Manufacturing Engineering Manager

General Dynamics Bloomington , MN 55431

Posted 2 days ago

Manufacturing Engineering Manager


Job ID: 2020-44051

Type: Full Time

of Openings:


Category: Manufacturing

General Dynamics Mission Systems


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 13,000+ 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


Bachelor'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.

Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.


GDMS is looking for a Manufacturing Engineering Manager to lead our manufacturing engineering team supporting our Bloomington Manufacturing Operations. This position will report into the Senior Manager for Manufacturing in our Bloomington Site. As a seasoned leader, the Manufacturing Engineering Manager will lead team members to establish measurements, monitor performance, established processes and procedures to develop. Your team will also work with design engineering teams to provide design for manufacturing recommendations, transition new products into production and ensuring manufacturing processes are capable of delivering quality products. The manufacturing engineering team will have the responsibility establish cost and cycle time targets for manufacturing processes. Your team will support ongoing production to ensure processes remain in control and lead corrective action when required. The Manufacturing Engineering Manager will coordinate cross functional activities to execute manufacturing processes, implement continuous improvement and monitor operations to ensure customer requirements are met.


  • Oversees the planning, development, implementation and maintenance of manufacturing methods, processes and operations for new and existing products

  • Establishes and ensures adherence to budgets, schedules, work plans, and performance requirements

  • Collaborate across departments-Lines of Business, Supply Chain Management, and Engineering to ensure program objectives are aligned and understood

  • Responsible for managing people, including performance evaluations and merit recommendations

  • Works closely with product design/engineering to ensure new products are seamlessly transitioned into production

  • Acts as a liaison with engineering in releasing new products.

  • Responsible for ensuring that all internal quality practices demonstrate compliance to external regulations

  • Manage all capital requirements in facilities and ensure equipment and machinery meet the required safety, quality, and productivity requirements

  • Responsible for areas of lean manufacturing techniques, cost reduction, on-time delivery performance, safety, visual controls and plant performance measurements

  • Ensures the effective use of materials, equipment, and personnel in producing quality products at minimum costs

  • Implements and analyzes manufacturing engineering plans and projects.

  • Designs, develops and transfers manufacturing engineering tools, strategies and systems.

  • Responsibility to lead other managers and/or supervisors related to a business area, project or strategic activity

  • Typically leads a department(s) or large complex project or several smaller projects concurrently to meet business and profitability growth objectives

  • Manages group activities to develop and implement long range goals and objectives to meet business and stated profitability growth objectives

  • Reviews, updates and implements business strategic planning including sales, financial performance and new product development

  • Leads team members and / or senior department staff to develop measurements to monitor performance to established processes and procedures

  • Develops, monitors and manages department related activities including staffing requirements, budgets, physical space, and capital

  • Monitors the overall execution of process changes to improve overall efficiency of manufacturing and the effects on current and future work (cost, cycle time, quality)

  • Manages process changes to improve overall efficiency of manufacturing

  • Communicates relevant department, group or project information to other related teams and departments

  • Directs, coordinates and exercises functional authority for planning, organization, control, integration, and completion of manufacturing efforts within areas of responsibility

  • Ensures process compliance of all manufacturing activity in areas of responsibility

  • Contributes to the development of strategies for pricing, program planning, risk management, negotiations, and margin generation for programs at the proposal stage

  • Establishes selection criteria for hiring senior members of operations staff and manages hiring process

  • Leads and manages proposals within business area

  • Manages and reviews the development of operations schedules and baselines in response to program direction, contract guidance and product lifecycle requirements

  • Leads efforts to identify schedule and resource risks and develop risk reduction plans

  • May lead team in development and execution of earned value requirements

  • Reviews operations plans to meet requirements for sales planning and to ascertain manufacturing or outsourcing requirements to develop new products/markets

  • Regularly assesses performance of team members to established processes and procedures

  • Mentors and develops other operations managers and supervisors

  • Drives a culture of continuous improvement throughout the organization

  • Manages area to achieve all strategic goals

  • May be responsible for multiple functions, locations, products, or technical abilities

  • Regular communications with senior and division level management

  • Travel may be required

  • Security clearance may be required

  • Regular customer interface


  • Possess high level of electronic manufacturing technical skills, system knowledge and operations proficiency.

  • Demonstrated planning, organization and execution skills

  • Demonstrated ability to implement changes and monitor effectiveness of changes related to cost and schedule of team or project

  • Demonstrated ability to motivate team or project personnel to develop innovative ideas for resolving business or project related issues through continuous improvement

  • Demonstrated use of change management and influence skills to obtain management level support for initiatives

  • Demonstrated ability to lead team activities to changing conditions

  • Work with team or project to determine options to change and present recommendations to team or project management lead team to define team roles and responsibilities

  • Leads team or project members to define interfaces of roles and responsibilities

  • Interfaces with other teams to communicate effectiveness of team

  • Demonstrated analytical knowledge in budgeting, planning, problems solving and cost analysis

  • Demonstrated ability to prepare, direct, manage and maintain complex plans

  • Demonstrated understanding of business environment and how department and projects support division/company goals

  • Typically has substantial experience in assigned area of expertise

  • Demonstrates and uses a depth of organizational knowledge that results in superior performance in delivery of products, services or proposals to customers or collaboration across functions

  • Ability to align the team on tactical and strategic objectives

  • Ability to lead others in team building, conflict resolution, motivation, leadership and advanced risk management

  • Demonstrated understanding of total life-cycle of product/program

  • Ability to effectively manage performance

  • Proficient knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning Software such as IFS or Oracle

  • Sound knowledge base of Design-to-Unit Production Cost (DTUPC) methodologies

  • Proficient background in Lean Methodologies to reduce overall costs in Operations

  • Demonstrated ability to lead people and achieve results through others

  • Possess strong negotiation skills and the ability to communicate professionally with people at all levels of the organization, as well as external contacts

  • Possess regulatory knowledge of Industry requirements for health and safety

  • Proficient knowledge and understanding of Supply Chain Management and Procurement Management

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