• Advanced Engineering Technician

    Job Location USA-MA-Pittsfield
    Posted Date 3 months ago(2/5/2018 1:22 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-29860
    Required Clearance
    Secret
    Category
    Engineering-Hardware
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Associate's degree in related discipline or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.

     

    CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:
    Department of Defense secret within a reasonable time of hire. 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 a Advanced Engineering Technician.  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.

     

    REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND TASKS:
    Supports engineering activities such as design, test, check-out, modification, fabrication and assembly of prototype electro mechanical systems, experimental design circuitry, laser/light transmission devices or specialized test equipment
    May provide direction to other employees with similar duties
    Contacts are frequent with individuals representing other departments, and/or representing outside organizations
    Performs a variety of equipment/process operations involving an application or technical skills in a specific area (electrical, software, manufacturing, etc.)
    Interprets basic engineering drawings, diagrams and schematics
    Constructs, modifies, debugs, troubleshoots, calibrates, tests and adjusts a variety of tools, equipment and systems
    Conducts, analyzes and documents statistically based experiments to define process parameters
    Organizes, analyzes and interprets data to identify cause/effect relationships and recommends resolution/process improvement
    Implements and documents complex solutions for process improvement
    Design and construct basic tooling and fixtures to accomplish unique tasks
    Perform complex troubleshooting to the component level
    Works with Engineering and Operations Support
    Works from schematics, diagrams, written and verbal descriptions, layouts or defined plans to perform testing, checkout and trouble-shooting functions
    Handles unexpected demands and adapts to new situations
    Performs operational test and fault isolation on systems and equipment
    Assists in determining methods or actions to remedy malfunctions
    Assists in the design, construction, test and check-out of test equipment
    Uses manufacturing, test, development or diagnostic equipment, including, but not limited to, test programs, oscilloscopes, signal generators and specialized test apparatus
    Analyzes results and implements procedures for problems
    May develop test specifications and procedures
    May prepare reports, documentation/specifications as required

    KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
    Has a solid understanding of the job and applies knowledge and skills to complete a wide range of tasks
    Works on assignments that are moderately difficult, requiring judgment in resolving issues or in making recommendations
    May require decision-making but with limited financial implications to the company
    Focus is on completing tasks or activities supporting implementation of procedures
    Limited supervision
    Normally receives little instruction on daily work with only general instructions on newly introduced assignments
    May provide direction to other employees with similar duties
    Shows initiative in job assignment
    Solid knowledge of generally accepted technical theory
    Solid knowledge and proficiency in the use of fabrication tools
    Ability to fabricate complex hardware
    Ability to use computers and software applications to assist in job execution
    Influential with others and demonstrates superior communication and collaborative skills consistent with expectations for position



    PREFERRED DEGREE TYPES AND EXPERIENCE: AS in Electro/Mechanical Engineering Technology
     

    • 3D CAD experience (Pro/E CREO)
    • Technical drawing knowledge: drawing standards, GD&T (Geometric, Dimensioning and Tolerancing)
    • Cable and Harness design
    • Cable Harness System (Mentor Graphics) experience is desired
    • PDM Workflow process experience
    • Demonstrated Design performance
    • Design for Manufacturability
    • Design for Assembly



    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!

     

    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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