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Aircraft Development Configuration Manager SME

Nagoya, Aichi Direct Job ID: 1810086439



1. Title: 
The SME is responsible for supporting the aircraft development, certification activities and production preparation focusing on configuration control and change management. 

He/She shall be able to capture current process gaps and points of improvement, proposing changes. It is part of the roll to integrate several teams in order to promote improvements and coach the related persons.
2. Reports to:
Director of Process, Tools and Configuration Management group

3. Work Location:
The primary work location will be in Nagoya, Japan. Business trips to required sites all over the world (mainly the US and Europe) may be requested, including Seattle, Moses Lake where part of engineering tasks (Seattle) and intensive flight tests (Moses Lake) are carried out. 

4. Scope of Work:

  1. The SME will work as engineering specialist for Aircraft Configuration Management. Will be responsible for integrating the process and tools in this area as well as conduct operational activities delivering and controlling line aircraft configurations.
  2. Deeply understand configuration and change management processes and tools (Considering their relationship with JCAB agreements, company development plan assumptions, conservative approach, company processes heritage, etc). Establish the optimized approach for the current processes and tools in use.
  3. Promote multi-disciplinary team discussions involving current focal points and users in order to define improvement, fixes and deliverables. All these actions plans shall be harmonized and agreed by involved persons and then, execution plan shall be built.
  4. Promote continuous monitoring and improvement on configuration control and change management activities
  5. Promote engineering teams training and readiness (PR Tool, Type Design control, Change Management, Configuration Control, etc)

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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

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