2023-61024 - Manufacturing Project Lead


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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
2023-61024 - 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.   


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

Defines specific parameters for tooling, fixturing or equipment required considering interface requirements

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

Works with Information Technology individuals to lead the introduction of computer integrated manufacturing tools to the manufacturing area

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 fully proficient originality and application of standard engineering principles and methods in completing technical assignments

Requires intense concentration to assure accurate completion of technical assignments

Requires multi-tasking abilities without losing focus to complete priority assignments

Supports concurrent engineering to approve complex design

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 mechanical or electrical aptitude

Fully proficient ability to operate software applications used in a manufacturing/test environment

Fully proficient ability to present technical information to peers using written and verbal approaches

Fully proficient computer skills


Workplace Options:

  • This position is fully on-site with some with flexibility to work remote on occasion.  While on-site, you will be a part of the Pittsfield, MA facility - Learn more at https://gdmissionsystems.com/about-us/major-locations/pittsfield


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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