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Job Ref:  95358999
Employer:  General Dynamics US
Country:  United States
County/State:  Massachussetts
City:  Pittsfield
11/10/2016 05:09
ID 2016-20956
Job Location USA - MA-Pittsfield

Required Clearance Secret, obtainable within 24 months
Posted Date 9/15/2016
Category Manufacturing

Responsibilities for this Position:

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.

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 GDMS culture and strategy, and comply with all policies and procedures
  • Follow industry and department trends and developments to ensure GDMS services are consistent with, and/or superior to, industry best practices

Required: GPA 3.0/4.0 or greater

Basic Qualifications:

Candidates must show a passion for innovation, a sophisticated understanding of emerging technologies, and the ability to effectively manage, grow and evolve GDMS technology.

The Manufacturing Engineer position requires a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering or in a related specialized area or the equivalent, with a minimum of zero to two years of related experience.

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.

Company Overview:

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) offers a powerful and robust portfolio of products, services and solutions that help customers successfully execute their missions in today's dynamic environment. With unsurpassed engineering using an open systems approach, General Dynamics Mission Systems solves our customers' most complex challenges while foreseeing future needs.

At GDMS, our employees work in collaborative teams with leading edge technology and the best in the industry to solve tough customer problems while keeping our nation safe. Individuals are empowered to do their best work in an environment that encourages and supports innovative, collaborative and creative thinking. The General Dynamics ethos of honesty, transparency and trust is apparent in the way we work with our colleagues and our customers.

We look forward to you joining our high performance team at GD Mission Systems!

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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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