Mechanical Engineer, Electronic Packaging

3 months ago
Required Clearance
Secret, obtainable within 24 months
Employment Type
Full Time
Hiring Company
GDMS - Legacy GDAIS Rate Structure

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree.


Department of Defense secret security clearance is not required at time of hire but must be 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 a Senior Mechanical Engineer, Electronic Packaging.  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.



Sr. Mechanical Engineers, Electronic Packaging, design and develop enclosures for electronic circuit cards installed in high-assurance, ruggedized, combat systems, including mission computers, other platform computers and controllers, signal processors and related electronic components.

  • Perform mechanical design and development associated with packaging electronic circuit card assemblies into a military environment chassis
  • Participate as a key member of the team that designs electronic circuit card assemblies and the base printed circuit board (PCB) within the assembly
  • Optimize the designs of electronic circuit card assemblies and their enclosures for manufacturing production


  • Must be a proficient Creo (formerly Pro/E) user for packaging electronic circuit board assemblies into an enclosure to meet mechanical, thermal, shock, vibration, size, weight and power requirements of a military environment. [NOTE:  Candidates will be asked to demonstrate their Creo working skills in a live computer environment]
  • Experience with PDMLink
  • Experience with thermal/structural analysis packages such as ANSYS-Icepak and Pro Mechanica
  • Generation of formal drawings for release into a PDMLink system, electronic sign-off, delivery to manufacturing for parts ordering and assembly of new units
  • Experience and working knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Strong working knowledge of high reliability design of electronic assemblies for harsh environments
  • Knowledge of PWB layout and construction and interface to mechanical design
  • Experience creating sheet metal, weldments, machine parts and assembly models from engineering concepts
  • Be familiar with connector and cable assembly concepts and terminology  
  • Position requires a broad mechanical knowledge in such areas as requirements definition, thermal and structural design and analysis, production support and environmental testing support
  • Must be able to multitask and prioritize while dealing with several projects



  • Previous aerospace industry experience is a plus
  • Electronics industry experience is a plus
  • Experience with liquid cooling of electronic circuit cards and modules is a plus


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering

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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