2023-61025 - Deputy Program Manager, Operations (DPMO)


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General Dynamics Mission Systems
100 Plastics Avenue
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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
2023-61025 - Deputy Program Manager, Operations (DPMO)
To Commensurate With Experience
Full Time
Bachelor's Degree
Must have a Manufacturing Background; EVMS Certification - Preference: Required

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Deputy Program Manager of Operations (DPMO).  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

Will be the primary point of contact to Program Management, the program IPT 

Will represent the organization as the prime production/manufacturing contact on contracts and projects and proposals

Will be the primary point of contact for cost/schedule performance and resource data management

Will coordinate all manufacturing activity to achieve 100% on time delivery

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

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 intense concentration to assure accurate completion of technical assignments
Requires multi-tasking abilities without losing focus to complete priority assignments
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
Fully proficient ability to present technical information to peers using written and verbal approaches
Fully proficient computer skills

Must have a Manufacturing Background

EVMS Certification will be required


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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