Manufacturing Project Lead - Military veterans preferred

General Dynamics Mission Systems (


  full-time   employee

United States

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in a related specialized area or equivalent experience is required plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant 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.
Responsibilities for this Position
General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Manufacturing Project Lead. The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports some of our nation’s fundamental defense services. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.
Coordinates and performs more complex cross functional tasks in support of the operations/manufacturing organization
May lead the development of more complex manufacturing and operations plans, schedules, and facilitates assigned projects
Defines specific parameters for tooling, fixturing or equipment required considering interface requirements
Maintains capital equipment and overhead budget requirements
Prepares complex departmental reports, purchases, requests, and training and development plans and other data as required
Reviews design work requiring independent evaluation, selection, application of standard engineering techniques and procedures
Works the application of standard engineering principles and methods to the solution of process/production problems
Works with Information Technology individuals to lead the introduction of computer integrated manufacturing tools to the manufacturing area
May represent manufacturing on preliminary and critical design reviews led by engineering
Coordinates designs with manufacturing engineering to ensure the practicality of the design and assists in the solution of production difficulties encountered in manufacturing
Directs work and offers technical direction and mentoring to lower level specialists and technicians
May review and approve specifications and drawings for technical accuracy and content as applicable
Implements new manufacturing systems including generating supporting operational documentation under the direction of an engineer
Assists engineering in the evaluation of new manufacturing systems
Interfaces with engineering departments, quality control, manufacturing, purchasing or other groups as required in order to complete project plans
Works independently in following general outlines of assignments
Requires only minimal supervision and very little technical assistance
Normally works under the guidance of an operations manager, senior engineer or project Leader
May interface with external customers including DCMA

Requires proficient originality and application of standard engineering principles and methods in completing technical assignments
Requires intense concentration to assure accurate completion of technical assignments
Requires multi-tasking abilities without losing focus to complete priority assignments
Supports concurrent engineering to approve complex design
Requires the ability to research technical problems and summarize technical information as it applies to the given task
Requires the ability to plan, schedule and execute work
Grasps and applies new information quickly; handles more complex assignments
Shows initiative on assignments, and professionally executes projects with little direction
Directs the efforts of technicians and associates as needed to complete special assignments
Mentors others on the team
Proficient mechanical or electrical aptitude
Proficient ability to operate software applications used in a manufacturing/test environment
Proficient ability to present technical information to peers using written and verbal approaches
Proficient computer skills
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