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Company Description

Aurora Flight Sciences is an aeronautics research firm. It manufactures unmanned systems and aerospace vehicles. The company is a subsidiary of Boeing, which mainly specializes in designing and constructing special-purpose aerial vehicles. Aurora Flight Sciences features piloted aircraft, unmanned aircraft systems, and aerostructure products to aircraft companies. The firm plans and develops aerospace vehicles for military and commercial applications. John S. Langford III founded Aurora Flight Sciences in 1989, and its headquarter is located in Manassas, Virginia, United States. The firm currently employs more than 800 employees and operates in more than 5 locations; Cambridge, Massachusetts, Bridgeport, West Virginia, and Mississippi. Aurora Flight Sciences provides paid vacations, healthcare benefits, and other perks to its employees.

Job Description

Management of individuals who have overlapping responsibilities in the following areas:* Support of our manufacturing facilities by review, processing and archival of production documentation associated with fabricated articles to ensure compliance to engineering definitions. Track and maintain lists of customer and industry specifications used by program, and their revisions. Receive engineering change documentation from various sources that affect product in manufacturing or inspection.* Develops and maintains product structure definition, controls product naming conventions and product identification. Identifies the data elements for configuration status accounting and reporting, identifies and deploys tools to support data collection and reporting. Performs configuration verification audits.Specific Responsibilities* Lead the development and implementation of Configuration and Data Management standards, processes, systems and tools. An essential aspect of the role is the selection, implementation, configuration control and use-training of suitable methods, tools and processes. Broadly, the idea is that a few methods used consistently and well across programs is better than repeated program-by-program reinvention.* The Manager plays a vital role in cultivating and growing a vibrant, capable and collaborative engineering team. Specific activities include identifying areas in which the team needs to grow in capability and/or in size, seeking out and recruiting exceptional potential employees, participating significantly in the recruiting process, and building and protecting esprit de corps among the team. Exemplifying Aurora's value of "Lead by Example" is essential.* The Manager has the responsibility and authority to manage the assigned members of the team. This includes the conduct of annual reviews, defining and monitoring program assignments, managing employee training plans, monitoring team accomplishments, and participating in the demand-forecast and assignment-planning process.* The manager is expected to engage proactively as needed with program leaders to ensure that the right people are doing the right things in the right way succeed, and that program planning incorporates staff levels commensurate with the amount of work to be performed.Required Requirements* Must be a US Person (US Citizen or US Permanent Resident/Green Card Holder).* A Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline is required* Must have broad level of knowledge of the Product Lifecycle and Configuration Management domains, and depth in at least one of those areas.* Production Configuration and Data Management standards* Engineering Product Lifecycle tools, methods and standards.* 5 plus years of demonstrated experience managing associated professionals and functions.* Effective English communication skills, both oral and written.


  • Test programs or databases, correct errors, and make necessary modifications.
  • Plan, coordinate and implement security measures to safeguard information in computer files against accidental or unauthorized damage, modification or disclosure.
  • Modify existing databases and database management systems or direct programmers and analysts to make changes.
  • Specify users and user access levels for each segment of database.


  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.


  • Computers and ElectronicsKnowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • MathematicsKnowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • English LanguageKnowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • TelecommunicationsKnowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

Aurora Flight Sciences


Company - Private




9950 Wakeman DriveManassas, VA, 20110and others


Law Enforcement/Security




John S. Langford

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Position Overview:We are looking for an Inventory Controller/Shipping & Receiving Clerk at our West Virginia facility. The position overview is:* Take an active role in the maintenance of accurateRead more
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