned supplier(s) performance, including periodic audits Tracks and reports quality metrics and reports to management and customers Updates and maintains process control plans and FMEAs Defines inspection processes using knowledge of GD&T and inspection tooling/gauging concepts. Reviews and/or prepares documentation to support product/system delivery, including configuration and documentation verification. Participates and supports Material Review Boards (MRB) on assorted programs or projects as assigned. Dispositions discrepant materials as identified by internal departments or customers. Analyzes and reports on process performance with emphasis on critical to and cost of quality. Adheres to safety procedures. Maintains company quality documentation, including material, product and system acceptance test plans Responsible for coordinating assigned suppliers and verifying quality standards in accordance with established requirements, which includes, but is not limited to performing regular supplier audits to ensure compliance with regulatory standards and actively participating in strategic development based on quality control plans Serve as the liaison for assigned suppliers, suggest structural quality and process improvements, and collaborate with other engineers in a team environment Identifies technical problems with suppliers and assists with implementing Supplier Correction Action Reports (SCAR) Responsible for managing assign supplier scorecards, facilitating resolution of below standard scores and keeping Supply Chain informed of supplier scores   Quality Engineer I Works on projects of basic complexity under guidance and using little previously established bodies of knowledge. Prepares inspection plans based on drawing requirements, and compares manufacturing instructions per drawing requirements. Reviews and follows company processes related to assigned tasks, and presents completed tasks to assigned program Quality Engineer. Participates in Configuration Control Board (CCB) and Engineering Review Board (ERB), and closes out assigned actions. Participates in design reviews and prepares Inspection Plans (IPs) for program QE review. Reviews and updates Discrepancy Material Reports (DMRs) based on assigned actions.   Quality Engineer II Works on projects of medium complexity using previously established bodies of knowledge. Assists in definition of inspection tooling using knowledge of GD&T and inspection tooling/gauging concepts. Leads root cause analysis efforts and subsequently is responsible for developing and implementing robust effective corrective/preventative action plans. Perform as chair-person for Material Review Board (MRB) on assigned programs or projects. Manages assigned DMRs to ensure forms are complete prior to closure. Provides technical guidance to level I Quality Engineers and other QA staff. Supports and may participate on Configuration Control Board (CCB) and Engineering Review Board (ERB). Determines proper quality codes to assign in ERP system based on contract/ design requirements.   Quality Engineer III Works on projects of advanced complexity with little or no previously established bodies of   knowledge. Is a top level contributor providing technical quality leadership and guidance on complex projects. Leads root cause analysis efforts and subsequently is responsible for developing and implementing robust effective corrective/preventative action plans. Perform as chair-person for Material Review Board (MRB) on assigned programs or projects. Manages assigned DMRs to ensure forms are complete prior to closure. Assists in the development of managerial, financial and technical proposal volumes. Is voting member on Configuration Control Board (CCB) and Engineering Review Board (ERB). Designs and/or helps define inspection tooling using expertise in GD&T and inspection tooling/gauging concepts. Leads process improvement initiatives within quality and manufacturing. Provide technical guidance to level I-II Quality Engineers and other QA staff. Determines proper quality codes to assign in ERP system based on contract/ design requirements.     Other Job Functions Other duties may be assigned   SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:   None   KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:   Strong verbal and written communications skills Strong Microsoft Office Suite tools Strong relentless root cause analysis skills Must be a self-directed professional Must have related operations experience Ability to analyze data, measurements, and other information to reach accurate conclusions. Ability to think analytically and produce accurate analysis, while applying good judgment to conduct assigned responsibilities accurately and effectively. Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary Ability to adhere to workplace rules Proficient in MS Office. Proficient in root cause, corrective and preventive action programs. Knowledge of and ability to apply Statistical Process Control (SPC), Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T), Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), DOE Ability to read and interpret design drawings, schematics and military specifications Ability to close open actions and meet deadlines assigned   Additional Desirable Qualifications: ASQ Quality Engineer certification Familiarity and exposure to AS9100 and ISO systems Experience in a manufacturing environment Knowledge of gauging methodology and metrology Working understanding of assembly methods, fixtures, tooling, and fabrication methods Experience in Quality Assurance within the aerospace industry Manufacturing engineering experience. Demonstrated skills in statistical analysis, process control, and SPC development. Experience with composites Strong project management skills. Six Sigma certification   Experience and Skills:   EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Each successive level of Quality Engineer builds on the identified education and experience listed for the previous level(s) Quality Engineer.    Quality Engineer I Bachelors degree in Engineering, Manufacturing or equivalent experience.  1-3 years experience as Q.E. in manufacturing. Experience with quality systems ISO 9001 and SAE AS9100.   Quality Engineer II Bachelors degree in Engineering, Manufacturing or equivalent experience. 3-6 years experience as a Quality Engineer in a manufacturing environment. Experience with quality systems ISO 9001 and SAE AS9100   Quality Engineer III Bachelors degree in Engineering, Manufacturing or equivalent experience. 6-10+ years experience as a Quality Engineer in a manufacturing environment. Experience with quality systems ISO 9001 and SAE AS9100   WORK ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Office and manufacturing environment Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key, phones) Ability to lift up to 25 pounds May be exposed to possible shop hazards including high noise level, high pressure equipment, chemicals, and shop traffic. Infrequent travel may be required.         Additional Information:   Job Level:    Mid Career (2+ years) Number of Openings:    1 Years of Experience:    At least 3 Years Level of Education:    BA/BS Starting Date :    ASAP  
Kratos Defense Sacramento, CA, USA
Dec 07, 2018
Full time
