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Engineering Manufacturing Liaison

Location: Conifer
Posted on: August 4, 2020

Job Description:

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world's leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) designs and manufactures first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power generation systems. GA-EMS' expanding portfolio of specialized products and integrated system solutions support critical fleet, space systems and satellites, missile defense, power and energy, and process and monitoring applications for defense, industrial, and commercial customers worldwide.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Engineering Manufacturing Liaison to join our team located in Centennial, Colorado. With limited supervision, this position supports program engineering and manufacturing by serving as a liaison between the engineering and manufacturing departments as a liaison to expedite the design, development, prototyping, and manufacturing processes. Supports GA EMS programs/projects including space systems, missile defense systems, lasers, advanced sensors, and other emerging advanced technologies. Evaluate and resolve complex engineering- related production problems related to manufacturing, design, quality and material engineering. Serves as an external spokesperson through correspondence with vendors and subcontractors to ensure delivery dates and company objectives are met. Exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignments and develops solutions to complex problems. Tracks program development progress, expedites critical path components and processes in order to maintain schedule. Develops raw material requirements and scheduling requirements from engineering specifications and production schedules and plans and manages material movement with purchasing, warehouse, and production. Maintains physical control of program assets.


  • This position involves the exercise of independent judgment and discretion about matters of significance.
  • Support production projects, influence and guide personnel across functional organizations. May provide direction and guidance to less experienced staff.
  • Use extensive expertise in project management, manufacturing, and machining/fabrication tasks to execute production responsibilities. Effectively organize and execute work assignments to meet project milestones. Utilize knowledge of production planning, scheduling, budgeting and performance measurement (EV) systems to manage the project schedule/budget.
  • Identify issues, analyzes and interprets data, and develops innovative solutions to a variety of complex problems. As necessary, engage functional resources (such as design, quality and procurement) to resolve issues.
  • Use analytical, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report, and present findings.
  • Review and monitor program development progress and expedites critical path components and processes to maintain schedule.
  • Use detailed knowledge and understanding of business development activities to develop statements of work, bills of material, sole source justifications, technical evaluations and procurement data packages.
  • Coordinate Manufacturing Service Request activities by resolving priority schedule conflicts.
  • As a member of the construction/manufacturing engineering department, the primary task is to facilitate the delivery of all hardware and documentation required by the respective contract.
  • Monitor and report on progress of manufactured parts required for project.
  • May conduct periodic program engineering/manufacturing planning meetings.
  • Assist Material Planning with procurement of parts and material which includes creating material master spreadsheets and data sheet collection. Create spreadsheets for mass uploads of data into the Material Requirement Program system
  • Coordinate delivery schedule of raw materials and sub-assemblies from contractors.
  • Ensures on-time delivery for raw materials, subassemblies and required manufacturing/quality documentation by maintaining frequent contact with vendor base. May function as the production/technical point of contact for critical subcontractors, vendors and the customer.
  • Receive and route Non-Conformance Reports for disposition. Route Supplier Disposition Requests to engineering. Route and track Request for Engineering Assistance from purchasing to engineering for disposition.
  • Process and tracks all Engineering Change Request (ECR) activities to include development and maintenance of all ECRs received, pending and completed.
  • Review engineering specifications and drawings. Confers across functional areas to provide and obtain technical information.
  • Assist in and/or monitor the design and development process by coordinating between various engineering and manufacturing departments. Alert planning department to open engineering issues that may affect manufacturing.
  • Evaluate and resolve engineering-related production problems related to manufacturing, design, quality and material engineering. Identify issues in engineering and manufacturing and utilize resources for resolution.
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining detailed work instructions and manufacturing procedures.
  • Monitor and analyze open engineering issues affecting sales orders. Alert planners to open engineering issues that may affect manufacturing. Alert engineering departments to sales order activity that may affect outstanding work.
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining product testing records.
  • Work with engineering to help resolve issues related to production by helping drive Manufacturer's Information-Modification Request and Quality Notification activity in the system.
  • Maintain project-specific inventory control.
  • Assist engineering groups in any and all activities deemed necessary.
  • Contribute to process and procedure improvements for the department.
  • Maintain the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Expected to maintain a productive and safe working environment in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
  • Works independently as well as in a team environment. Ability to work extended hours and to travel, as required.
  • May negotiate lead times with suppliers and manage schedules for timely delivery.
  • Preforms other duties as assigned or required. We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Keywords: GENERAL ATOMICS, Denver , Engineering Manufacturing Liaison, Engineering , Conifer, Colorado

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