El Segundo, California

Job Description

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Boeing Research and Technology is looking for a Thermal Lab Operations Manager in El Segundo CA.

In pursuit of Boeing's research and business interests, the successful candidate will:

  • Manage and lead laboratory operations for a state of the art Thermal lab for testing   refrigeration and other thermal control technologies across the Boeing enterprise and at business partner and teammate facilities in support of multiple current and future business opportunities.

  • Work both independently and as part of a team environment

  • Manages and lead a team performing activities within multiple Engineering and Operations disciplines.

  • Provide critical support and independent technical, cost and schedule review of the work of teams and teammates.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Facility operations lead for Thermal & Refrigeration laboratory with responsibilities including procedure development, preparation, & execution, operations planning, maintenance planning, maintenance oversight, and staff scheduling.  Candidate will represent facility to user community, evaluate requests for additional services, and devise methods of delivering high value capabilities within cost and schedule constraints.

  • Facility consists of compressors, pumps, piping systems, instrumentation and control systems involving multiple process flows

  • Leads 24/7 operations of facility. On-call to respond to alarm conditions.

  • Develops and recommends facility reliability and capability improvements. Researches technologies related to facilities, shares learning with others and trains personnel regarding operation and maintenance of assets.

  • Lead Procedure development for thermal lab with 24/7 operations. Inclusive of procedures to provide environmental health and safety for high pressure and low pressure lines.

  • Lead development of cost model for plant operations and regular maintenance.

  • Lead development of methods to monitor facility data for system health monitoring and for increasing operations efficiency. Identifies and characterized potential operations improvements via automation.

  • Lead material ordering of gases and fluids including hazardous material.

  • Responsible for hazardous waste identification, storage, and collection.

  • Responsible for facility safety and ensuring operations and maintenance are performed in a safe manner.

  • Provides oversight and integrates supplier activities. Participates in support supplier selection and oversight.

  • Leads personnel to determine the cause of asset failures and reduction in asset capacity

  • Manages project expenditures within authorized budgets. Creates, maintains, and communicates project management information

  • Support operations team staffing as required.

This position requires the ability to obtain a U.S Security Clearance for which the US Government requires US Citizenship. An interim and/or final U.S. Secret Clearance Post-Start is required.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • Bachelor's, Master's or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry

  • 7+ years of operations experience with facilities consisting of compressors, pumps, piping systems, instrumentation and control systems involving multiple liquid and gas process flows. Excellent understanding of engineering principals associated with such equipment operating at a wide range of temperatures

  • 5+ years of experience with industrial instrumentation and controls hardware.

  • Effectively communicate with technical and non-technical personnel at all organization levels including suppliers and customers

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Experience in new technology or product/capability development

  • 5+ years of experience with both high (greater than atmospheric) and low pressure (vacuum) systems is preferred.

  • 5+ years of experience with liquid and gas distribution systems.

  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot system faults and develop preventative maintenance plans is preferred.

  • Adjudicated Counter Intelligence scope polygraph completed within the last 5 years

  • A current Tier 5 (T5), formerly known as a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) (U.S. Citizenship required) or requires candidate agreed to enter a Continuous Evaluation program is desired.

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.


This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility.


This Position Is For 1st Shift (occasional support of other shifts may be required )


El Segundo, California

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