Senior Manufacturing Engineer

2 months ago
ID
2017-27847
USA-MA-Pittsfield
Required Clearance
Secret
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 is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree.

 

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Department of Defense Secret Security clearance is required within a reasonable period of time. 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 Senior 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
  • Researches and analyzes data, such as customer design proposal, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application
  • Supports the generation of technical engineering products by using the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle 
  • Plans sub tasks for activities described above
  • Contact with multiple work groups 
  • Works under general supervision, received instruction from immediate supervisor 
  • Contact with project leaders and other professionals within the Manufacturing department 
  • May have some contact outside Manufacturing or with external customers
  • Travel may be required 
  • Security clearance required - Secret
  • Provides resolution to problems of moderate scope
  • Failure to accomplish results or errors may cause delays or require the allocation of additional resources
  • 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
  • Assists product engineer with design to cost 
  • This is the intermediate level in a field of specialization 


KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Considerable professional expertise, applies company policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues
  • Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors 
  • Exercises considerable judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action
  • Builds productive internal/external working relationships
  • Creative, innovative responsibilities requiring advanced decision-making skills
  • Normally receives general instructions on routine work, detailed instructions on new projects or assignments
  • May provide work direction to other employees
  • Lacks authority to discipline or reward
  • Considerable knowledge with technical standards, manufacturing engineering concepts, principles, and theories
  • Considerable understanding of lean techniques and statistical analysis
  • Keeps abreast of technology trends
  • Aware of business objective and Engineering role in achieving
  • Considerable knowledge with manufacturing processes and electrical/mechanical components, systems and applications
  • Considerable proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Considerable written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Skilled in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
  • Considerable ability to clearly recognize and report information relevant to sound manufacturing engineering design













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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