• Manufacturing Engineer - Manufacturing Leadership Program (MLP)

    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/3/2019 11:06 AM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    Secret, obtainable within reasonable time based on requirements
    Employment Type
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Industrial Engineering, a related specialized area or field, or equivalent experience is required.


    (Required GPA 3.0 & above)


    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

    Responsibilities for this Position


    (Required GPA 3.0 & above)


    General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Manufacturing Leadership Program (MLP) Engineer to join our Manufacturing Engineering and Manufacturing Test team(s). The position provides an opportunity to develop and advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation's fundamental defense services. The selected candidate will work with collaborative teams to design and produce products that support General Dynamics Mission Systems and our clients. In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the MLP Engineer will enhance their skill set among a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues. The employee will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.


    The Manufacturing Leadership Program (MLP) is a three year rotational program comprised of six, 6 month rotations. MLP members will work in all facets of manufacturing as well as have the unique opportunity to explore potential assignments in engineering, quality, supply chain and business development. Program members will pursue a company-paid Master's degree as well as GDMS internal Earned Value Management System (EVMS) certification – both of which are requirements for graduation from the program.


    Key Responsibilities

    Manufacturing Leadership Program Engineers on our Manufacturing team develop, implement and maintain the methods, operation sequences and processes used in General Dynamics Mission Systems production. This involves the possible fabrication of parts, components, sub-assemblies and final assemblies. The employee is also responsible for estimating manufacturing costs, determining project time standards, and recommending the tools and processes that accompany new and existing product lines. Additionally, the selected candidate will provide guidance to fellow engineers, helping them to enhance organizational design concepts and manufacturing techniques. 

    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
    • Supports the generation of technical engineering products by using the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life
    • Receives detailed instructions from immediate supervisor
    • Generally works within an identified work group
    • Some contact with project leaders and other professionals within the Manufacturing and Engineering departments
    • Travel is required
    • Security clearance is not required at the time of hire
    • Works on problems of limited scope
    • 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.
    • 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 
    • An entry-level position in a field of specialization 

    Knowledge Skills and Abilities

    • Learns to use professional concepts
    • Applies company policies and procedures to resolve routine issues
    • Works on problems of limited scope
    • Follows standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data from which answers can be readily obtained
    • Builds stable working relationships internally
    • Creative, innovative responsibilities requiring advanced decision-making skills
    • Normally receives detailed instructions on all work
    • May provide work direction to other employees
    • Working knowledge of manufacturing engineering concepts, principles, and theories
    • Working knowledge of company policies and practices
    • Working knowledge with manufacturing processes and electrical/mechanical components, systems and applications
    • Working knowledge in Microsoft Office applications
    • Good written and verbal communications skills
    • Creative thinker
    • Ability to clearly recognize and report information relevant to sound manufacturing engineering design

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Demonstrated Leadership
    • Strong Interpersonal Skills
    • High Motivation



    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


    Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
    Share on your newsfeed