Experienced Advanced Mechanical Design Engineer - Military veterans preferred

2018-11-27
General Dynamics Mission Systems (https://gdmissionsystems.com/careers/)
Other

/yr

  full-time   employee


Pittsfield
Massachusetts
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.
CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Department of Defense Secret security clearance obtainable within 24 months 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 for the Littoral Combat Ship program. 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. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to work with our Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Design Team.
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND TASKS:
In this role you will perform design, development and engineering change in areas such as cabinets, consoles, electronic enclosures, sensors and integration of Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) electronic equipment.
Deliver innovative, flexible, integrated solutions to meet customer's changing business needs
Support engineering design changes
Lead development of strategic tasks or small to mid-size projects by applying engineering and organizational knowledge and expertise to achieve technical goals
Provide technical input to Project or Engineering Management in linking project-related strategy to achieve business goals
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
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


KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Candidates shall be able to demonstrate prior experience in the following areas: PTC ProEngineer Creo, AutoCAD, ANSYS (or similar) FEA and Adobe Pro software, engineering change, engineering drawings and the ability to organize, plan, track and execute on multiple tasks.
Must be proficient with solid modeling CAD tools to create mechanical models and accompanying drawings
Grasps and applies new information quickly
Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction
Proficient knowledge with technical standards, manufacturing/fabrication methods, government/industry standards
Demonstrates proficiency in writing technical papers and proposals
The successful candidate shall be able to demonstrate experience leading a 1-2 person team on a discrete task. Leads problem-solving of small to medium scope. Reports status to IPT lead or program lead. Approaches risk positively and proactively. Identifies and raises risks to IPT and supports the mitigation of them.
The Advanced Mechanical Engineer is expected to be fully proficient and able to perform all responsibilities associated with the position. The successful candidate should demonstrate initiative on assignments and be capable of professionally executing projects with little direction. Works more complex tasks with some level of supervision.
The successful candidate shall demonstrate awareness of tasking responsibilities and has provided estimates of efforts to IPT lead for planning. Holds self and others accountable for delivering quality products and services within budget and schedule. Starts to manage conflict effectively by winning the cooperation, support and confidence of others through consistently trustworthy actions.
PREFERRED DEGREE TYPES AND EXPERIENCE:
The ideal candidate will have experience working closely with manufacturing to identify and provide solutions to design problems. This should include prior experience with producing or with altering formal engineering documentation of the design, problem report development and change request generation.
Previous experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (G.D.&T.) experience is a plus. Previous experience with fastener strength calculations is also a plus.
The ideal candidate will have prior experience working on a fast-paced Navy program, such as LCS or equivalent.
Experience interfacing with other departments, especially the Systems IPT, and our customer, especially the Navy Technical Authority and the Prime Contractor, is preferred.

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