2023-59003 - Manufacturing Project Lead


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General Dynamics Mission Systems
100 Plastics Avenue

Website: gdmissionsystems.com

Company Description:
Platforms: Smarter. At General Dynamics Mission Systems, we solve the toughest security and technology challenges facing our nation and its allies by building smarter mission-critical products and systems.We develop mission critical C4ISR solutions across the land, sea, air, space and cyber domains. As you might imagine, we can offer career paths that fit almost any area of expertise. Almost any background or interests. And almost any short- and long-term career goals. At our location in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, we develop advanced solutions to support the U.S. Navy's latest ships and combat systems.

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.

Learn more about the Pittsfield facility here: www.gdmissionsystems.com/PittsfieldMA.

Additional Business Name: General Dynamics Mission Systems

2023-59003 - Manufacturing Project Lead
To Commensurate With Experience
Full Time
Bachelor's Degree

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.

  • Will be the primary point of contact to Program Management, the program IPT, and the customer when required. 
  • Will represent the organization as the prime technical contact on contracts and projects and proposals.
  • Will be the primary point of contact for cost/schedule performance and resource data management. 
  • Execution of the project will include financial tracking and reporting, EVMS, material tracking responsibility and engineering interface.
  • The selected candidate should have considerable knowledge of the other related disciplines (e.g. Engineering, Program Management, etc.) with which the position will work closely.   

Key Responsibilities

Material Procurement

  • Work with Technical team to execute accurate and timely Engineering Parts List
  • Track all material from release of Requisitions through receipt

Execution of Schedule

  • Coordinate all manufacturing activity to achieve 100% on time delivery
  • Determine the Manufacturing resources needed to support a project. Deliver that information to the planning group to allow adequate organizational planning.

Primary point of contact for all control account management

  • Coordinate and develop baseline budgets including detailed WBS.
  • Responsible for maintaining the integrity of performance measurement baseline and monthly and comprehensive EAC.
  • On a weekly and monthly basis analyze cost and schedule performance and resource data management, assess cost and schedule variance impacts, provide corrective action recommendations and execute corrective action plans.
  • Report status on a regular basis to all stakeholders


  • Coordinates and performs cross functional tasks in support of the operations/manufacturing organization
  • May lead the development of manufacturing and operations plans, schedules, and facilitates assigned projects
  • Prepares complex departmental reports, purchases, requests, and training and development plans and other data as required
  • 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
  • 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 technical assistance
  • Normally works under the guidance of an operations manager, senior engineer or project leader
  • May interface with external customers including DCMA


  • Very solid experience and able to perform all responsibilities associated with the position
  • Grasps and applies new information quickly; handles more complex assignments
  • Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction
  • Requires the ability to plan, schedule and execute work
  • Grasps and applies new information quickly; handles more complex assignments
  • Requires multi-tasking abilities without losing focus to complete priority 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
  • Very solid mechanical or electrical aptitude
  • Very solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Very solid ability to communicate and brief others on the team
  • Very solid computer skills
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Excel is required
  • EVMS certification is required
  • Candidates must have a Manufacturing background

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 required within a reasonable period of time. 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.

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