F135 Int’l Site Activation & Transition Manager, EastHartford, Connecticut

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EastHartford, Connecticut

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United States of America


PW100: East Hartford 400 Main Street, East Hartford, CT, 06118 USA

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Pratt & Whitney (P&W) Military Engines F135 International Sustainment is seeking a motivated, detail-oriented International Site Activation & Transition Manager with strong communication skills, to establish and baseline new sites and customers within Sustainment. This unique position within Sustainment is a customer facing role that will support International Partners and foreign military sales (FMS) customers from the time they sign a contract to join the F135 program until just prior to first aircraft arrival (FAA) when the program will be transitioned to the Country Logistics Program Manager (LPM). As part of this role, you will work closely with the Regional Managers on hiring Field Service Engineers (FSE) and assisting their transition to the site to which they are hired. This position works closely with all F135 Sustainment functions as well as Integrated Customer Solutions (ICS), Site Activation, Global Asset Management (GAM), and Global Mobility.  A successful candidate will have the ability to build trust and strong working relationships with customers, partners, and internal organizations.

Your responsibilities will include:

Work in an integrated fashion with all P&W Sustainment value streams and advocate for specific customer requirements for new site activations, to include Support Equipment, Supply Chain, Global Asset Management (GAM), Global Trade Compliance (GTC), Integrated Customer Solutions (ICS) and Site Activation.

Assist ICS team in activities to stand up new customers to the F135 program to ensure sustainment responsibilities are taken into consideration.

Participate and represent P&W at necessary government meetings to include Sustainment Readiness Review (SRR) and Program Management Reviews (PMR).  

Ensure all communications with customers are conducted in accordance with specifications and limitations in the appropriate country TAA.

Assist site activation team in base activations as required by ensuring that customer expectations and requirements are met.

Ensure funding is identified to meet customer unique requirements, including alignment of contract negotiations with JPO and customer requirements defined through interaction at PMRs and other events and the weapon system planning document.

Prepare and deliver executive level presentations to internal and external customers on sustainment related matters related to site activation and stand-up of international FMS customers.

Participate in the hiring and on-boarding process for International FSEs with the Regional Managers.

Facilitate ex-pat/FSE transition in and out of country, collaborating regularly with Sirva and Fragoman to ensure policies are understood and followed.

Advocate for FSE when Raytheon short/long term international assignee policy does not meet actual requirements.

Do you meet these Basic Qualifications?

BS/BA degree required. 

10+ years of customer service or program management experience in an aviation related field.

US Citizenship required due to government contracts.

Possess or ability to obtain a US Government Secret Clearance.

Or these Preferred Qualifications?

Strong communication skills

Ability to problem solve independently and within teams outside of International Sustainment

CORE certification or equivalent process improvement experience

Flexible and Adaptable individual who can switch-task daily

Knowledge of TAAs, GTC/ITAR Requirements

F135 program familiarity

Previous experience as a Logistics Program Manager or Field Service Engineer

Pratt & Whitney is working to once again transform the future of flight—designing, building and servicing engines unlike any the world has ever seen. And because transformation begins from within, we’re seeking the people to drive it. So, calling all curious. 

Come ready to explore and you’ll find a place where your talent takes flight—beyond the borders of title, a country or your comfort zone. Bring your passion and commitment and we’ll welcome you into a tight-knit team that takes our mission personally. Channel your drive to make a difference into shaping an organization and an industry that’s evolving fast to the future.

Innovation through diversity of thought. At Pratt & Whitney, we believe diversity of thought enables creativity, innovation, and a foundation for inclusion. By fostering an inclusive culture, we accept a shared accountability and responsibility to recognize, sponsor, coach, hire and promote talent equally. We welcome our employees to be their whole – best – selves at work because trust, respect and integrity, are a part of our DNA.

At Pratt & Whitney, the difference you make is on display every day. Just look up. Are you ready to go beyond?

What is my role type?

In addition to transforming the future of flight, we are also transforming how and where we work. We’ve introduced role types to help you understand how you will operate in our blended work environment. This role is:

Onsite: Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance workers, as they are essential to the development of our engines.

Hybrid: Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite. This means that responsibilities of the job need to be performed onsite on a regular basis.

Remote: Employees who are working in Remote roles will work primarily offsite (from home).

Candidates will learn more about role type and current site status throughout the recruiting process. For onsite and hybrid roles, commuting to and from the assigned site is the employee’s personal responsibility.

Requires expert or mastery level knowledge of work area, typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience.

May have deep knowledge of project management. Advanced knowledge of related disciplines within work area and

ability to identify links and potential impact on projects, programs

or systems.

Typically requires:

A University Degree or equivalent experience and minimum 10 years

prior relevant experience, or An Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 7 years experience Engineering/Other Technical Positions: Typically requires a degree

in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and a minimum of 10 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited

by local laws/regulations.

Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

RTX Raytheon / Equal Opportunity Employer

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