General Dynamics Ordnance & Tactical Systems

Manufacturing Engineer

Job Locations US-AR-Hampton
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Position Type
Full Time


Under the supervision of the Engineering Manager, the Mechanical Engineer is responsible for researching and developing ideas, designs, and processes. Safety, ergonomics, and Quality process controls are top considerations for all designs. Must be able to think out-of-the-box. Responsible for other duties as assigned.

Major Position Responsibilities

  • Lead product failure investigations, determine cause and corrective action and write final report. Thoroughly review and understand product specifications, and determine design requirements and scope of work.
  • Perform estimates of effort and duration for tasks.
  • Generate design concepts in conformance with requirements and ensure that adequate trade studies and analyses are performed to arrive at optimum design configurations.
  • Perform tolerance analyses on components and assemblies to ensure proper fit/function.
  • Provide basic stress analysis and free body diagrams of conceptual designs for initial sizing of parts.
  • Be proficient in CAD solid modeling techniques to prepare component and assembly models.
  • Interface with all other functional groups and departments as required in the development of the product design.
  • Use department computer technology in an independent and productive manner.
  • Experience with materials properties/selection and experience with manufacturing processes.
  • Conduct investigations or tests of varying degrees of complexity pertaining to the development of new designs, methods, materials, or processes
  • Drive the usage of appropriate Lean Product Development tools to support cost-effective technical solutions with a focus on platform design, reuse, and knowledge management.
  • Prepare qualification test plans for new and replacement components/materials, execute the qualification plan and write final qualification test report. Write design change documentation as required.
  • Preparation of detailed designs, including dimensional, materials and manufacturing aspects.
  • Performance of appropriate analyses on designs to determine applicability and fitness for specified use.
  • Procurement of hardware for tests and delivery.
  • Preparation of product test procedures and test reports, which discuss the testing conducted and results.
  • Preparation of specifications and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) on systems, methods and products.
  • Qualification of designs through the performance of engineering tests; materials, structural, ballistic, and environmental.
  • Preparation and presentation of information to be transmitted to customers and upper management pertinent to and as required by the project.


Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field plus a minimum of 3-5 years manufacturing experience. Prefer DoD program experience.


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