General Dynamics Ordnance & Tactical Systems

Principal Mechanical Engineer

Job Locations US-AR-Hampton
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Position Type
Full Time



Will be required to design and initiate processes and tooling for the manufacturing of defense related products. Responsible for the development of improved manufacturing processes and procedures. Must be familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Expected to rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish objectives. May be required to perform a variety of complicated engineering tasks. May lead and direct the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

Major Position Responsibilities


  • Establish, monitor and improve processes related to the manufacture of complex Defense and Aerospace devices.
  • Perform duties with minimal supervision and mentor some activities of less experienced manufacturing engineers.  
  • Develop and maintain manufacturing processes that produce products at the lowest practical cost, at quality levels exceeding customer expectations, on or ahead of schedule.
  • Develops new and improved manufacturing processes and tooling
  • Develop safety procedures for those working with potentially dangerous products
  • Design and plan the layout of equipment and tooling
  • Monitor performance of processes throughout production and estimate costs
  • Troubleshoot problems in the manufacturing processes
  • Evaluate existing equipment and processes to ensure compliance with safety, environmental, and contractual requirements.

Basic Qualifications


Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field plus a minimum of 8 -10 years Engineering or related experience Prefer defense contractor experience.


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