Lead Manufacturing Engineer

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, is seeking a talented Lead Manufacturing Engineer to join a diverse team to create unique solutions for complex problems. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, aerospace, cyber, space and commercial fields, Dynetics provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

This position will support all manufacturing locations to develop, document, and execute manufacturing processes, systems, and procedures to support fabrication, machining, welding, painting, and assembly integration and test. The candidate will provide technical expertise to develop and implement processes that meet engineering requirements for complex aerospace and defense hardware, both prototypes and production.

This position will collaborate with the site manufacturing engineering teams to implement functional excellence and standardization across all plants through documentation and implementation of functional processes for programs from conception to completion with an emphasis to optimize productivity.

The Lead Manufacturing Engineer will also provide critical input in formulating manufacturing strategies, defining business processes, facility planning, and driving engineering standards throughout the sites.

Key responsibilities will include the following:

  • Support the development or management of technical capabilities, process roadmaps, and manufacturing strategies to meet key customer requirements including both internal and external customers.
  • Assist the site manufacturing teams with the development, justification, and execution of long-range plans to meet corporate objectives. This will include production launch activities, plant layouts, and engineering change control activities.
  • Assist in evaluation of capacity planning for fabrication, machining, weld, paint, and assembly equipment and processes to ensure ability to meet takt time and customer requirements.
  • Identify, prioritize, and implement solutions for process improvement opportunities including application of lean manufacturing principles, process mapping, root cause analysis, time studies, and problem-solving techniques.
  • Fostering an environment of continuous improvement through sharing of best practices within all manufacturing sites.

The candidate selected for this position will support the execution of multiple simultaneous and diverse manufacturing activities. This will be a dynamic environment and a high growth area.

Basic Qualifications

BS in engineering or equivalent technical discipline with 15+ years of experience, OR Masters in technical or business discipline with 10+ years of experience.

Candidate must have experience in manufacturing engineering functional support teams for Defense, Aerospace, Space or Commercial projects with an understanding of manufacturing engineering and quality requirements for such projects.

Technical experience in the creation of manufacturing strategies including make/buy decisions, equipment requirements, process definition, work area layout, tooling requirements, takt time evaluation, and capacity planning.

Ability to effectively work across multiple teams to drive manufacturing excellence across plants.

Candidate must be a resident of the North Alabama area or willing to relocate to the Huntsville - North Alabama, AL area.

Other Qualifications

  • Preferred candidate will have prior experience in facility planning.
  • Preferred candidate will have experience developing processes, tools, and work areas to support welding, machining, assembly, and paint processes.
  • Demonstrated expertise in Lean principles, manufacturing metrics, and continuous improvement.
  • Familiarity with Deltek Costpoint accounting software is a plus.
  • Familiarity with Solumina MES software is a plus.
  • Familiarity with Agile PLM engineering design data management software is a plus.
  • Familiarity with AS9100, IPC, and common military specifications.
  • Strong personnel, planning, and project management skills.

Security Requirements

Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance.

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COVID Response

In order to enter Dynetics facilities in the U.S. and to attend Dynetics events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated or have an approved exemption on file for COVID-19. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC.

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