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Production Engineer Principal - Hypersonics

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Job ID: 2211612
Location: HUNTSVILLE, AL, United States
Date Posted: Aug 30, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Manufacturing Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Sr. Production Engineer to support NSWC Crane and the Conventional Prompt Strike (CPS) Hypersonic weapons system program. In this role, the candidate will assist the Government National Team (GNT) in all production planning and coordination activities, working closely with top program leadership and a variety of other providers and stakeholders (service agencies, Prime contractor, government national labs, and warfare centers).  

NOTE: This position can be filled in DC, Huntsville, or Crane location.


Candidate will be responsible for developing production plans and processes, and assisting with weapon system design monitoring and production supply chain monitoring for production impacts, as well as execution and cost monitoring for production activities. The Contractor shall also support the evaluation of the Prime contractor’s design for manufacturing readiness and producibility.


  • Provide insight into production schedules, technical issues, and costs for effective government oversight of production efforts.
  • Conduct weapons system component lead time assessments based on program acquisition strategy and integration milestones.
  • Review subcontract proposals for assertions, assumptions, and caveats.
  • Provide supply chain status and risk as input to Program Flight Test Schedules.
  • Conduct Vendor Capacity assessments to support production of the weapon system.
  • Gather cost data and prepare component unit cost summaries.
  • Provide weekly production status reports to CPS functional area leadership, and prepare briefings as needed.
  • Participate in all Production site, Supply Chain Status, and Technical IPT meetings.
  • Review and advise on establishing production planning and control processes and optimizing the overall effectiveness of the organization, methods, systems, and procedures.
  • Review and advise on building quality requirements into technical review criteria and program planning.
  • Review and advise on building producibility into and evaluating effectiveness of designs (tooling, facilities and products).
  • Review and advise on building quality characteristics into and evaluating effectiveness of quality systems used in the designs of products and services.
  • Develop system-level quality metrics for tracking.



  • Secret clearance with ability to obtain TS clearance.
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering with 10+ years relevant experience (Production, Manufacturing, Quality)
  • Background in DoD Production activities (Army/Navy weapons systems preferred) with role in production or manufacturing oversight at vendor facilities.
  • Ability to work cross-organization coordination efforts and engage directly with senior DOD personnel and industry executives.
  • Strong oral presentation and written communication skills. Candidate will need to lead high-level working group meetings and deliver briefings to top program leadership.
  • Experience with Quality Assurance support/implementations is desired

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit

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