Career Opportunities
Industrial Specialist

Industrial Engineering is all about systems–about how things get done. At DCMA, we’re into system optimization. In other words, we try to make processes more efficient, so that things work better, get made faster, and cost less.

In the commercial world, your skills might help you with anything from supply chain management to faster takeout. At DCMA, the stakes are a little higher. The Agency is responsible for procuring a wide range of items for the Department of Defense–satellites, missiles, battleships, helicopters, fighter jets.

Getting them produced is a complex task. From the development of the first prototype to the moment when a finished product rolls off the production line, our job is to ensure that the process works as efficiently as possible.

One way we tackle this is by meeting regularly with the management team at a contractor’s site. We review production and look for ways to make things better–and if we find areas that need improvement, we make appropriate recommendations.

Apply NowAt DCMA, you’ll work with technologies rarely seen in the private sector. And you won’t be designing a slimmer hairdryer. You’ll be helping to ensure a stronger national defense.

Many of our team members have a background or education in Industrial Engineering, but we also hire individuals from other specialties. The Department of Defense utilizes a virtually limitless variety of state-of –the-art technology, so we need to maintain an elite in class team with all kinds of specialized expertise.

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What Some DCMA Industrial Specialists Say
About the Position
“Meeting with the contractor’s management team, getting their input and then working with them to get production where it should be—that’s one of the things I like most about the job.”

“I get to work on projects involving things I’d never see in the
private sector—satellites, for example. It sure beats analyzing the production process for the latest microwavable burrito.”

“Not everyone here has a background in Industrial Engineering. On the other hand, since virtually all the technology we oversee is state-of-the art, everyone has a specialty they are expert in.”

“Is the process a contractor is using as efficient as it should
be? Is it going to yield a superior result? These are the kinds of questions I focus on.”