• Optics Engineer*

    Posted Date 3 months ago(2/14/2018 5:43 PM)
    ID
    2018-30059
    Job Location
    USA-MA-Pittsfield
    Required Clearance
    Secret
    Category
    Engineering-Systems
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in systems 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.

     

    CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:
    Department of Defense Secret security clearance is preferred at 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 an Optics Engineer to join the Integrated Support Facility team in Pittsfield, MA.  The position provides an opportunity to support the Trident LE program, one our nation’s fundamental defense systems. The selected candidate will work in the Optics Engineering team to perform technical assembly and test activities that impact the manufacturing of the Camera Detector Assembly and Stable Member Telescope Assembly. In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the Optics Engineer 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.

     

     

    REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND TASKS:

    Ability to work unsupervised while performing a high level of critical assembly and test functions.

    Test Optical components using complex optical set ups and test stations.

    Understand the relation between test results and Camera Detector Assembly/Stable member telescope functions.

    Perform solder operations specified as in Trident requirements.

    Perform wire to wire resistance welding.

    Ability to complete assigned tasks to meet production schedules.

    Deliver repeatable high quality systems to meet Customer’s needs.

    Support and engage in programs, projects and practices behind the GDMS culture and strategy, and comply with all policies and procedures.

    Follow industry and department trends and developments to ensure GDMS services are consistent with, and/or superior to, industry best practices

    Ability to work with minimal supervision while performing high level system critical functions.

    Generate and review production planning and Defect Documents for in-process work performed.

    Analyze and verify Optical components using complex optical equipment, optical set ups and system-level design test stations.

    Understand the relation between system-level design verification results and functions in compliance to program design documentation.

    Ability to complete assigned tasks to meet monthly schedules.

    Deliver repeatable high quality systems to meet Customer’s performance criteria.

    Support and engage in programs, projects and practices behind the GDMS culture and strategy, and comply with all policies and procedures.

    Follow industry and department trends and developments to ensure GDMS services are consistent with, and/or superior to, industry best practices.

    Identifies, analyzes and resolves system design weaknesses
    Receives instructions from immediate supervisor
    Contact with multiple work groups
    May have some contact outside Engineering or with external customers
    Security clearance may be required
    Provides resolution to problems of moderate scope
    Keeps abreast of technology trend

    KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
    Familiarity with technical standards
    Solid knowledge of systems engineering concepts, principles, and theories
    Solid awareness of business objective and Engineering role in achieving
    Ability to grasp and apply new information quickly and able to handle more complex assignments
    Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction
    Solid proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
    Solid written and verbal communications skills
    Creative thinker
    Ability to multi-task
    Builds productive internal/external working relationships.
    Solid skills in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
    Ability to clearly recognize and report relevant to sound systems engineering design



     

    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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