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Job Ref:  95358997
Employer:  General Dynamics US
Country:  United States
County/State:  Massachussetts
City:  Pittsfield
09/10/2016 05:16
ID 2016-20889
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 (GDMS), a market leader and technology innovator, is seeking talented professionals to deliver cutting edge solutions to our customers.

Manufacturing Project Lead

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) has an immediate opening for a Manufacturing Project Lead to join our Manufacturing team.

The Manufacturing Project Lead will:
  • Be the point of contact to Program Management, the program Integrated Product Team (IPT), and the customer when required
  • Represent the organization as the prime technical contact on contracts and projects and proposals
  • Be the point of contact for cost/schedule performance and resource data management
  • Will execute the project to include financial tracking and reporting, Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS), material tracking responsibility and engineering interface

The selected candidate should have considerable knowledge of other related disciplines (e.g. Engineering, Program Management, etc.) with which the position will work closely.

The employee will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.

Key Responsibilities
  • Material Procurement
    • Work with Technical team to execute accurate and timely Engineering Parts List
    • Track all material from release of Requisitions through receipt
  • Execution of Schedule
    • Coordinate all manufacturing activity to achieve 100% on time delivery
    • Determine the Manufacturing resources needed to support a project and deliver that information to the planning group to allow adequate organizational planning
  • Primary point of contact for all control account management
    • Coordinate and develop baseline budgets including detailed Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    • Responsible for maintaining the integrity of performance measurement baseline and monthly and comprehensive Estimate at Complete (EAC)
    • On a weekly and monthly basis analyze cost and schedule performance and resource data management, assess cost and schedule variance impacts, provide corrective action recommendations and execute corrective action plans
    • Report status on a regular basis to all stakeholders

Additional Responsibilities
  • Drive operational improvement mindset into the manufacturing process and create tangible proof of this mindset
  • 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
  • Promote a team environment that makes it easier to meet all of the team's goals like on-time delivery and high quality
  • Support the development of a lean manufacturing environment

Basic Qualifications:

Candidates must have a manufacturing background. In particular, experience with manufacturing project leadership, planning and process control. Knowledge of Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) systems and material procurement is also required.

The Manufacturing Project Lead position requires either a bachelor's degree in Business or Project Management or in a related specialized area with a minimum of five to eight years of related experience, or a master's degree with a minimum of three to five 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) 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!

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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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