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The Boeing Company Fabrication Hard Metals and Actuations - Senior Deputy Chief Engineer in Auburn, Washington

Job Description

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Boeing Commercial Airplanes is seeking a Senior Deputy Chief Engineer - Fabrication Hard Metals and Actuations . The Senior Deputy Chief Engineer will be the primary delegate for the Hard Metals and Actuations Engineering Executive Director.

This is an exciting new role to help strengthen the integration across the Fabrication Hard Metals and Actuations sites which consist of Helena, Portland and Sheffield (United Kingdom).

Successful candidates will have prior demonstrated success in developing and maintaining productive relationships with customers, stakeholders, and peers, as well as strong problem-solving skills, a willingness to take initiative, and the ability to partner across multiple engineering functions, business segments, and geographic areas. They will also have prior experience working in high-paced critical-flow production environments and a proven track-record of being adaptable to changing demands.

This role will initially have primary responsibility supporting the Helena Engineering team to ensure successful statement of work growth in addition to meeting existing site deliverables. Manages employees and first-level managers performing engineering and technical activities in the area of Production Engineering. Develops and executes integrated departmental plans, policies and procedures and provides input on departmental business and technical strategies, goals, objectives. Acquires resources for department activities, provides technical management of suppliers and leads process improvements. Develops and maintains relationships and partnerships with customers, stakeholders, peers, partners and direct reports. Provides oversight and approval of technical approaches, products and processes. Manages, develops and motivates employees and first-level managers.

All candidates will be considered based on the strength of their Production Engineering background, breadth and depth of experiences, and educational background. We are looking for leaders who bring diverse perspectives, curiosity and creativity when approaching challenges, and an insatiable desire for improvement in a global business environment.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Engineering Integration leadership role across Portland, Helena, and Sheffield Fabrication Sites.

  • Lead production engineering teams with a commitment to safety, quality and integrity.

  • Develop and maintain high-trust relationships with all customers, peers, and direct reports; meet commitments to all stakeholders.

  • Develop and execute integrated program plans, policies and procedures; provide input on business and technical strategies, goals, objectives

  • Manage operational budgets and Create resource plans, hiring, and lead team development.

  • Partner with Production & Industrial Engineering skill teams to acquire and retain skilled employees to execute statement of work

  • Manage, develop and motivate employees and front-line leaders.

  • Ensure continuous production support to enable safe, stable, and standard production system operations across all shifts

  • Foster culture of continuous improvement to reduce cost, improve quality, increase productivity, and maintain high employee job satisfaction.

  • Implement Boeing Production System and Program Management Best Practices to manage performance to plan (e.g., budget, staffing, schedule, quality, etc.).

  • Risk, Issue, and Opportunity (RIO) management.

  • Lead integration and deployment of Model-Based Engineering and 2nd Century Enterprise Systems initiatives for Hard Metals and Actuations sites.

  • Provide oversight and approval of technical approaches, products and processes.

  • Champion process and productivity improvements.

This position is expected to be 100% onsite. The selected candidate will be required to work onsite at the listed location option.

The position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. “US Person” includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry

  • 3+ years’ experience working in a tooling, manufacturing or fabrication environment

  • 2+ years of management experience working in a production engineering role or manufacturing environment.

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Experience as a Production or Industrial Engineer or leading teams of Production / Industrial Engineers

  • Experience partnering with global, geographically diverse teams

  • ABET accredited engineering degree


This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility.

Drug Free Workplace:

Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies.

Safety Sensitive Statement:

This is a safety-sensitive position and is subject to Department of Transportation (DOT) random drug and alcohol testing.


This position is for 1st shift.


This is a non-union-represented position.

At Boeing, we strive to deliver a Total Rewards package that will attract, engage and retain the top talent. Elements of the Total Rewards package include competitive base pay and variable compensation opportunities.

The Boeing Company also provides eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work.

The specific programs and options available to any given employee may vary depending on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.

Please note that the information shown below is a general guideline only. Pay is based upon candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

Summary pay range: 166,600 – 225,400

Export Control Requirements: U.S. Government Export Control Status: This position must meet export control compliance requirements. To meet export control compliance requirements, a “U.S. Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. §120.15 is required.

“U.S. Person” includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

Export Control Details: US based job, US Person required

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.