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Date Added: Sat 18/07/2020

Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Cullman, Alabama, US
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Company: GENERAL DYNAMICS MISSION SYSTEMS

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Basic Qualifications Bachelor s degree in Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree. CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected may 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 Help make the technologies, products and services that make a difference. That s the opportunity that s waiting for you at General Dynamics Mission Systems. We help our nation s heroes keep our nation safe by creating solutions so advanced, they redefine innovation for the world. It s an amazing challenge. And it s waiting for you now. We apply advanced technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, AR/VR, Cloud Native and Quantum Physics to solve our customers missions in cyber, RF, undersea, interstellar space and everything in between. We will rely on your professional expertise to develop, implement and maintain methods, operation sequence and processes in the manufacturing or fabrication of parts, components, sub-assemblies and final assemblies. The Senior Manufacturing Engineer will develop strong communications with internal teams to estimate manufacturing costs, determine time standards and make recommendations for tooling and process requirements of new or existing product lines. At GDMS, we continually seek ways to develop and improve manufacturing methods, utilizing our team s knowledge of product design, materials and parts, fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment capabilities, assembly methods, and quality control standards. What you ll experience: Technologies that aren t just top-notch, they re often top-secret A team of bold thinkers committed to exploring what s next Opportunities to gain new knowledge - as it s discovered What you bring to the table: A Bachelor s degree in Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering, a related specialized area or field or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree Solid knowledge with manufacturing processes and electrical/mechanical components, systems and applications Solid understanding of lean techniques and statistical analysis What sets you apart: Creative, innovative responsibilities requiring advanced decision-making skills Team player who thrives in collaborative environments and revels in team success, meeting and exceeding personal and team commitments Commitment to ongoing professional development REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND TASKS: Develops, implements and maintains production metrics and data used to accurately track production status to enable data driven decisions and improvements. This includes developing and maintaining Microsoft Access Databases, Excel spreadsheets and reports. 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. Researches and analyzes data, such as customer design proposal, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application. Supports the generation of technical engineering products by using the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle. Plans sub tasks for activities described above. Contact with multiple work groups. Works under general supervision, received instruction from immediate supervisor. Contact with project leaders and other professionals within the Manufacturing Department. May have some contact outside Manufacturing or with external customers. Travel may be required. Security clearance may be required. Provides resolution to problems of moderate scope. Failure to accomplish results or errors may cause delays or require the allocation of additional resources. 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. Provides process analysis to support new business (NPI) opportunity assessment and quoting. 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. This is the intermediate level in a field of specialization. KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Considerable proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, specifically Microsoft Access and Excel with ability to develop and write code. Considerable professional expertise, applies company policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues. Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors. Exercise considerable judgement within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action. Builds productive internal/external working relationships. Creative, innovative responsibilities requiring advanced decision-making skills. Normally receives general instructions on routing work, detailed instructions on new projects or assignments. May provide work direction to other employees. Lacks authority to discipline or reward. Considerable knowledge with technical standards, manufacturing engineering concepts, principles, and theories. Considerable understanding of lean techniques and statistical analysis. Keeps abreast of technology trends. Considerable knowledge with manufacturing processes and electrical/mechanical components, systems and applications. Considerable written and verbal communication skills. Ability to think creatively. Ability to multi-task. Skilled in communicating issues, impacts and corrective actions. Considerable ability to clearly recognize and report information relevant to sound manufacturing engineering design. 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 12,000+ 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
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