Marion, Illinois

Responsibilities for this Position

Senior Product Engineer


Job ID: 2022-15654
Type: Full Time
# of Openings: 2
Category: Engineering
Marion, IL


The Senior Product Engineer is accountable to the Product Engineering Manager for leading product failure investigations, for conducting studies and testing necessary for the qualification of new materials and processes and for leading the maintenance of the Technical Data Package (TDP) for active production programs. In addition, the Product Engineer is responsible for the support of the manufacture of items when directed. This position assures the resolution of product problems through the effective use of engineering methods to perform design, analysis, and test activities. The Senior Product Engineer is accountable for the planning, direction, and control of project workflow.


  • Lead product failure investigations, determine cause and corrective action and write final report.
  • Prepare qualification test plans for new and replacement components/materials, execute the qualification plan, and write final qualification test report. Write design change documentation as required.
  • Input results from product failure investigations and qualification efforts into an electronic database.
  • Preparation of detailed designs, including dimensional, materials and manufacturing aspects.
  • Performance of appropriate analyses on designs to determine applicability and fitness for specified use.
  • Procurement of hardware for tests and delivery.
  • Qualification of designs through the performance of engineering tests; materials, structural, ballistic, and environmental.
  • Preparation of specifications and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on systems, methods, and products.
  • Preparation and presentation of information to be transmitted to customers and upper management pertinent to and as required by the project.
  • Provide engineering support to Product Manufacturing.
  • Review TDP on production proposals and estimate Product Engineering proposal costs and prepare new business technical and cost proposals when required.
  • Project management, which assures work, is conducted safely, and follows the standards, rules, and regulations established by governmental bodies (e.g., OSHA, etc.).


  • Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering and a minimum of 5 years applicable experience in the engineering design and composition of most existing products.
  • Experience background consistent with product mix.
  • Working knowledge of engineering skills necessary for product development.
  • Ability to assess potential courses of action and apply good judgment in selection of proper course of action.
  • Ability to anticipate problem areas, assess potential courses of action, and effectively implement solutions.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments at the same time, work well under pressure and meet agreed upon schedule commitments.


Marion, Illinois

General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense company.

Our portfolio spans the realm of the world's most technologically advanced business jets, wheeled combat vehicles, command and control systems and nuclear submarines. We offer these through our five business groups: Aerospace, Combat Systems, Information Technology, Mission Systems and Marine Systems.

General Dynamics employs thousands of people across the globe, with locations in more than 45 countries. We rely on the skills of our employees and their knowledge of customer requirements to deliver best-in-class products and services.

Who We Are Looking For 

General Dynamics is seeking military veterans and military spouses across the country who bring a deeply rooted skillset that includes team-oriented approaches to problem-solving, demonstrations of leadership and an overall commitment to the mission of the organization.  We recognize the knowledge and skills gained during your military experience are invaluable to the success of a team. We’re proud of the thousands of veterans and military professionals who have chosen to apply their leadership, teamwork and problem-solving skills to a career at General Dynamics and to continue supporting the mission of those serving today.

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At General Dynamics, our employees are the heart of our company. We rely on their dedication to excellence and their intimate knowledge of customer requirements to meet the needs of customers around the globe, day in and day out. Our employees' unique blend of skill, innovation and agility drives our continued success, and we take our responsibility to them seriously. If you are a military veteran or military spouse ready to advance your career, view our available career opportunities to the right for more information and to apply today!

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