• Circuit Board Assembly Process Engineer

    Posted Date 3 months ago(3 months ago)
    Job Location
    USA-PA-State College
    Required Clearance
    No clearance
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics SATCOM
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in a related specialized area or equivalent experience is required plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience



    Responsibilities for this Position

    General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies, a division of General Dynamics Mission Systems, operates a satellite communication equipment design and manufacturing facility in State College, Pennsylvania. The State College facility is an energetic and dynamic organization dedicated to building the highest reliability uplink and downlink equipment in the satellite industry. With a long history of innovation and a global customer base, the State College facility continues to expand its product offerings and increase its market share around the world. As SATCOM Technologies grows, we continually seek motivated and talented employees to join the team.


    Our General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies team has an immediate opening for a Circuit Board Assembly Process Engineer.



    • Coordinates and performs more complex cross functional tasks in support of an automated circuit card assembly production line
    • May lead the development of more complex manufacturing and operations plans, schedules, and facilitates assigned projects
    • Defines and/or develops tooling, fixturing or equipment required to support operations
    • Recommends capital equipment requirements
    • Prepares complex departmental reports, purchases, requests, and training and development plans and other data as required
    • Reviews design work requiring independent evaluation, selection, application of standard engineering techniques and procedures 
    • Works the application of standard engineering and lean manufacturing principles/methods to the solution of process/production problems
    • May represent manufacturing on preliminary and critical design reviews led by engineering
    • Coordinates designs with engineering to ensure the practicality of the design and assists in the solution of production difficulties encountered in manufacturing 
    • Supervises work and offers technical direction and mentoring to lower level specialists and technicians
    • May review and approve specifications and drawings for technical accuracy and content as applicable
    • Implements new manufacturing systems including generating supporting operational documentation
    • Interfaces with engineering departments, quality control, manufacturing, purchasing or other groups as required in order to complete objectives 
    • Works independently in following general outlines of assignments
    • Leads continuous improvement and other compliance requirements


    • Requires proficient originality and application of standard engineering principles and methods in completing technical assignments
    • Requires multi-tasking abilities without losing focus to complete priority assignments
    • Supports concurrent engineering to approve complex design
    • Requires the ability to research technical problems and summarize technical information as it applies to the given task
    • Requires the ability to plan, schedule and execute work
    • Grasps and applies new information quickly; handles more complex assignments
    • Shows initiative on assignments, and professionally executes projects with little direction
    • Directs the efforts of technicians and associates as needed to complete special assignments
    • Mentors others on the team
    • Proficient mechanical or electrical aptitude
    • Proficient ability to operate software applications used in a manufacturing/test environment
    • Proficient ability to present technical information to peers using written and verbal approaches
    • Proficient computer skills
    • Experience operating automated circuit card assembly equipment
    • Proficient in Lead and Lead free assembly process development
    • Proficient in J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 standards
    • Proficient in thru-hole assembly and hand soldering techniques

    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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