Advanced Mechanical Engineer

General Dynamics Mission Systems (


  full-time   employee

United States

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.
Department of Defense security clearance is not required at 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 an Advanced Mechanical Engineer in the Space and Intelligence Systems group. 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.
Performs design and development in such areas as mechanical, thermal, hydraulic, thermodynamic, or heat transfer for production, transmission, measurement, and use of mechanical and/or electromechanical systems, instruments, controls, engines and/or machines
Leads development of strategic tasks or small to mid-size projects by applying engineering and organizational knowledge and expertise to achieve technical goals
Provides technical input to Project or Engineering Management in linking project-related strategy to achieve business goals
Monitors the project from initiation through delivery including planning and directing schedules and monitoring budget/spending
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 to mid-size projects or task elements within larger projects, organizations, or for groups of projects
Responsible for the completion of assigned engineering tasks or mid-size projects within budgetary and scheduling guidelines
Directs, coordinates, and exercises functional authority for planning, organization, control, integration, and completion of engineering tasks or small projects within area of assigned responsibility
Actively uncovers technical and organizational risks and ensures they are included in risk mitigation plans
Participates in development of program strategies and teaming strategies as they relate to the assigned project
Participates in the development of executable project plans on proposals
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 supervisor
Travel may be required
Security clearance may be required

Fully proficient and able to perform all responsibilities associated with the position
Grasps and applies new information quickly
Fully proficient ability to handle more complex assignments
Must be fully proficient with solid modeling CAD tools to create mechanical models and accompanying drawings
Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction
Fully proficient with technical standards, manufacturing/fabrication methods, government/industry standards
Prefer fully proficient knowledge of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) tools
Demonstrates full proficiency in writing technical papers and proposals
Demonstrates history of leading an engineering project and team
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