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Project Manager, Manufacturing

Kent, WA 98032

Posted: 06/07/2024 Industry: Manufacturing Job Number: 2260847 Pay Rate: 45/hour - 55/hour

Job Description

Compensation: Up to $55/hour plus overtime (10 hours weekly is available) 11 paid holidays, multiple weeks PTO, and full healthcare benefits.


Location: Kent, WA or 100% remote. These positions can work remotely but for consideration to be hired FTE, you must be willing to relocate or report to work in Kent, WA.


Positions are 6-24 month contract-to-hire opportunities with high possibility to convert to FTE.


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Overview: We are seeking an experienced Project Manager to oversee the transition of component acceptance testing from a development test environment to rate production testing. The ideal candidate will manage the end-to-end testing process, including vibration, dynamics, cryogenic, thermal, and functional testing, to ensure our components meet the rigorous demands of aerospace environments.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate with engineering and production teams to transition components from development to rate production testing phases.
  • Develop and manage project plans, including timelines, resource allocation, and risk mitigation strategies.
  • Ensure testing protocols meet company standards for vibration, dynamics, cryogenic, thermal, and functional testing.
  • Oversee the setup and maintenance of test environments, apparatus, and schedules to maximize efficiency.
  • Maintain clear communication with the project team, provide regular updates, and adjust plans as necessary to address any changes or challenges.
  • Collaborate with supply chain partners to ensure timely delivery of components and testing equipment.

  • Bachelor's or in Engineering, Project Management, or related field.
  • PMP certification or equivalent project management experience.
  • 5 years of experience in a project management role, preferably in aerospace manufacturing environments.
  • Strong understanding of component testing methodologies, specifically related to vibration, dynamics, cryogenic, thermal, and functional tests.
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Proven track record of leading teams and delivering projects on time and within budget.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to work collaboratively across various departments.
  • Proficiency in project management software and tools.


Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single desired qualification. We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Who is Rainier Recruiting? 

Rainier Recruiting is a boutique, award winning national staffing agency and executive search firm. Using an approach that “treats every

candidate like an executive search”, we offer positions in contract-to-hire, Full-Time, and executive search. Named the #1 Best Workplace in Washington State in 2022, recognized as a ClearlyRated Best of Staffing firm, and identified as a top recruitment firm by multiple business journals, Rainier Recruiting is fast becoming a respected company. We are no longer the “best recruiters you have never heard of”. Rainier Recruiting is also proud to share our clients have a 93% repeat business rate. Rainier Recruiting is an equal opportunity employer and service provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation or belief, or any other protected class. We are committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value, for ourselves, our client companies, and for the candidates we represent. We engage in socially conscious business practices and believe that diverse, equitable, inclusive, and non-biased talent and recruitment processes are foundational to the success of every organization that we partner with.  


Meet Your Recruiter

Eric Lindgren
Senior Recruiter 

Eric first learned how to find top-quality candidates and conduct effective interviews while still in school in 2008. In all his jobs since, he used that knowledge to help the company hire. In 2018, Eric became a full-time recruiter, mainly working on roles in the industrial and skilled trades industries. Since then, he has hired candidates from all industry sectors and walks of life.

Eric joined Rainier Recruiting in 2021, working from his home in the beautiful Willamette Valley in Oregon. Outside work, Eric enjoys playing tabletop games and spending time with his wife and two boys. Eric is one of the few Rainier Recruiting employees with a cat rather than a dog. His cat, Pirate, enjoys sitting on the keyboard while Eric tries to write emails. Pirate is especially fond of the letter rrrr.

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