Job Description:   Performs spray, wipe, or brush applications to aircraft parts, assemblies and interior or exterior surfaces of aircraft components.   ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Exercising a complete knowledge of surface preparations, material application procedures and techniques, tools, equipment, applicable specifications, and safety regulations, where it is required to hold exacting tolerances, working to blueprint requirements or engineering directions; utilizes blueprints to determine masked off areas, stay out areas, materials, and reference documents; prepares and utilizes test panels to ascertain material thickness. Sets-up equipment used in the application of materials applied to the surfaces of individual parts of varied sizes up to and including a completed article; position parts/article in predetermined locations in relation to the robotic unit, connects cables and hoses, selects the proper program for the work to be performed and enters the predetermined information into the computer, mixes material to be applied and maintains material level in paint pots Performs rework, modifications and touch up of the level of difficulty of the operations described above. Performs surface preparation by cleaning, stripping, sanding, masking and similar operations. Identifies surface imperfections and makes corrections using approved procedures. Applies aerodynamic fillers to seams or voids and builds up surfaces to conform to aircraft configurations. Uses precision measuring equipment and shop mathematics to determine material thickness. Operates air and airless painting equipment as required. Moves, positions and stores such equipment as portable air mover ventilators or exhaust units, safety lights, ladders, scaffolding, etc. Maintains and stores spray guns, pressure pots, hoses, respirators and other similar safety devices. Maintains "good housekeeping" as necessary. Places parts and assemblies in drying ovens and monitors temperature and time requirements. Checks material expiration dates and viscosities, and mixes materials as required. Files, recountersinks, trims, burrs and operates such equipment as power sanders as required. May be required to operate a computer workstation. Applies Decals and or stencils as needed   Other Job Functions Other duties may be assigned   SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:   None  KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: Experience with precision measuring equipment and shop mathematics. Experience with drying ovens and monitors temperature and time requirements. Experience with expiration dates and viscosities, and mixes materials as required. Experience with files, countersinks, drills, cutters, and burrs and operates such equipment as power sanders as required. Experience operating a computer workstation. Must be knowledgeable in the use of process specifications. Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary Ability to adhere to workplace rules Ability to effectively communicate professionally in writing or verbally with all levels of personnel Experience and Skills:   EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Must possess a Final Secret clearance, with an investigation within the last 5 years. Must possess certifications as required. May be required to obtain a Special Program Access prior to start. Requires high school education or equivalent. WORK ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Office and/or manufacturing  environment Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time Ability to lift up to 35 pounds Standing, walking, and occasionally sitting. Exposed to noise and hazardous chemicals. Must use respirator when spraying primers and paints. Requires pre-employment physical exam to certify ability to use respirator. May work extended hours and/or weekends. Additional Information:   Job Level:    Mid Career (2+ years) Number of Openings:    1 Years of Experience:    At least 1 Year Level of Education:    High School/GED Starting Date :    ASAP  
$16.00 - $30.00 hourly
Kratos Defense Sacramento, CA, United States
Dec 07, 2018
Full time
Job Description:   The Product Assurance Specialist assists Quality Engineers with the design, development, and execution of quality assurance and control systems.  Ensures end item deliverable products meet all customer/agency quality and functional requirements. This position will have responsibilities and assignments locally at CEi Sacramento and on CONUS or OCONUS deployment sites.   ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Assists Quality Engineering with participating in design reviews, preparing inspection plans based on drawing requirements, and comparing manufacturing instructions per drawing requirements Assists Quality Engineering with reviewing and approving Manufacturing Order's (MO's) to prepare for release Assists Quality Engineering with developing solutions to prevent and/or resolve product and manufacturing process non-conformances Assists Quality Engineering with validating First Articles Perform process surveillance activity on product non-conformances throughout their lifecycle Monitor and provide visibility into the overall effectiveness and operation of the quality management system, and take actions to resolve issues when needed Participates in or leads continuous improvement projects to eliminate scrap and reduce rework operations Participates in or leads root cause analysis and implementation of corrective action for process related concerns Supports the Quality Inspectors ensuring products and processes comply with the relevant requirements of the quality management system Assist Quality Engineering with reviewing and/or preparing documentation to support product/system delivery, including configuration and documentation verification Assists Quality Engineering with reviewing and updating Discrepancy Material Reports (DMRs) based on assigned actions May participate and support Material Review Boards (MRB) on assigned programs or projects Assists Quality Engineering with dispositioning discrepant materials as identified by internal departments or customers Assists Quality Engineering with determining proper quality codes to assign in ERP system based on contract/ design requirements Assists Quality Engineering with work transfer planning and the gathering of required quality documentation Ensures the safety and efficacy of all manufacturing and/or maintenance operations on systems or components in accordance with manufacturer's and/or customer requirements. Determines acceptability and proper configuration of aircraft or other complex systems by performing routine and required validations in accordance with applicable procedures and guidelines prior to customer delivery Responsible for system delivery activities which include hardware end item acceptance with customer and or Government agencies Witnesses product acceptance testing Creates end item acceptance reports and assures proper deliverable documentation packages are present (e.g. log book)  In Support of Field Operations (when using CEi owned assets): Assist deployment lead with identifying proper infrastructure/assets are available to support field activities including aircraft maintenance and flight operations Assists with all pre-flight activities and confirms pre-flight readiness Participates in post mission/operations debriefs Assists in failure analysis activities, as required Monitors accuracy of maintenance logs, aircraft logs and all quality records Attends Operational Readiness Review meetings Ensures personnel are trained on critical (e.g. munitions, ordinance) pre-flight and post-maintenance inspections Assists in coordination of transfer/shipment of customer/Government properties, as required SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:   Inspects/Validates work performed by others KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:    Proficient with the use of a computer, including the ability to enter and retrieve information Excellent organizational and communication skills, both verbal and written Ability to work both independently and as part of a team Ability to multi-task and adjust to changing work priorities Possesses or able to obtain US Passport/VISA. Holds or able to obtain US Government security clearance Additional requirements/desired