Senior Advanced Manufacturing Engineer

Marion, VA, USA
Required Clearance
No clearance
Employment Type
Full Time
Remote Option
On-Site Full-Time
Hiring Company
General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc.

Basic Qualifications

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering, or a related Science, Engineering or Mathematics field. Also requires 8+ years of job-related experience, or a Master's degree plus 6 years of job-related experience.

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: 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

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Senior Advanced Manufacturing Engineer in the Composite Solutions business unit to support the tactical shelters product line.  This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.


The position is responsible for providing engineering support to all aspects of the tactical shelters product line from design and development through start-up, production, integration, and test.

  • Performs design and development of military tactical shelters covering such areas as mechanical, thermal, fastening, lighting, and basic power systems.
    • Researches and analyzes data, such as customer design proposals, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application.
    • Supports the development of technical data packages by using the appropriate requirements management, customer statements of work, standards, processes, procedures, and tools for initial fabrication and sustainment.
    • Conducts feasibility studies and testing on new and modified designs.
    • Responsible for Design to Unit Production Costs on assigned design & development projects.
    • Maintains Configuration Management of technical data on assigned projects.
    • Develops presentations and conducts design reviews with both internal and external customers.
    • Coordinates development of quality requirements, methods and tools as required.
  • Provides engineering support to manufacturing/operations in the manufacture of tactical shelters.
    • Develops manufacturing BOMs, workflow routers, work instructions for new designs and build to print projects.
    • Develops tooling approaches and leads tool design and fabrication efforts for new product builds.
    • Analyzes and develops processes for manufacturing tolerance control.
    • Embraces continuous improvement in developing, documenting, evaluating, and implementing safety, environmental and cost improvement ideas.
    • Creates technical training documentation and conducts training with manufacturing operators.
    • Provides technical disposition and root cause and corrective action responses to nonconforming hardware.
  • Contributes to the successful completion of major programs and projects.
    • Leads small to medium technical tasks, teams, and projects.
    • Leads small technical proposals and provides significant contributions to larger sized proposals including technical writing, BOM development and material, labor, tooling and NRE estimates.
    • Uses creative and innovative approaches along with advanced decision-making skills to meet program and project cost and schedule requirements.
  • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Presents a professional appearance and effective communication skills while working with various departments across the company, senior managers within and outside of Engineering and with external customers (DOD and prime contractors) and subcontractors to address all technical requirements.
  • Mentors and may supervise or manage lower labor grades in mechanical principles and project performance.
  • Domestic and foreign travel may be required.
  • Security clearance may be required.


  • Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment, and professionally executes projects with little direction.
  • Grasps and applies new information quickly.
  • Has wide-ranging experience, uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways.
  • Has mechanical aptitude and strong analytical ability to resolve technical issues, develop new products and develop creative and innovative ideas and solutions.
  • Highly skilled in written and verbal communication, demonstrating strong proficiency in writing technical papers, proposals, and work instructions.
  • Demonstrates history of leading an engineering project and team.
  • Strong knowledge with technical standards, manufacturing/fabrication methods, government/industry standards.
  • Is a subject matter expert (SME) in at least one technical discipline/field and possesses working knowledge in multiple adjacent disciplines/fields.
  • Knowledge of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) tools to effectively interface with structural engineers.
  • Proficiency with solid modeling CAD tools to create mechanical models and accompanying drawings a plus.
  • Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

Target salary range: USD $120,700.00/Yr. - USD $133,900.00/Yr. This estimate represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors (geographic location, etc.). Actual pay may vary.

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 12,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!

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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