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Director, Engineering

Company: General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems is a global aerospace and defense company. We are a committed to providing the U.S. military and its allies with an extensive range of overarching products that provide a cutting-edge advantage to our war fighters. A General Dynamics Company.

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, Inc. (GD-OTS) is seeking a Director of Engineering to join our growing office in Huntsville, Alabama. Come join our incredible team and know that you will be making a difference in the mission of our warfighter.

This role will be r esponsible f or the project & design engineering support related to all Rockets and Components business unit production and development programs, internal research and development and new business pursuits for our Huntsville, AL/Williston, VT/Anniston, AL/Springboro, OH locations

Major Position Responsibilities Promote, develop, and model a culture of proactive and respectful collaboration with business leadership and functional peers at all levels within the Rockets and Components business unit and across the GD-OTS business.

Maintain close contact with the Program Management, Quality & Operations and be their partner in program execution (unit managers being their first-tier partners) and establish and maintain a similar partnership with Business Development.

Technical expert and leader in the business. Determines the technical approach, applies creativity and advanced concepts in developing solutions.

Demonstrates a detailed and extensive technical expertise and application of engineering principles, concepts, theory, and practice as well as project and/or program leadership including organizing, planning, scheduling, and coordinating workloads to meet established project deadlines or milestones.

Significant experience in Failure Reporting Analysis and Corrective Action System (FRACAS) development, leadership and execution with focus on failure analysis and root cause determination of production and test issues. Strong interpersonal skills for building Failure Analysis teams that can successfully identify technical, process, and organizational root causes and corrective actions is required in a timely and cost effective manner.

Demonstrated use of manual and software tools, models and methodologies for FRACAS activities (i.e. 5–why, ishikawa, 8d, FMECA, fault tree, pareto, and other data analytics).

Working manager mentality with strong leadership capabilities to lead small teams to resolve engineering challenges quickly and effectively while following a rigorous process.

Strong understanding of systems engineering processes, concepts and methodologies for new development and support of production activities.

Excellent written and verbal communication capabilities including development of technical reports, white papers, management presentations and substantial technical interface with customers and major suppliers.

Mentor for engineering staff to grow future program and business unit engineering leaders.

Maintain Engineering's technical compliance on all programs and compliance with GDOTS policies and procedures.

Advise on technical issues, plans and risks and play a role in keeping tabs on the activities of competitors in our market space.

Proactively partner with Business Development and Program Management to position for and win new and follow on business.

Work closely with Programs and Business Development in generating the 5-year Strategic Plan

Promote and execute IRAD plans and projects and B&P efforts as requirements dictate.

Participate as a member of the senior leadership at Huntsville Operations and within Engineering across GDOTS.

Proactively involve production Operations across the Rockets and Components business in the design of new products and continue to support them through the transition to production and beyond with on-site engineering.

Define and execute continual improvement projects that improve capability, performance and cost across the Rockets and Components business.

Lead special projects as assigned

Manage engineering staffing needs to support programs and to work with others in Engineering to ensure that the program staffing needs are met.

Human resources responsibilities: administration, training, compensation, recognition, motivation and evaluation of direct reports.

Partner with peers to develop and maintain staffing plans, personnel development plans and to have adequate resources on hand or available to support programmatic needs across the organization, whether forecasted or unexpected.

Basic Qualifications Desired Qualifications:

Experience with energetics, rocket motors or other similar rocket/missile subsystems

Education:

Required-

Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent experience

Master's dgree

Experience:

12 or more years of applicable experience

Travel:

25% travel; periodically may be higher for visits to suppliers or other Rockets locations as necessary

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If you require assistance or an accommodation for a disability covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please email staffing@gd-ots.com or call: 727-578-8295. Please note this contact information is for those requesting a reasonable accommodation while applying for a job, because of a covered disability. General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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