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BAE Systems Product Development Engineer in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Job Description

To support strategic initiatives and drive execution in order to enable the team to meet program objectives.


Work closely with the Product Center Lead and program office to identify leadership-level tasks that fit with areas of expertise, assume accountability on these tasks as appropriate, and drive results

Develop action plans according to priorities as determined by the program office.

Drive continuous improvement to ensure external/internal delivered quality, program cost, and design to unit production cost (DTUPC) are met within this area of the program.

Take part in project related presentations, feedback on results, etc.

Sound project methodologies used

Project plans adhered to and delivery dates met as per deadlines agreed to

Effective balance of project focus maintaining effective operations as well as driving continuous improvement

External and internal delivered quality, program cost, and design to unit production cost are met.

Continuous improvement metrics are met, e.g. rework ratios, defects per unit, DTUPC, delivery quality)


Support new business development proposals and participate in program and design reviews

Develop business and operations technology to support proposals and drive productivity improvements

Pursue an active self-training program on value analysis techniques, supplier manufacturing processes, internal electronic assembly manufacturing methods and processes, pricing analysis, financial systems, and proposal and cost estimating practices

Drive bill of material and process changes that improve speed and component availability. Sound and compliant proposals

Production readiness for programs is compliant and supportive of manufacturing processes, methods, and material.

Unit production cost burndown analysis shows decreasing cost due to continuous improvements initiatives.


Work closely with all areas of the team to ensure effective collaboration and influence team success

Identify and communicate program/product development needs to the Product Center Lead and program office

Identify gaps in team structure and recommend solutions

Drive culture of Inspiration@Work

Ensure that effective cross-functional working relationships are in place and effectively maintained to facilitate the smooth execution of project work

Organize and lead project teams

  • Develop teams to implement / execute projects

  • Follow up on project delivery based on predetermined deadlines

Effective and efficient team

Well defined coaching relationships

Effective communication path within team, communication flowing

Visible modelling and coaching of effective meeting behaviors

Visible modelling of Inspiration@ Work values and behaviors


Ensure compliance to all aspects of Safety

Proactively maintain a safe working environment

Comply with audits

Absence of an OSHA and SHE recordable events

Identify potential safety concerns

Effective, timely participation in safety discussions

Observation of adherence to safety standards

Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires US citizenship or Permanent Resident status.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

Bachelor's Degree and 8 years of work experience or equivalent experience.Advanced-level technical skills and knowledge of technical requirements and system flows skills relevant to job / area of work.Formal technical qualification related to field of work.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

PMP, Lean Certification, and/or Green Belt Preferred.

Product Development Engineer


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