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
Oct 22, 2019
Full time
  Job Tracking ID:   85347-286295 Location:    Sacramento, CA Job Type:   Temporary to Perm Date Updated:   June 25, 2019     Invite a friend             Job Description: GENERAL JOB SUMMARY: Performs a variety of tasks to support manufacturing including, but not limited to equipment fabrication, modification and/or repairs. May also be involved in building and facility fabrication, modification and/or maintenance.  ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Each successive level of Maintenance Technician builds on the identified typical qualifications listed for previous level(s). Performs and documents maintenance performed and all pertinent maintenance records. Constructs and repairs a variety of structures such as walls, doors/windows, stairs, roofs, bins, partitions and office equipment. Ability to perform MIG welding. Mixes and applies paints and other finishing coats to interior and exterior surfaces by means of brush, spray gun or roller. Knows and follows effective safety standards, practices and techniques pertaining to general maintenance and construction work.  Supports and exhibits the focus of zero defects as well as right-the-first-time approach. Performs lockout/tagout functions in accordance with safe practices and company procedures. Assists other maintenance personnel with daily activities. Maintains a clean work area and ensuring strict adherence to the 5S Standards. Complies with established QMS procedures. Follows safety procedures and protocols. Forklift certifiable. May drive between company locations as required. Must possess a valid drivers license of the appropriate class type. Tracks daily hours worked in timekeeping system accurately. May climb ladders and work on scissor lifts up to 35 ft. above ground level. Maintenance  Technician I Works under limited supervision. Maintenance Technician II Works under minimal supervision. Uses spreadsheets and databases to document maintenance performed and all pertinent maintenance records. Demonstrates effective troubleshooting skills and repairs on autoclaves, presses, CNC and various other types of production equipment using standard tools and test equipment. Maintenance Tech III Works very independently. Plans (including cost estimates), designs and installs electrical and mechanical systems for production equipment. Troubleshoots and performs minor program changes in various types of programmable logic controllers. Assists the Facilities Manager in planning and coordinating work. May provide training to lower-level Maintenance Technicians upon supervisors request/approval. 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. Experience and Skills: EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Each successive level of Maintenance Technicians builds on the identified typical qualifications listed for the previous level(s) Maintenance Technicians.  Maintenance Technician I Preferably 1-2 years of hands on experience in a facilities/maintenance role. Communicate in English both written and verbally. Must be able to demonstrate accurate basic math skills. Must be able to demonstrate the accurate use of a tape measure. Must be able to read and interpret drawings. Must be able to interpret and work from industry specifications. Basic computer skills with the ability to navigate around files. Requires high school education or equivalent. Must be able to meet the physical requirements of the position with or without a reasonable accommodation. Must possess valid California drivers license and clean DMV record. May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship).  Additional Desirable Skills : Molding experience Hydraulic press maintenance experience 480 3 phase electrical experience. Maintenance Technician II Preferably 3-5 years of hands on experience in a facilities/maintenance role. Demonstrated ability of Level II duties and responsibilities. Experience in 120Vsingle phase - 480 3 phase electrical. Maintenance  Technician  III Preferably 5+ years hands-on experience in composite manufacturing.  Must be able to troubleshoot and perform minor program changes in various types of programmable logic controllers. Demonstrated ability of Level III duties and responsibilities. May require Security Clearance WORK ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Standing, walking, lifting, bending, reaching, grasping, stooping, kneeling, climbing.  Working with a variety of hand tools, power tools and other related equipment.  Occasionally lifts and carries objects weighing up to 50lbs.  Works in non-temperature controlled environments. Works in confined spaces. May work from a variety of surfaces, level or unlevel when performing job duties. May work extended hours or weekends. Occasional exposure to noise, hazardous materials and dust. Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time. Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key, phones).  TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:  25-35% - May be required to and from vendor locations and other KUAS offices Additional Information:   Job Level:    Entry Level (less than 2 years) Number of Openings:    2 Years of Experience:    At least 1 Year Level of Education:    High School/GED Starting Date :    ASAP       Craig Hannon    
Kratos Defense Sacramento, CA, USA
Oct 22, 2019
Full time
