Manufacturing Engineer

Kilgore, TEXAS | 8 months
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Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience


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.


General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Manufacturing 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.


•Assists product engineer with design to cost
•Defines and documents equipment calibration requirements
•Designs, develops manufacturing engineering tools, strategies and systems
•Develops floor layouts
•Develops manufacturing engineering plans and strategies for specific products and processes
•Improves manufacturing methods, utilizing knowledge of product design, materials and parts, fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment capabilities, assembly methods, and quality control standards
•Develops, implements and maintains methods, operation sequence and processes in the manufacture or fabrication of parts, components, sub-assemblies and final assemblies
•Documents procedures, process qualifications, work instructions, shop aids, routings, etc.
•Erroneous decisions or recommendations may result in failure to achieve organization objectives
•Estimates manufacturing cost, determines time standards and makes recommendations for tooling and process requirements of new or existing product lines
•Forecasts and manages manufacturing process capital implementation
•Interface with Business Development, External Customers, Vendors, Managers and Project Teams
•Frequent contact with various departments across the company including, but not limited to, Program Management, Engineering, Quality Assurance
•Guides the successful completion critical tasks of programs and projects
•Identifies training for production related activities
•Implements and analyzes manufacturing engineering plans and projects
•Installs manufacturing process systems and conducts production qualification, forecasts and manages manufacturing process capital assets
•Interfaces with design engineering in coordinating the release of new products
•Is a subject matter expert (SME) in at least one discipline/field and possesses working knowledge in multiple adjacent disciplines/fields
•Leads quality initiatives using six sigma methodology to determine extent of non-conformance root cause, and corrective action
•Leads small technical proposals and contributes to medium sized proposals
•Leads technical tasks for medium teams or projects
•Maintains records and reporting systems for coordination of manufacturing operations
•May function in a project leadership role
•May supervise or manage lower level employees
•Monitors and controls of process parameters, and identification of special processes and need for SPC
•Monitors competitive bench marks to ensure that current processes and equipment are competitive and cost effective
•Provides operations support to proposals (e.g. schedule, rationale and labor)
•Provides process analysis to support new business (NPI) opportunity assessment and quoting
•Provides resolution to a diverse range of complex problems which require the use of ingenuity and creativity
•Provides solutions to vendor issues as required
•Security clearance may be required
•Travel may be required
•Using lean concepts acts as a project engineer to implement cost reduction efforts
•Works performed without appreciable direction
Ability to multi-task
Ability to think creatively
Contributes to the development of new theories and methods
Creative, innovative responsibilities requiring advanced decision-making skills
Determines methods and procedures on new assignments and may coordinate activities of other personnel (Team Lead)
Exercises strong judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
Grasps and applies new information quickly
Having strong experience, uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways
Level at which career may plateau
May provide work direction to other employees
Lacks authority to discipline or reward
Networks with key contacts outside own area of expertise
Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment
Skilled in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
Some barriers to entry exist at this level (e.g., dept./peer review)
Strong ability to clearly recognize and report information relevant to sound manufacturing engineering design
Strong ability to convey and present information in a format appropriate to the audience
Strong ability to handle more complex problems
Strong use and understanding of manufacturing engineering concepts, principles, and theories
Strong knowledge with manufacturing and engineering systems and applications
Strong knowledge of other related disciplines
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
Strong understanding of basic project leadership principles including SPI/CPI, Earned Value, Cost Account Management (CAM), and Statistical Process Controls
Strong written and verbal communications skills
Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors
PREFERRED DEGREE TYPES AND EXPERIENCE: Or a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering.

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

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