skills: FAA aircraft inspection certification FAA Aircraft & Power Plant License or, equivalent positions/responsibilities with time-in-service in US Military. Experience with machining and composites manufacturing Quality experience in DoD or aerospace industry Knowledge and experience with AS9100 and/or ISO 9001:2008 Experience with Government problem reporting systems Experience with Government logistical support command/systems Experience using Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) Familiar with IPC standards America Welding Society/Certified Welding Inspector   Experience and Skills:   EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High School Diploma or Equivalent experience A minimum of 10 years of diversified maintenance and or inspection experience as an Aircraft and Power plant mechanic on fixed or rotary wing aircraft WORK ENVIROMENT / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to perform and or supervise all activities normally found in aircraft maintenance and aircraft flight facilities Must be able to travel domestically and internationally May work extended hours or weekends, including deployments which may require prolonged stays for up to 3 weeks Additional Information:   Job Level:    Mid Career (2+ years) Number of Openings:    2 Years of Experience:    More than 10 Years Level of Education:    High School/GED Starting Date :    ASAP Angelica Rodriguez Team C
Kratos Defense Sacramento, CA, USA
Dec 07, 2018
Temp to Perm
Job Description: The Production Control is responsible for the movement of materials, tools, and relevant documents throughout the manufacturing floor to support on-time completion of work within each production department.    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: At the request of the Planning Department, distributes work center dispatches and prioritizes work on the manufacturing floor. Moves parts, tools, and manufacturing travelers from material control to work center(s).  Assists planning, locating lost and/or missing paperwork Expedites manufacturing travelers, tools, and materials on the manufacturing floor, coordinating with Planning, Material Control, and Manufacturing. Supports supervisors by filling shortages, DMRs, and/or MCOs. Works with Quality on on-hold status items,  communicates to planning. Supports Property Administrators, as required, to handle scrap materials after DMR disposition. Maintains frequent, constant communication with planning to understand what items require expedite. Is responsible to be knowledgeable on contract deliverable dates and to use this knowledge to ensure manufacturing work in progress gets prioritized correctly. Responsible for mitigating production "line stop" situations, wherever possible. Reviews daily shipping report to understand daily, weekly, monthly requirements for contracts that are shipping during current financial period. Understands and abides by all QMS procedures. Ensures all tools are calibrated & validated, on-time from job creation to put away Other related duties as assigned. May be required to obtain fork lift operator certification Attends production status meeting each week and takes action on items that need to be monitored on production floor. Maintains a clean work area ensuring strict adherence to the 5S Standards. May attend program meetings, as needed. Looks for safety concerns and when identified, reports them to supervisor. Manages plan review cart and brings travelers ready for plan review to Planners Reviews shortages on jobs in SU status at each work center and fills shortages. Attends daily manufacturing meetings and reports out on selected dispatches Identifies process deficiencies and reports to supervisor. Identifies part discrepancies and reports to supervisor with recommendations for correction. Assist supervisors in getting material unissued from jobs due to Discrepanet Material Report disposition May be required to create/assist with written work instructions Communicates with shipping/receiving and quality on priorities for manufacturing Obtain Fork lift certification, and Forklift trainer certification in order to train other team members Works under minimal supervision. Mentors and trains Production Control I-II. Understands and is knowledgeable enough about company procedures to support the maintenance of the Production Control departmental work instructions. Performs safety inspections and reports any issues to the Production Planning Supervisor. Assists Property Administrators and Inventory Analysts with audits, as required. Assists Property Administrators, as needed, to perform shipping functions related to GFM plant clearance approved dispositions. Monitors and statuses travelers that are >5 days behind schedule and reports impact to management   KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:    Must be able to demonstrate accurate, basic math skills. Must be able to demonstrate basic computer skills. Fork lift Certification required Is trained and is proficient with ERP functions. Ability to identify process deficiencies. Ability to identify part discrepancies and make recommendations for correction. Intermediate to Advanced computer skills with the ability to navigate around files, with Advanced Excel skills. Basic Hazardous Materials training preferred. Sustain certifications of Manufacturing or Production Control I-II Ability to distinguish the differences and ensure proper process is followed for RMA and RTV processing. Must handle Government and Customer property appropriately, per our QMS documentation. Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards. Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors. Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary. Ability to adhere to workplace rules. Ability to effectively communicate professionally in writing or verbally with all levels of personnel.   Experience and Skills:   Requires high school education or equivalent. Preferably 6+ years related experience in a Manufacturing/Production Control. May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship).    WORK ENVIROMENT / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: While performing the duties of this job the employee may regularly be required to stand, walk, climb, stoop, kneel, bend or crouch and use material handling equipment. The employee may frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds unassisted Must be able to work in uncontrolled climate conditions.  Possibility of exposure to noise, dust and hazardous chemicals. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. May work extended hours or weekends.     Additional Information:   Job Level:    Mid Career (2+ years) Number of Openings:    1 Years of Experience:    More than 5 Years Level of Education:    High School/GED Starting Date :    ASAP Team C Angelica Rodriguez
Kratos Defense Sacramento, CA, USA
Dec 07, 2018
Full time
