Mechanical Assembler

3 weeks ago
USA-NC-Greensboro | USA-NC-Greensboro | USA-NC-Stokesdale
Required Clearance
Employment Type
Full Time
Hiring Company
GDMS - Legacy GDAIS Rate Structure

Basic Qualifications


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Passing score on the following ACT WorkKeys Assessments:
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Locating Information
  • Reading for Information
  • Workplace Observation
  • Passing score on the Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test

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. Candidates should have an active Secret clearance.



Responsibilities for this Position


General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Mechanical Assembler to join our team. The position provides an opportunity to work with the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation's fundamental defense services. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed clients to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions. The selected candidate will work with collaborative teams to design, develop and manage a variety of equipment and systems solutions for General Dynamics Mission Systems and its clients. In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the Mechanical assembler will enhance their skill-set by working among a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues. The employee will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.



Assemble and inspect complex, high reliability Electro-Mechanical-Optical products from various forms of documentation (pictorial work instructions, travelers, drawings, etc).  Apply mechanical aptitude with attention to detail to achieve quality and productivity objectives.

Work with other team members to eliminate manufacturing defects, material scrap, and process inefficiencies.


Work is performed in a manufacturing environment that may include wearing personal protective equipment (such as steel toe shoes, safety glasses, ear plugs, respirator, etc), working with/near and disposal of hazardous material, and recurring lifting (50-75 pounds), standing, bending, squatting, pulling, and pushing.


Performing complex assembly and inspection operations using manual and computerized machines and tools.   Work from various forms of documentation (engineering drawings, pictorial shop aids, etc) to assemble and inspect high reliability Electro-Mechanical-Optical products. Work with other team members to eliminate manufacturing defects and process inefficiencies by participating in quality huddles, training, and process improvement teams.



  • Perform high reliability assembly using manual tools, fixtures, and process machinery
  • Understand and follow manufacturing work instructions and equipment operating procedures
  • Safely perform work while wearing personal protective equipment
  • Inspect own work, work of peers, and supplied material using various measuring tools
  • Document assembly and inspection information on paper forms and in computer systems
  • Clean and organize work area on a daily basis
  • Perform additional tasks to support the efficient operation of the business


  • Personal Protective Equipment: Safety shoes, safety glasses, ear plugs, hard-hat, gloves, respirator
  • Hazardous Material: Use and disposal of hazardous chemicals/waste
  • Physical: Lifting (50 – 60 pounds), gripping, standing, bending, squatting, pulling, pushing, and reaching
  • Schedule: Planned and unplanned overtime may be required

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.  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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