Group Manager - Production Support Engineering

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-324424
    • Job Location: Roseville, CA
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 06/01/2021
    • Years of Experience: 5+
    • Radford Job Code: 02084
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Job Description


Responsible for supervising personnel of assigned engineering disciplines in the execution of engineering projects in support of production operations in the manufacture of KUAS’ products.  Lead and mentor a team of MRB/Liaison Engineers, Material & Process Engineers, and Configuration Change Engineers here at KUAS.



  • Supervises and directs the effort of engineering personnel to ensure successful overall project and organizational performance.

  • Ensures maximum productivity and cost-efficiency of assigned team.

  • Monitors and evaluates progress and results.

  • Ensures applicable project metrics (key performance indicators) are maintained and results are achieved.

  • Understands and mitigates risks of technical approaches to meet customer requirements and company objectives.

  • Makes recommendations for the tools and resources, including performing cost analysis, necessary for the team’s success.

  • Assists in identifying organizational team’s skills and abilities and skill gaps, making recommendations to management. 

  • Plans and supervises the development and mentoring of technical personnel.

  • Accomplishes human resource strategies by communicating and enforcing values, policies, and procedures; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions.

  • Fosters ethical conduct and personal integrity to ensure KUAS attracts and retains employees and customers in a highly competitive environment.

  • Fosters a “center of excellence” attitude within the assigned group and engineering area of expertise.  Individual will champion discussions within the group on challenging technical issues, the latest breakthroughs in that particular discipline, new customer desires or verification techniques in related area and tools to support design.

  • Reports progress in meeting external/internal customer requirements, goals, and expectations.

  • Supervises the effort of professional and technical personnelin support of design reviews and technical interchange meetings with suppliers and external/internal customers.

  • Follows safety precautions and ensures reporting personnel are trained and adhere to safety procedures/policies.

  • Ensures that the work areas and equipment are kept clean.

  • Complies with QMS procedures.


Other Job Functions:

  • Other duties as assigned.



Experience and Skills


  • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards.

  • Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors.

  • Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary.

  • Ability to adhere to workplace rules.

  • Ability to effectively communicate professionally in writing or verbally with all levels of personnel.



  • Requires Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.

  • 5+ years related technical supervisory/team/project leadership experience.

  • 10+ years directly applicable engineering technical experience

  • Significant, practical experience in the specific engineering subject matter.

  • Experience with engineering development processes.

  • Experience related to engineering configuration management and change management.

  • Experience related to change management within the engineering development.

  • Familiarization with engineering development risk management process.

  • Demonstrated passion for management of people and projects.

  • Demonstrated passion for customer satisfaction.

  • Demonstrated strong communication skills; including strong interpersonal and writing skills.

  • Ability to travel as necessary to perform job duties.

  • May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship). 



  • Master degree in Engineering, Engineering Management, or Business Administration

  • Experience related to engineering technical publications.

  • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally to meet program requirements.

  • Engineering supervisory experience in the aerospace or defense industry.



  • Office and/or manufacturing environment.

  • Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time.

  • Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key, phones).

  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.May work extended hours or weekends



  • Up to 15% - May be required between other KUAS locations and customer sites.