Manufacturing Leadership Program (MLP) Engineer - Military veterans preferred

General Dynamics Mission Systems (


  part-time   employee

United States

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
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.

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
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
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