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Safety and Mission Assurance Manager

Aerospace and Aviation

Process Manager


Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, United States


Work Where it Matters

Akima Support Operations (ASO), an Akima company, is not just another federal facilities contractor. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), our mission and purpose extend beyond our exciting federal projects as we support our shareholder communities in Alaska.

At ASO, the work you do every day makes a difference in the lives of our 15,000 Iñupiat shareholders, a group of Alaska natives from one of the most remote and harshest environments in the United States.

For our shareholders , ASO provides support and employment opportunities and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years.

For our government customers , ASO delivers comprehensive services for facilities, maintenance, and repair and critical services required to operate and sustain facilities and equipment of all sizes.

As an ASO employee , you will be surrounded by a challenging, yet supportive work environment that is committed to innovation and diversity, two of our most important values. You will also have access to our comprehensive benefits and competitive pay in addition to growth opportunities and excellent retirement options.

Job Summary:

The Safety and Mission Assurance Manager leads the safety, mission assurance, quality, and environmental programs for the Combined Operations, Services, Maintenance & Infrastructure Contract (COSMIC), supporting National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) facilities and tenants at John C. Stennis Space Center and Marshall Space Flight Center’s Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF). This manager leads a vital element of our program execution strategy across both sites, ensuring compliance with all laws, regulations and policies for the life of the program.


Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for development, implementation and improvements to the AKS safety, quality, and environmental programs, plans, and policies.
  • Leads and manages a team of technical personnel to ensure regulations and standards are met.
  • Ensures compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Conducts safety, quality and environmental audits and assessments to identify potential risks and develop mitigation strategies.
  • Collaborates with internal teams and external partners to address environmental concerns and implement sustainable practices.
  • Provides training and guidance to staff on environmental compliance and safety procedures.
  • Monitors and reports on safety, quality and environmental performance metrics to senior management.
  • Drives continuous improvement initiatives to enhance safety, reliability, and efficiency.
  • Prepares and submits reports, documentation, and deliverables as required by the contract and regulatory agencies.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, safety management, or a related field.
  • At least 5 years of experience in safety management, mission assurance, or related fields, preferably in aerospace or similar high-reliability industries.
  • Strong knowledge of safety regulations, standards, and best practices (e.g., OSHA, NASA safety standards).
  • Experience with risk management methodologies and tools.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse teams and stakeholders.
  • Proven leadership abilities with a track record of driving safety and mission assurance initiatives to successful outcomes.

We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability, or have known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us at or [Register to View] (information about job applications status is not available at this contact information).

Job: Installation, Maintenance & Repair

Travel: None

Organization: ASO - Akima Support Operations

Clearance: Not Applicable

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-11384