Job Description: With precision in execution and meticulous attention to detail, performs inspections at various stages of assembly and manufacturing, including first article, in-process, and final inspections, of complex machined/molded parts for conformance to specifications. Maintains accurate records..   ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Mechanical Inspector ALL The duties and responsibilities listed below apply to all levels of Mechanical Inspector.  Each level of Mechanical Inspector has additional duties and responsibilities as listed. Prepare required inspection documentation such as written descriptions of inspection results including deviations from engineering specifications. Generate Discrepant Material Reports (DMR), process materials / items into and out of hold areas.  Verifies remediation actions completed per DMR instructions. Perform Quality transactions in various systems:  ERP (Cincom), DMR Log, Continuous Improvement Action Log. Cooperate with and support Engineering and Manufacturing efforts. Maintain a clean work area ensuring strict adherence to the 5S Standards. Comply with established safety directives. Familiar with CEis Quality Management System requirements and follow procedures as applicable to Mechanical Inspector responsibilities. Communicate in English, both written and verbal. Work well as an individual contributor as well as in a team environment. Maintain accurate time keeping.   Mechanical Inspector I Work with complex inspection plans, mechanical drawings and electrical drawings. Use of common gages and measurement instruments for inspection purposes. Perform AQL sampling and procedures. Specific skills and responsibilities for this level include: Performing basic math calculations.            Operating Inspection Tools.        Demonstrating an understanding of CEis Quality policies and standards. Adhering to and following a wide variety of internal procedures. The ability to read, understand and create/update required documentation.   Mechanical Inspector II Perform critical quality-testing activities on projects covering mechanical installations and hardware testing. Perform First Article (FA) inspection to validate product requirements with little to no assistance. Apply established inspection procedures and recommend changes to inspection formats and procedures to improve quality process. Inspect complex machined and molded tools, fixtures, and parts using advanced measuring and layout instruments and equipment and visual and mechanical inspection methods. Present hardware and documentation for source inspection review to customer and/or government representatives. Assist in the training of other personnel as required. Perform or assist with internal QMS audits. Read and understand supplier performance data. Operate the manual CMM. Perform calibration process.   Additional Desired Skills for Inspector II CWI Weld inspection Certification/ NDT Experience   Experience and Skills: Mechanical Inspector I One to two years related experience. Demonstrated ability to accurately use common inspection instruments. High school education or equivalent. Must be able to understand & follow CEis Quality processes and procedures. Must be able to demonstrate accurate basic math skills. Working knowledge of MS Office software with the ability to navigate around files. Ability to learn ERP system and input accurate transactions. Exceptional organizational and communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize multiple assignments. May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship).  Mechanical Inspector II Two to four years related experience. Works under minimal supervision. Understands the use of common gages and measurement instruments. Proficient in surface plate tools and techniques. Previous application of quality tools including CMM, open set-ups, and a variety of hand inspection tools to ensure parts conform to all drawing requirements and specifications. Experience working with QMS, AQL, Mil, aerospace and other industry specifications. Proficient MS Word and MS Excel. Basic understanding of GD&T. Must be able to research traceability and construct data packages. Must understand calibration systems and traceability to standards.    WORK ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: May work extended hours or weekends as business needs. Office and manufacturing environment.              Possibility of exposure to noise and hazardous chemicals. Standing on a hard surface, walking, some lifting (not over 50 lbs).       Additional Information:   Job Level:    Mid Career (2+ years) Number of Openings:    2 Years of Experience:    At least 3 Years Level of Education:    High School/GED Starting Date :    ASAP  
Kratos Defense Sacramento, CA, USA
Dec 07, 2018
Temp to Perm
  Job Description:   The PAA Specialist will anodize aluminum parts through a phosphoric acid anodizing process and alodining of parts as required.  ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Performs a variety of tasks, which requires knowledge of metal coating, materials, tools, and equipment. Operates PAA Room related equipment such as oven, pressure washer, spray booth, spray gun and crane. Prepares primes and racks parts for processing. Processes parts through phosphoric acid anodizing, alodining, primer and paint operation. Handles, applies, stores and disposes of work related chemicals. May work from verbal instructions. Inspects finished products for conformance to specification. Understands chemicals used in processes. Complies with all safety directives. Complies with all environmental regulations and environmental reporting requirements. Must use a respirator when spraying primers and paints. Maintains a clean work area and ensures adherence to the 5S Standards. Assists with other work assignments and/or may work in other departments as needed. Fills out travelers and maintains PAA log book, Spray Booth log book and records. Fills and test tanks for appropriate concentration. Bonds & Cuts Test Coupons for Pull Test. Provides technical direction related to anodizing, alodining and primer processes. Assists manufacturing engineering with the development of new techniques. Provides specific recommendations for equipment maintenance. Responsible for completeness & accuracy of log books and adherence to regulatory requirements.  Other Job Functions Other duties may be assigned SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:   None KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:    Assists co-workers within the department as required. Assists outside department personnel per Supervisor/Operations Managers request. Ability to interferace professionally withregulatory authorities as required. Communicates in English both written and verbal. Must be able to demonstrate accurate basic math skills. Must be able to demonstrate good attention to detail resulting in the production of high quality parts. Must be able to demonstrate the ability to use hand tools. Must be able to demonstrate the accurate use of a tape measure. Precise measuring experience is a plus. Material coating background a plus. Documentation – skills in reading and writing various forms of documentation Ability to operate equipment used within the department Ability to read and follow processes and procedures. Ability to understand and follow CEis Quality System Adherence to all Safety and Government imposed regulations Experienced in trouble shooting and resolving problems. Ability to support manufacturing engineers with new techniques. May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship).  Experience and Skills:   EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Requires high school education or equivalent. Preferably 5 years + hands on experience in PAA and alodining processing. WORK ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Standing, walking, and occasionally sitting. Loading and pushing parts rack. Occasionally lifts and carries heavy objects, up to 50 pounds. Exposed to noise and hazardous chemicals May work extended hours and/or weekends. Is required to work in PAA Room which requires incumbent to wear respirator equipment.   Additional Information:   Job Level:    Mid Career (2+ years) Number of Openings:    1 Years of Experience:    More than 5 Years Level of Education:    High School/GED Starting Date :    ASAP
Kratos Defense Roseville, CA, USA
Dec 07, 2018
Full time
