Chapter Next Returnship - Cost & Value Engineering/Stratford, CT

    Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Stratford, CT
    Part-time

    Job Description

    Description:Chapter Next - Let Lockheed Martin be the next step in your Journey Back to the workforce

    Have you taken extended time away from your career in support of family or personal obligations? At Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS), we understand that sometimes we must pause our professional life to support our family and loved ones. After stepping away from the workplace to care for family or attend to other obligations, the road to return to work can be challenging and at times intimidating. This is where Chapter Next can be part of your solution.

    Chapter Next is a 12-16 week paid "returnship" hosted by RMS. Candidates who have taken a professional career hiatus for at least 2+ years will be eligible to apply to this program.

    During this returnship participants will become part of a community of similarly experienced professionals with challenging work scope that contributes to the great innovation produced by Lockheed Martin. Selected candidates will be exposed to comprehensive training, professional development opportunities, networking opportunities, and individual based mentoring.

    Our goal is to provide the fundamental tools needed to be successful in your field, and to potentially prepare you for an opportunity to join Lockheed Martin full-time. Fields of focus will be diverse across the program and include functional and technical opportunities.

    This returnship position is with the RMS Should Cost and Value Engineering team and will be located at Sikorsky in Stratford, CT. The returnship will report to the manager of the Should Cost & Value Engineering team and will contribute to Lockheed Martin by:

    • Helping the company figure out how much it should pay for the parts and labor that it uses in its products; and
    • Working with stakeholders to make Lockheed Martin and its suppliers more efficient.

    Success in this position will require curiosity, the ability to build accurate numeric models, a willingness to listen and learn about manufacturing processes, the ability to engage with people that you have never met, and the discipline to consistently document and improve processes. As we are a small department with complex and challenging work, we are looking for hard-working generalists, not specialists.
    Basic Qualifications:
    0. Process planning power - You've evaluated / developed / improved processes in the past, particularly in the context of multiple stakeholders or complex organizations.
    1. A broad sense of curiosity - you've got to love learning and be interested in a wide variety of topics, because you'll need to learn a lot about a wide range of disciplines to be successful in this role.
    2. The ability to not be overwhelmed by large amounts of qualitative and quantitative information.
    3. Basic systems thinking - you need to be able to understand how the many different pieces of a system fit and work together.
    4. Mild to moderate extroversion - you must be capable of engaging with people, including people you don't know at all, and people who have a background that is substantially different than your own.
    5. Some interest in LM's products - you'll be looking and thinking about them all day. If they're not interesting to you, you will do poorly in this work.
    6. Software aptitude - you have the demonstrated capability to quickly learn new and complex software. If you don't know MS Windows and Office well, this is not the job for you.
    7. Quantitative capabilities - you have a demonstrated ability to understand complex numeric information, although the discipline involved is not important. You have at least a bachelor's degree from an accredited college in a discipline that required mastery of quantitative information.
    8. Attention to detail and performance to deadline - your former coworkers and/or classmates could / did / do count on you to deliver high-quality work on time.
    9. Perseverance and resiliency - like all work that involves uncertainty, our work is occasionally frustrating. If you find it intolerable to see your hard work come to nothing, this is not the job for you.
    10. US Work Authorization - You presently possess authorization to work in the United States of America
    Desired Skills:
    These qualifications and skills are ideal and therefore unlikely to be achieved by any one applicant - in fact, some of these qualifications are mutually exclusive. If you possess the basic qualifications (listed above), please do not hesitate to apply for this position even if you do not possess even one of these desired skills.

    1. Love of learning - you've got an advanced degree, because learning is what you do. You only stopped studying because of external circumstances or because you wanted to avoid poverty.
    2. Advanced engineering / systems thinking - you've got numeric skills, the ability to visualize or otherwise understand complex systems, and you think optimization problems are fun. You can analyze 2nd or 3rd order effects. You might have completed coursework or have a degree in engineering, applied physics or some other similar discipline.
    3. Life of the party - you're gregarious and love meeting new people. You might have worked as a consultant or have experience in sales.
    4. Passion for aviation - you've always been crazy about things that fly. You might have a pilot's license.
    5. Algorithms - you've written software and learned multiple pieces of complex software in your life. People come to you with questions about a piece of software that you use. You've created databases. You might have completed coursework or have a degree in computer science, software engineering, or a related field.
    6. Statistical firepower - you understand descriptive statistics very well, and have had prior projects that had significant statistical components. You may have completed coursework in statistics, either theoretical or applied.
    7. Familiarity with accounting - you are not flustered by the language of business. You understand the purpose and the problems associated with overhead allocation. You might have completed coursework or have a degree in accounting or business administration.
    8. Information management - You have formal experience in the science of arranging, structuring, and displaying information. You might have experience in user interface design, or you might have an advanced degree in library science, information science or a similar discipline.
    9. Qualitative data - You have experience or interest in a discipline such as history, anthropology, or sociology that requires the assimilation, integration, and evaluation of large amounts of qualitative information to support or contradict a hypothesis.
    Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They're dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

    As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin's vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers' toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories. Experience Level: Hourly/Non-Exempt Business Unit: RMS Relocation Available: No Career Area: Miscellaneous Engineering Clearance Level: None Type: Part-Time Virtual Location: no Work Schedule: TEMPO: PART-TIME - 9X80 Fri to Fri Equivalent Shift: First
    Posting ID: 556642082Posted: 2020-05-21