• Manufacturing Engineer - Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP)

    Posted Date 2 months ago(12/29/2019 6:56 AM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    No clearance
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics SATCOM
  • 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.


    Applicants selected may 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. citizen or green card holder. 



    Responsibilities for this Position

    General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for an Manufacturing Engineer. The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports some of our nation’s fundamental defense services.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions. This position will support the manufacturing team for earth-station satellite antennas and peripheral equipment, accessories and services.



    - 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
    - Performs detailed analysis of the ability to produce electrical or mechanical subsystems
    - 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
    - Applies lean techniques to set up or improve manufacturing processes
    - 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
    - Researches and analyzes data, such as customer design proposals, specifications and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application
    - May provide leadership and/or direction to lower level employees
    - Contributes to the completion of major programs and projects
    - Understands and has limited participation in the development of Proposal Estimate Rationale (PER)/Basis of Estimate (BOE) per proposal instructions
    - Plans and executes project tasks for activities described above
    - Regular contact with senior levels of internal work groups
    - Works under limited direction
    - Contact with project leaders and other professionals within Engineering and Operations departments, and with project teams across the company
    - Frequent contact with external customers
    - Travel may be required
    - Security clearance may be required
    - Provides resolution to a diverse range of complex problems
    - Installs manufacturing process systems and conducts production qualification, forecasts and manages manufacturing process capital assets
    - Develops, designs, procures, and constructs manufacturing process hardware, fixtures/ 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 process parameters, and identification of special processes and need for Special Process Controls (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 engineering with Design to Unit Production Cost (DTUPC)
    - This is the career level in many professional specialties

    - A seasoned, experienced professional with a proficient understanding of area of specialization
    - Resolves a wide range of issues in creative ways
    - This job is the fully qualified, career- oriented, journey-level position
    - Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors
    - Demonstrates proficient judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions
    - Networks with senior internal and external personnel in own area of expertise
    - Creative, innovative responsibilities requiring advanced decision-making skills
    - Normally receives little instruction on day-to-day work, general instructions on new assignments
    - May provide work direction to other employees
    - Lacks authority to discipline or reward.
    - Proficient use and understanding of Design for Manufacture (DFM) concepts, principles, and theories
    - Proficient understanding lean techniques and statistical analysis
    - Proficient knowledge of other related disciplines
    - Keeps abreast of technology trends
    - Contributes to the achievement of business objectives
    - Proficient knowledge with manufacturing and engineering systems and applications
    - Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
    - Proficient written and verbal communications skills
    - Ability to think creatively
    - Ability to multi-task
    - Skilled in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
    - Proficient ability to clearly recognize and report information relevant to sound manufacturing engineering design
    - Able to sell concepts and ideas
    - Independently determines approach to solutions


    The preferred candidate will have the required education, a plus would be any experience in any of the following:


    - Preferred degree in Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering or Mechanical Engineering

    - Manufacturing knowledge in, and/or the use of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP)

    - Abaris Training in CFRP

    - Coordinate Measuring Systems - such as laser tracker, Pro-Spot, Photogrammetry, Faro Arms

    - Portable metrology software - Spatial Analyzer or similar


    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 SATCOM Technologies (GDST) is the world's largest manufacturer of earth-station satellite antennas.


    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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