Job Description:   Requires an active U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level, and able to maintain. Requires U.S. Citizenship. Under direction of the lead structures engineer and/or the chief engineer, perform structural sizing and layout for a new tactical unmanned composite aircraft. Assignments will require experience with detailed analysis procedures, loads development, FEM analysis, PATRAN, layout sizing, structural integrity evaluations, composite materials allowable development, aeroelastic and dynamic evaluations, and weight control. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Manages effort and time within the budget and schedule provided for the task. Understands customer requirements and prepares designs in accordance with customer and derived requirements. Prepares formal, controlled engineering documentation (i.e. drawings, specifications, parts lists, interface control documents, test procedures, etc.). Prepares and presents design review material in support of technical interchange meetings with suppliers and external/internal customers. Ensures customer satisfaction in relation to projects. Supports system testing, trouble shooting, and problem resolution. Supports flight testing, data reduction, analysis, and reporting. Prepares test plans and reports. Follows safety precautions. Ensures that the work area and equipment are kept clean. Complies with established QMS procedures   Mechanical/Structures Engineer III Acts as the Lead Mechanical/Structures Engineer per procedure for very complex projects as assigned by Manager that affect multiple systems, involve several suppliers/teaming partners, and require frequent customer interface. Acts as Test Director for Mechanical/Structures sub-assemblies and assemblies when necessary. Prepares and presents design review and technical interchange material to customers. Reports progress in meeting customer requirements periodically. Mentors Level I-II Mechanical/Structures Engineers. Provides direction and oversight, both technically and programmatically, to Mechanical/Structures Engineers. Provides interface to other engineering design and development disciplines, ensuring that Mechanical/Structures requirements are addressed and satisfied during overall system integration. Supports business development efforts both in preparation of quotes and proposals as well as sales efforts. Monitors and reports on customer satisfaction in relation to projects.   Mechanical/Structures Engineer IV Acts as the Lead Mechanical/Structures Engineer per procedure for very complex projects as assigned by Manager that affect multiple systems, involve several suppliers/teaming partners, and require frequent customer interface. Acts as Test Director when necessary. Prepares and presents design review material in support of technical interchange meetings with suppliers and external/internal customers. Plans projects and executes to the plan with attention to detail. Provides direction and oversight, both technically and programmatically, to Mechanical/Structures Engineers. Provides interface to other engineering design and development disciplines, ensuring that Mechanical/Structures requirements are addressed and satisfied during overall system integration. Manages the engineering teams effort and time within the budget and schedule provided for the task. Reports project status periodically (actual budget/schedule vs. proposed budget/schedule). Reports progress in meeting customer requirements periodically. Mentors Level I-III Mechanical/Structures Engineers. Experience and Skills:   Strength engineering experience in the Aerospace or Defense industry is required. Proficiency with classical stress analysis techniques and finite element modeling for both loads and strength is required 2-3 years minimum experience with both Patran and Nastran is required. Experience with ANSYS or Abaqus may be substituted for 2 of the three years. Experience with Composite Materials modeling and analysis is strongly preferred Experience with structural test design and finite element model correlation is strongly preferred. Familiarity with CATIA V5 Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary Ability to adhere to workplace rules Ability to travel as necessary to perform job duties Ability to effectively communicate professionally in writing or verbally with all levels of personnel Demonstrated passion for customer satisfaction. Mechanical/Structures Engineer III Requires BS degree in Engineering ( Mechanical or Aeronautical preferred ). 6 + years related experience in related engineering discipline. Additional Desirable Skills: 3+ years experience in a structural analysis engineering classification   Mechanical/Structures Engineer IV Requires BS degree in Engineering ( Mechanical/Structures Engineering preferred ). 11 + years related experience in related engineering discipline Additional Desirable Skills: 6+ years experience in a structural analysis engineering classification WORK ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Office and manufacturing environment Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key, phones) Ability to lift up to 25 pounds Frequent outside contact with customers and suppliers. May travel to support new business development and customer maintenance. May work extended hours or weekends and travel occasionally. Requires an active U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level, and able to maintain. Requires U.S. Citizenship. Additional Information:   Job Level:    Mid Career (2+ years) Number of Openings:    1 Years of Experience:    More than 5 Years Level of Education:    BA/BS Starting Date :    ASAP  
Kratos Defense
Dec 07, 2018
Part time
Job Description: *Active Clearance Required* The Financial Analyst supports Program Management in coordinating and managing financial planning and control activities in accordance with the Companys Earned Value Management System (EVMS) and contract requirements, including analysis of weekly and monthly actual costs incurred against budgeted, variance analysis, estimates to complete, and preparation of Management Review Packages. The Financial Analyst I/II are focused on data analysis and input.  The Financial Analyst III (Program FA) works directly with Program Management and is focused on assisting Programs in forecasting, understanding Program Financial variances and providing solution alternatives.  ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Financial Analyst ALL The duties and responsibilities listed below apply to all levels of Financial Analyst. Each level of Financial Analyst has additional duties and responsibilities listed. Assists in the management and reconciliation of customer contracts for billings, revenue recognition, funding, and percentage complete. Supports the accounts receivable function to insure timely collection of outstanding billings.  May assist in the support of audits of program billings. Assists in the preparation and entry of monthly cost of sales. Evaluates cost and schedule performance on assigned program/projects Supports other financial audits as required. Prepares ad hoc analyses.   Financial Analyst II Monitors, collects and reports costs on customer contracts and internal projects. Maintains, manages and reconciles customer contracts for billings, revenue recognition, funding, and percentage complete. Prepares and enters monthly cost of sales entries. Prepares Monthly program financial analysis reports which include:  Program/project financial status; Performance to budget with variance analysis; estimate to complete; estimate at complete; and anticipated net operating incomes. May consult with Program and Cost Account Managers to develop variance reports/correction actions. Maintains and ensures the accuracy of Budget and Estimate to complete data bases. Maintains and ensures the accuracy of actual cost collected. Prepares and maintains all month end, program related general ledger account reconciliations.   