The DFT Site Manager is responsible for the smooth operation of the range facility to satisfy the requirements of the Customer with respect to the operation of the Direct Fire Targetry (DFT) and Portable Moving target System (PMTS).
This primarily involves directing the daily tasks of technical and operational team members to ensure that all equipment is available, functioning, and maintained to support customer activities.
It also involves liaising with Customers to interpret requirements into plans for scenario implementation, using computer-
aided scenario-development tools.
Lockheed Martin Canada is the Canadian-based arm of Lockheed Martin Corporation, a global security and aerospace company employing 98,000 people worldwide, including nearly 1,000 Canadians.
By applying innovative approaches of our highly skilled and experienced Canadian workforce, we have been Canada’s trusted defence and aerospace partner for over 75 years.
We operate major facilities in Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, Calgary and Victoria and work on a wide range of major programs from advanced naval technology products and unmanned systems software to providing delivery and in-
service support of the latest military aircraft to commercial engine repair and overhaul capabilities.
Clearance required for role
Required skills, qualifications and experience
DFT Support is provided outdoors in live fire training ranges, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, and 365 days per year.
Exposure to dirt, fumes, noise, adverse weather and extreme temperature are an element of normal day-to-day working conditions.
In support of this the DFT Site Manager’s responsibilities include but are not limited to :
Desired skills, qualifications and experience
The DFT Site Manager is responsible for the smooth operation of their assigned range facility to satisfy the requirements of the customer.
This primarily involves directing the daily tasks of technical and operational team members. Extensive military background and experience with DND procedures and programs is required.
Preference is an Army background. This role will manage DFT TSS Team personnel onsite with only remote support available from head office.
The DFT Manager liaises with DND staff and must understand customer training requirements and be able to recommend appropriate solutions.
The DFT Manager must have a significant degree of maturity, judgement and diplomacy to interact with senior levels of DND personnel in managing expectations, resolving conflicts and ensuring that training needs are achieved.
Plans often change and situations evolve before and during these training exercises and the DFT Manager has to be both flexible and creative to adapt to the new situations and diplomatically firm to protect Lockheed Martin Canada's business interests and the safety of all concerned.
The DFT Manager will ensure all range work is performed under the terms of the contract and is frequently on the range to ensure compliance with all local, provincial and federal regulations concerning the workplace and the environment.
The DFT Manager needs skill and experience in persuasiveness to manage expectations and obtain the necessary compromises and cooperation from senior military command personnel.
Other qualifications :
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