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Company: SAIC
Location: Alexandria, VA
Career Level: Director
Industries: Technology, Software, IT, Electronics



This job is temporarily remote due to COVID-19.

SAIC is seeking a senior-level DoD Manufacturing Subject Matter Expert to join our team of qualified, diverse, and highly motivated individuals supporting the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)).

The perfect candidate will have extensive production, quality, and manufacturing (PQM) experience in major defense acquisition weapon systems; executed PQM duties as a civilian, military or support contractor within a Service-level program office; and served as a staff member of a Service or OSD-level manufacturing organization.

The Manufacturing SME candidate will support the customer to:
  • establish, maintain, and improve knowledge of manufacturing technologies, capabilities, and acquisition workforce competencies;
  • conduct manufacturing readiness assessments;
  • identify programmatic and technical risk and provide actionable recommendations with the objective of triaging programs to stabilize them and then support them until success;
  • formulate DoD manufacturing policies, best practices, standards, and activities to implement the DoD's chartered responsibilities for enabling DoD systems engineering;
  • liaison between the research and development department and DoD client to ensure manufacturing engineering is at the forefront of ground-breaking research; and
  • assist with DoD workforce development.
Work will be performed primarily at the Pentagon, the Mark Center in Alexandria, VA, and local company offices. Travel will be required, less than 15% of the time, predominantly within the continental United States.


  • Bachelor's degree in Production Management, Industrial Management, or Manufacturing Engineering; or related technical field
  • Minimum of 25 years of total experience; with minimum of 15 years in manufacturing and quality
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working in the Defense Acquisition Community as a Military Officer/Government Civilian/or Contractor
  • Active Secret clearance
  • Manufacturing and Quality Certification (i.e., DAWIA or industry certification)
  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of DoD and industry manufacturing and quality statutes, policy, guidance, standards, and tools
  • Demonstrated knowledge in manufacturing and quality best practices, DoD manufacturing technologies program, and manufacturing level readiness/assessments
Desired Qualifications
  • Certified manufacturing or materials engineer
  • Post-graduate in engineering discipline
  • Prior OSD/PEO staff-level experience
  • Manufacturing program office experience (multiple program offices desired)
  • Experience in developing DoD or Industry manufacturing/quality standards

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