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 Roseville, CA, USA
Aug 06, 2019
Full time
Job Description: Provides logistics and sustaining engineering support for aerial target systems.  Interfaces with Program Management and key customers with respect to Engineering Change Proposals, Depot Level Source of Repair, supply support, support equipment, test equipment, technical data, computer resources support, facilities, packaging, handling, storage, transportation, design interface, and training/training support.  Overall goal of the individual is to ensure the system is affordable (lowest life cycle cost), operable, supported, and sustained through proactive execution of assigned duties.   ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Logistics Engineer ALL The duties and responsibilities listed below apply to all levels of Logistics Engineer.  Each higher level of Logistics Engineer has additional duties and responsibilities listed. Leads, evaluates and provides recommendations to Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) and  Engineering Change Notice (ECN) activities.  Insures CLS activities are properly considered and addressed. Develops and processes ECP documentation. Contributes to the implementation of ECNs Supports implementation of CLS activities for approved ECPs. Supports development / update of training material for new/existing platforms. Supports development / update of Technical Manuals / Technical Orders for new/existing platforms. Supports CLS Time and Material CLINs (e.g., out-of-warranty repair) as required. Participates in beyond economic repair evaluation of components. Generates program related correspondence and briefing material. Supports program reviews and meetings. Fosters ethical conduct, practices, and personal integrity throughout CEi to ensure CEis ability to attract and retain customers in a highly competitive environment. Travels to field operations locations to provide guidance and support as required. Travels to new customer locations to provide support as required. May support Contractor-Inventory Control Point (C-ICP), Contractor Supported Weapon System, and Department of Defense Air Logistics Center(s) item management functions.  Logistics Engineer I   Works closely with engineering personnel during Engineering Change Request (ECR) process to develop Engineering Change Proposals. Gathers required data and analysis from applicable sources (subject matter experts, program history, etc.) to substantiate ECP and other logistics documentation or analysis as required. Assist manufacturing engineers in BER decision making. Performs screening of new design and replacement components using HAYSTACK and WEBFLIS. Logistics Engineer II             In addition to the Logistics Engineer level I duties: Performs supportability analysis tasks to include assembling, analyzing, writing and reviewing documentation used in the Life Cycle Support of the system design. Analyzes life-cycle maintenance and support requirements for all levels of maintenance. Reviews field support requirements, identifies shortfalls, and recommends solutions. Participates in provisioning analysis to support development of initial spares and follow-on spares quantity recommendations for new/existing platforms. Develops performance metrics and support efforts involving one or more of the following disciplines: Maintenance Tasks, Provisioning, Technical Documentation, Training and Supply Chain Management. Interfaces and facilitates cross-functional engineering teams to analyze and recommend supportability, maintainability, improvements  or recommended changes to maintenance doctrine. Reviews component specifications and identifies suitable alternate parts.  Logistics Engineer III In addition to Logistics Engineer level I and II duties:   Provides recommendations to statements of work  and supports negotiations and implementation of Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) contracts. Evaluates hardware and software changes to identify the impact to life cycle and logistics support for a system. Provides recommendations to Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) activities to ensure that CLS activities are properly incorporated to include cost estimates and implementation planning.  Other Job Functions Regular outside contact – Customers and logistics support personnel as needed.  Travel required. May be responsible for a portion of the program budget.  Accurately charges time spent on jobs.  Erroneous decisions or recommendations or failure to complete assignments may result in serious delays to assigned projects with considerable expenditure of time, human resources, and funds jeopardizing future business activity.  SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:   None   Experience and Skills:   Each successive level of Logistics Engineer builds on the identified typical qualifications listed for previous level(s) Logistics Engineer. Logistics Engineer I A.A. or B.S. Degree in Engineering, Manufacturing/Operations, required, and 2-4 years of related engineering experience, preferred. Ability to interface with a staff of cross-functional personnel. Demonstrated abilities to plan and prioritize work assignments. Interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of management and individual contributors. Proficient with MS Office and adept with database applications.  Ability to work well in a team, and to shine as an individual. Superior organization and communication skills are critical. Ability to travel with short notice. May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship).  Possess or able to obtain US Passport. Working knowledge of DoD maintenance levels and supply processes.  Logistics Engineer II B.S. Degree in Engineering, Manufacturing/Operations, required, and 5-8 years of related engineering experience, preferred. Experience/knowledge/understanding of the  ILS planning elements Logistics Engineer III B.S. Degree in Engineering, Manufacturing/Operations, required; Masters Degree preferred; and 8+ years of related logistics engineering experience preferred. Knowledge of the marketplace and customer needs, objectives, and expectations.  Additional Desired Skills: Experience with government problem reporting systems. Previous experience in DOD Logistics Support Elements. Logistics support tools and Excel/Access databases. Equipment maintenance / repair process and procedures experience. Supply Chain and spare parts experience. MIL-PRF-49506, Logistics Management Information Specification knowledge. Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings. Experience in DoD Organizational or Intermediate Level maintenance or supply organizations. WORK ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Physical Tasks Light lifting and computer work. Travel – domestic and international as required.  Working Conditions May work extended hours or weekends.     Additional Information:   Job Level:    Mid Career (2+ years)  Number of Openings:    1  Years of Experience:     Level of Education:    BA/BS  Starting Date :    ASAP     Craig Hannon