Support Technical Manager K
Boeing - Ellsworth AFB, SD

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Position will reside in Rapid City, South Dakota for work on Ellsworth AFB. Manages Contract Field Teams in support of maintenance and modification on military platforms at military installations. Manages employees performing technical or specialist activities within Product Support. Develops and executes project and process plans, implements policies and procedures and sets operational goals. Acquires resources for projects and processes, provides technical management of suppliers and leads process improvements. Develops and maintains relationships and partnerships with customers, stakeholders, peers, partners and direct reports. Provides oversight and approval of technical approaches, products and processes. Manages, develops and motivates employees.

Boeing Leadership Attributes

[ + ] Charts the Course
Starts with the customer ends with the customer. Translates strategy into actionable objectives and plans. Communicates clearly at one-on-one and group levels. Conveys sense of purpose and mission that motivates others. Maintains direction, balancing big-picture concern with day-to-day issues.
[ + ] Delivers Results
Keeps his/her promises. Does not rationalize shortfalls and is accountable. Demonstrates strong operational skills. Marshals the other Leadership Attributes in meeting commitments. Capitalizes on unanticipated opportunities and changing circumstances to meet commitments.
[ + ] Finds a Way
Continuously monitors customers and operations to spot issues. Faces reality and adjusts to keep commitments. Models confidence that sees change as opportunities. Uses Boeing complexity as leverage, not an excuse.
[ + ] Inspires Others
Energizes, excites, and motivates others. Creates and models a confident and winning atmosphere. Builds teams whose impact is far greater than the sum of their parts. Inspires in ways that are consistent with Boeing's values. Celebrates success and learns from disappointments. Creates an atmosphere where all see opportunities to stretch, take risks, create, contribute and learn.
[ + ] Lives the Boeing Values
Models, leads and is committed to the Boeing values, principles and business-conduct policies. Earns the trust and respect of all Boeing stakeholders. Ensures effective business, compliance and financial controls. Promotes integrity in all that we do. Demonstrates commitment to and takes advantage of diversity. Creates an environment of respect and inclusion. Does not use abusive or intimidating behavior. Bounds vigorous pursuit of individual and business objectives with overall interest and reputation of the company.
[ + ] Sets High Expectations
Sets high expectations rooted in ensuring competitiveness. Sets high expectations for him/herself first. Has courage to raise the bar continuously/routinely. Holds self and others accountable for continuous improvement. Communicates expectations directly, openly and effectively. Shows people and teams how to reach (acts as a coach).

