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Job #: R-00024323
Location: Bridgewater, VA
Category: Mechanical Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos is dedicated to making the world a safer place. This starts with helping our customers in the Defense Industry achieve their critical missions. From our airborne work with sensors alerting warfighters to what's over the next hill, to our autonomous maritime platforms protecting sea lanes and shores; our dedicated Defense Group employees are solving critical challenges across the globe.

The Airborne Solutions Operations (ASO) of Leidos Defense Group currently has an opening for a Production Engineer to work in our Bridgewater, VA office. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience helping the Leidos mission. In this mission, we provide aerial intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance platforms for today’s warfighter. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide onsite production support for subcontractor, act as manufacturing liaison between Leidos engineering and production facility.
  • Support engineering tasks for lead manufacturing liaison, which includes, but are not limited to the following:
    • Mechanical design, drafting, and review
    • Create/Review formal documentation of issues & track solutions
    • Hardware manufacturing, outsourcing and, procurement
    • Design review for manufacturability
    • Quality assurance and quality control
    • Development of procedures and work instructions
    • Configuration management
    • Project scheduling and tasking
    • Program management support
    • Data collection and analysis
    • Manage multiple projects simultaneously, utilizing sound project management principles to prioritize work to meet performance, schedule, and quality objective

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Aerospace or Industrial Engineering and minimum of two (2) years of experience.  Additional years’ experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. 
  • Diverse engineering experience working in an agile (quick reaction) environment
  • ISO9001, AS9100, Six Sigma or, similar quality management system experience.
  • Experience using parametric 3D CAD software preferably SolidWorks
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite
  • Strong manufacturing process knowledge
  • Strong composite manufacturing knowledge
  • Experience designing structural components, machinery, and sheet metal products.
  • Experience with low-volume/custom design and manufacturing.
  • Experience with production planning, creating Bills of Material and, reviewing manufacturing discrepancies. 
  • Excellent communications skills to interface with customers and peers
  • Strong multitasking and time management skills
  • Ability to address manufacturing issues from internal and external sources
  • Eligible to obtain and maintain minimum of Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • ISO9001, AS9100, Six Sigma or, similar quality management system experience.
  • Aircraft structures experience
  • Active Secret clearance

Proficiency in Solidworks PDM

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Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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