Spirit AeroSystems Fabrication, Senior Manager in >Wichita, Kansas

Fabrication, Senior Manager




Wichita, Kansas



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Job Summary

About Us

Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers. With headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit operates sites in the U.S., U.K., France and Malaysia. The company's core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components for the world's premier aircraft. Spirit AeroSystems focuses on affordable, innovative composite and aluminum manufacturing solutions to support customers around the globe.

The Role

Performs responsibilities requiring integration of disciplines from more than one job family with the manufacturing occupation. Applies independent, specialized, technical expertise to support a wide range of business objectives. Activities include, but are not limited to, the development, integration, implementation, or execution of multifamily business processes and programs. Works cross-functionally with company organizations, customers, suppliers, and employees to carry out responsibilities. Interfaces directly with customers and all manufacturing organizations.

Key Accountabilities

  • Uses problem-solving skills and analytical abilities to develop innovative and expedient solutions to fabrication problems.

  • Facilitates work teams, provides training and interfaces with internal organizations and external customers with regard to project planning, problem resolution, and process improvement.

Skills & Experience

Required Skills

  • 10+ years Fabrication Management and/or Leadership experience.

  • Experience managing union employees or participating in an union environment.

  • Prior experience working in a manufacturing environment.

  • Experience reviewing, assessing and delivering key metrics and production data to Senior leadership and key corporate clients.

  • Experience in Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Prior experience utilizing SAP.

  • Occasional travel, may be required.

Preferred Skills

  • Lean Six Sigma certification, highly preferred.

  • Current or prior Fabrication experience, is a plus.

  • Aircraft maintenance or machining experience, highly preferred.

  • Leadership level Problem solving or RCCA.

  • Understanding of a production or manufacturing environment.

  • Understanding organizations that control processes i.e. FAA and NADCAP

  • Understanding of safety regulations and quality.

  • Experience in CATIA and ability to read and understand blueprints.

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree and 5+ years experience in a leadership role.


Spirit AeroSystems is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.