Job Description:   To perform machining tasks as directed by their supervisor utilizing the CNC Vertical Milling Center (main responsibility), Bridgeport Mill, Engine Lathe and CNC Lathe as well as other Machine Shop support equipment (i.e. grinder, belt sander, cold saw, etc.).   ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: The duties and responsibilities listed below apply to all levels of CNC Machinists.  Each level of CNC Machinist has additional duties and responsibilities listed. Updates set-up and tooling sheets as required, maintaining the VMC logbook for shift turnover, documenting travelers and Discrepant Materials Report (DMR). Basic programming (G codes).  Supports and exhibits the focus of zero defects as well as right-the-first-time attitude. Inspects work utilizing basic inspection equipment (calipers, micrometers, depth gage, etc). Sets up and oversees Machine Operators as required during post machining runs. Provides suggestions or advice to maximize the efficiency of Machine Shop. Maintains a clean work area and ensures strict adherence to the 5S Standards. Accurately adjusts machine settings to complete tasks according to specifications. Uses various machine shop support equipment including Saws, Belt Sanders, Grinders, Overhead Cranes and Drill Press. Follows FOD (foreign object prevention) practices. Complies with established safety directives. Complies with established QMS procedures.   CNC Machinist I Works under limited supervision. Specific duties and responsibilities for this level include: Math Documentation Materials Knowledge Tooling/Molds Equipment Process Quality Safety CNC Machinist II Works under minimal supervision. Responsible for training less skilled CNC Machinists. Specific duties and responsibilities for this level include an intermediate level of: Math Documentation Materials Knowledge Tooling/Molds Equipment Process Quality Safety   CNC Machinist III Works very independently. Specific duties and responsibilities for this level include an advanced level of: Math Documentation Materials Knowledge Tooling/Molds Equipment Process Quality Safety   Other Job Functions Other duties may be assigned   SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:   None.    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:    Each successive level of CNC Machinist builds on the identified knowledge, skills and abilities listed for the previous level(s) CNC Machinists.  All 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   CNC Machinist I Knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures involving CNC machines. Knowledge of cutters and effective use of cutters for maximum efficiency. Must have their own basic hand tools required for meeting the duties and responsibilities of a machinist. Familiarity with lean manufacturing, and continuous improvement techniques beneficial. Ability to create, edit and save (familiarity with PC a must) various programs on an as needed basis.  Knowledge of the Fadal / Fanuc and HAAS controllers a plus. Ability to read and interpret drawings. Must be able to demonstrate accurate basic math skills. Ability to comprehend geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.                        CNC Machinist II Must be able to interpret and work from industry specifications. CNC Machinist III Ability to train and mentor level I and II CNC Machinists   Experience and Skills:   EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Each successive level of CNC Machinist builds on the identified education and experience listed for the previous level(s) CNC Machinists.    CNC Machinist I Requires high school education or equivalent. Preferably 2-3 years of hands on experience in a CNC Machine Shop.  Experience with aircraft machined parts a definite plus. Typical qualifications for this level include: Math - solid understanding of fractions and decimals. Documentation Materials Knowledge Tooling/Molds Equipment Process Quality Safety May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship).   CNC Machinist II Preferably 5+ years hands-on experience in a CNC Machine Shop.  Experience with aircraft machined parts a definite plus. Must be able to demonstrate accurate intermediate math skills. Typical qualifications for this level include an intermediate level of: Math – functional understanding and practical application of trigonometry Documentation Materials Knowledge Tooling/Molds Equipment Process Quality Safety CNC Machinist III Preferably 8+ years hands-on experience in composite manufacturing.  Experience with aircraft machined parts a definite plus. Proven experience handling and machining various composite materials. Proven experience handling and machining various honeycomb metal bond assemblies. Typical qualifications for this level include an advanced level of: Math – functional to advanced understanding and practical application of trigonometry Documentation Materials Knowledge Tooling/Molds Equipment Process Quality Safety WORK ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time Ability to lift up to 50 pounds Standing, walking, bending, reaching and working from slightly elevated surface.  Use hand tools.  Occasionally lifts and carries heavy objects.   Additional Information:   Job Level:    Mid Career (2+ years) Number of Openings:    1 Years of Experience:    At least 3 Years Level of Education:    High School/GED Starting Date :    ASAP     Craig Hannon
Kratos Defense Sacramento, CA, USA
Oct 21, 2019
Full time
Job Description:   The IPTM is responsible for: planning and execution of factory related non-recurring activities, resolving  constraints, identifying and correcting negative trends, managing financial performance (estimates, ETCs and labor performance), establishing and implementing corrective action plans, and interfacing with the customer community.     ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Interfaces with program manager(s) to establish, and document, production cost, quality and delivery requirements. Ensure production operation ETCs are accurately represented in CINCOM and company financial systems. Leads cross functional teams consisting of Planning, Manufacturing Engineering, Quality Engineering, Procurement, Manufacturing and Finance.  Estimates cost (labor & material) associated with non-recurring and recurring production to include out of scope activities. Serves as direct interface between Production Operations & Design Engineering for assigned programs Participates in initial design phase to ensure: Designs are delivered in accordance with approved program schedule Manufacturabilty of new designs and design revisions Design activity takes considers cost to manufacture    Identifies and corrects negative manufacturing performance trends. Drives continuous improvement initiatives to improve safety, quality, profitability, and on-time delivery. Leads employees assigned to the IPT in a marix organization structure.   