• Senior Manufacturing Engineer

    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(6/22/2018 11:28 AM)
    Job Location
    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 2 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree.



    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.



    • Develops robust manufacturing processes for high-reliability, long life products
    • Hands-on technical expert for complex products and processes
    • Develops, implements and maintains methods, operation sequence and processes in the manufacture or fabrication of parts, components, sub-assemblies and final assemblies
    • Provide shop floor support and training to assemblers
    • 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 
    • Travel may be required 
    • 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
    • Monitors and controls of process parameters, and identification of special processes and need for SPC
    • Provides solutions to vendor issues as required


    • Strong attention to detail and a methodical approach to problem solving
    • Knowledge of MRP/ERP systems
    • Working knowledge of AutoCAD/SolidWorks and MS Office software packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
    • Strong skills in multitasking, problem solving, and ethical decision making
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Considerable professional expertise, applies company policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues
    • Builds productive internal/external working relationships
    • Creative, innovative responsibilities requiring advanced decision-making skills
    • Considerable knowledge with technical standards, manufacturing engineering concepts, principles, and theories
    • Considerable knowledge with manufacturing processes and electrical/mechanical components, systems and applications
    • Skilled in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions


    • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent with three to five years of experience in a manufacturing environment
    • Experience with one or more of the following: Fiber-optic cable splicing and handling, Circuit card assembly processes, Injection molding, Undersea cabling systems
    • Working knowledge of Lean Six-Sigma techniques and tools
    • Experience with PRO III or IFS MRP systems 


    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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