Lockheed Martin Manufacturing Engineering Manager in Grand Prairie, Texas

Description: Lockheed Martin is seeking a Manufacturing Engineering Manager for a position in Grand Prairie, TX to lead the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Production Engineering Proposal team. The position will lead a growing team of manufacturing engineers whose responsibilities include writing Manufacturing Engineering Statements of Work (MESOW), owning the Program Make or Buy Plans, conducting trade studies, creating and maintaining breakpoint tables in SAP, preparing labor and travel estimates and any other special project that may impact Production Operations. The team must develop good communication and collaborate with people located across the United States including other Manufacturing Engineers and other functions like Design Engineering, Quality Engineering, Global Supply Chain, Industrial Engineers, Production Planning and Control, Contracts, Program Management etc. The engineers on this team are on rotational assignments so it will be imperative that the manager be able to maintain consistency in training as people rotate in and out of the group so that the quality of our proposals does not suffer.

In addition to leading the team this position will need to drive process improvement initiatives at the program level, foster a culture of teaching, advocate for the manufacturing sites, review every proposal for accuracy and be the voice of manufacturing engineering to each Program Proposal Team. Exceptional communication and organizational skills are a must as well as experience in many of the tasks the team performs. Experience building positive relationships, communicating across functional and physical boundaries and improving processes is required.

Basic Qualifications:

Ability to obtain a security clearance

Bachelors degree in a relevant engineering discipline

Experience leading teams of Manufacturing Engineers on Army programs

Proficient in MS Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.)

Ability to travel domestic and/or international

Ability to interpret drawings, electrical schematics, wiring diagrams, product/performance specifications and other systems integration technical data

Proven ability to improve cost, schedule, quality and/or safety

Demonstrated effective communication skills including verbal, listening, technical writing and presentations

Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, including team building, collaboration and developing enduring business relationships

Desired Skills:

Hands on experience working on the manufacturing shop floor

Experience in government proposals including generating estimates for labor, travel, tooling, capital etc.

Lean / Six Sigma Green or Black Belt Certification

SAP Experience



Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.


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