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Spirit AeroSystems Engineering First Level Manager 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 Accountabilities:

  • Manages experienced professionals (e.g. engineers, scientists, financial analysts) who exercise latitude and independence in their assignments

  • Often heads one or more sections or a small department

  • Interprets and administers policies, processes and procedures that may affect sections and subordinate work units

  • Assignments are defined in terms of activities and objectives

  • Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives

  • Interacts with internal personnel and outside representatives at various levels

  • Participates and presents at meetings with internal and external representatives

  • Interaction typically concerns resolution of operational and scheduling issues

  • Frequent interactions with the customer



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited Program

  • 5+ years’ experience in an engineering or technical role

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least two years of management and/or technical leadership experience in aerospace structures, design, or research and technology

  • Excellent interpersonal skills working cross functionally across teams

  • Analytical, demonstrated ability to deconstruct requirements and prioritize accordingly

  • Strong leadership skills & the ability to motivate and hold people accountable

  • Keen eye for details and a focus on continuous process improvement

  • Exceptional time management skills

    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.