2024-63425 - Manufacturing Operations Supervisor


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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
2024-63425 - Manufacturing Operations Supervisor
To Commensurate With Experience
Full Time
Bachelor's Degree

Imagine a world-class engineering environment. Now add a team of exceptional talent along with technologies that are so advanced they’re often classified. That’s what you’ll find at General Dynamics Mission Systems. Here you’ll lead amazing engineers as they invent the technologies, products and services that help our service members, intelligence analysts and first responders keep our nation safe. If you want the chance to lead, it’s time to bring your talent to General Dynamics Mission Systems.

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 and everything in between.

As a member of the Operations team, the Manufacturing Operations Supervisor will lead a team within a formal work break down element of a larger program or lead a group of team members on a small program within the department. You’ll manage overall tasks according to business/project requirements, policies and procedures and work with other team members to establish measurements, monitor performance, establish processes and procedures.

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 a related specialized area or the equivalent experience plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience to meet managerial expectations
  • Ability perform analysis of work flow/load balancing and take appropriate action
  • Ability to plan and track schedules, financial/budget data, and staffing requirements
  • High degree of skills and innovation in resolving business or project related issues

What sets you apart:

  • Creative thinking with the ability to multi-task
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to manage, mentor and guide direct reports
  • Fully proficient understanding of earned value tools and preparation of variance analysis reports (VAR)
  • Team player who thrives in collaborative environments and revels in team success

Representative Duties and Tasks:

  • 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 deliveries
  • 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



Bachelor’s degree in a related specialized area or the 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 to meet managerial expectations.

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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