Flight Operations Manager Jobs in Palmdale at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc

Job Summary

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Flight Operations Manager at our Flight Test Facility near Palmdale, California!

This position reports to the Director of Aircrew and Airport operations and is responsible for the planning, managing and execution of flight operations at multiple locations.


Functional management of five (5) direct report supervisors overseeing a flight department consisting of 100 aircrew and 15 support staff. Flight crew support CONUS and OCONUS deployment operations for various customers. Local aircrew support flight test, training and production flight test of all company and customer aircraft.

Responsible for the efficient use of resources to support CONUS and OCONUS operations, to include deployment scheduling of personnel to ensure a fair and equitable distribution of aircrew.

Develop and track department performance metrics to assess department effectiveness. Set short and long term goals and report on same.

Manage all phases of the program(s) from conceptualization through completion, including acquisition, planning, and managing technical performance to ensure quality, business, and financial objectives are attained.

Develop and coordinate program plans or delivery methods which usually serve a single customer.

Participate with technical staff and/or Division/Group executive management to develop and implement current, annual, and long-term technical, schedule, quality, business, and financial objectives for the program(s). May also contribute to the development of Group/Company objectives.

Participate with engineering to establish design concepts, criteria, and engineering efforts for product research, development, testing, and integration.

Interact with internal and external representatives at various levels concerning resolution of technical and scheduling issues. Act as primary contact for program issues.

Influence, and coordinate the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets, and financial terms/conditions of contract(s). Influence contract acquisitions, negotiations and modifications.

Provide firm and consistent leadership and ensure technical leadership and excellence is maintained by participating in the planning, attraction, selection, retention, and development of the required management, professional, and technical talent.

Act as the primary customer contact for program activities and may lead program review sessions with customers to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance.

Identify program issues and provide leadership in developing solutions such as re-allocation of resources or modifying contract specification.

Contribute to the development of new business opportunities and expansion of existing business opportunities. May participate with Group management in pursuing business partnerships, alliances, and joint ventures that enhance the capabilities of the Group/Company and may result in new products, programs and business opportunities.

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Job info:

Job Title: Flight Operations Manager

Company Name: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc

Location: Palmdale

Experince: 8 – 10 years

Job Category: Aerospace & Defense

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