General Dynamics Ordnance & Tactical Systems

Manufacturing Engineer 1

Job Locations US-PA-Scranton
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Position Type
Full Time


The Manufacturing Engineer assists in developing, evaluating and improving various manufacturing methods.

Major Position Responsibilities

  • Estimates production time and related costs to provide information for mangement decisions.
  • Confers with others to bid proposal and marketing technical information.
  • Coordinates with production planning and operations staff in planning work force utilization, space requirements, workflow, layout of equipment and workspace to ensure efficient production methods for maximim efficiency.
  • Communicate manufacturing capabilites, production schedules and other information to facilitate production processes.
  • Confers with vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials or parts and evaluates products according to specifications and quality standards.
  • Consults with customer and other personnel regarding product information such as design, capacity, and purpose and types of material to be used to fabricate product.
  • Analyzes written specifications, drawings, rough sketches and verbal instructions to plan layout and determine sequence of operation.
  • Determine root causes of failures using statistical methods and recommend changes in designs, tolerances or processing methods.
  • Selects materials and lays out design according to dimensions computed from scale drawings.
  • Designs fixtures, tooling and experimental parts to meet special engineering needs.
  • Confers with tool room for design, productibility and tooling improvements.
  • Writes work instructions for manufacturing processes to include, but not limited to, set sheets, tool drawings, tool sheets, fixture drawings, dimensional recording sheets and special instructions.
  • Sets up manufacturing processes to part specifications and verifies conformance of parts to specifications.
  • Identifies and recommends changes or modifications for efficiency and adaptabilitty to setup and production processes.
  • Mentors/trains production operators and technicians on best practice methods during setup and production operations.
  • Works directly with quality inspection ensuring first piece acceptance and process stability.
  • Evaluates latest tooling technology and considers incorporation into new and existing processes.
  • Participates in meetings, seminars and training sessions to stay apprised of new developments in field.
  • Provide technical expertise or support related to manufacturing.
  • Trouble shoot new and existing product problems involving designs, materials or processes.
  • Identifies and recommends new methods and processes to improve existing operations.
  • Experience with Hot Forging, Welding, Heat Treat and Combustion Systems.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Engineering and 5+ years manufacturing/mechanical engineering experience and/or training. 


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