Manufacturing Engineer

3 months ago
ID
2017-27833
USA-MA-Pittsfield
Category
Manufacturing
Employment Type
Full Time
Hiring Company
GDMS - Legacy GDAIS Rate Structure

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering, a related specialized area or field, or equivalent experience is required.  

 

(Preferred Degree:  Electrical Engineering)

 

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Department of Defense Secret security clearance is preferred at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Manufacturing Engineer.  This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.

 

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND TASKS:

  • Develops, implements and maintains methods, operation sequence and processes in the manufacture or fabrication of parts, components, sub-assemblies and final assemblies
  • Interfaces with design engineering in coordinating the release of new products
  • Estimates manufacturing cost, determines time standards and makes recommendations for tooling and process requirements of new or existing product lines
  • Maintains records and reporting systems for coordination of manufacturing operations 
  • Develops, evaluates, and improves manufacturing methods, utilizing knowledge of product design, materials and parts, fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment capabilities, assembly methods, and quality control standards
  • Implements and analyzes manufacturing engineering plans and projects
  • Develops manufacturing engineering plans and strategies for specific products and processes
  • Supports the generation of technical engineering products by using the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life
  • Receives detailed instructions from immediate supervisor
  • Generally works within an identified work group
  • Some contact with project leaders and other professionals within the Manufacturing and Engineering departments
  • Travel may be required
  • Security clearance is required
  • Works on problems of limited scope
  • Installs manufacturing process systems and conducts production qualification, forecasts and manages manufacturing process capital assets
  • Develops, designs, procures, and constructs manufacturing process hardware, fixturing tools, software, and work environment
  • Using lean concepts acts as a project engineer to implement cost reduction efforts
  • Leads quality initiatives using six sigma methodology to determine extent of non-conformance root cause, and corrective action
  • Documents procedures, process qualifications, work instructions, shop aids, routings, etc.
  • Provides process analysis to support new business (NPI) opportunity assessment and quoting
  • Defines and documents equipment calibration requirements
  • Identifies training for production related activities
  • Monitors and controls of process parameters, and identification of special processes and need for SPC
  • Provides solutions to vendor issues as required
  • Monitors competitive bench marks to ensure that current processes and equipment are competitive and cost effective
  • Forecasts and manages manufacturing process capital implementation
  • Develops floor layouts
  • DFM and NPI for specific products
  • Assists product engineer with design to cost 
  • An entry-level position in a field of specialization


KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Learns to use professional concepts
  • Applies company policies and procedures to resolve routine issues
  • Works on problems of limited scope
  • Follows standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data from which answers can be readily obtained
  • Builds stable working relationships internally
  • Creative, innovative responsibilities requiring advanced decision-making skills
  • Normally receives detailed instructions on all work
  • Lacks authority to discipline
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing engineering concepts, principles, and theories
  • Working knowledge of company policies and practices
  • Working knowledge with manufacturing processes and electrical/mechanical components, systems and applications
  • Working knowledge in Microsoft Office applications
  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • Creative thinker
  • Ability to clearly recognize and report information relevant to sound manufacturing engineering design


PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Electrical Engineering degree
  • Manufacturing experience
  • Ability to read and understand mechanical and electrical assembly drawings, wire lists and other technical documentation related to building high reliability, high quality, complex cabinet assemblies, cable assemblies and related equipment
  • Ability to gather and analyze data to support efforts to reduce cost, improve efficiencies and improve operator performance
  • Required to participate in design reviews within an IPT structure
  • Expected to be able to add producibility inputs to design reviews
  • Operational improvements (cost reducing activities) are a key driver for many of the activities of the person in this role

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!

 

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General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran

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