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Date Posted
08 Mar 2018

Cobham is seeking a Integrated Logistics Support Supervisor that will lead a team performing detailed logistics analysis, appraisal of maintenance and support requirements of aerospace products and systems. This position is located in Davenport, IA.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Leads and supervises a team that performs detailed logistics analysis and appraisals of maintenance and support requirements of aerospace products and systems
  • Promotes functional and executional excellence in a collaborative and innovative environment
  • Perform detailed analysis and appraisals of hardware design to identify and document: maintenance, and support requirements for aerospace products and systems
  • Develop overall support requirements such as facilities, maintenance, testing requirements
  • Prepare and conduct customer training on maintenance of products
  • Write and validate operation and maintenance manuals
  • Participate on integrated product development teams to provide analysis and evaluations of design trade-offs
  • Prepare MIL-PRF 49506 compliant reports
  • Prepare ATA Spec 2000 compliant Component Maintenance Manuals
  • Prepare Mil-Spec compliant organizational, intermediate and depot level overhaul, repair and testing manuals
  • Project time to supervisory time percentage is approximately 70/30
  • Actively networks to cultivate relationships with customers, within engineering and with other functional department staff and leadership to achieve operational and product excellence
  • Works with Resource Managers and Program Managers to support department Demand/Capacity planning
  • Provides direction for interpretation and application of company policies and procedures to the engineering activities
  • Ability to travel up to 15% of the time
  • Actively enforces adherence to environmental, safety and health policies and promotes a culture of hazard and waste reduction

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in new product development, product testing, or logistics engineering or equivalent
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience writing reports in customer/industry standard formats
  • This position requires access to technology, materials, software or hardware that is controlled by export laws of the US. In order to be eligible you must be either a US Citizen or Permanent Resident

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Aerospace, Mechanical, Systems or similar Engineering discipline
  • Demonstrated experience writing and presenting technical material to customers, mid-level, and executive management
  • Demonstrated experience working in cross-functional teams inclusive of supply chain, manufacturing, quality, business development, contracts and finance
  • Demonstrated experience independently managing multiple and conflicting priorities
  • Ability to work in an office, lab, and indoor industrial environment
  • 3 or more years of experience leading engineering project development teams
  • Demonstrated experience in a supervisory or management role
  • Familiarity with ATA Spec 2000 submittals for T, W, and Z files and CMM preparation
  • Experience with aerospace or defense product manufacturing
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills – e.g. clearly communicates, empathic listening skills, unbiased, diplomatic, trustworthy, accountable, and fosters strong working relationships
  • Demonstrated experience managing, supervising or leading engineering development/project teams to include resource planning
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Visio
  • Strong writing skills
  • Experience with reports as laid out in MIL-PRF-49506
  • Experienced using Relex 217Plus
  • Experience with Isodraw, Isograph Reliability Workbench, SlicWave, OmegaPS, CASA, and PowerLogJ
  • Experienced in the design of highly accelerated life tests (HALT) and reliability testing
  • Familiarity with Adobe Framemaker software package in development of ATA specification compliant manuals
  • Familiarity with reliability analysis, FMEA, MTTR, MTBF, MTTF, SSHA, and fault tree analysis is strongly desired


Cobham's values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us from our launch in 1934 by Sir Alan Cobham, an aviation innovator, to becoming a global leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. And it’s the insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective future. Innovators like you.


Cobham is one of the world's leading companies engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and defense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Our clients and partners trust Cobham to deliver the mission-critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empowering culture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.


Cobham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population.  It is the policy of Cobham to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. Cobham will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.


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