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Spirit AeroSystems Defense Supplier Manufacturing 3 in Wichita, Kansas


Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers. With headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit operates sites in the U.S., U.K., France and Malaysia. The company's core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components for the world's premier aircraft. Spirit AeroSystems focuses on affordable, innovative composite and aluminum manufacturing solutions to support customers around the globe.


Key Responsibilities:

· Monitors supplier performance, compliance and regulatory aspects between company and third-party manufacturers including relationship management, delivery issues, product development, technical issues, schedule conflicts, assisting with root cause on quality issues, supplier discovery evaluation and recommendation.

· Provides suppliers with the proper information and acts as liaison between company and suppliers to ensure communication and quality product delivery on time.

· Identifies potential new suppliers and evaluates, capacity, capability manufacturing processes, financial stability of new suppliers.

· Creates and implements documents in excel including macros, tables, charts, graphs, and data analytics.

· Ability to work in a rapid paced team environment is essential, along with being able to work independently.

· Successful candidate will have training in CATIA V5 and be proficient in model-based definition (MBD) analysis.

· Knowledge of OEM engineering drafting/modeling standards, specifications, planning, as well as dimensions and tolerances plus Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) proficiency.

· Determine acceptable material substitutions based on review of applicable specifications and engineering.

· Ability to interpret and explain model-based definition requirements as well as non-CATIA generated drawings.

· It is desirable to have the candidate possess a detailed understanding of aircraft structures including design for fit, form and function; basic load path understanding.

· Problem solving and analysis skills required to work with suppliers/partners in quality, details manufacturing, and assemblies operations/manufacturing to determine instances where engineering change is necessary or beneficial to solve producibility problems.


Preferred Qualifications:

· Manufacturing or Supply Chain experience preferred.

· Aerospace manufacturing or Aerospace industry knowledge.

· BA degree with 6-9 years of relevant experience or MA degree with 4-7 years of experience.

· Proficient in excel and data analytic programs to create charts, graphs, formulas, and other data entry methodologies.

· Root Cause and Corrective Action training, methodology understanding and practical application proficiency.

· Enterprise software working proficiency (Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software from SAP Corporation)

· Dimensions and tolerancing plus Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) Proficiency

· Process specifications and material specifications comprehension.

· Parts measurement and inspection experience.

· Experience with Defense Customer requirements and specifications.

· Self-Managed, Self-Motivated, Responsible and Dependable.

· Requires minimal oversight while maintaining ability to meet demands.

· High proficiency for problem identification and requirements for resolution.

Spirit AeroSystems is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.