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Aerospace Engineering and Maintenance Manager - Military Veterans

at PPG Industries, Inc.

Are you ready for your next challenge? PPG Aerospace in Mojave, CA is hiring an Engineering and Maintenance Manager. In this role you will develop and maintain an organization within the Mojave site that supports both Business and Operational strategies. You will be responsible for establishing a safety, quality and productivity functional culture that is inclusive of a diverse workforce including P&M team members, as well as facility and project engineers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide engineering support to improve manufacturing unit process flows, process capability, production yields, overall cost of goods sold, equipment reliability, waste minimization, and EH&S improvements through data-based decision making

  • Provide daily support to the manufacturing teams including the observation and analysis of production runs, root cause investigation of off-standard production runs, and the development of sustainable corrective actions

  • Identify and lead technical improvements for processes through the collaboration with on-site teams including regular interaction with the manufacturing, maintenance, engineering, EH&S, and quality functions

  • Be the technical liaison between new product development initiatives and the integration of them into manufacturing unit operations

  • Execute site capital projects as identified for cost reduction, safety, growth, compliance, and automation

  • Use site resources, PPG resources or approved contractors to accomplish strategic goals or complete necessary business critical activities

  • Responsible for preparing and managing budgets for capital projects and fiscal control of projects, justifying ROA/ROE/ROI, total bid process including bidder lists and bid comparison, strategic cost avoidance and reduction

  • Lead, sustain, and grow an experienced and functioning team of Maintenance Professionals, Technicians, Engineers, Managers and Supervisors as appropriate to the site size and purpose

  • Maintain, build, and sustain as needed, a robust site PM and TPM system with clear KPI’s and accurate site reporting on status

  • Develop, track and execute an accurate and achievable moving 5-year Maintenance, Facilities and Engineering plan.

  • Ensure EH&S compliance with company, government, and outside agency requirements as they relate to process improvements

  • Drive the root cause/corrective action process for critical issues and ensure that all corrective actions are completed and sustained and drive the predicted results.

Salary Range: $98,100.00 to $140,100.00 DOE


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related technical discipline, engineering preferred or equivalent years of experience required

  • Five (5) years of management or supervisory experience required

  • Project Management Professional certification preferred

  • Knowledge of SCADA, PLC controls, MES systems and Robots applications and maintenance is highly preferred

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Ability to read, write, and communicate in English

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

About us:

Here at PPG we make it happen, and we seek candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our values, with the commitment and drive to strive today to do better than yesterday – everyday.


Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company.. To learn more, visit and follow @ PPG on Twitter.

Mojave, CA

Salary Range
$90,000 to $150,000

A fortune 500 company named one of the “Worlds most Admired Companies” by Forbes magazine, PPG Industries provides added value to customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets through innovative coating and specialty surface products. PPG Industries is a leader in its markets and is excited to introduce new career opportunities to our nations veterans!

Our continued emphasis on the development of breakthrough products and processes, investment in highly productive manufacturing facilities and profitable global expansion combine to provide customers with the best services and products of the highest quality. We are committed to providing a fulfilling workplace for our employees, creating an environment for continuous learning and embracing the ideas and diversity of others. Bring your unique military life experience to PPG!

Employee Benefits:

  • Paid Time Off
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Comprehensive 401k Plan
  • Employee Discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Professional Development Program
  • Sick Leave

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