Senior Engineering Technician

General Dynamics Mission Systems (


  full-time   employee

United States

Basic Qualifications
Associate's degree in Electronics Technology, a related discipline or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 1 year of relevant experience.
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
GDMS has an immediate opening for a Senior 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. GDMS employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.
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
Performs a variety of equipment/process operations involving an application or technical skills in a specific area (electrical, software, manufacturing, optical, etc.)
Performs research and engineering laboratory functions that may include but not be limited to: Layout, building, testing, troubleshooting, repairing and modification or electronic or electro-mechanical devices, assemblies, subsystems, and systems
Constructs, troubleshoots, calibrates, adjusts, tests, diagnoses, and maintains equipment, components, devices, or systems
Calibration and alignment checks; makes adjustments, modifications, and replacements as directed
Prepares prescribed compounds and solutions
Construct, modify, debug, test and adjust a variety of tools and equipment given appropriate drawings, parts and instructions
Implements basic practical solutions for process improvement
Conducts and documents experiments under guidance of senior technician
Constructs basis tooling and fixtures to accomplish unique tasks
Organizes data to identify cause/effect relationships and recommends resolution/process improvement
Perform routine/basic preventative maintenance tasks
Works from schematics, engineering drawings and written or verbal instructions
Operates related equipment; conducts tests and reports data in prescribed format
Performs calibration and alignment checks; makes adjustments, modifications, and replacements as directed
May require 1st Class FCC License
May require Solder Repair Certification

Clear understanding of the job
Substantial acquaintance with an understanding of general aspects of the job with a broad understanding of the detailed aspects of the job
General supervision and instructions given for routine work, and detailed instructions given for new activities or special assignments
Normally follows established procedures on routine work, requires instructions only on new assignments
Contacts are typically with individuals within own department and occasionally with contacts outside own organization
Contacts involve obtaining or providing information or data requiring some explanation or interpretation
Focus is on completing tasks or activities supporting implementation of procedures
Fundamental knowledge and proficiency in the use of related tools and equipment
Ability to demonstrate soldering skills to pass J-std cert. if required
Ability to fabricate simple hardware as required
Recognizes need for and seeks out additional technical assistance/information when needed
Clear computer and test equipment knowledge
Consistently displays high performance attributes
Influential with others and demonstrates superior communication and collaborative skills consistent with expectations for position

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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