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12 months ago
Location: Kirkland
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Business & Administration
Category: Senior Manager

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About the Organization
Astronics Corporation is a leading supplier of advanced technologies and products to the global aerospace, defense and semiconductor industries. Astronics' products include advanced, high-performance electrical power generation and distribution systems, lighting and safety systems, avionics products, aircraft structures, engineering design and systems certification, and automatic test systems.

Astronics' strategy is to increase its value by developing technologies and capabilities, either internally or through acquisition, and using those capabilities to provide innovative solutions to its targeted markets and other markets where its technology can be beneficial.

Astronics Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, has a reputation for high-quality designs, exceptional responsiveness, strong brand recognition and best-in-class manufacturing practices.

Product Manager 3/)


Astronics AES

Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems (AES) is a division of Astronics Corporation (ATRO). AES is an industry leader in aircraft electrical power systems, including generation and distribution. Our markets include commercial transport (Boeing and Airbus), business jet (several), and military platforms. We are the world leader in in-seat power for laptops and other devices with our EMPOWER® product line. We are also a leading innovator of electronic circuit breakers and power distribution systems for business jets with our COREPOWER® product line. Astronics’ revenues have grown at 28% average growth rate over the last 5 years. AES, based in Kirkland Washington, has over 500 employees, and has won awards as the best place to work on the Seattle Eastside for 11 years consecutively.


The Product Program Manager manages AES Cabin Products after they have moved from Development to Operations. This person has responsibility to address and resolve issues that occur upstream in our supply chain, internally in our production, and in the field during use. The Product Program Manager addresses a broad scope of issues and bring them to a successful conclusion for Astronics and our customers.

The key performance objectives for this position are described below:

Cross-functional Leadership: In this role, the Product Program Manager will own various mature product lines and act as the liaison between operations and development engineering during new development product cycles and will:


Lead cross functional teams around their product lines to address: production problem resolution, field return failure investigations, obsolete parts planning, etc.


Drive schedule, quality, and other metrics as appropriate.


Be a process owner for internal processes related to team tasks.

Product Management: In this role, the successful candidate will lead a team performing the following duties:


Change coordination and change control to products. Customer coordination of changes will be required from time to time. The PM will ensure operations and engineering are aligned with customer needs.


Work with supply chain to manage production transitions from domestic to overseas and drive cost out initiatives.


Work with development to close the loop on lessons learned between old and new programs.


Failure analysis and root-cause / corrective-action. The candidate will work with engineering and operations teams to determine failure trends and corrective actions for both production and field return units.


Will review internal processes and recommend changes to the processes to improve overall product yield through production.

In summary, the Product Program Manager will have a significant impact on the performance of AES products and the perception of AES from our customers and suppliers


Experience/Education: Bachelor’s degree (prefer Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial, etc.) or other technical degree) and 8 years related experience. Experience in aerospace industry preferred. Prefer experience in Root-Cause / Corrective-Action, Customer Support, Statistical Process Control, Aerospace Change Control, Supplier Management, and Quality.

Eligibility Requirement: Must be a US Person (under ITAR rules) to be eligible.

Astronics AES is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.

Astronics AES is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities.

If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please or call: . We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

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We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.

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