Manager of Engineering

Job Description
Kaman Composites Vermont a division of Kaman Aerospace Group located in Bennington Vermont specializes in the design and manufacture of carbon fiber related products for the Aerospace, Imaging and Industrial fields. We have an opportunity for an experienced individual to join our team as the Manager of Engineering.

The selected individual will be part of the Senior Management Team and report directly to the Vice President and General Manager.

Job Summary: The individual will oversee the daily activities of the project engineering team and the design, development and program management of new and existing engineering projects.

• Oversees the daily activities of the engineering team including project engineers, engineering designers, engineering technicians, engineering interns and the document control specialist.
• Assigns engineering staff to design and build projects including all aspects of conceptualization, CAD modeling and design, structural analysis, drawing development, qualification process, bill of materials, bill of operations, compliance for test plan, development of manufacturing operational instructions, tool design and transition into production.
• Will have hands on project management responsibilities for more complex engineering projects.
• Interfaces directly with external customers through program management responsibilities and through technical support for the Business Development Team.
• Provides technical support to manufacturing to ensure that products are built and delivered to the company’s quality and regulatory standards for ISO 9001, AS9100 and NADCAP requirements.
• Supports bid proposals by providing estimates of manpower, time and resources for each project.
• Works with vendors to determine availability of different materials during the design phase and works with the Logistics Manager to ensure all needed materials are purchased in time to maintain quoted lead times.
• Models and creates drawings using 3D CAD (SolidWorks or Catia).
• Provides ongoing coaching to team members including the completion of annual performance appraisals and disciplinary action when appropriate.
• Identifies educational, training and cross training opportunities as part of the professional development of each engineering team member.
• Performs other duties in response to organizational needs and as assigned by manager.

Education: Must have achieved a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in the field of Mechanical, Aerospace, Composites or Material Science Engineering.

Experience: Must have ten years related work experience in an engineering field preferably in an aerospace manufacturing environment with a minimum of three years of supervisory experience directing the daily activities of others.

Skills/Abilities Essential to the Position:
? Analytical Thinking ? Decision Making ?Attention to Detail ?Supervisory/Leadership Skills
?Strategic Planning ? Strong Verbal/Written/Listening/Interpersonal Communication Skills ? Dependability ? PC Skills ?Time Management ?Problem Solving Skills ? Initiative ? Results Oriented ? Team Oriented ? Strong Customer Focus ?Ability to Manage Multiple Projects Concurrently with Changing Priorities

?Strong proficiency utilizing 3D CAD design systems ?Microsoft Office-Excel, Word, Outlook, Project
? Ability to read blueprints ? Program and Project Management ?Knowledge of ISO9000, AS9100, Nadcap and ITAR Requirements ? Understanding of specifications related to composites design and manufacturing in an autoclave processing environment ?Sales, estimating and costing experience beneficial

All positions at Kaman Aerospace Group require access to information or technology that is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) and other U.S. government security regulations. These laws do not permit access rights to non U. S. citizens or to other unauthorized individuals. Therefore, presently, all applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents (green card holders), and/or otherwise comply with ITAR requirements for access rights, to be considered for a position.


Kaman Composites Vermont Inc.

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