Operations Project Manager - Manufacturing (SkillBridge Intern)

Marion, VA, USA
Required Clearance
Secret, obtainable within reasonable time based on requirements
Employment Type
Remote Option
On-Site Full-Time
Hiring Company
General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc.

Basic Qualifications

DoD SkillBridge Eligibility:

  • Has served at least 180 days on active duty
  • Is within 12 months of separation or retirement
  • Will receive an honorable discharge
  • Has taken any service TAPS/TGPS
  • Has attended or participated in an ethics brief within the last 12 months
  • Received Unit Commander (first O-4/Field Grade commander in chain of command) written authorization and approval to participate in DoD SkillBridge Program prior to start of internship.


Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required within a reasonable amount 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.

Responsibilities for this Position

If you’re looking for a chance to experience civilian life and continue your mission to support our nation, then the General Dynamics Mission Systems Military Internship Program is the amazing challenge you’re looking for! At General Dynamics Mission Systems, you’ll learn from the best, those teams that create the technologies, products and services that help our nation’s heroes keep our nation safe.

We are operating as an approved DoD SkillBridge Organization in accordance with Department of Defense Instruction 1322.29. GDMS is honored to assist our military and has specifically designed our internships to prepare participants for their transition to civilian life.

The GDMS Military Internship program is open to all ranks, enlisted or officer, may apply. Participants are not eligible for compensation from the company, as they continue to receive military compensation and benefits as active-duty service members. A GDMS Military Internship, whether entry or mid-level, is an opportunity for individuals to gain valuable civilian experience through specific industry training during their last 6 months of service, for up to 180 days. Participation in GDMS’s Military Internship Program is voluntary, Service member-initiated, and must be authorized by the individual’s chain of command prior to the start of the internship. Successful completion of all necessary company agreements and documentation will also be required.

This program is being afforded to both active duty Military Members of all supporting branches and Military Spouses. You will job-shadow and learn from experienced leaders and other smart, motivated people. This program will help you develop best in class skills on mission critical work.

Job Description:
Keeping people safe worldwide is what we do. Developing mission-critical systems is how we do it. At General Dynamics Mission Systems, you’ll be part of the team that helps heroes make a true impact. The work we do is important. The challenges we face are career-defining. The opportunity we can offer is one-of-a-kind. As a Operations Project Manager-Manufacturing SkillBridge Military Intern in Marion, VA, you will utilize your exceptional communication skills, correspond with customers regarding contracts, schedules, invoicing, warranty work and technical information to communicate the status of the project, cost, schedule, and quality metrics. As a dynamic Operations Project Manager, we’ll depend on you to support customers from the order entry process, through engineering and production to shipment and final installation. You’ll conduct meetings with operations personnel to drive schedule commitments and complete job requirements, in order to gather the information relative to the status of the manufacturing project, and to coordinate work order creation. It’s a challenge that will put your talent in the spotlight. 

Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent 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.
Meets DoD SkillBridge Qualifications as per DODI 1322.29. 

Duties and Tasks:

  • Experienced with Government Contract and Earned Value Management
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Superb leadership and presentation skills
  • Verbal and written communications skills
  • Computer data entry and Excel spreadsheet proficiency
  • Creative thinking with the ability to multi-task
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Team player who thrives in collaborative environments and revels in team success
  • Ability to plan, schedule and execute work from the proposal phase through the manufacturing phase
  • Ability to track work accomplished to baseline plans and identify issues, track progress, and follow through on effective corrective actions based on data analysis and trends
  • Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgement, and professionally executes projects with little direction
  • Ability to stay calm in a high-pressure atmosphere

Objectives - Intern program participants will receive training and job-shadowing opportunities to gain skills to meet the specific needs of the organization and will be prepared to meet the GDMS mission in “providing smarter mission critical systems and products to defense, civil government, intelligence and cybersecurity customers”. This program provides a comprehensive internship experience including professional development, networking with leadership, and training specifically focused on GDMS leadership expectations, company history, customer / stakeholder engagement, product and service overview, and core job responsibilities.
Outcome – Offer transitioning service members a rewarding opportunity to learn from the General Dynamics Mission Systems team.

Target salary range: USD $0.00/Yr. - USD $0.00/Yr. This estimate represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors (geographic location, etc.). Actual pay may vary. This job posting will remain open until the position is filled.

Company Overview

At General Dynamics Mission Systems, we rise to the challenge each day to ensure the safety of those that lead, serve, and protect the world we live in. We do this by making the world’s most advanced defense platforms even smarter. Our engineers redefine what’s possible and our manufacturing team brings it to life, building the brains behind the brawn on submarines, ships, combat vehicles, aircraft, satellites, and other advanced systems.

We pride ourselves in being a great place to work with this shared sense of purpose, committed to a diverse and exciting employee experience that drives innovation and creates a community where all feel welcome and a part of something amazing.

We offer highly competitive benefits and a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. To see more about our benefits, visit https://gdmissionsystems.com/careers/why-work-for-us/benefits

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

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