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Manufacturing Leadership Program (MLP) Engineer (Military Veterans Wanted!)

Company: General Dynamics Mission Systems
Location: Pittsfield
Posted on: November 30, 2018

Job Description:

Basic Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering, a related specialized area or field, or equivalent experience is required. Required GPA 3.0 & above CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Department of Defense secret security clearance is preferred at time 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. Responsibilities for this Position General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Manufacturing Leadership Program (MLP) 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. General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Manufacturing Leadership Program (MLP) Engineer to join our Manufacturing team. The position provides an opportunity to develop and advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation's fundamental defense services. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed clients to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions. The selected candidate will work with collaborative teams to design and produce the state-of-the-art 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 assignments in engineering, quality 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 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 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. 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 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 Creative thinker Ability to clearly recognize and report information relevant to sound manufacturing engineering design PREFERRED DEGREE TYPES AND EXPERIENCE: 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

Keywords: General Dynamics Mission Systems, Pittsfield , Manufacturing Leadership Program (MLP) Engineer (Military Veterans Wanted!), Engineering , Pittsfield, Massachusetts

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