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Sr. Contracts Administrator

Job Summary:  Responsible for the preparation, negotiations, and administration of Department of Defense (DoD) prime and subcontracts. Interfaces with all levels of management and staff. Supervises and provides support to contract administrators.
Position Responsibilities:

  • Works closely with Business Development team and Program Managers to assist in the planning/strategizing of future contracts and marketing effort to include the development of bid & proposal strategies. Also provides cost and pricing methodologies and strategies to the proposal process.
  • Ensures compliance with applicable regulations and actions required by contract.
  • Analyzes problems, recommends solutions, and initiates effective actions for resolution.
  • Prepares, negotiates, and administers prime contracts, subcontracts, independent consultant agreements, non-disclosure agreements, teaming agreements, and other agreements as required.
  • Manages all activities related to the lifecycle of the contract/task order or subcontract, from the initial proposal phase, through award and contact performance, to close out.
  • Supervises administration staff in routine administration of contracts.  Provides input on employee reviews and assists with the training of less senior contract administrators.
  • Supports functions of contract modification, administration of shipping documents, contractual billing against contract line items, and cost modification administration.
  • Maintains all contract files and records.
  • Establishes and maintains excellent external customer and internal relations, at all levels of the organization.
  • Acts as liaison with customer’s procurement officials for all proposal or contract matters, communicating status and resolving open contract matters with program managers and directors.
  • Requires extended work hours, evenings and weekends, to meet critical proposal schedules and deadlines.
  • Performs other tasks and duties as assigned to support business goals and objectives.

Essential Skills:

  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and Word.
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, diplomacy, judgment, and decision-making skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written).
  • Excellent organizational skills.


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Working knowledge of the Contract Management Lifecycle: Solicitation, Offer, Award, Program Management, Manufacturing, Quality, Packaging & Shipping, and Invoicing
  • Past or current experience in DoD contract management and administrative functions at the prime and subcontractor levels.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance.
  • One of the following professional certifications: CFCM (Certified Federal Contracts Manager) or CPCM (Certified Professional Contracts Manager) or the willingness to obtain the CFCM in one year.
  • Strong strategic and tactical negotiation skills
  • Team and skill development oriented

Work Environment:

  • Office environment
  • Hours 9/80 - 7:30 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Thursday; 7:30-4:00 Friday; additional hours as needed.

Circuit Card Assembler/Solderer

Position Summary:  Assembles and solders surface mount and through-hole electronic components onto a circuit board while maintaining high quality standards.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Install electronic components onto circuit board utilizing basic hand tools, materials and processes including the soldering process.
  • May operate machinery to clean and test circuit boards.
  • Follow work instructions and router operations to complete necessary work.
  • Enter data into company databases to read work instructions and complete operations.
  • Interface with Engineers to problem solve or ask assembly questions.
  • Prepares components for installation - Form components by hand or automated, bend leads, precondition leads or wires
  • Follows proper circuit board handling procedures while moving components and boards throughout processes.
  • Obtains and maintains basic certifications in IPC610 and JStandard001 procedures.
  • Responsible for self-inspection of product for any defects prior to moving product to next step.
  • Maintains a clean work environment to ensure product integrity and quality.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to achieve company goals and objectives.

 Essential Skills and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • At least 1 year of previous soldering experience
  • Through-hole soldering experience
  • Re-work experience
  • Skilled user of solder rework tools to include flow pot
  • Ability to read and comprehend work and process instructions
  • Possesses attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player within a small team
  • Fine motor skills and dexterity; vision – able to utilize microscope
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to work Monday through Friday 7:30am-4:00pm and adhere to a 9/80 work schedule – note, shift start/end time may differ depending on business needs but will be discussed during interview

US citizens only due to government contract requirements

Senior Program Manager (Sr. PM)

Position Summary:   The Senior Program Manager (Sr. PM) is responsible for cultivating the customer experience and business relationships. The Sr. PM serves as the primary program point of contact for the customer and manages all contractual issues including any changes within the program.  The Sr. PM leads integrated program teams and facilitates the communication and interaction amongst the internal function representatives, the customers, and the suppliers. 

The Sr. PM serves the following roles:
1.Customer Relations
2.Program/Project Planning
3.Problem Resolution and Risk Management
4.Monitor and manage program execution
5.Oversee project profit and loss
6.Business Growth
Position Responsibilities: 

  • Seek and identify new opportunities for additional business and revenue streams.
  • Take the lead role in new proposals, from the initial launch strategy through fact-finding and negotiations. 
  • Ensure customer contract and Sechan proposal are in agreement.
  • Communicate customer requirements effectively to the rest of the organization.
  • Establish the project plan and assign accountability for all major milestones, action items, and customer deliverables.
  • Facilitate project schedules and manage schedule risk activities to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Articulate the financial success and/or shortcomings at the project level.  Initiate financial risk mitigation or employ lessons learned to improve long term profitability.
  • Recommend and/or lead efforts to improve existing business processes and initiatives.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a relevant government security clearance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to support company objectives

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in a technical, business, or financial discipline.
  • Knowledge of program management tools and procedures with a minimum of 10 years of experience including bringing new products into production.
  • Proven innovated skills through new product/process development projects.
  • Demonstrates people management skills, leadership skills, and conflict resolution skills. Strong team player with demonstrated ability to lead people in high-performance teams.
  • Strong customer focus.
  • Talented proposal writer and enjoys mentoring as a proposal reviewer.  Demonstrated capability of leading captures greater than $5M in value.
  • General knowledge of business contracts, laws, and ethics.
  • General knowledge of operations, including scheduling, procurement, manufacturing, test engineering, and quality systems.
  • Led significant corporate process improvement projects or initiatives.
  • General knowledge of finance, including income statements, balance sheets, and return on investment analysis, etc.
  • Understanding of earned value management practices and reporting through demonstrated efforts on programs in excess of $1M.
  • Maintains current in the Program Management and Industry through memberships and Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
  • Strong influence-management, negotiation, and assertiveness skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.
  • The ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.
  • Commitment to company values and employee development.
  • Willingness and able to travel.
  • Computer proficiency (Microsoft Office suite and other sequel database products as-required).

Work Environment:

  • Office and manufacturing area
  • Hours 9/80 - 7:30 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Thursday; 7:30-4:30 Friday; occasional backshift hours as needed.


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