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Manufacturing and Quality Engineer

Job ID: 2317057
Location: ALEXANDRIA, VA, United States
Date Posted: Feb 22, 2024
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: Hybrid Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Manufacturing and Quality (M&Q) Engineer to support the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)), Specialty Engineering (SpE) directorate. The candidate will directly support the SpE goals of (1) Advance Engineering Practice and Facilitate the Discussion, (2) Improve and Support OUSD(R&E) and Defense Acquisition Programs and Projects, and (3) Cooperation and Collaboration with Stakeholders. The perfect candidate will have knowledge of M&Q combined with a strong background in digital engineering/model based systems engineering to include digital manufacturing tools and techniques and additive manufacturing tools and techniques.  This position is hybrid remote with some onsite work located in Alexandria, VA.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Identify goals and objectives for the SpE initiatives, monitor performance, and develop strategies for improving outcomes.
  • Lead DoD Digital Manufacturing Enterprise initiatives to include developing approaches for secure M&Q technical data exchange and interoperability, implementation of digital manufacturing and workforce training.
  • Maintain currency with developing trends in the manufacturing industry and technologies such as Industry 4.0, manufacturing technology (MANTECH), and quality initiatives.
  • Advise and support DoD’s engineering leadership on the formulation and coordination of DoD manufacturing and quality (M&Q) policies, procedures, practices, guidance, standards, handbooks, tools, DoD workforce skills, and training, including support for Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Account (DAWDA) activities, in coordination with OUSD(R&E) organizations, DoD Components, other federal agencies, and academic and industry partners. 
  • Recommend M&Q updates to DoD policy and guidance: DoDI 5000.02, DoDI 5000.88, SEP Outline, Engineering Guide, Systems Engineering Guide, OUSD(A&S) and Joint Staff issuances.
  • Develop and coordinate DoD guidance documents on M&Q engineering topics to align with current engineering practice (e.g., M&Q Body of Knowledge; best practices for contracting for M&Q, risk assessment criteria).
  • Participate in key manufacturing outreach forums such as the Defense Manufacturing Conference, Manufacturing Innovation Institute workshops, National Defense Industrial Association activities, and Defense Acquisition University.
  • Recommend input and responses to Congressional and GAO inquiries.
  • Develop briefings, reports, correspondence, and recommendations for senior DoD engineering leaders.
  • Support workforce development for the DoD’s 11,000-person M&Q acquisition workforce through promulgation of policy and guidance, competency model development, and Communities of Practice.
  • Conduct manufacturing risk assessments to include participation in Independent Technical Risk Assessments and Manufacturing Readiness Level Assessments.


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree degree in an engineering, scientific, or technical discipline that is relevant to engineering.
  • Minimum of 10 years of specialty engineering experience, focused on manufacturing and quality-related positions. 

Required Clearance:

  • Active Top Secret clearance required; Ability to obtain a TS/SCI required to maintain employment.
  • US citizenship required 

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Advanced Manufacturing technologies to include digital manufacturing tools and techniques and Additive Manufacturing tools and techniques.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with DoD acquisition policy and guidance.
  • Direct M&Q related experience in DoD acquisition programs.
  • In-depth knowledge of Digital 3D technical data packages (TDPs) represented in a variety of native and neutral formats, security, data exchange capabilities, and interoperability of available and emerging software tools.
  • Experience creating or updating DoD policy, guidance, or training to achieve goals in the National Defense Strategy related to M&Q Engineering Discipline.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Degree(s) in Manufacturing or Quality Engineering-related specialty.
  • Demonstrated experience with Advanced Manufacturing technologies to include digital manufacturing and Additive Manufacturing tools and techniques.
  • Service headquarters or DoD-level staff experience.
  • Two or more active professional certifications or academic certificates obtained within five years related to Specialty Engineering disciplines. E.g., DAWIA APDP Certification in Engineering and Technical Management or Professional M&Q related Credentials and Certifications.

SAIC accepts applications on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline.

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 approximately 24,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.9 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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