Lincoln, Nebraska

Responsibilities for this Position

Prin Manufacturing Engineer


Job ID: 2022-16847
Type: Full Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Engineering
Lincoln, NE


GD-OTS is looking for a Principal Automation Engineer-Technology to join our Lincoln, NE organization. We are expanding rapidly and looking for motivated and creative individuals who want to help support and shape this organization as we grow.

GD-OTS provides reliable and affordable composite products to the defense and commercial aerospace markets. With more than 50 years of expertise, General Dynamics designs, develops, manufactures, and tests a full range of composite missile and space structures, including rocket motors, pressure vessels, launch tubes and fuel tanks.


  • For any relevant step in the manufacturing process, the Automation Engineers can be tasked with designing, simulating, installing, testing, and managing an electrical or mechanical automation. This automation will typically result in a machine or robotic element carrying out the process.
  • Manage individual projects and mentor more junior Automation Engineers in the scoping, execution, and documentation of automation projects.
  • Develop and maintain clear and accurate documentation of automation equipment or processes.
  • Apply machine control and system application technologies to automate manufacturing processes while accounting for the safety of the facility and its staff, improving efficiencies, maintaining/improving product quality, and adhering to internal company SOPs.
  • Assist with the development of new equipment specifications, supplier selection, quote reviews and technical support through design, installation, and verification activities.
  • Identify new opportunities for automation within the manufacturing process and helping justify which projects to implement based on quality improvements and/or cost savings potential.
  • Staff training where necessary typically after implementing new processes or equipment or making changes to existing ones.
  • Troubleshoot automated processes or equipment when errors occur.


  • BS in applicable engineering or technical discipline.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in applicable field preferred.
Experience with some combination of:
  • Allen Bradley PLC programming
  • Allen Bradley HMI programming
  • Siemens PLC and/or NCU programming
  • Ignition SCADA system client development and scripting
  • Drafting Electrical, Piping, and Instrumentation Schematics


Lincoln, Nebraska

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.

Should I Apply?

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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