Associate Director, National Secure Manufacturing Center
Honeywell Aerospace - Kansas City, MO

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The Kansas City Plant is a U. S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration facility managed and operated by Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies (FM&T). Our primary business is to manufacture sophisticated mechanical, electronic and engineered-material components for our nation's defense system. Our goal is to seek innovative solutions that surpass our customers' expectations. To accomplish this, we research, develop and deploy some of the most advanced design and manufacturing technologies in use in the United States today. All positions at FM&T require U.S. citizenship and ability to obtain and maintain a government security clearance.

Honeywell FM&T is on the leading edge of supplying engineering and manufacturing expertise for our nation's defense and national security. This highly visible role will provide you with an opportunity to showcase your technical background and experience.

The Associate Director (AD) for the National Secure Manufacturing Center (NSMC) assists the Director in ensuring technical performance and delivery of programmatic commitments, preparing long-term budgets, and managing resources to meet future needs. The AD directs, administers, and coordinates the activities of the Center in accordance with policies, goals, and objectives established by the Director.


  • Provides delegated accountability to the Director and technical leadership for planning, collaboration, integration, Integrated Safety Management (ISM), and ESH&Q-compliant execution of NSMC programs and business lines. Specifically responsible for facilitating growth in National Security Missions.
  • Supports creation and communication of the strategic vision for NSMC missions and future growth, attraction of new missions, and delivery of exemplary mission support to ongoing and new NSMC mission activities; drives center program planning, prioritization, coordination, and integration for both short- and long-term planning horizons
  • Responsible for developing and advancing network relationships supporting government agency missions, including a focus on Intelligence Community (IC) missions.
  • Directs technology development in support of NSMC proposed innovations.
  • Maintains liaison and coordinates with representatives of government agencies, national laboratories, vendors, and contractors as required to ensure effective and necessary cooperation at all levels that result in combined professional effort in fulfilling the NSMC mission.
  • Assures safe, disciplined, cost-effective delivery of services NSMC customers. Designs and implements a project management approach to R&D and operations in accordance with the Director.
  • Develops new benchmarks for service delivery to continually drive down operations costs; leads initiatives to attract and retain premier scientists and application engineers; networks with DOE/DOD/IC officials and national/international leaders, and builds partnerships with universities, other DOE laboratories, and industry to achieve NSMC strategic vision.
  • Leads culture of scientific inquiry and technical inquisitiveness; fosters productive relationships among laboratory research programs, universities, and industry partners to transition to innovations to fieldable products and services.
  • Supports the Director in directing and overseeing the activities of the NSMC Mission Areas: Manufacturing Technology and Services, National Security, and Energy Security; oversees cognizant managers with stewardship responsibilities for NSMC growth, facilities, business services, and operations/infrastructure.
  • Accountable for project-level planning, risk identification, and performance measurement.
  • Directly supervises employees and performs other managerial responsibilities including interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Basic Qualifications
  • U.S. Citizenship (in order to obtain and maintain security clearance).
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, technical, scientific or appropriate business field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience working in the Intelligence Community in Program Management, Engineering, Science, Analysis, or appropriate business field.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience managing and developing people (including interviewing, hiring, training, developing and performance management).
  • Ability to travel up to 50%.
Additional Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in engineering, technical, scientific or appropriate business field.
  • Demonstrated technical excellence, a record of national impact and a compelling vision for the NSMC's role in National Security as it relates to nuclear stockpile stewardship and emerging threat responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated excellence in the leadership and management of a technical organization, and in developing increased government mission assignments and tasking. Success must include (1) experience in leading teams in executing a complex technical program, (2) building productive teams across organizational boundaries, (3) strategic and financial planning, (4) meeting milestones, and (5) record of commitment to sound business practices in security, safety, environment, human resources, diversity, and operations.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in communicating with staff, managers, and customers at all levels both internal and external to the Center and including demonstrated ability to deliver successful high-impact briefings to Government Agencies, DOE/HQ and review committees.
  • Working knowledge or experience in the coordination of multi-Laboratory programs with Los Alamos, Lawrence Livermore, and/or Sandia National Laboratories.
  • Working knowledge or experience in the coordination of multi-agency programs with the Department of Defense and intelligence community.
  • Experience in the DOE/NNSA environment.
  • Excellent leadership communication skills - written, verbal and presentation.
  • Experience reflective of influential role in a change management initiative.
  • Demonstrated history of ability to tactfully and confidently interact with as well as influence internal and external customers at all levels in the business and government.
  • Experience in union and non-union environments preferred.
  • Ability and willingness to relocate as needed.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to a diverse workforce.

Reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in 10 CFR 707.4 will be conducted by Honeywell FM&T. In addition, a background investigation by the Federal government will be required to obtain an access authorization prior to employment, and subsequent reinvestigations will be required. If the position is covered by the Counterintelligence Evaluation Program regulations at 10 CFR 709, successful completion of a counterintelligence evaluation may include a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination.

Additional Information:
Travel Percentage: 50%

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