Quality Engineer

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Mission Systems
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United States of America
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Manufacturing and Production
Job Description: 

ID 2018-33061
Job Location USA-VA-Marion
Required Clearance Secret, obtainable within reasonable time based on requirements
Posted Date 2018-10-09
Category Manufacturing
Employment Full Time

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Engineering, a related specialized area or field, or equivalent experience is required.

Due to the nature of work performed in our facilities US citizenship is required. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check and drug screen.

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Quality Engineer in our Marion, VA location. This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation's core defense/intelligence services and systems. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.


Designs, implements, and maintains quality assurance protocols and methods for processing materials into finished products
Designs methods and procedures for inspecting, testing, and evaluating the precision and accuracy of production processes, production equipment and finished products
Performs analysis of reports and production data to identify trends and recommend updates or changes to quality standards and procedures when necessary
Reviews Documents/Drawings/Instructions for conformance to requirements
Compares defects against standards and recommends dispositions, and verifies implementation of rework
Collects, organizes and analyzes project data, generates and/or reviews metrics
Performs audits, assigns corrective action, and verifies implementation
Participates in project reviews and meetings including technical design reviews, technical peer reviews
Verifies compliance to defined requirements
Witnesses and or monitors test activities
Generally works within an identified work group
Interfaces with various engineering disciplines, manufacturing, program management, and other quality personnel
Interface with project leaders and other professionals within the Engineering, Manufacturing and Quality departments
Entry level quality engineer
Works as an individual technical contributor on one project or on assigned tasks on multiple projects
Travel may be required
Security clearance may be required


Clear understanding of engineering methodologies, tools, and standards
Clear understanding of ISO 9001, AS9100 and NADCAP
Good proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
Good written and verbal communications skills
Creative thinker
Ability to clearly recognize and report information relevant to sound quality engineering design
Clear understanding of interpretation of drawings
Good skill in reviewing documents/drawings/instructions for conformance to requirements techniques
Good skill in reporting quality activities, findings, and issues both in writing and verbally
Good interpersonal skills
Clear understanding of use of relevant inspection/measurement tools and techniques
Good computer skills, both desktop software and required factory or engineering tools
Excellent problem solving skills


Bachelor degree in engineering or science discipline.

Department of Defense secret security clearance is not required at time of hire, but should be obtainable. 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.

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