Manufacturing / Quality Manager - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

Sterling Heights
United States


SAIC is seeking a Senior-level Manufacturing Quality /Subject Matter Expert to join our team of qualified, diverse, and highly motivated individuals supporting the Detroit Arsenal Account Portfolio in Sterling Heights, MI.  This position is contingent upon contract award. 


This job is temporarily remote due to COVID-19.





The perfect candidate will have extensive production, quality, and manufacturing (PQM) experience in major defense acquisition weapon systems; executed PQM duties as a civilian, military or support contractor on a DoD program


The Manufacturing SME candidate will support the customer to: 

  • establish, maintain, and improve knowledge of manufacturing technologies, capabilities, and acquisition workforce competencies;
  • conduct manufacturing readiness assessments;
  • identify programmatic and technical risk and provide actionable recommendations with the objective of triaging programs to stabilize them and then support them until success;
  • formulate manufacturing policies, best practices, standards, and activities in support of SAIC programs.


Work will be performed primarily at the SAIC offices in Sterling Heights, MI, and local partner facilities. Travel will be required, less than 10% of the time, predominantly within the continental United States. 




  • Bachelor and fourteen (14) years or more experience; Masters and twelve (12) years or more experience; PhD or JD and nine (9) year or more experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Production Management, Industrial Management, or Manufacturing Engineering; or related technical field
  • Minimum of 15 years of total experience; with minimum of 10 years in manufacturing and quality
  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of DoD and industry manufacturing and quality statutes, policy, guidance, standards, and tools
  • Demonstrated knowledge in manufacturing and quality best practices, DoD manufacturing technologies program, and manufacturing level readiness/assessments
  • Experience in complex or vehicle assembly environment



  • Must be a US Citizen and have the ability to obtain a Secret security clearance.


  • Manufacturing and Quality Certification (i.e., DAWIA or industry certification)
  • Certified manufacturing or materials engineer