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Supportable Low Observables Engineer

Fort Worth, Texas & Additional Locations

Fort Worth, Texas; Marietta, Georgia

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Job ID: 653325BR Date posted: Oct. 02, 2023
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Job Description :
Lockheed Martin Skunk Works is seeking an experienced engineer & project lead in Supportable Low Observables (SLO) maintenance and survivability to contribute to technology development, maintenance processes, predictive analysis, concept prototyping, radar cross section measurements, and flight test research activities.

Responsible for executing SLO for minimization of Life Cycle Cost (LCC) of LM products with LO design features including: implementation of supportability guidelines early in platform design; sharing of LO maintenance experience and methods between LO programs; identification of designs, materials, tools or methods, and improvements to reduce LCC for users; maturation of LO maintenance data analysis tools and systems to efficiently direct LO maintenance actions by users.

Lead Project Teams with development and execution of sub-thrust roadmap within SM&S organization. Team member for external CRAD customer interface, includes developing an integrated technology portfolio leveraging IRAD, CRAD, Shared Vision, University grants, & corporate thrusts. Demonstrate State-Of-The-Art (SOTA) SLO practices and technologies to reduce LCC while maintaining vehicle signature performance. Responsible to keep LM SLO roadmap in position to collaborate with government stakeholders as the government sub-thrust roadmaps and activities develop in this arena.

Provide vision of next generation Aircraft System SLO requirements and oversee successful execution of SLO Technology development roadmap IRAD and CRAD projects. Responsible to document and maintain processes for low observables maintenance best practices. Continue to develop new maintenance approaches to increase supportability of LM Low Observable aircraft.

Perform lead role for SLO projects, successfully balancing technical, financial, and schedule milestones to the satisfaction of the customer. Participate in government reviews, industry forums, and internal Skunk Works program reviews as SLO subject matter expert.

The candidate must be a self-motivator and self-starter. The position requires strong communication skills. A demonstrated ability to communicate both verbally and in writing is required as evidenced by prior final reports and technical briefings to large (possibly adversarial) groups. An ability to explain complex technical concepts in a readily comprehensible manner is an advantage. The candidate should have experience in customer/client interaction and preparing successful technical proposals. This will include the ability to perceive customer needs, develop a compelling technical approach to meeting those needs, clearly and concisely describe a plan for implementing the technical approach, and provide reasonable cost/schedule estimates for the work required.

The candidate will be expected to develop and execute R&D plans to meet needs defined by management or by the customer. The candidate will typically work without technical direction and may be called upon to provide technical direction for others. The candidate will participate in and ultimately lead multidisciplinary design teams to solve challenging aircraft survivability problems in the LO realm.

Must be a US Citizen, position is located at a facility that requires special access.

What’s In It For You
Our employees play an active role in strengthening the quality of life where we live and work by volunteering more than 850,000 hours annually. Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy:
• Medical
• Dental
• 401k
• Paid time off
• Work/life balance
• Career development
• Mentorship opportunities
• Rewards & recognition

Learn more about Lockheed Martin’s comprehensive benefits package here.

This position is in Fort Worth, TX Discover Fort Worth.
Basic Qualifications:
Bachelors degree from an accredited college in a related discipline.

Maintenance/troubleshooting/repair experience with LO aircraft or experience with materials development.

Must have an Active Secret to start and eventually obtain a Top Secret clearance.

Signature Management, Signature Materials and Processes, and/or RADAR Cross Section background.
Desired Skills:
Active Top Secret

Prior implementation of innovative SLO technologies and methods for 5th gen and next gen aircraft systems.

Understanding of the next gen combat scenarios and how SLO must be integrated to assure mission success.

Proven experience interfacing with diverse teams of contractors, military customers, and depot management.

Familiarity with LO airframe design and coating materials and methods, aircraft systems and subsystems.

Must be experienced with evaluation methods to quantify the impact of changes to designs and maintenance procedures.

Hands-on/familiar with operating and evaluating Tier 0 - Tier 2 tools.

Project management experience with strong organizational and strong communication skills (written and oral), with a willingness to engage with subject matter experts in a variety of different functional organizations.

IRAD/CRAD classified program management experience.

Hands-on maintenance experience with LO aircraft.

Experience reading and interpreting aircraft engineering drawings and process specifications.
Security Clearance Statement: This position requires a government security clearance, you must be a US Citizen for consideration.
Clearance Level: Top Secret
Other Important Information You Should Know
Expression of Interest: By applying to this job, you are expressing interest in this position and could be considered for other career opportunities where similar skills and requirements have been identified as a match. Should this match be identified you may be contacted for this and future openings.
Ability to Work Remotely: Onsite Full-time: The work associated with this position will be performed onsite at a designated Lockheed Martin facility.
Work Schedules: Lockheed Martin supports a variety of alternate work schedules that provide additional flexibility to our employees. Schedules range from standard 40 hours over a five day work week while others may be condensed. These condensed schedules provide employees with additional time away from the office and are in addition to our Paid Time off benefits.
Schedule for this Position: 4x10 hour day, 3 days off per week
Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
At Lockheed Martin, we use our passion for purposeful innovation to help keep people safe and solve the world's most complex challenges. Our people are some of the greatest minds in the industry and truly make Lockheed Martin a great place to work.

With our employees as our priority, we provide diverse career opportunities designed to propel, develop, and boost agility. Our flexible schedules, competitive pay, and comprehensive benefits enable our employees to live a healthy, fulfilling life at and outside of work. We place an emphasis on empowering our employees by fostering an inclusive environment built upon integrity and corporate responsibility.

If this sounds like a culture you connect with, you’re invited to apply for this role. Or, if you are unsure whether your experience aligns with the requirements of this position, we encourage you to search on Lockheed Martin Jobs, and apply for roles that align with your qualifications.
Experience Level: Experienced Professional
Relocation Available: Possible
Career Area: Scientist
Type: Full-Time
Shift: First
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