Competencies

General
[ + ] Adaptability
Understands changes in own and fellow K level managers' work and situations; explains the logic or basis for change to employees and/or fellow first level managers; is seen as an expert first level management resource on information about changes affecting own and fellow first level managers' jobs. Treats changes and new situations as opportunities for learning or growth; focuses on the beneficial aspects of change; speaks positively about the change to fellow first level managers and external customers. Quickly modifies behavior to deal effectively with changes in the work environment; readily tries new approaches appropriate for new or changed situations; does not persist with ineffective behaviors.
[ + ] Building A Successful Team
Works with other K level managers to ensure the purpose and importance of the team are clarified (e.g., team has a clear charter or mission statement); guides the setting of specific and measurable team goals and objectives. Works with other K level managers to help clarify roles and responsibilities of team members; helps ensure that necessary steering, review, or support functions are in place. Works with other K level managers to make procedural or process suggestions for achieving team goals or performing team functions; provides necessary resources or helps to remove obstacles to team accomplishments. Listens to and fully involves others in team decisions and actions; values and uses individual differences and talents. Shares important or relevant information with other K level managers and the team. Adheres to the team's expectations and guidelines; fulfills team responsibilities; demonstrates personal commitment to the team.
[ + ] Building Positive Relationship
Consistently and proactively builds effective working relationships with employees, peers (e.g., fellow first-level managers) and customers. Solicits and provides information to clarify situations. Seeks and expands on original ideas, enhances others? ideas, and contributes own ideas about the issues at hand pertaining to the workgroup. Places higher priority on workgroup goals than on own goals. Gains agreement from partners and peers to support ideas or take partnership-oriented action; uses sound rationale to explain value of actions. Establishes good interpersonal relationships by helping people feel valued, appreciated, and included in discussions.
[ + ] Communication
Consistently and proactively clarifies purpose and importance; stresses major points; follows a logical sequence. Consistently keeps the audience thoroughly engaged through use of techniques such as analogies, illustrations, humor, an appealing style, body language, and voice inflection; consistently frames the message in line with audience experience, background, and expectations; uses terms, examples, and analogies that are meaningful to the audience. Consistently seeks input from audience; checks understanding; presents message in different ways to enhance understanding. Uses syntax, pace, volume, diction, and mechanics appropriate to the media being used. Attends to both direct and indirect messages from others; correctly interprets messages and responds appropriately. Advises fellow K level managers and other internal employees in effective communication techniques
[ + ] Customer Focus
Provides K level direction for making customers and their needs a primary focus of direct report's job activities and actions; considers how work group's decisions/actions/plans will affect customers; actively seeks information to understand customers' circumstances, problems, expectations, and needs; presents project level information to middle and/or senior level managers to build their understanding of issues and capabilities as they relate to customer needs; considers how project level decisions/actions/plans will affect customers; responds quickly to meet significant customer needs and resolve problems; provides K level leadership on monitoring and evaluating customer concerns, issues, and satisfaction and to anticipate customer needs; implements and monitors customer feedback systems to gauge customer satisfaction and makes adjustments to service as indicated by feedback.
[ + ] Driving for Business Results
Identifies and sets performance goals for workgroup, project or process; works tenaciously toward and derives satisfaction from achieving stretch goals related to positive business results; remains self-disciplined; measures progress and evaluates results; reprioritizes as appropriate; prevents irrelevant issues or distractions from interfering with timely completion of important tasks.
[ + ] Managing Conflict
As a K level manager, establishes a clear and compelling rationale for resolving the conflict and communicates the rationale to all involved parties. Collects information from relevant sources to gain a complete understanding the conflict. Objectively views the conflict from all sides. Stays focused on resolving the conflict and avoids personal issues and attacks. Presents and seeks potential solutions or positive courses of action. Takes positive action to resolve the conflict in a way that addresses the issue, dissipates the conflict, and maintains the relationship. Summarizes to ensure that all are aware of agreements and required actions.
[ + ] Project Management
Oversees execution of project schedules developed by others. Provides K level management direction to direct reports in the management of project schedules that may require interfacing with multi-regional or international activities. Provides guidance to direct reports in identifying project resource requirements and aids in integration of multi project elements into a single collective overall project plan. Ensures collaboration of direct reports with others on the tasks assigned. Maintains communication with direct reports, fellow K level managers, and others to identify and resolve any issues and ensure the successful completion of the project.
Technical
[ + ] Equipment Modification Program
General knowledge of the processes associated with modification programs (e.g., Aircraft system upgrade, Avionics software upgrade, Aircraft fuselage modification, USAF TCTO's, USA MWO's, USN TD, passenger to freighter modification, Boeing Service Bulletins) and the general flow of a typical modification program to support data gathering.
[ + ] Retrofit/Repair Mod & Maint
General knowledge of several processes and activities associated with the development of modification documents and associated drawings that define the procedures, special engineering, special tooling, retrofit kit packaging, independent work packages and material requirements for accomplishment of inspections, modifications, improvement changes, and repairs of delivered products. Demonstrates general comprehension of several support activities related to heavy, periodic, depot maintenance and major modifications to include aircraft conversions, interior reconfigurations, and other major retrofit activities.

Basic Qualifications For Consideration

Are you willing to travel at least 25% of the time as required?

Do you have maintenance, modification or repair experience as a lead or manager?

Do you have program/project integration experience?

Do you have experience discussing difficult issues with internal and external customers?

Typical Education/Experience

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