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General Dynamics Mission Systems
100 Plastics Avenue, Room 2262


Company Description:
General Dynamics Mission Systems offers a powerful and robust portfolio of products, services and solutions that help customers successfully execute their missions in today’s dynamic environment. With unsurpassed engineering using an open systems approach, General Dynamics Mission Systems solves our customers’ most complex challenges while foreseeing future needs.

At GDMS, our employees work in collaborative teams with leading edge technology and the best in the industry to solve tough customer problems while keeping our nation safe. Individuals are empowered to do their best work in an environment that encourages and supports innovative, collaborative and creative thinking. The General Dynamics ethos of honesty, transparency, trust and is apparent in the way we work with our colleagues and our customers.

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General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.

Job Title:
Manufacturing Development Lab Technician
Salary Range:Location:
To Commensurate With Experience Pittsfield
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeManufacturing/Production
Education Level:Work Experience:
Associate Degree
Up to One Year
- Preference:
Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree is required or equivalent experience.

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Responsibilities for this Position:
General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Lab Material Planner. The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports some of our nation’s fundamental defense services. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.

Creates production and material plans to include inventory goals and schedules
Oversees the schedule and ensures compliance with material requirements for manufacturing
Manages the procurement planning for a medium size program and ensures materials are available according to schedules
May assist in the preparation of material proposals
Maintains forecast in the production and material planning tool and update as required
Develops understanding of relationships between various support functions and disciplines
May develop material cost strategies and coordinate target pricing with supply chain
Negotiates schedules with program based on material availability
Assists with material system testing for enhancements and/or modifications when requested


In-depth understanding of MRP/ERP principles
In-depth understanding of negotiation and persuasion skills
Ability to problem solve utilizing analytical skills
Ability to multi-task while maintaining focus on details
Ability to prioritize program material needs with supply chain and internal shops as appropriate
In-depth understanding of concurrent engineering principles
Ability to understand engineering changes and their effect on the bill of material
In-depth understanding of government compliance regulations
Ability to understand, research and reconcile financial errors as job requires

Company Overview:
General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran.

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