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Principal Maintainability Engineer
Ref No.: 17-03159
Location: Sterling Heights, Michigan
Principal Maintainability Engineer
Sterling Heights, MI
11 Month Contract

Job Description
  • Develops plans for managing projects which will define the maintainability engineering products and analyses needed for successful project or program completion.
  • Manages a team of Maintainability Engineers per the developed plan to ensure activities meet cost, quality, schedule, and performance requirements.
  • Plans, schedules, conducts, and/or coordinates engineering work for several medium-sized projects and/or for a large-sized design/development project.
  • Acts as the site technical expert to mentor and train less senior technical personnel in all aspects of Maintainability Engineering.
  • Understands all aspects of Maintainability Engineering activities in order to drive efficiencies into the reparability of the system and reduce the downtime.
  • Recommends changes to designs based on the analysis performed where opportunities exist to improve the supportability and life cycle cost of the system.
  • Performs technical analysis, testing, calculations, and evaluation of results to solve complex engineering problems by creating or using computer programs, models, or simulations.
  • Prepares and presents project technical results, recommendations, and solutions to internal and external customers.
  • Develops and writes technical documentation, makes revisions to existing documentation, and provides input to technical papers or presentations.
  • Involves planning and execution oversight of varied, complex tasks and multiple concurrent assignments; plans are typically integrated based upon the inputs of lower level product teams.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of relevant engineering discipline(s), industry practices, trends, and applications, providing subject matter expertise as a proven expert.
  • Champion for rigorous adherence, enforcement, and responsible tailoring of applicable processes and work flow context.
  • Responsible to promote engineering enterprise wide and/or cross organization of major new process development and introduction in complex domains and/or process areas.
  • Solutions require application of diverse knowledge of advanced engineering principles and practices across multiple engineering disciplines.
  • Interfaces cut across multiple engineering disciplines, multiple technical support functions, non-engineering functions, and external organizations at the Director and VP levels.
  • May collaborate with Client program managers and customer program managers to establish scope and direction and/or resolve complex technically oriented program issues.
  • May require interaction with major development subcontractors in a technical oversight or technically directive capacity.
  • Ability to plan, execute, monitor, control and lead Maintainability Engineering projects through their life cycle analyzing cost, schedule, and performance.
  • Ability to lead less senior Maintainability Engineers and provide advice and direction during project execution
  • B.S. degree in a relevant technical discipline; or an equivalent combination of education and experience plus 12 years relevant experience; or a M.S. degree and 10 years relevant experience; or a Ph.D. in a relevant technical discipline and 7 years relevant experience.
  • Specialized technical knowledge of relevant military and commercial design standards.