Project / Planning Manager
at Ronin Staffing

Date Posted: 12/7/2019

Job Description

Title: Project / Planning Manager
Location: Valencia, CA
Pay: $50-55/hr
Length: 1 year contract + possible extension
Job Summary:
The purpose of this position is to manage development programs through design, qualification and production launch.
  • Lead transition of prototype/limited rate production activity from one facility to another to position for manufacturing capabilities expansion and higher rate production.
  • Manages Development programs through production launch.
  • Lead transition of prototype/limited rate production activity from one facility to another to position for manufacturing capabilities expansion and higher rate production.
  • Manages customer facing projects and programs with an objective to bring issues to successful resolution and customer satisfaction. 
  • Directs overall performance on the program(s), assuring that the Cost/Scope/Schedule is met and resources necessary to achieve this constraint are appropriately identified and communicated.
  • Manages the customer relationship, maintaining customer satisfaction, yet assuring that scope is managed appropriately and contract changes are secured where appropriate.
  • Develops control systems and reports that accurately measure progress, identify potential problems in sufficient time for corrective action to be taken and ensures company contract commitments are met. 
  • Monitors overall performance during all phases of the program(s) and develops and implements corrective action and recovery plans as required.
  • Provides monthly program updates of current situation relating to contractual milestones and problem/high risk areas (e.g., technical, cost, and schedule).
  • Provides input and direction to the program teams in areas of customer concerns, changes in scope and risk assessment.
  • Holds program kick-off meetings establishing baselines for planned cost, design, configuration and schedule.
  • Leads team(s) in identifying, quantifying and mitigating risk.
  • Interfaces directly with Operations and Manufacturing to drive qualification units through manufacturing process. 
Requirements & Skills:
  • Requires 5+ years project engineering experience in a high-volume manufacturing environment or program management experience with a small to medium size commercial aerospace company
  • BS degree, preferably Mechanical or Electrical Engineering from an accredited university. 
  • Ability to exercise exceptional leadership and interpersonal skills is a must. 
  • An understanding of AS400 MRP System is highly preferred.  
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills are be proficient with Microsoft applications (i.e., MS Project, Word, and Excel). 
  • Certified Project / Program Management Training preferred (PgMP or PMP).
  • Experience with projects where production tooling (either composite parts or casted/machined metal parts) was developed or improved is desired.

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Founded in 1999 as a woman- and minority-owned IT staffing organization, Ronin Staffing has grown into a full-service staffing search firm that recruits and places qualified and quality candidates with expertise in a wide range of areas, including Engineering, Aerospace, Administration, Accounting/Financing, to name a few. We offer contract-only, contract-to-hire or direct-hire services to our clients and our contractors alike.

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