Manufacturing Operations Project Lead

Posted Date 4 weeks ago(2/19/2018 4:42 PM)
Job Location
Required Clearance
TS/SCI, obtainable within 24 months
Employment Type
Full Time
Hiring Company
General Dynamics Mission Systems

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 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Manufacturing Operations Project Lead.  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.


The Manufacturing Operations Project Lead will be the primary point of contact to Program Management, the program Integrated Product Team (IPT), and the customer when required.  This individual will also represent the organization as the prime technical contact on contracts and projects and proposals and be the primary point of contact for cost/schedule performance and resource data management.  Execution of the project will include financial tracking and reporting, Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS), material tracking responsibility and engineering interface.  The selected candidate should have considerable knowledge of the other related disciplines (e.g. Engineering, Program Management, etc.) with which the position will work closely.   


Key Responsibilities


Material Procurement

  • Work with Technical team to execute accurate and timely Engineering Parts List
  • Track all material from release of Requisitions through receipt

Execution of Schedule

  • Coordinate all manufacturing activity to achieve 100% on time delivery
  • Determine the Manufacturing resources needed to support a project. Deliver that information to the planning group to allow adequate organizational planning.

Primary point of contact for all control account management

  • Coordinate and develop baseline budgets including detailed Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
  • Responsible for maintaining the integrity of performance measurement baseline and monthly and comprehensive Estimate at Completion (EAC).
  • On a weekly and monthly basis analyze cost and schedule performance and resource data management, assess cost and schedule variance impacts, provide corrective action recommendations and execute corrective action plans.
  • Report status on a regular basis to all stakeholders


  • Coordinates and performs more complex cross functional tasks in support of the operations/manufacturing organization
  • May lead the development of more complex manufacturing and operations plans, schedules, and facilitates assigned projects
  • Prepares complex departmental reports, purchases, requests, and development plans and other data as required
  • May represent manufacturing on preliminary and critical design reviews led by engineering
  • Coordinates designs with manufacturing engineering to ensure the practicality of the design and assists in the solution of production difficulties encountered in manufacturing 
  • Interfaces with engineering departments, quality control, manufacturing, purchasing or other groups as required in order to complete project plans 
  • Works independently in following general outlines of assignments 
  • Requires only minimal supervision and very little technical assistance
  • Normally works under the guidance of an operations manager, senior engineer or project leader 


  • Requires intense concentration to assure accurate completion of technical assignments
  • Requires multi-tasking abilities without losing focus to complete priority assignments
  • Requires the ability to plan, schedule and execute work
  • Grasps and applies new information quickly; handles more complex assignments
  • Shows initiative on assignments, and professionally executes projects with little direction
  • Fully proficient computer skills
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Excel is preferred
  • EVMS certification is preferred
  • Candidates must have a Manufacturing background


Department of Defense TS/SCI security clearance is preferred at time of hire. Candidates must be able to obtain a TS/SCI clearance within a reasonable amount of time from date 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.

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!


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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