Program Financial Analyst (Financial Analyst III) Establishes, monitors, and evaluates EVMS policies, methods, operating procedures and practices as well as organizational compliance and performance. Works with Program Management to develop revenue recognition methodology on contract items, forecasts, baselines, schedules, contract logs, baseline change requests, and variance analysis. Presents with analysis monthly program financial results. Participates in program reviews with internal staff and/or external customers. Coordinates and advises program management, functional managers, control account managers and executive management on EVMS principles. Works closely with IPTs and program team to provide financial support. Prepares and presents EVMS and financial reports and recommendations to management. Works with all departments to provide financial analysis and guidance on any and all new projects. Consults with Program and Cost Account Managers to develop variance analysis and corrective actions associated with earned value management reporting. Coordinates with Contracts, Program Management and finance to monitor contract value change, funding, and issues of work authorization. Improves program cost reporting (internal & external), budgeting, and cost collection processes and systems. Reconciles inconsistencies between cost reporting data and EVMS results. Provides budgetary and forecast inputs related to revenue and margin projections to corporate planning. Ensures integrity of data reported between all systems:  CINCOM, COBRA, and budget systems. Maintains Financial Policies and Procedures. Develops justification, reviews, and approves monthly revenue recognition   Other Job Functions Other duties as assigned   SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:   None   Experience and Skills:   EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Financial Analyst ALL The education and experience listed below apply to and build upon all successive levels of Financial Analyst.   Financial Analyst I Bachelors Degree in Business, Accounting or Finance. Basic understanding of financial functions associated Cost Reporting, Estimating, Cost Management, and Operating Plan/Forecast preparation. Strong computer skills in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word Financial Analyst II 3 – 5 years experience with cost reporting and data analysis. Working knowledge and experience with all financial functions including Cost Reporting, Estimating, Cost Management, and Operating Plan/Forecast preparation. Training in and exposure to Earned Value Management (EVMS). Knowledge of all contract types:  CPFF, CPA/IF, FFP, FPI, T&M & IDIQ. Proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint, Word and MS Project. May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship).      Financial Analyst III (Program Financial Analyst ) 5-7 years work experience with Financial Analysis, Earned Value Management Systems experience may be required depending on position. Strong working knowledge and experience with all financial functions including Cost Reporting, Estimating, Cost Management, and Operating Plan/Forecast preparation. Working knowledge of Earned Value Management (EVMS), including CPR (formats1-5) and CFSR reporting may be required.   WORK ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:   Primarily office environment: desk, telephone, keyboard/mousing/writing and interface with internal personnel. Routine sitting and use of computer/telephone/copier equipment, some walking and reaching, active listening and thinking. While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, hold, grasp, type, talk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  May work extended hours or weekends, especially around Month End and Fiscal Year End closing cycle. Office and/or manufacturing environment. Some local travel may be required.       Additional Information:   Job Level:    Mid Career (2+ years) Number of Openings:    1 Years of Experience:    More than 5 Years Level of Education:    BA/BS Starting Date :    ASAP
Kratos Defense Roseville, CA, USA
Dec 07, 2018
Full time
Job Description: The Program Manager works programs of varying complexity with a focus on cost, schedule performance, and business growth on assigned program. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: This is an entry to mid-level position in Program Management Defines program/project objectives, creates and maintains program plan/schedule, and directly manages program budget to meet established company and customer objectives Issues project instructions and controls changes to project scope and designs in compliance with established quality system. Ensures that the program/project team achieves objectives for scheduling, engineering, quality, and cost control. Breaks work down into manageable tasks required to meet the objectives of the program/project and customer, which includes the assigning and/or directing the work of others. Ensures satisfaction of all contractual and Statement of Work (SOW) requirements. Establishes a risk management program, and ensures all risks are mitigated. Reports program status and performance, as required by contract or management. Interfaces with the customer and other company personnel on technical, production, and procurement issues. Coordinates the cost estimates (labor & material) associated with out of scope activities or future work. Responsible for managing root cause analysis efforts on nonconforming product for assigned projects; troubleshoots problems with production and takes corrective action. Keeps customers informed of program schedules and status. Compiles, stores, and retrieves production data, using computer. Coordinates and leads meetings as required to plan and communicate all aspects of assigned projects. Works with other internal departments to develop a resource allocation plan. Establishes the earned value baseline. Establishes and monitors program metrics. Grows existing programs to increase revenues. Monitors program performance, formulates and takes corrective actions to mitigate deviations to the program plans and alert management of potential problems when necessary. Coordinates with multiple major contractors and/or Government user. Supports subcontractor development efforts, including delivery management. Works within the company to ensure program quality assurance performance. Manages the integration and testing of hardware and software. Works with other internal programs and program managers to help develop a mutual resource allocation plan. Works with contracts personnel to identify out of scope activities and ensure contract deliverables are met. Oversees the receipt, assembly, test, and quality of deliverable hardware to customers. Follows safety precautions. Ensures that the work area and equipment are kept clean. Communicates and represents the Company professionally with all levels of internal and external personnel. Other Job Functions Other duties may be assigned SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:   May have supervisory responsibility for support staff as assigned. Directly manages matrixed, cross-functional program team consisting of engineering, manufacturing, contracts, procurement, quality, administrative, and other departments assigned to designated programs.  Works in collaboration with functional management to support interviewing, planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding, coaching and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems for personnel on assigned programs.  KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:    Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary Ability to adhere to workplace rules and procedures Understanding of and experience working with FAR/DFAR and Contract requirements A high degree of innovation and creativity. Strong problem solving skills Excellent customer relationship development and management skills Demonstrated ability to influence cross-functionally to meet program/project requirements. Demonstrated strong communication and presentation skills. Proven track record in a high variety, low volume manufacturing environment. Knowledge of the marketplace and customer needs, objectives and expectations. Ability to provide effective direction, leadership and team building. Demonstrated abilities to plan, prioritize and delegate work assignments. Skills and abilities to provide technical and administrative guidance for activities in defined scope of responsibilities. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of management and individual contributors. Ability to develop program strategy and goals in alignment with overall company objectives. Solid presentation skills and the ability to communicate, influence, and gain commitment of stakeholders. Ability to work well in a team, and to shine as an individual. Ability to travel to various locations, both domestic and international.  May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship) including meeting all DD254 requirements when applicable.   Desirable Skills: Working knowledge of ISO9001/AS9100 requirements. Demonstrated leadership in a complex development environment. Familiarity with contract provisions applicable to contracts and subcontracts. Strong working knowledge of business financial systems / processes. Leadership experience in the aerospace industry. Earned Value Management (EVM) experience Extensive knowledge of CEi product lines, policies, and procedures. Hands-on skills in the areas of desktop computer applications (MSOffice), proposal development, and the opportunity management process. Experience and Skills:   EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: : Bachelors degree in Engineering or Business Program Management Professional Certification Detailed understanding of doing business with the US Govt and DoD customer especially with aerial target systems or flight operations 3-5 years Program Management experience, ideally in support of Department of Defense contracts In lieu of a the educational requirements, a minimum of 10 years directly related Program Manager experience in support of DoD contracts may be considered. WORK ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Office environment Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key, phones) Ability to lift up to 25 pounds May require frequent travel:domestic and/or international   Additional Information:   Job Level:    Mid Career (2+ years) Number of Openings:    1 Years of Experience:    At least 3 Years Level of Education:    BA/BS Starting Date :    ASAP    
Kratos Defense Roseville, CA, USA
Dec 07, 2018
Full time
Job Description:   The Pricing Manager leads, plans, schedules, and oversees all cost estimating aspects of proposal efforts for multiple concurrent business opportunities.  The Pricing Manager ensures proper planning and managing of all cost estimating efforts to meet proposal deadlines.   ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Translates organizational objectives into actions and goals for cost estimating teams Safeguards company assets by ensuring policy and contract compliance. Identifies, develops and creates opportunities for internal process and system improvements in order to maximize accuracy and efficiency in the estimating process and final work product. Provides recommendations on complex proposal issues and matters relating to cost estimating. Responds to RFP releases and other calls for cost estimating; interacts with capture management teams to ensure cost estimate inputs meet all RFP requirements; prepares and assists in submission of proposals to include RFP review and compliance, outlining, and follow-through on compliant/timely proposal submission. Manages cost estimating resource activities during proposal phase and post-submittal activities. Involved in customer requirements definitions and reviews before, during, and after the proposal process, as needed. Works closely across all functions to establish and maintain cost estimating processes, procedures and tools; defines cost estimating requirements for subcontract solicitations and internal estimates as well as prepares cost proposals utilizing elements of cost provided by other departments. Assists Proposal/Capture Manager in the activities associated with the Development of internal Statements of Work and work packages for inter-department Basis of Estimates (BOEs) on assigned proposal efforts; assigns resources to manage research and data collection efforts to fully define customers requirements. Supervises, trains, motivates, and evaluates direct reports.  Manages cost estimating staff including, but not limited to, work assignments, oversight and performance evaluations and assessments and strives to develop future cost estimating leadership and bench strength; assists in selection of teaming partners and negotiation of project work aligned to each individuals areas of expertise and workload. Leads or participates in kick-off meetings; oversees teams effort through the estimating process; oversees cost estimate reviews;; and follows through on compliant/timely proposal submissions. Ensures cost estimates are executed in accordance with CEi policies, sound business practices and DoD regulations. Assists in determining negotiation/presentation strategies. Fosters ethical conduct, practices, and personal integrity throughout CEi to ensure we gain and retain customers in a highly competitive environment. Excels in communications, both written and verbal. Other Job Functions Other duties may be assigned SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:   Supervises cost estimating and pricing department staff.    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:    Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors with all levels of management Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary Ability to adhere to workplace rules Experience with MS Office Suite and Pro-Pricer. Knowledge of the Department of Defense Budget Process Procurement, TINA, FAR, Subcontracting Cost/Pricing analysis, Government contracts and/or Government Accounting Parametric Cost Estimating Techniques, Earned Value Management principals, manufacturing requirements planning, Government contracting, business/proposal strategies, program management best practices, programs policies and procedures, negotiation,  financial analysis and planning. Strong project management/team leader skills and experience. Ability to direct resources, status tasks, and manage work to meet required quality and deadline objectives. Solid presentation skills and the ability to communicate with; influence; and gain commitment of Programs, Business Development, and Functional Management team members. Must be extremely detail oriented with the ability to analyze and interpret data, applying sound judgement and best practices to work assigned. May be required to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Experience and Skills:   EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: B.S. Degree in Engineering, Business Administration or equivalent experience.  MBA or Technical Program Management preferred. Seven or more years of experience in estimating, cost accounting, risk identification and management, interpretation of customer needs, managing competing priorities, , material and labor quoting, staff and skill mix allocation, project management planning, tracking, and adjustment. WORK ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Office environment Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key, phones) Ability to lift up to 15 pounds May work extended hours and weekends Ability to analyze and interpret various forms of information and data accurately. Additional Information:   Job Level:    Management Number of Openings:    Years of Experience:    Level of Education:    BA/BS Starting Date :    ASAP  
