A career with CAES is more than just a job; it is the pathway to a
Are you searching for a career with a company that offers
challenging, diverse projects and opportunities? Are you
looking for a position with a company that is growing and able to
offer long-term professional advancement? Searching for
a company that values a friendly work environment and that values
YOU? Then look no further!! Consider Cobham.
We are Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES), a
technologically advanced electronics company employing more than
3,600 talented makers, thinkers, innovators, and doers nationwide.
We build things that solve challenging problems from deep space to
the depths of the ocean. We serve customers in spanning defense,
aerospace, security, medical, and industrial markets.
Manage the materials transferred from Engineering to Production by
approving quantities, schedules and parts list to ensure timely and
complete ordering as well as receipt and issuance of production
material requirements; plan, review and develop production
procedures and personnel; use Enterprise-wide resource systems, such
as SAP to conduct resource planning; maintain reports to reflect
scheduling, methods, support performance and process procedures;
select, develop and evaluate personnel to ensure the efficient
operation of the function.
Essential Functions and Duties:
- Develop department goals and objectives, including
measurements consistent with company goals.
- Supervises, coordinates and performs a variety of
administrative staff work such as: scheduling, maintaining
records, responding to requests for information or services;
performing related administrative planning and research
activities; preparing correspondence, reports, statistical
information, developing policies, procedures and/or training
- Completes performance evaluations; may make hiring
recommendations, recommends disciplinary actions; approves
vacations and time off; prepares work schedules and assignments;
supervises the activities of assigned personnel; monitors
reports and records keeping activities filed by assigned
personnel for completeness, accuracy and adherence to policy and
procedures; instructs staff in departmental policies and
techniques and provides training.
- Provide status reports to upper management regarding output
- rchestrate timely purchase of materials for all Engineering
transferred products; participate in the planning of revenue,
products, resources and other business needs.
- Manage budget parameters and work within assigned headcount;
manage resources required by department such as material,
equipment and documentation; continuously seek ways to improve
to reduce cost and move forward.
- Review all pre-production WIP Master and communicate schedules
and work order releases; assist Responsible Engineers,
Mechanical Engineer and Program Managers and technicians
regarding all pre-production issues.
- Attend meetings as required and coordinate manufacturing
reviews of all first article units and coordinate first article
through manufacturing process.
- Participate in safety training and actively comply with safety
policies and practices.
- Ensure 5S is adhered to and sustained within work area.
- Coordinate, schedule and facilitate as applicable Lean/Six
Sigma activities for own work area as well as for other areas to
enhance cross-functional problems solving; utilize Company tool
champions as appropriate for more significant lean events.
- Develop, track and report visual metrics, including KPI’s for
area; react to metrics by identifying and solving problems,
making improvements and advancing process control.
- Develop and support teams that make suggestions, take
initiative and actively implement improvements.
- Collaborate in team meeting and activities, including SET team
support as appropriate.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Job Qualifications:
- Liaison between Engineering and Production for all
pre-production work orders.
(The following qualifications
can be acquired and demonstrated through experience, education
and/or vocational training as noted or as appropriate.)
Certifications and License Requirements:
- Ten (10) years of experience in production control,
materials, scheduling and/or manufacturing preferably with at a
minimum of five (5) years in supervisory/leadership role
overseeing the work of team/department/employees, including
hiring, training, performance evaluation, training, coaching and
mentoring; Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration,
Materials, Manufacturing or related field, a plus;
- Leadership Skills: knowledge of principles and practices of
leadership, supervision, training, coaching and mentoring;
- Communication skills: ability to receive messages by
telephone, in person, electronically and in writing; ask
questions and rephrase statements to clarify meaning; ability to
read, interpret and comprehend complex written and verbal
instructions as well as technical publications, i.e. safety
rules, operating and maintenance instruction and procedure
manuals, technical procedures or governmental regulations;
communicate across organizational levels; ability to write
routine reports and correspondence clearly and concisely;
ability to effectively present information and respond to
questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the
general public; ability to communicate with quality, integrity
and respect in a way that inspires others and encourages
innovation and possibilities;
- Math skills: ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in
all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions,
decimals, exponents, percentages, ratios, proportions,
frequency, ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to
draw interpret bar graphs,
- Analytical skills: review and compare data to identify
inconsistencies and determine priorities; ability to deal with
problems involving several concrete variables in standardized
situations; ability to interpret a variety of instructions
furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
- Computer skills: working in a networked environment
using a Windows and/or Windows like interface using Power Point,
Excel and Word software programs; working knowledge of
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system such as SAP.
- Time Management and Organizational skills: flexibility and
adaptability to changing priorities and assignments; ability to
- Excellence Behaviors: remain engaged, proactive
and positive even in tough circumstances; own assignments and be
fully accountable for their success; align actions, behaviors
and conversations to what matters most; problem solving;
analytical skills to review and compare data to identify
inconsistencies and determine priorities; flexibility and
adaptability to changing priorities and assignments; application
of judgments by recognizing unfamiliar situations and seeking
guidance and identifying and acting on situations requiring
immediate action; planning, organizing and managing time to
handle multiple assignments concurrently; ability to work in a
- Certified Production Inventory Control Manager (CPICM); or
- Certified Integrated Resource Manager (CIRM); or
- Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) – desirable.
- May be required to obtain and maintain security clearance,
which requires USA Citizenship
Founded in 1934 by aviation innovator Sir Alan Cobham, our values of
Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us to become a global
leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. It's the
insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective
future. Innovators like you!
If you are authorized to work in the United States, then we
encourage you to apply. We are unable to sponsor work
visas. U.S. Citizenship required for positions requiring a
Cobham is one of the world's leading companies engaged in the
development, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and
defense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Our clients and
partners trust Cobham to deliver the mission-critical technology
they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and
passion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empowering
culture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans
for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding,
exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.
Cobham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and
embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of
Cobham to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and
employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability,
protected veteran status, or genetic information. Cobham will
refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against,
employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose
their compensation or the compensation of other employees or
The EEO is the Law poster is available here
and the poster supplement is available here
The Pay Transparency Policy is available here
Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions is committed to working with
and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with
disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a
disability for any part of the employment process, please send an
e-mail to CAEScareers@cobham.com and let us
know the nature of your request and your contact information.