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Job Ref:  94971901
Employer:  General Dynamics US
Country:  United States
County/State:  Alabama
City:  Cullman
22/10/2016 05:14
ID 2016-20033
Job Location USA - AL-Cullman

Required Clearance ..
Posted Date 7/14/2016
Category Engineering-Other

Responsibilities for this Position:

The Global Imaging Technologies (GIT) Business Area within General Dynamics Mission Systems, a market leader and technology innovator, is seeking talented professionals to deliver cutting edge solutions to our customers.

General Dynamics Global Imaging Technologies has an immediate opening for an Advanced Optical Manufacturing Engineer to join our team. The incumbent will provide technical guidance across the GIT Structures organization on product, process, plant, manufacturing, assembly, and engineering projects with the goal to improve process capabilities, reduce cost, and improve manufacturability of highly complex opto-mechanical assemblies.

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 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 state-of-the-art products that support General Dynamics Global Imaging Technologies and our clients. In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the Advanced 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.

Key Responsibilities

The Advanced Optical Manufacturing Engineer collaborates with the engineering and manufacturing teams to improve Design for Manufacturability (DFM), Optical Assembly and System Testing, and assist in New Product Introduction (NPI). Produce work instructions that comply with program requirements and industry best practices.

• Follows industry trends and developments to ensure GIT's processes are consistent with, and/or superior to, industry best practices
• Actively champions Continuous Improvement and the use of Lean and Six Sigma tools required to achieve it
• Provides technical direction and support to the manufacturing teams
• Leads problem solving initiatives throughout the manufacturing organization
• Recommends with justification capital expenditures

Additional Responsibilities

• Practice creative thinking and ideation to advance our business performance
• Deliver innovative, flexible, integrated solutions to meet customers changing business needs
• Support and engage in programs, projects and practices behind the General Dynamics Mission Systems culture and strategy, and comply with all policies and procedures

Basic Qualifications:

  • Candidates must show a passion for innovation, a sophisticated understanding of emerging technologies, and the ability to effectively manage, grow and evolve General Dynamics Mission Systems technology
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings

The Advanced Optical Manufacturing Engineer position requires either a bachelor's degree in Optics or Physics with a minimum of five to eight years of related experience, or a master's degree in Optics or Physics with a minimum of three to five years of experience in manufacturing optical systems.

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. 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. 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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