• Tactical Communications Node (TCN) Instructor

    Posted Date 1 week ago(1/14/2019 10:46 AM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    Technicians/Technical Support
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

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



    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 Tactical Communications Node (TCN) Instructor.  The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports some of our nation’s fundamental defense services.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.




    • Conducts technical training courses for customers and/or employees in the use of complex situations for multiple products
    • Interacts with customer and functional organizations to develop specifications for content of courses
    • Prepares lesson plans from engineering documentation, field service requirements or software documentation
    • Works with engineering, technical support and manufacturing to ensure that course material reflects current product features
    • Instructs participants in both classroom lectures and laboratory sessions
    • Follows up to determine applicability of course material
    • Plans, develops and coordinates training programs for personnel and customers
    • Develops specifications for content of the courses
    • Prepares lesson plans and obtains training materials, determines methodology and coordinates the development of training aids
    • Conducts training sessions and develops criteria for evaluating effectiveness of training activities
    • Updates course documentation on a continuous basis to ensure timeliness and relevance
    • Instructs customer and user personnel to operate, maintain, and repair hardware and software in classroom and laboratory settings while adhering to lesson plans strategies to maintain consistent and effective training and to maximize student training time
    • Conducts additional classes based on instructor's subject matter expertise in response to customer needs
    • Develops course materials including but not limited to lesson plans, student and instructor guides, student examinations, training aids, etc. while working in an environment independent of support infrastructure
    • Conducts technical research of equipment specifications and engineering drawings, liaison with customers, engineers, and tech writers in order to gain understanding of new equipment designs using imagination, creativity, and understanding of learning processes to develop training slides, briefings, lesson plans, practical exercises, and tests
    • Researches if instructional materials should be developed in-house or purchased from outside vendors
    • Provides direct feedback to training supervisors on required instructional techniques
    • Provides non-routine technical telephone or face to face support in the absence of company technical infrastructure in order to resolve customers' hardware, software, and training issues
    • Provides technical and training input to management for the development of training proposals
    • Assumes routine duties of the primary instructor in his/her absence
    • Monitors and evaluates quality of classroom lectures and laboratory exercises



    • A seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of area of specialization
    • Resolves a wide range of issues in creative ways
    • Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors
    • Demonstrates proficient judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions
    • Networks with senior internal and external personnel in own area of expertise
    • Creative, innovative responsibilities requiring advanced decision-making skills
    • Normally receives little instruction on day-to-day work, general instructions on new assignments
    • May provide work direction to other employees
    • Has completed a military or commercial instructor certification course, or equivalent 
    • Handles more complex assignments
    • Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction
    • Proficient knowledge of applicable subject matter and equipment assemblages being trained and of applicable laboratory training aids, interactive multi-media training technologies and other tools and devices used to conduct training
    • Proficient knowledge of training processes: design, development, production, and documentation/control
      Proficient analytical thinking and problem solving skills
    • Ability to interact independently and without technical support with senior military personnel or government representatives in the analysis of complex technical information and interpret it into useable instructions for the intended audience
    • Ability to independently install and maintain hardware and software associated with the assigned duties of the position
    • Ability to use various software applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to produce training materials




    • IT or related degree
    • Recent experience with the Inc 2 Tactical Communications Node TCN
    • Recent military experience in a Inc 2 equipped unit

    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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