Bachelorâ€™s degree in a related specialized area or the equivalent experience is required plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 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.
Ready to be a leader with the company that is committed to pushing the limits of truly advanced technologies? At General Dynamics Mission Systems, we create the products and services that help our service members, intelligence analysts and first responders keep our nation safe. The work we do is so advanced, itâ€™s often classified. If you want to put your talent in the spotlight, itâ€™s waiting for you right now, right here.
We apply advanced technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, AR/VR, Cloud Native and Quantum Physics to solve our customersâ€™ missions in cyber, RF, undersea, interstellar and everything in between.
As a seasoned leader, the Manufacturing Operations Manager will lead team members to establish measurements to monitor performance to established processes and procedures by implementing production/manufacturing plans. Youâ€™ll also identify, analyze and monitor scope changes to include documenting and communicating any cost, schedule or risk impact, as well as generate and monitor budgets, schedules, earned value, and staffing requirements and lead teams in resolving business related issues.
What youâ€™ll experience:
Oversees the planning, development, implementation and maintenance of manufacturing methods, processes, and operations for new and existing products
Responsible for managing an exempt and union team and conducting meaningful performance reviews, career development discussions, communication meetings, and recognitions
Establishment of manufacturing assembly, test and inspection targets and providing technical support and training required to meet these targets
Ensures the effective use of materials, equipment, and personnel in producing high quality products at minimum costs
Regular customer interface supporting technical issues
Drive culture that aligns with the mission critical nature of the programs and customer being supported
Responsible for Manufacturingâ€™s compliance with the Common Process Framework and internal/external requirements
Identifies and quantifies risks and opportunities for program execution and drives mitigation plans
Drives a culture of continuous improvement throughout the organization with a focus on process and tools
Champions a data-driven culture especially in the area of product quality, production cost, and factory-wide metrics
Works closely with engineering to ensure new products are seamlessly transitioned into production through a defined process
Collaborate across departments to ensure program objectives are aligned and understood
Supports the development and monitoring of department related activities including staffing requirements, budgets, physical space, and capital
Focus on capital investments that ensure equipment and machinery drive technology and improvement into the organization
Leads the development and sustainment of effective and visible factory-wide programs such as continuous improvement, training, ESD, calibration, 5S, and shop floor visual management
Manages group activities to develop and implement long-range goals and objectives to meet business objectives
Supports factory tours and customer visit
Travel may be required
What you bring to the table:
- A Bachelorâ€™s degree in an Engineering discipline or other Technical field plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience to meet managerial expectations
Excellent demonstration of leadership, motivational, and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated ability to lead people and achieve results through others
Experience working in a manufacturing environment executing government contracts
Capable of understanding complex products and high-tech manufacturing processes
Demonstrated ability to motivate team or project personnel to develop innovative ideas for resolving business or project related issues through continuous improvement
Demonstrated analytical knowledge in budgeting, planning, problems solving and cost analysis
Proficient understanding of the full manufacturing lifecycle for new and mature products
Understanding of Design for Manufacture (DFM) and Design to Unit Production Costs (DTUPC) concepts
Proficient ability to multi-task without losing focus to complete priority assignments
Ability to stay calm in a high-pressure atmosphere
Working knowledge and experience with manufacturing processes, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)/Manufacturing
Resource Planning (MRP) systems and factory operating objectives
Knowledge of Lean and Six-Sigma problem solving techniques
Exceptional written and verbal communication and presentation skills
Proficient in the use of MS Office (Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
What sets you apart:
Strong Interpersonal Skills
Ability to gather and analyze data to support efforts to reduce cost, improve efficiencies and improve operator performance
Experience with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system
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
ABOUT GENERAL DYNAMICS IN PITTSFIELD, MA
Come work for General Dynamics Mission Systems in beautiful Berkshire County, located on the western edge of Massachusetts. The Berkshires are very family friendly with excellent schools. The housing market is very affordable compared to surrounding larger cities. General Dynamics provides exceptional salaries in Berkshire County which provides a comfortable lifestyle for you and your family.
The surrounding area is a cultural center for arts and theater, including established venues such as Tanglewood, Mass Museum of Contemporary Arts, The Clark Art Institute and the Norman Rockwell Museum, to name a few. Berkshire County is also a recreation hub with mountains for hiking or mountain biking, multiple lakes, ski areas, golf courses and even the Appalachian Trail. Being part of New England, western Massachusetts also boasts four distinct and enjoyable seasons, from the comfortable summer months to the colorful fall and pristine winters.
As a small city with surrounding rural towns, Pittsfield has a reasonable cost of living and relaxing short commutes without giving up modern life amenities. We are centrally located in the northeast, providing easy access to all of the attractions New England can offer. Boston and New York City are both less than a 3 hour drive away.
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