Teamcenter Implementation Specialist, Engineering/Maintenance Focused Support


Many US Air Force (USAF) aircraft are now flying beyond its original design service goal (in terms of flight hours and years of service). Moreover, mission changes, structural repairs, and system modifications (upgrades and repairs) have changed the structural behavior in ways not envisioned by the original designers and not captured in the original technical data. Because of these, the engineering and analysis activities surrounding structural sustainment have moved beyond the routine and are now heavily dependent upon specialized expertise and tools oriented much more toward research and development. Increasingly, structural damage found in the field and during depot maintenance falls outside the bounds of routine analysis and related repairs as outlined in the aircraft Technical Orders, requiring specialized engineering disposition. Furthermore, efficient sustainment requires moving away from a reactive and costly “find and fix” mentality to a more economically proactive “predict and manage” approach. Anticipating damage requires predictive tools and an analysis capability that goes far beyond routine engineering support.

Expertise in maintenance data collection and management, structural analysis, corrosion, stress corrosion cracking, fatigue crack growth, and a thorough understanding of available and applicable materials along with suitable manufacturing and maintenance processes and corrosion mitigation concepts (Materials and Processes) are a must. Promising new techniques are being investigated for use and require thorough vetting before implementation. Successful structural sustainment of legacy aircraft requires much more than repairs—it demands an understanding of the physical principles underlying damage evolution and progression; the ability to recognize the synergistic interactions between different time-based failure modes; and the development of new, cutting-edge tools and techniques to maintain safety, certification and economical operation. These skill sets and requisite experience are also necessary for reviewing, assessing, applying, and qualifying new processes as they are implemented during maintenance or production of new spare parts. This effort requires specific knowledge of legacy production

practices and detailed understanding of the design intent captured in original part drawings, specifications, and incumbent processes. Modernization of the maintenance process requires integration of all these concepts, skills and abilities with deliberate documentation of lessons learned in an effort to avoid costly mistakes.

Job Description:

The Implementation Specialist will provide application support and assistance with the Siemens Teamcenter Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) application for users of this system in implementing Aircraft Structural Integrity Program (ASIP) and related engineering data for managing a fleet of aircraft. Teamcenter processes are being deployed across multiple organizations and disciplines within the aircraft System Program Offices (SPO) and associated groups, including depot maintenance and field organizations. A pathfinder organization in the deployment of these capabilities is changing how data is viewed and used in these organizations and across the Air Force, particularly with regard to system sustainment. The Implementation Specialist will support the SPO in its development and implementation as well as facilitate improvements in configuring this functionality, data and user interfaces to ensure the system meets ASIP data requirements and is usable by end users.

The Teamcenter Implementation Specialist will provide support of the collection and sharing of maintenance data and maintenance engineering functions across diverse organizations for use by the SPO ASIP and engineering organizations to facilitate effective sustainment of the aircraft fleet. This includes capturing data from the shop floor through engineering and back to the shop floor for action. This function will also provide detailed input into the maintenance planning processes using Risk Based Induction information as well as existing maintenance data to highlight unique requirements on a tail number or serialized component basis to streamline the induction planning process. This will require using the Teamcenter Service Data Module.

The Implementation Specialist will determine the requirements for and help translate those requirements into a design; be agile in task management and responsive to leadership priorities; conceive, communicate and execute courses of action to help a team of fellow users and architects program goals under highly dynamic situations; learn new software tools and techniques quickly within a multi-disciplinary environment; be self-motivated and capable of blazing new paths in areas where opportunities for highly valued contributions are abundant, but clear direction may not yet be fully established.

This position requires a highly-qualified Teamcenter expert having excellent experience configuring, implementing, administrating, and end user support. Some architecting experience is very desirable and knowledge of the Teamcenter Services Lifecycle Management module is preferred. The Implementation Specialist will work with end users to solve problems and determine gaps in As-Is system and will help the Teamcenter team create requirements and recommend possible solutions using prior experience for To-Be system.

Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering discipline or information technology field

Five (5) years of direct experience with implementing Teamcenter and its related modules within either a production or maintenance environment with a special emphasis on tracking serialized components. Expertise should include a background/experience in using Teamcenter for managing execution of engineering requirements in a depot or production environment. This expertise also includes the necessary skills to facilitate the Information Technology (IT) elements of the implementation effort. Advise, assist and instruct Air Force (AF) personnel in the use and implementation of this PLM software within the AF environment using the latest available techniques and PLM constructs for each assigned person.

US citizenship is required due to a requirement associated with access to restricted aircraft weapon system maintenance technical orders/data and repair information.