BAE Systems Industrial Engineering Manager in Norfolk, Virginia

Job Description

BAE Systems Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, a World-wide leading defense contractor. BAE Systems Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, maintains, and supports defense systems products and services. BAE Systems Inc. also provides products and services to commercial interests in the aerospace, security, transportation and shipping & shipbuilding industries.

This position is located within the Ship Repair Business Unit of BAE Systems., Inc., Platforms & Services Sector. The position will be based in Norfolk VA, but will involve 50% travel to all BAE Systems Ship Repair operating sites:

  • BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Norfolk VA

  • BAE Systems Jacksonville Ship Repair, Jacksonville FL

  • BAE Systems Mobile Ship Repair, Mobile FL

  • BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego CA

  • BAE Systems Hawaii Ship Repair, Pearl Harbor HI

This position applies the principles and practices of industrial engineering to ship maintenance, repair, overhaul and conversion operations in large, complex and fully-facilitized shipyards. The position will be responsible to the Vice president of Operations, the Director of Business Transformation, and to the five shipyard General Managers for the streamlining of shipyard material receipt, handling, transportation, fabrication, repair, production, installation and test processes, across all phases of ship maintenance periods, including work on ships in both a waterborne state and in a drydock state.

This position requires the analysis of sequence of operations and work flow, and process re-design/re-development to improve efficiencies in plant operations, production facilities and equipment layouts. The position will employ analytical and empirical methods for efficient and/or optimal utilization of production facilities and personnel. The successful candidate will conduct studies pertaining to cost control, cost reduction, inventory control, and production record systems. The successful candidate will develop and deliver training programs concerning proposed operational changes associated with process improvement and efficiency. Where applicable, the employee will assist the Director of Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) in establishing accident prevention measures.

This position also requires strong communication, interpersonal and presentation skills, including the ability to constructively engage, brief and influence senior shipyard personnel, including but not limited to general managers and directors. The objective of such engagements is to achieve approvals and commitments to incorporate recommended operational improvements. The position also requires the ability to constructively work with line managers to implement, guide and monitor effectiveness of approved recommendations.

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 8 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

Experience requirements:

  • Minimum eight (8) years directly involved in the practice of industrial engineering

Educational requirements:

  • Accredited Bachelor s degree in Industrial Engineering (B.S.I.E.)

Physical environment:

  • Working in industrial conditions such as factories, fabrication facilities, assembly lines, workshops, storage buildings, service buildings

  • Working in a marine industrial environment, including waterborne shipboard conditions and ships located in graving, floating or marine railway drydocks.

  • All industrial areas contain typical industrial hazards such as high energy systems (electrical power, compressed gases), suspended/swinging loads, obstructions, industrial chemicals, fire hazards, etc. Applicant agrees to comply with all BAE Systems safety requirements to ensure employee safety in such an environment.

  • Applicant must be capable of walking in and around shipyard facilities, up/down building staircases, and shipboard environments to include ladders, mast work, passageways, confined spaces, tanks and associated staging.

  • Applicant may also be required to perform desk-oriented tasks and office work such as receipt, generation and delivery of electronic correspondence, employee administration, compilation/analysis of data and metrics, and preparation of briefings. Accordingly, this activity requires repetitive movement of hands and fingers.

Preferred Skills and Education

Additional desirable qualifications for this position include some or all of the following:

  • Advanced graduate study in industrial engineering, operations management, business management, systems management, or statistics

  • Professional engineering certification or license in industrial engineering

  • Lean/6-Sigma certification

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services

BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. Platforms & Services designs, develops, produces, supports, maintains, modernizes and upgrades armored combat vehicles, wheeled vehicles, naval guns, surface ship combatants, commercial vessels, missile launchers, artillery systems, military ordnance, and protective wear and armor. Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

Industrial Engineering Manager


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