Lockheed Martin Sr. Operations Egnineer / Grand Prairie, TX in Grand Prairie, Texas

Description: Lockheed Martin is seeking an Operations Engineer Senior for a position in Grand Prairie, TX. This position will support the PAC-3 Transition to Production Team reporting to the Operations Engineering Manager. The Transition to Production team is responsible for planning and executing transitions of new and re-designed hardware into a full rate manufacturing environment. The team works various phases of multiple development programs, where concepts are created, designs are evolving, advanced technologies are being tested and preparations are made to enter into production. The primary mission of this position is to ensure that designs are producible (Design for Manufacture) in a full rate manufacturing environment and at a competitive cost (Design to Cost), and to ensure that the transition into production is seamless and does not impact hardware delivery schedules. Each development program approaches these goals a little differently, so flexibility is key.

Frequent communication and collaboration with other disciplines including various Design Engineering groups, Manufacturing Engineering, Quality Engineering, Global Supply Chain, Finance, Production Planning and Control, Contracts and Program Management are required. Collaboration with other Engineering disciplines on hardware layout, component evaluation, prototype construction and test to meet manufacturing rates and cost is a must.

The position can also involve working directly with our government customers, proposal estimating, manufacturing readiness assessments, creating manufacturing plans, make or buy analysis, presenting at various design and manufacturing reviews, travel to various manufacturing facilities including suppliers and other Lockheed Martin sites and any other manufacturing or tooling related issues that may arise.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in an associated discipline or equivalent combination of experience and education.

Active clearance or the ability to obtain a US Government issued Secret level clearance

Experience with manufacturing and assembly processes

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

Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve technical/process issues varying from basic to very complex

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

Knowledge of Lean manufacturing principles

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

Ability to travel domestic and/or international

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

Desired Skills:

Bachelors or higher degree in technical discipline (electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, etc.)

Experience with development programs

Experience in design for manufacturing or design to cost

Ability to effectively present technical information to non-technical people

Knowledge of the SAP MRP production control system

Lean / Six Sigma Green or Black Belt Certification

Experience working with Government customers



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.


Experienced Professional