• Senior Engineering Support Specialist

    Posted Date 1 week ago(1 week ago)
    ID
    2018-32949
    Job Location
    USA-MA-Pittsfield
    Category
    Engineering-Systems
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's of Science degree or Technology degree, 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 required 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 a Senior Engineer Support Specialist.  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.

     

    REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND TASKS:
    Analyzes effects of projects upon various areas such as Engineering, Facilities, and the labor pool to determine the most practical and cost-efficient methods to obtain the required resources
    Designs systems, software and equipment layout
    Designs, develops, analyzes, troubleshoots and provides technical skills during research and/or product development
    Determines, monitors, and reviews costs, operational budgets and schedules, and manpower requirements
    Develops test plans and preventative maintenance programs
    Develops, implements, installs, tests, modifies and/or operates complex equipment and systems
    Effective creative application of technical competence within domain of expertise
    •Effectively participates on the engineering work team and supports other team members concerning experiment design, materials, equipment setup/maintenance and related issues
    Establishes work methodology and sequence to gather and organize data for review with appropriate engineer(s) in support of project
    Formulates and recommends corrective action measures such as schedule revisions, manpower adjustments, fund allocations, and work requirements
    Gathers and organizes data for review with appropriate engineer(s) in support of project
    Instructs customers in the operation and maintenance of the system
    Maintains records, compiles reports, graphs, charts and related data in support of projects
    Makes recommendations and coordinates and identifies resources required to meet defined project requirements
    Participates in the tactical planning for completion of identified project segment
    Performs research and engineering laboratory functions involving the layout, building, testing, troubleshooting and repairing of devices, assemblies, subsystems, and systems
    Prepares and coordinates the plans and schedules for new or existing programs
    Provides technical expertise to customers, users or company personnel either at domestic or international field sites
    Regular communication with other internal customers/work teams
    Resolves proposal preparation problems and assesses the progress against established plans and parameters
    Serves as company liaison with customers on administrative and technical matters for assigned projects
    Serves as technical support resource with a demonstrated level of narrowly focused technical competence within defined engineering discipline
    Supports and participates in negotiations with customer
    Utilizes defined resources to meet project requirements

    KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
    Builds productive internal/external working relationships
    Considerable ability to perform all responsibilities associated with the position
    Considerable professional expertise, applies company policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues
    Considerable application of concepts and principles
    Contributes to the completion of organizational projects and goals
    Creative, innovative responsibilities requiring advanced decision-making skills
    Demonstrate competent level of theoretical and practical knowledge within a defined engineering support discipline
    Demonstrate considerable communications skills
    Demonstrate creativity in resolving process and technical issues
    Demonstrate narrowly focused in-depth technical level of practical operational process knowledge in a specific engineering area
    Demonstrates technical competence in the setup, monitoring and documentation of experiments and/or lab equipment
    Develops solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity
    Effective leadership for team members with less domain knowledge
    Errors in judgment or failure to achieve results would normally require a moderate expenditure of resources to rectify
    Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action
    Frequent internal company and external contacts
    Frequent use and considerable knowledge of industry practices, techniques, and standards
    Grasps and applies new information quickly; handles more complex assignments
    May provide work direction to other employees; lacks authority to discipline or reward
    Non-technical Support
    Normally receives general instructions on routine work, detailed instructions on new projects or assignments
    Refers to policies and practices for guidance
    Represents organization on specific projects
    Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction
    Technical Support
    Work is reviewed for soundness of judgment and overall adequacy and accuracy
    Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors
    Works under only very general supervision












    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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