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Lockheed Martin / Eng
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Lockheed Martin Eng

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Boeing
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Dec 5, 2018 8 Comments

I've been working as a operations engineer in manufacturing for multiple years. Short description, I create concepts to improve the product (jet) and drive the development of the concept to a tangible process or product.

Most of my actions involve scoping, systematic design, planning, obtaining leadership buy-in, managing leadership expectations, and coordination with IC's who don't report to me to complete task on time.

I'm a star in my mfg. realm and speaking to individuals in the field, I'm told that I'd be a great PM, but I can't seem to get an initial call when applying. Is there a skill gap that I'm missing? What do I need to make the jump?

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  • Verizon ShutTheFup
    TC or stfu and gtfo
    Dec 5, 2018 3
    • Lockheed Martin / Eng
      LHM-Atl

      Lockheed Martin Eng

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      Boeing
      LHM-Atlmore
      OP
      That's a lot of random letters. What are you trying to communicate? 0_o
      Dec 5, 2018
    • Uber / Eng oNatenOw
      You clearly have not read many posts here ;)
      Dec 5, 2018
    • Lockheed Martin / Eng
      LHM-Atl

      Lockheed Martin Eng

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      Boeing
      LHM-Atlmore
      OP
      Update: Noooooooooow i get it lol
      Dec 18, 2018
  • Uber buzzbazz
    Are you trying for a product management or project management role?
    Dec 5, 2018 2
    • Lockheed Martin / Eng
      LHM-Atl

      Lockheed Martin Eng

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      Boeing
      LHM-Atlmore
      OP
      Product/program management role
      Dec 5, 2018
    • Uber buzzbazz
      For product they might want you to have more experience with business side of things.
      Dec 5, 2018
  • IBM / Finance tricia
    Contemplate the future at both the job and then make the decision.
    Dec 5, 2018 0