Experienced Mechanical Engineer

1 month ago(12/13/2017 12:00 PM)
Job ID
Required Clearance
Secret, obtainable within 24 months
Employment Type
Full Time
Hiring Company
General Dynamics Mission Systems

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.


CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Department of Defense Secret security clearance is preferred at time of hire, or the ability to obtain one within twelve months. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.


Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for an Experienced Mechanical Engineer to join our growing Mechanical Design and Engineering Services team in support of the Nuclear Weapons Security (NWS) program.  This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.


In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the Senior Mechanical Engineer will enhance their skill set among a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues. The employee will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. 


Performs design and development in such areas as cabinets, consoles, electronic enclosures, sensors and integration of Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) electronic equipment.


Leads development of strategic tasks or small projects by applying engineering and organizational knowledge and expertise to achieve technical goals.


Understands and interprets the technical, organizational and process aspects of the task assigned and can relate them to the technical needs of the overall project or organization.


Plans and executes small projects or task elements within larger projects, organizations, or for groups of projects.

Responsible for the completion of assigned engineering tasks or small projects within budgetary and scheduling guidelines.


Actively uncovers technical and organizational risks and ensures they are included in risk mitigation plans.


May participate in the proposal process.


Directs support personnel in the preparation of detailed design, design testing and prototype fabrication.

Participates in development of program strategies and teaming strategies as they relate to the assigned project.

Mentors lower labor grades in mechanical principles and project performance.

Creative, innovative responsibilities requiring advanced decision-making skills.

Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.

Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.

Carries out other tasks, not listed, assigned by Lead or Manager.

Travel may be required a fraction of the time.


Candidates must demonstrate a passion for innovation, a sophisticated understanding of the need for formal engineering documentation of the design and the ability to effectively develop and evolve GDMS technology, process and documentation.


The candidate will be able to demonstrate prior experience in the following areas:  solid modeling CAD tools, engineering drawings, engineering change and the ability to organize, plan, track and execute on multiple tasks.


The Advanced Engineer 1-Mechanical is expected to be proficient and able to perform all responsibilities associated with the position. The successful candidate should demonstrate initiative on complex assignments and be capable of professionally executing more complex tasks with little supervision.

Proficient knowledge with technical standards, manufacturing/fabrication methods, government/industry standards.  Demonstrates proficiency in writing technical papers and proposals.  Demonstrates history of leading an engineering project and team.


The ideal candidate will have experience working closely with manufacturing and/or field installations to identify and provide solutions to design problems.  This should include prior experience with producing or with altering formal engineering documentation of the design, problem report development and change request generation.


The ideal candidate will have experience working with security systems and Navy programs.  Knowledge of sensor phenomenology, access control equipment, surveillance and assessment technology, sensor systems operation, network infrastructure, interface cabling and associated design documentation is preferred. Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (G.D.&T.) experience is also a plus.


Previous experience with the following software is preferred:  PTC ProEngineer Creo 3.0, AutoDesk AutoCAD LT2015, Adobe Pro, Capital Harness Systems (CHS), ANSYS FEA for structural analysis, ANSYS Icepak for thermal analysis of electronics.


Prior experience with the following is preferred:  Interpreting Civil Engineering Elevation Plan Blueprints and excavation and/or underground utility installation drawings, Interpreting of Electrical schematics and circuit diagrams including N/O and N/C, Fiber-optic cabling design and installation, Electrical cabling and conduit installation, National Electric Code, SP programs or Nuclear Weapons Security (NWS) program.



Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


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General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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