• Flight Test Operations Manager Ridgecrest
  • Boeing in Ridgecrest, CA, United States
  • jobs
  • 1 month ago

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The Boeing Test & Evaluation (BT&E) group is seeking a Flight Test Operations Manager to join our Flight Test and Evaluation team in China Lake, CA. The successful candidate will be responsible for the oversight of the Kuwait Foreign Military Sales (FMS) flight test and aircraft modifications. This position will manage a team of 10-15 mechanics/specialists that support either flight test or aircraft modifications. This team focuses on experimental flight test on cutting edge technology focused around the F/A-18 and EA-18G mission systems.

Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake provides and maintains land, facilities and other assets that support the Navy’s research, development, acquisition, testing and evaluation (RDAT&E) of cutting-edge weapons systems for the warfighter.

NAWS China Lake is adjacent to the city of Ridgecrest and is located in the Western Mojave Desert region of California, approximately 150 miles north of Los Angeles. NAWS China Lake is one of the largest military installations in the world. In total, its main site and two ranges cover more than 1.1 million acres, an area larger than the state of Rhode Island.

The primary program supported by The Boeing Company on NAWS China Lake is the F/A-18 multirole strike fighter and the EA-18 variant. Boeing works directly with our Navy customer supporting its mission to improve the warfighting capabilities of the F/A-18 and EA-18G through system integration, development, test and evaluation of electronic and weapon systems.

The site is comprised of employees from across the Boeing enterprise including Boeing Test and Evaluation (BT&E), Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS), and Boeing Global Services (BGS). Our site works on programs for the US Military and Foreign Military Sales customers. The diverse team at China Lake is extremely motivated, skilled, knowledgeable, and highly valued by its customers and business partners.

Position Responsibilities Include:
• Manage employees performing activities within multiple (2 or more) disciplines
• Develop and execute project and process plans, implements policies and procedures and sets operational goal
• Acquire resources for projects and processes, provides technical management of suppliers and leads process improvements
• Develop and maintain relationships and partnerships with customers, stakeholders, peers, partners and direct reports
• Provide oversight and approval of technical approaches, products and processes
• Manage, develop and motivate employees

This position is expected to be 100% onsite. The selected candidate will be required to work onsite at one of the listed location options.

This position requires an active Secret U.S. Security Clearance (U.S. Citizenship Required). (A U.S. Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active.)

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):
• 3+ years of experience working with Flight Test
• 3+ years of experience with Leadership experience with Maintenance and Modification activities

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):
• Associates degree or equivalent experience
• Prior F/A-18 and/or EA-18G Experience


This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility.

Drug Free Workplace:

Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies.


This position is for 1st shift.

At Boeing, we strive to deliver a Total Rewards package that will attract, engage and retain the top talent. Elements of the Total Rewards package include competitive base pay and variable compensation opportunities.

The Boeing Company also provides eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work.

The specific programs and options available to any given employee may vary depending on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.

Pay is based upon candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

Summary pay range: $113,900 – $154,100

Applications for this position will be accepted through May 16, 2024.

Export Control Requirements: U.S. Government Export Control Status: This position must meet export control compliance requirements. To meet export control compliance requirements, a “U.S. Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. §120.15 is required. “U.S. Person” includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

Export Control Details: US based job, US Person required

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law
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