• Senior Advanced Lab Technician

    Posted Date 3 months ago(12/6/2018 8:57 AM)
    Job Location
    USA-VA-Prince William County
    Required Clearance
    Technicians/Technical Support
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Education Requirements:

    Associate's degree in related discipline or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience


    Clearance Requirements:
    Department of Defense Top 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 Advanced Engineering Technician.  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.



    • Supports engineering activities such as design, test, check-out, modification, fabrication and assembly of prototype electro mechanical systems, experimental design circuitry, laser/light transmission devices or specialized test equipment
    • Open to new ideas and can serve as a champion for change and acts to support change when directed from management
    • Constructs, troubleshoots, calibrates, adjusts, tests, diagnoses, and maintains equipment, components, devices, or systems
    • Performs a variety of equipment/process operations involving an application or technical skills in a specific area (electrical, software, manufacturing, etc.)
    • Interprets complex engineering drawings, diagrams and schematics, and understand the necessary interfaces
    • Performs complex system level troubleshooting to component level
    • Works from schematics, diagrams, written and verbal descriptions, layouts or defined plans to perform testing, checkout and trouble-shooting functions
    • Works from schematics, engineering drawings and written or verbal instructions
    • Assists in development of revised product and programs
    • Defines performance capabilities of new equipment or processes
    • Defines complicated /unique preventative maintenance tasks
    • Utilizes a variety of systems to perform design and processing functions
    • Develops training plan programs for new technicians
    • Demonstrates leadership and initiative in actions
    • Can be expected to lead, direct, organize Technician work
    • Works with associates in other departments and understands cross-functional relationships
    • May have minimal contact with customer
    • Lays out, builds, calibrates, adjusts, installs and maintains equipment, components, devices or systems
    • Analyzes results and implements procedures for problems
    • May develop test specifications and procedures
    • May prepare reports, documentation/specifications as required 


    • As a skilled specialist, completes tasks in resourceful and effective ways
    • Strong knowledge in specialized functions
    • Understands implications of work and makes recommendations for solutions
    • A wide and comprehensive acquaintance with, and strong understanding of, both general and specific aspects of the job and their practical application to
    • complex problems and situations ordinarily encountered
    • Minimal supervision required
    • Work may be done without established procedures
    • Contacts are frequent with individuals representing outside organizations, and/or individuals of significant importance within the company
    • Contacts involve planning and preparation of the communications, require skill, tact, persuasion and/or negotiation to accomplish the objectives of the communications
    • Understand practical applications of material properties
    • Strong proficiency in application and interpretation of complex specifications, requirements, standards and practices
    • Strong knowledge in specialized functions

    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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