2023-59881 - Advanced Mechanical Manufacturing Engineer


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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

2023-59881 - Advanced Mechanical Manufacturing Engineer
To Commensurate With Experience
Full Time
Bachelor's Degree

At General Dynamics Mission Systems, we create the technologies, products and services that help our nation’s heroes keep our nation safe. The work we do is so advanced, we are continuously moving the boundaries of what’s possible. Here you’ll work with the best and your talent will be front and center on projects that impact the world. Are you up to the challenge?

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 extensive knowledge to develop, implement and maintain methods, operation sequence and processes in the manufacturing or fabrication of parts, components, sub-assemblies and final assemblies. The seasoned, experienced Advanced Mechanical Manufacturing Engineer we seek will develop manufacturing engineering plans and strategies for specific products and processes and 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.


This Advanced Manufacturing Engineer will work with a highly motivated production team and will be an integral player in the day-to-day activities of a specialized manufacturing cell.


Primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Generate assembly, test, and inspection instructions for manufacturing and repair processes
  • Perform root cause analysis on nonconforming material and develop detailed instruction for rework
  • Develop and enhance assembly aids to improve product quality, product consistency, and reduce build times
  • Must be able to read and comprehend both electrical schematics and mechanical drawings as well as possessing working knowledge of manufacturing principles, tooling, equipment, and materials
  • Must be prepared to manage time throughout the day between working directly on the manufacturing floor and working in an office environment
  • Must be able to communicate effectively across multiple departments of the company (assemblers, testers, inspectors, material planners, quality, project leads, shop floor supervisors, design engineering, etc.)
  • Candidate must implement operational improvement processes to improve product quality, consistency, and/or reduce production time

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 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience
  • Effectively leads quality initiatives using six sigma methodology to determine extent of non-conformance root cause, and corrective action
  • Fully proficient use and understanding of Design for Manufacture (DFM) concepts, principles, and theories
  • Fully proficient understanding Lean Manufacturing 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
  • Keeps abreast of technology trends

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering, or a related Science, Engineering or Mathematics field. Also requires 5+ years of job-related experience, or a Master's degree plus 3 years of job-related experience.


CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: 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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