Operations Manager, Fleet Operations

Mountain View, CA
Flyer – Operations
Full-time
Here at Kitty Hawk, where a century of aviation practices meets technology breakthroughs and a world-class engineering team, things are looking up. In 1903, the Wright brothers took flight for the first time from the beaches of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Our journey started by designing, testing and building all-electric vertical take-off and landing products for work and play. Today, in California, we are building on the Wright Brothers’ legacy to create the next generation of vehicles for everyday flight.

Kitty Hawk is looking for an experienced individual to join our Operations team. As Operations Manager, Fleet Operations you will, in coordination with the Director of Operations, be responsible for developing, launching, and optimizing operational business strategies for our fleet operations. These include targeting and launching new operations in new markets, defining daily/weekly success/failure, developing strategic relationships, identifying and solving operational weaknesses at sites, defining an operational roadmap for how we will improve fleet operations, and more. You will balance continuous process improvements with establishing and delivering on core metrics to meet our business objectives.

In this role, you will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to influence the arc of commercialization of eVTOL vehicles. This role is based in Mountain View.

Within 3 months you will:

    • Develop, maintain, and present daily/weekly Operational metrics at the site, city, and regional levels
    • Collaborate with individual sites and Service & Manufacturing to maximize our regular, daily service
    • Identify operational weaknesses, present a plan to solve it, then execute

Within 6 months you will:

    • Adjust processes and methodologies to support scaled operations across our Nth facility
    • Present operational analysis and drive to leadership on operations execution

Within 12 months you will:

    • Represent Kitty Hawk: Attract more A-players, like yourself, and continue to improve our lineup
    • Influence Operations: Define and advocate for your program’s growth/contraction needs
    • Institute appropriate processes for documenting lessons learned and sharing of best practices

Required:

    • At least five years of operations and strategy experience; high-growth operations and startup experience is preferred
    • Proven experience in lean and/or six-sigma
    • Exceptional communication and organizational skills
    • Self-motivated and can work independently
    • Team player and creative thinker who can lead projects, cross-functional groups, and third parties in accordance with plans
    • Consistent track record of shipping products/services

Desired:

    • Fleet startup experience
We are located in Mountain View just a couple of hundred feet from Shoreline Lake and its surrounding walking/jogging trails. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance (company pays 100% of employee premium), unlimited PTO days, 10 company holidays, a 401(k) plan with 50% company matching (no vesting period), commuter assistance, and education assistance. And on top of all that, we also offer a variety of perks such as free catered lunches, flight lessons, snacks, drinks, fruits, employee referral bonus, IP bonus program, charitable giving match, happy hours and many more.

Kitty Hawk provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Kitty Hawk abides by applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Kitty Hawk is an E-Verify employer.