• Senior Mechanical Engineer

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/2/2019 2:17 PM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    Secret, obtainable within 24 months
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience.



    Department of Defense security clearance is not 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 Mechanical Engineer for the Tactical Hardware Center of Excellence.  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.



    • Performs design and development in such areas as mechanical, thermal, hydraulic, thermodynamic, or heat transfer for production, transmission, measurement, and use of mechanical and/or electromechanical systems, instruments, controls, engines and/or machines
    • Is a subject matter expert (SME) in at least one discipline/field and possesses working knowledge in multiple adjacent disciplines/fields
    • Researches and analyzes data, such as customer design proposal, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application
    • Supports the generation of technical engineering products by using the appropriate requirements management, standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle
    • May supervise or manage lower level employees
    • Leads technical tasks for small to medium teams or projects
    • Leads small to medium technical projects
    • Provides engineering support to manufacturing/operations; leads small technical proposals and contributes to medium sized proposals
    • Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignments
    • Contributes to the successful completion of major programs and projects
    • Frequent contact with senior managers within and outside of Engineering
    • Frequent contact with various departments across the company including, but not limited to, Program Management, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance
    • Frequent contact with external customers and vendors
    • Frequent contact with Business Development
    • Mentors lower labor grades in mechanical principles and project performance
    • Conducts feasibility studies and testing on new and modified designs
    • Creative, innovative responsibilities requiring advanced decision-making skills
    • Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors
    • Carries out other tasks, not listed, assigned by supervisor
    • Travel may be required
    • Security clearance may be required





    • Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
    • Having wide-ranging experience, uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways
    • Strong proficiency and able to perform all responsibilities associated with the position
    • Grasps and applies new information quickly
    • Strong ability to handle more complex assignments
    • Must have strong proficiency with solid modeling CAD tools to create mechanical models and accompanying drawings
    • Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction
    • Strong knowledge with technical standards, manufacturing/fabrication methods, government/industry standards
    • Prefer strong knowledge of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) tools
    • Demonstrates strong proficiency in writing technical papers and proposals
    • Demonstrates history of leading an engineering project and team
    • Highly skilled in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
    • Strong ability to clearly recognize and report information relevant to sound mechanical engineering design
    • Strong understanding of and the ability to apply basic project leadership principles including SPI/CPI, Earned Value, Cost Account Management (CAM), and Statistical Process Controls
    • Independently determines approach to solutions


    Department of Defense security clearance is not 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.

    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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