FOD (Foreign Object Damage/Debris) Specialist (Top secret (Yankee White) clearance)

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FOD (Foreign Object Damage/Debris) Specialist (Top secret (Yankee White) clearance)

Patuxent River, Maryland Contract Job ID: 1910102807
Estimated Duration: 15 months


PDS Tech is seeking a Foreign Object Debris/Damage (FOD) Specialist in Patuxent River, MD
Top secret (Yankee White) clearance required.

Seeking an experienced, customer focused, self-motivated individual to join the team as an FOD Specialist.  The FOD Specialist will manage and direct a team of employees engaged in activities related to the management of tool cribs and tooling for manufacture and testing of aircraft.  The Tool & FOD Control Manager will also develop, implement, and enforce FOD prevention programs for the site.  This position requires a broad knowledge of company administration policies, procedures, practices and related manufacturing business concepts and their applications.  

Job responsibilities include the following:
  • Enforce and enhance company FOD and tool control processes and procedures at the FAFO site.
  • Plan and direct tool crib activities necessary to meet the goals of the department and company in accordance with established quality and safety standards.
  • Create a workplace environment where quality improvement tools are used effectively to achieve “world class “operations and enterprise excellence objectives.
  • Ensure applicable product quality, aviation/product safety, and workplace health and safety requirements imposed by customers, government oversight agencies, and company executive management are met.
  • Assess training requirements to ensure all direct reports receive appropriate training.
Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • 2+ years of prior experience in an aircraft maintenance, inventory control, or manufacturing operations environment.
  • Strong team building skills, preferably leading hourly bargaining unit associates.  Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain engaged and productive working relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks and responsibilities in a fast-paced environment.  Must be a self-starter who is resourceful and takes initiative.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively interface with all levels of the organization, suppliers, customers, and governmental oversight organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate orally, in writing and in group sessions as a member or leader.
  • Must be customer focused and a team player.
  • Must be enthusiastic with a positive outlook and possess a “can-do” work ethic.
  • Must demonstrated experience identifying and implementing continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Must possess general aviation knowledge.
  • Ability to effectively utilize common business computer software such as MS Office and PowerPoint.
 Desired Skills
  • Previous experience managing flight line tool cribs, tool / FOD control programs
  • Prior leadership experience
  • Previous aircraft manufacturing and/or maintenance experience especially rotary-wing aircraft
More Details

PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

PDS specializes in Engineering and IT arenas including Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Telecommunications, Automotive, and Energy just to name a few. Our reputation, track record, and years of continuous growth reflect the commitment to quality that our employees and clients experience first-hand. To find out more about PDS, please visit

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