Aircraft Materials Manager

Location: Niagara Falls, NY
Date Posted: 07-26-2017
Flight operations at Calspan consist of a large portfolio of engineering, flight, and research activities. Headquartered in Niagara Falls, New York, Calspan’s Flight Research center is home to a fleet of aircraft that include Learjets, Gulfstream IIIs, and a Premier. These aircraft are used for variable stability programs, flight equipment testing, and a variety of other projects for private and government organizations. We are proud of our 70+ year history of flight controls, flying qualities, and engineering research, and our continued commitment to our customers.

Aircraft Materials Manager Summary:  Manages the parts and tool inventory, purchasing, and shipping & receiving for aircraft parts to ensure operational readiness.
  • Manages the inventory for all Calspan and Repair Station aircraft for all flight sites.  Ensures proper stock levels through parameters such as lead times, safety stock, reorder points, delivery times and stock locations.  Optimizes part inventory levels through usage analysis and MTBUR.  Works closely with Aircraft Maintenance Manager and Chief Aircraft Inspector to plan parts for maintenance periods.
  • Enters requisitions through the Calspan ERP system for flight sites.  Coordinates with vendors to ensure on-time delivery and proper traceability.  Communicates parts status within organization.  Sets vendor quality and delivery metrics.
  • Ships and receives all parts into and out of the Niagara Falls Hangar Facility.  Helps to manage and facilitate relationships with shipping companies.  Oversees freight expenditures.
  • Manages the flight tool control and calibration system for Niagara Falls Hangar Facility.  Repsonsible for tool control process and ensures accountability.  Sends out tools for calibration and repair.
  • Regularly contributes to the development of new concepts, techniques, and standards.  Develops solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and innovation.  Ensures solutions are consistent with business group and organizational objectives.
Preferred Education / Experience:
  • Bachelors in Business or Supply Chain discipline
  • 5+ years experience in materials management and aircraft maintencance in an aerospace organization or;
  • A combination of education and experience equivalent to above
  • Project Management certification preferred
Preferred Knowledge / Ability:
  • Experience setting minimum stock level, reorder points and general inventory best practices
  • Experience in operations, inventory management, MRP and lean manufacturing processes
  • Flightdocs experience preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Strong communication skills and organization skills
  • Ability to work independently in a project-oriented environment with high attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment

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