Kratos Defense Roseville, CA, USA
Dec 07, 2018
Full time
Job Description: Requires an active U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level, and able to maintain. Requires U.S. Citizenship. Works Mechanical/Structures design and development projects and provides solutions to difficult engineering problems. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: The duties and responsibilities listed below apply to all levels of Mechanical/Structures Engineers.  Each level of Mechanical/Structures Engineer has additional duties and responsibilities listed. Manages effort and time within the budget and schedule provided for the task. Understands customer requirements and prepares designs in accordance with customer and derived requirements. Prepares formal, controlled engineering documentation (i.e. drawings, specifications, parts lists, interface control documents, test procedures, etc.). Prepares and presents design review material in support of technical interchange meetings with suppliers and external/internal customers. Ensures customer satisfaction in relation to projects. Supports system testing, trouble shooting, and problem resolution.  Supports flight testing, data reduction, analysis, and reporting.  Prepares test plans and reports. Follows safety precautions. Ensures that the work area and equipment are kept clean. Complies with established QMS procedures.   Mechanical/Structures Engineer I Acts as the Lead Mechanical/Structures Engineer per procedure for simple projects as assigned by Manager and/or Technical Lead.   Mechanical/Structures Engineer II Acts as the Lead Mechanical/Structures Engineer per procedure for more complex projects as assigned by Manager and/or Technical Lead. Acts as Test Director for Mechanical/Structures sub-assemblies and assemblies when necessary. Mentors Level I Mechanical/Structures Engineers. Supports business development efforts both in preparation of quotes and proposals as well as sales efforts. Prepares and presents design review and technical interchange material to customers. Other Job Functions (all levels) Other duties may be assigned SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:   None  KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED (all levels):      Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary Ability to adhere to workplace rules Ability to travel as necessary to perform job duties Ability to effectively communicate professionally in writing or verbally with all levels of personnel Demonstrated passion for customer satisfaction.           Experience and Skills:   Each successive level of Mechanical/Structures Engineer builds on the identified education and experience listed for the previous level(s) of Mechanical/Structures Engineer .    Mechanical/Structures Engineer I Requires BS degree in Engineering (Mechanical/Structures Engineering preferred). Relevant experience and/or coursework preferred. May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship).    Additional Desirable Skills: Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally to meet program requirements.   Mechanical/Structures Engineer II Requires BS degree in Engineering (Mechanical/Structures Engineering preferred). 3 + years related experience in related engineering discipline.   WORK ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Office and manufacturing environment Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key, phones) Ability to lift up to 25 pounds Frequent outside contact with customers and suppliers. May travel to support new business development and customer maintenance. May work extended hours or weekends and travel occasionally. Requires an active U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level, and able to maintain. Requires U.S. Citizenship.       Additional Information:   Job Level:    Mid Career (2+ years) Number of Openings:    1 Years of Experience:    At least 3 Years Level of Education:    BA/BS Starting Date :    ASAP  
Kratos Defense Sacramento, CA, USA
Dec 07, 2018
Full time
Job Description:   GENERAL JOB SUMMARY: Perform troubleshooting on electronic equipment down to the component level.  ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: AET ALL The duties and responsibilities listed below apply to all levels of AET.  Each level of AET has additional proficiencies with the duties and responsibilities listed. Fabricates, assembles, installs, repairs, modifies, tests, operates and troubleshoots avionics/electrical modules, components, and wire harnesses. Installs wires and electrical components into electrical assemblies per engineering drawings and specifications. Tests and performs fault isolation of components. Responsible for failure determination of electronics/avionic boxes. Responsible to inspect aircraft assembly work and ensure product and workmanship meets quality specifications. Checks drawings, travelers, and part kits for accuracy and advises of deficiencies. Tests aircraft instruments and systems, such as automatic flight controls, inertial navigation, and compass systems. Uses a variety of electrical measuring and diagnostic equipment. Will perform complete testing using manufacturing manuals, schematics and drawings Presents innovative ideas to improve manufacturing process. Follows FOD (foreign object prevention) practices. Complied with established QMS and Safety procedures and directives. : AET I Works under close supervision.   AET II Works under limited supervision. May act as delegated authority in supervisors absence. Capabale of leading Engine Test Run with minimal supervision. Routinely meets or exceeds published standards for assigned tasks.   Other Job Functions Other duties may be assigned   SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:   None.    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:    Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary Ability to adhere to workplace rules Must have hands-on experience as a Avionics Technician Strong decision making abilities. Strong isolation & troubleshooting skills Must be able to demonstrate accurate basic math skills. Must be able to read schematics and drawings Demonstrates proficiency at electronic assembly, soldering, crimping, splicing, harness fabrication, and control panel building Must be able to test & isolate failures to components Must be able to install components.   Kratos UAS, based in Sacramento, CA, designs and delivers advanced defense, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats, inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels. Experience and Skills:   EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: The education and experience listed below apply to all levels of AET.  Each successive level of AET has additional proficiencies with the education and experience listed. AET I Requires high school education or equivalent. 2-5 years of aviation/aircraft and/or aircraft maintenance experience.   AET II 5+ years of aviation/aircraft and/or aircraft maintenance experience and all skills listed above.   WORK ENVIROMENT / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Standing, walking, bending, reaching and working from slightly elevated surface on a regular basis Manipulating materials and tools. Use of hand tools Occasionally lifts and carries heavy objects  Must be able to lift 50 pounds May work extended hours or weekends Possibility of exposure to noise and hazardous chemicals Additional Information:   Job Level:    Mid Career (2+ years) Number of Openings:    2 Years of Experience:    At least 3 Years Level of Education:    High School/GED Starting Date :    ASAP