Advanced Engineering Technician - Military veterans preferred

General Dynamics Mission Systems (


  full-time   employee

United States

Basic Qualifications
Associate's degree in related discipline or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.
Department of Defense SECRET security clearance is required within 18 months from 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.
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
Will be required to travel up to 30% of your time.

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

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