Company Description: Platforms: Smarter. At General Dynamics Mission Systems, we solve the toughest security and technology challenges facing our nation and its allies by building smarter mission-critical products and systems.We develop mission critical C4ISR solutions across the land, sea, air, space and cyber domains. As you might imagine, we can offer career paths that fit almost any area of expertise. Almost any background or interests. And almost any short- and long-term career goals. At our location in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, we develop advanced solutions to support the U.S. Navy's latest ships and combat systems.
General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.
Learn more about the Pittsfield facility here: www.gdmissionsystems.com/PittsfieldMA.
2021-48945 - Lead Supervisor - LCS DIF
Put your engineering talent to the ultimate test. At General Dynamics Mission Systems, we create the technologies, products and services that help our service members, intelligence analysts and first responders keep our nation safe. The work we do is so advanced our teams often redefine what’s possible for the world. If you want to be a leader with the company that delivers smart solutions for our nation’s challenges, this is your opportunity.
In our highly collaborative and global environment, you’ll analyze the effects of projects upon various areas such as Engineering, Facilities, and the labor pool to determine the most practical and cost-efficient methods to obtain the required resources and participate in the tactical planning for completion of identified project segment. Essentially, you’ll perform research and engineering laboratory functions involving the layout, building, testing, troubleshooting, and repairing devices, assemblies, subsystems, and systems as well as perform technical activities which impact the proposal, system level design, detail design and manufacture of advanced electronics systems.
What you’ll experience:
Technologies that aren’t just top-notch, they’re often top-secret
A team of bold thinkers committed to exploring what’s next
Opportunities to gain new knowledge - as it’s discovered
What you bring to the table:
A Bachelor’s of Science or Technology degree, a related specialized area or field (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience
Subject matter expert (SME) in one discipline/field and developing working knowledge in adjacent disciplines/fields
Proficient understanding and application of engineering principles, concepts, practices, and standards
What sets you apart:
Creative thinking with the ability to multi-task
Commitment to ongoing professional development
Team player who thrives in collaborative environments and revels in team success
Working successfully within the LCS team, the LCS DIF Lab Lead will execute the program lab related milestones, integration and test preparation, customer involved events, verification of system assets throughout the engineering development lifecycle. This will entail assisting in the following areas:
Evaluation and generation of system configuration products by applying the appropriate standards, processes, procedures and tools
Development and implementation of lab policies and procedures
Development of lab utilization based on program schedule
Ensure compliance to security, EHS and QA requirements
Assisting on the tracking of material movement into and out of the labs
Support updates and assessments as needed for continued RMF compliance to include review security controls and STIG applications.
Willingness to assume technical challenges that are new to the business and work with engineering for planning and support from SMEs as needed.
Representative Duties and Tasks:
Assume responsibility as Team Lead for LCS Labs
Supervision of Lab facility to ensure compliance with policies and procedures associated with lab operations, Quality Assurance, EHS, Configuration Management, Security and material procurement.
Maintain inventory status of all government furnished and GDMS owned equipment to include periodic inventory inspections.
Provide oversight to support and monitor CM maintained ETS software build configuration.
Develop and implement periodic maintenance plans for lab equipment.
Perform periodic maintenance and repair of lab computer systems and equipment.
Provide support (as needed) for troubleshooting and root cause failure diagnostics on lab equipment.
Perform Information System Security Officer functions for Closed Areas and the Information Systems contained therein. As such, ensure the implementation of RMF security controls and requirements.
Support QA, CM and Defense Security Systems audits of annual internal General Dynamics Mission Systems and internal and Federal DSS Audits of classified systems.
Security Plan maintenance as required to maintain and update existing classified and unclassified system security plans. Work with GDMS ISSM for creation and implementation of new system security plans as needed.
Maintain all classified and unclassified systems as required for compliance with NISPOM, DAAPM & DFARS requirements.
Work closely with Senior DPME, Program Management and government points of contact to support success of special projects and equipment installations and system testing.
Work closely with Facilities management (FRE), IT, QA & EHS as needed to support facility maintenance, IT compliance, QA audits and assurance of a safe working environment.
Assume responsibility as primary POC for LCS labs, establish priorities based on daily assessment of business needs.
Provide guidance to and establish priorities for LCS lab support personnel, as needed.
Bachelor’s of Science degree or Technology degree, a related specialized area or field is required, plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.
Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required within a reasonable period of time. 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.