Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering, a related specialized area or field, or equivalent experience is required.
Department of Defense SECRET security clearance must be able to be acquired within a reasonable amount of time within 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.
General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Manufacturing Process Control 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.
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 may be required
Security clearance may be required
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.
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 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
DFM and NPI for specific products
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
Lacks authority to discipline or reward
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
Ability to clearly recognize and report information relevant to sound manufacturing engineering design
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
ABOUT GDMS PITTSFIELD, MA
Come work for General Dynamics Mission Systems in beautiful Berkshire County, located on the western edge of Massachusetts. The Berkshires are very family friendly with excellent schools. The housing market is very affordable compared to surrounding larger cities. General Dynamics provides exceptional salaries compared to other employers in Berkshire County which provides a comfortable lifestyle for you and your family.
The surrounding area is a cultural center for arts and theater, including established venues such as Tanglewood, Mass Museum of Contemporary Arts, The Clark and the Norman Rockwell Museum, to name a few. Berkshire County is also an outdoors’ person’s dream location, with multiple lakes, nearby ski locations, golf courses and even the Appalachian Trail. Being part of New England, western Massachusetts also boasts four distinct and enjoyable seasons, from the comfortable summer months to the colorful fall and pristine winters.
As a small city with surrounding rural towns, Pittsfield has a reasonable cost of living and relaxing short commutes without giving up modern life amenities. We are centrally located in the northeast, providing easy access to all of the attractions New England can offer, such as Boston and New York City which are both less than a 3 hour drive away.
The Berkshire are Calling!