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Job #: R-00042403
Location: Bridgewater, VA
Category: Manufacturing
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos is dedicated to making the world a safer place. This starts with helping our customers in the Defense Industry achieve their critical missions. From our airborne work with sensors alerting warfighters to what's over the next hill, to our autonomous maritime platforms protecting sea lanes and shores; our dedicated Defense Group employees are solving critical challenges across the globe.

The Airborne Solutions Operations (ASO) of Leidos Defense Group currently has an opening for a Production Coordinator located in Bridgewater, VA. The job of the Production Coordinator is to act as a liaison between Leidos Engineering and production/manufacturing teams, including subcontractors, for aircraft modifications. The candidate will report directly to the SPD Production Engineering Manager. 

Primary Responsibilities:

The Production Coordinator's duties includes, but are not limited to the following:

  • Create, coordinate, track, modify and close work orders for aircraft modifications and maintenance as directed/assigned by the Production Engineering Manager
  • Status the progress of work orders. This includes tracking of outsourced fabrication of parts, assemblies, and installs throughout the manufacturing life-cycle including progress through quality assurance and quality control. Process and submit procurement requests to management for approval
  • Identify problems or discrepancies with the manufacturing and/or installation of items, document the problems/discrepancies using Leidos configuration management processes, and report them to the Production Engineering Manager
  • Supporting manufacturing and quality working groups including subcontractors to resolve issues, complete production tasks, and maintain project schedules
  • Follow Leidos configuration management processes and procedures.
  • Provide project management support by attending meetings, reviewing project schedules, and reviewing tasking priorities
  • Coordinate multiple projects simultaneously utilizing sound production coordination principles to prioritize work to meet performance, schedule, and quality objectives 
  • Act as primary liaison with Leidos Engineering, program management along with sub-contractors.
  • Prioritize and carry out special projects and complex assignments; exercise frequent independent judgement, initiative and tact.
  • Collaborate and problem solve complex issues with the engineering team.
  • Use Leidos Configuration Management processes for organization and management of team information and documentation.
  • Create, execute and close out all problem reports along with daily taskings in an efficient and timely manner.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School diploma, and three (3) years of relevant experience.
  • Diverse experience working in an agile (quick reaction) environment
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite
  • Basic manufacturing process knowledge
  • Experience with production planning, creating Bills of Material and reviewing manufacturing discrepancies. 
  • Excellent communications skills to interface with customers and peers
  • Strong multitasking and time management skills
  • Eligible to obtain minimum of Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Veteran of U.S. Armed Forces
  • Bachelor's degree in an appropriate field for production coordination/aviation.
  • Experience using parametric 3D CAD software preferably SolidWorks
  • ISO9001, AS9100, Six Sigma or, similar quality management system experience.
  • Aircraft structures experience
  • Familiarity in machine, sheet metal and/or composite work
  • Active Secret clearance


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About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

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