• Senior Shipping Associate

    Job Location USA-MN-Bloomington
    Posted Date 2 months ago(4/19/2018 8:20 AM)
    Job ID
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    High School Diploma or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 2 years of related experience.


    Certification in assigned area is preferred if appropriate.


    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 Senior Shipping Associate Packaging Specialist  The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports some of our nation’s fundamental defense services.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.


    Processes outgoing shipments
    Packages product for shipment; by determining proper packaging and cushioning
    Performs a combination of manual and clerical shipping duties such as determining proper carrier and routing and preparing paperwork for shipments
    Uses computer system for routing, tracking, and processing of shipments
    Follows shipping practices and procedures, and transportation routing, schedules and requirements
    Verifies quantity, weight, and conformance of materials to stated identifications
    Reports materials shipped and bills of lading; post weight and shipping charges and route merchandise to destinations
    Communicates clearly with coworkers, planners, material managers, and internal customers
    Helps set and work toward team goals
    Coordinates and prioritizes individual daily activities
    Supports continuous improvement activities
    Actively participates in meetings
    May handle and process classified material
    Lifts heavy items and may operate a forklift

    Clear knowledge of shipping activities/processes
    Substantial acquaintance with a clear understanding of general aspects of the shipping process with a broad understanding of the detailed aspects of the job

    Perform barrier bag heat sealing packaging tasks per contractual requirements.

    Must have a working knowledge of MIL-STD 2073 and Best Commercial packaging and Marking regulations

    Background in handling material that is Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) sensitive
    Detailed focused
    Basic computer skills
    Good written and verbal communication skills
    Ability to communication effectively with individuals within own department
    Ability to obtain or provide information or data requiring some explanation or interpretation
    Ability to work in a teamed environment to ensure all objectives are met for the work group
    Clear supervision and instructions given for routine work, and detailed instructions given for new activities or special assignments
    Clear organizational skills
    Clear customer service skills
    Collaboration skills
    Ability to manage time and priorities

    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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