Other Job Functions May manage aftermarket support/depot activities Coordinates and host customer visits to manufacturing facility Maintains constant communication with Program stakeholders Assists with P&L responsibility for assigned programs   SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:   None   KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:    Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards and company policy Ability to interact effectively with peers and leadership Ability to interact appropriately with the customer when required Ability to adhere to workplace policies and procedures Ability to effectively communicate professionally in writing or verbally with all levels of personnel Thorough understanding of ISO/AS9100 policies and procedures. Lean manufacturing, value stream mapping and pull production system experience. Ability to conduct meetings effectively Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functionally resources and meet program requirements. Demonstrated experience in financial forecasting and project performance management. Demonstrated ability to professionally interface with all levels of personnel including preparing and presenting executive level briefings and meeting materials   Experience and Skills:   EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors degree in Engineering, Business, or equivalent 10+ years directly related experience in Manufacturing, and/or Project Management.  Equivalent combination of directly related education and work experience may be considered. May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance (requires U.S. Citizenship).    WORK ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Office and or manufacturing environment May work extended hours or weekends   TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS May travel infrequently (5% - 10%)   Additional Information:   Job Level:    Management Number of Openings:    1 Years of Experience:    Level of Education:    BA/BS Starting Date :    ASAP   Craig Hannon
Kratos Defense Sacramento, CA, USA
Oct 11, 2019
Full time
Job Description:   The Inventory Clerk follows verbal instructions or reads work orders for movement, proper storage, release and delivery of materials, parts, components, and tooling to specific departments, as well as performs data entry into a material control database. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Inventory Clerk ALL The duties and responsibilities listed below apply to all levels of Inventory Clerks.  Each level of Inventory Clerk has additional duties and responsibilities listed. Stores and logs material within a storage facility using a forklift truck, hoist, or other material handling equipment. Releases and/or delivers materials, parts, components, tooling, etc. to production floor or departments as needed. Performs cycle counts and inventory audits. Enters receipt and issue of parts to jobs. Pulls, kits and expedites any material shortages. Responsible for cleaning work area and equipment. Follows all ISO and Safety procedures. Other duties and/or projects as assigned. Inventory Clerk II Works under general supervision. Researches and reconciles inventory discrepancies. Responsible for training less skilled Inventory Clerks. Works with the Quality department to resolve Material Control problems. Inventory Clerk III Works under minimal supervision. Responsible for training and providing e oversight of other inventory clerks. Responsible for specific functions within Material Control such as Government Property Control, Shelf Life Control, Tool Control, and Main Warehouse Control. Hazardous Materials Training Forklift Trainer Perform safety inspections and oversight support May be the delegated authority when department supervisor is on vacation or absent. Other Job Functions Other duties as assigned, Tracks daily hours worked in timekeeping system.  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 Ability to effectively communicate professionally in writing or verbally with all levels of personnel   Experience and Skills:   EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:   Each successive level of Inventory Clerk builds on the identified typical qualifications listed for the previous level(s) Inventory Clerk.                          Inventory Clerk I Preferably 1-3 years related experience in a Manufacturing Inventory control environment. Communicates professionally and effectively both written and verbally. Must be able to demonstrate accurate basic math skills. Requires high school education or equivalent. Must be able to demonstrate basic computer skills. Forklift / Order picker experience or ability to obtain forklift /order picker license.  Preferably have experience with MRP/ERP and Microsoft Office programs. Must be able to meet the physical requirements of the position including lifting up to 50 pounds, with or without a reasonable accommodation. May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship).  Inventory Clerk II Basic to Intermediate computer skills with the ability to navigate around files. Preferably 4+ years related experience in manufacturing inventory control Inventory Clerk III Intermediate to advanced computer skills with the ability to navigate around files. Preferably 6+ years related experience in manufacturing inventory control Basic Hazardous Materials Training preferred.   WORK ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Standing, walking, lifting and carrying up to 50lbs, reaching, using material handling equipment. May work extended hours and/or weekends. Ability to work in a non- temperature controlled environment.     Additional Information:   Job Level:    Mid Career (2+ years) Number of Openings:    2 Years of Experience:    At least 1 Year Level of Education:    High School/GED Starting Date :    ASAP     Craig Hannon