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This requisition is for a locally hired position of Deputy Program and Base Manager- Pathankot to be based at Pathankot, India. This position is to lead and be part of the on-site Field Services and Program Management team supporting the Indian Air Force (IAF) customer at Pathankot Air Base in Punjab, India for Apache helicopters. The right candidate will have extensive experience in operation and maintenance of Attack/ Medium/ Heavy Lift helicopters at Operator, Intermediate and Depot level (preferred). The position requires the candidate to provide leadership, strategic planning, tactical execution and technical guidance for multi-skilled product support teams and also to be primary point of contact for interactions with IAF base leadership/ stakeholders. Candidate would need to work cross-functionally with internal and external customers/ stakeholders. The individual would be expected to lead improvements through the application of process improvement methods to enhance performance, meet contractual deliverables, enhance customer satisfaction, enhance employee productivity and enable future growth of business. He/ She would develop and execute business plans, policies and procedures and develop organizational and technical strategies; develop and maintain relationships and partnerships with customers, stakeholders, peers, functions, service providers and direct reports. This position will report to the Rotorcraft Program Manager in Boeing Defense India.
The applicant will apply broad aircraft knowledge, engineering and logistics principles to assess and resolve day to day maintenance and operational issues; lead & coordinate root cause analyses for repetitive defects and help in developing engineering dispositions to address complex non-conforming conditions and to detect deviations; apply engineering principles and/or lead the effort to research technical, operational and quality issues that cannot be resolved by customer personnel. Will analyze and discuss reported problems for potential safety issues; develop and implement product/process improvements; support Apache Program teams and participate in design and in-service reviews as required; represent the engineering community in the post production environment for continued safe operation and maintenance of equipment.
The applicant must have a strong background in repair and maintenance of Helicopters at Operator, Intermediate and Depot (preferred) levels. The applicant must have fairly high levels of knowledge of common aircraft support equipment. Knowledge of military processes, procedures, & protocols and the ability to apply this knowledge to develop action plans is highly desirable, particularly knowledge of IAF processes (preferred). Knowledge of helicopter design, theory of operation, qualification testing, engineering drawings, operational performance, design improvements, support systems, technical orders, and repair philosophy is highly desirable.
The successful applicant may also be required to provide technical support to Apache helicopter detachments operating from other IAF base(s) whenever required. Travel to other operating location(s) to assist with maintenance and recovery of aircraft may be required.
This position requires the ability to lead the onsite team in a wide variety of socio-cultural/economic settings, to work under time constraints and ability to manage stress; all the above in a demanding, on-call, around-the clock operational environment.
Other duties and responsibilities could be assigned from time to time by the management.
Typical Education and Experience
Bachelor Degree in Engineering in relevant field (Mechanical/ Aerospace/ Aeronautics/ Electrical/ Electronics) and typical experience in helicopter maintenance environment for a minimum of 12 years, Master's degree in above fields with 10 or more years' experience. Alternate combinations of relevant equivalent experience and qualifications may be considered.
This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility.
All information provided will be checked and may be verified. Please apply as soon as possible for this role as recruitment may commence before the end date.