• Manufacturing Operations Manager

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(8/6/2019 3:40 PM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    Secret, obtainable within reasonable time based on requirements
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    Composite Solutions
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree in a related specialized area or the equivalent experience is required plus a minimum of 8 years of
    relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience to meet managerial


    Candidates must be able to obtain a U.S. Department of Defense SECRET security 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.


    Successful completion of a background check and drug screen is required.



    Responsibilities for this Position

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



    • Responsibility to lead operations and supervisors related to a business area, project or strategic activity
    • Typically leads a department, large complex project or several smaller projects concurrently to meet business and profitability growth objectives
    • Manages group activities to develop and implement long range goals and objectives to meet business and stated profitability growth objectives
    • Leads team members to develop measurements to monitor performance to established processes and procedures
    • Responsible for department plans and execution
    • Participated in activities related to department including staffing requirements, budgets, physical space, and capital
    • Communicates relevant department, group or project information to other related teams and departments
    • Manages and reviews the development of operations schedules and baselines in response to program direction, contract guidance and product lifecycle requirements
    • Leads efforts to identify schedule and resource risks and develop risk reduction plans
    • Manages process changes to improve overall efficiency of manufacturing
    • May lead team in development and execution of earned value requirements
    • Regularly assesses performance of team members to established processes and procedures
    • Mentors and develops supervisors
    • Manages area to achieve all strategic goals
    • Regular communications with senior level management


    • Substantial planning, organization and execution skills
    • Substantial ability to implement changes and monitor effectiveness of changes related to cost and schedule of team or project
    • Substantial ability to motivate team or project personnel to develop innovative ideas for resolving business or project related issues through continuous improvement
    • Substantial use of change management and influence skills to obtain management level support for initiatives
    • Substantial ability to lead team activities to changing conditions
    • Work with team or project to determine options to change and present recommendations to team or project management lead team to define team roles and responsibilities
    • Leads team or project members to define interfaces of roles and responsibilities
    • Interfaces with other teams to communicate effectiveness of team
    • Substantial analytical knowledge in budgeting, planning, problems solving and cost analysis
    • Substantial ability to prepare, direct, manage and maintain complex plans
    • Substantial understanding of business environment and how department and projects support division/company goals
    • Ability to align the team on tactical and strategic objectives
    • Ability to lead others in team building, conflict resolution, motivation, leadership and advanced risk management
    • Demonstrated understanding of total life-cycle of product/program
    • Ability to effectively manage performance

    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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