Electrical (GSE) Technician - Military veterans preferred

General Dynamics Information Technology (www.gdit.com)


  full-time   employee

Philadelphia | Usa
United States




Seeking an Electrical Technician to support shipboard testing efforts for our Navy customer. The candidate will have experience as an electrical technician and the ability to troubleshoot control systems with the use of system documentation and electrical schematics. The candidate will be expected to lead shipboard test and troubleshooting efforts. The candidate will be expected to complete assigned tasking, even if doing so requires more time than expected. The candidate will be tasked by and report to technical leads. The candidate will be expected to provide documented status updates on a regular basis. ***Priority/preference would be someone with some GSE experience on a ship (preferably DDGs).***




  1. Lead a shipboard test and troubleshooting evolution
  2. Troubleshoot control systems with the use of system documentation and electrical schematics
  3. Provide test support for all variants of fielded systems at LBES and shipboard
  4. Provide shipboard software and hardware installation support of all variants of fielded systems at LBES and shipboard
  5. Provide documented status updates on a regular basis
  6. Act as a liaison between shipboard test team, ship’s force, test team and technical leads back in Philadelphia
  7. Maintain personal source of information between jobs and tasking
  8. Aid in test procedure edits, development and implementation 


Experience Required

  1. 5-8 years of experience as an electrical technician
  2. Experience tracing signals and diagnosing or isolating cause for electrical failures
  3. Experience with grounded and ungrounded systems


Technical Skillsets Required:

  1. Understands electronic control systems and how they interface with sensors, pumps, and other mechanical and electronic equipment
  2. Advanced electrical troubleshooting skills to include the ability to use a digital multimeter.
  3. Advanced electrical principals to include understanding the difference between current, voltage and resistance as well as how to effectively troubleshoot circuits containing them
  4. Ability to use an oscilloscope and signal generator
  5. Ability to read and understand electrical schematics
  6. Proficiency with a personal computer (PC)
  7. Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (especially Excel, Word, and Outlook)
  8. The ability to learn new PC applications as needed
  9. Familiarity with embedded control systems both centralized and decentralized
  10. Reasonable problem solving ability
  11. Attention to detail and meticulous logging of testing, troubleshooting steps, and findings


Advanced Skillsets Desired:

  1. Advanced computer skills to include use of HyperTerminal, Putty, or an equivalent serial interface
  2. Ability to use a VME Bus analyzer
  3. Ability to lead a shipboard test and troubleshooting evolution



  1. Regular expected travel frequency 30-50%
  2. Professional written and oral skills are required



  • Successful applicants must either have an active government security clearance or the ability to receive approval upon position acceptance.
  • Must have a valid US passport or the ability to obtain one upon position acceptance.

Must be willing to relocate to Philadelphia, PA.  Relocation assistance may be available.


Must be able to obtain/maintain Secret clearance.


For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.




Associates Degree in a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training or work experience.