Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree.
Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required within 24 months of the date 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.
General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Component Engineer with an electrical background. 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:
Participates in electrical requirements analysis, requirements definition, requirements management, functional analysis, performance analysis (e.g. timing, power, etc.), design, integration, and verification of electrical components, equipment and systems
Applies principles and techniques of Electrical Engineering
Performs electrical engineering root cause analysis for electrical issues, conducts experimental tests, evaluates results to formulate and implement solutions to issues
Participates in electrical reviews of electrical components, equipment and systems
Evaluates vendor capability to support product development
Applies a good understanding of the organizationally defined electrical processes used throughout the lifecycle of the program or project
Supports the generation of engineering products by using the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the electrical development life cycle
Contributes to the research and analysis of data, such as customer design proposal specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application
Selects components and equipment based on analysis of specifications and reliability
Plans sub tasks for activities described above
Generally works with multiple work groups
Generally works on problems of moderate scope under frequent general supervision
Generally has some contact with project leaders and Program Managers
May have some contact with external customers
Failure to accomplish results or errors may cause delays or require the allocation of additional resources
Works with Engineering to define component technical requirements and component specifications.
Works with vendors to define components that meet the defined requirements.
Works with Manufacturing / Sourcing to clarify and / or update specifications during procurement cycles.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Solid use of electrical engineering concepts, principles, and theories
Solid understanding of electrical engineering processes
Keeps abreast of technology trends
Aware of business objective and Engineering role in achieving
Solid knowledge in Microsoft Office applications
Solid knowledge in electrical engineering design tools
Solid written and verbal communications skills
Ability to think creatively
Ability to multi-task
Skilled in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
Understands and begins to apply basic project management principles including IMS, earned value and score cards
Ability to recognize and clearly report information relevant to sound electrical engineering design
Ability to work well in a team environment
Travel may be required
Position location can be Pittsfield, MA or Taunton, MA
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!
ABOUT GDMS PITTSFIELD, MA
Come work for General Dynamics Mission Systems in beautiful Berkshire County, located on the western edge of Massachusetts. The Berkshires are very family friendly with excellent schools. The housing market is very affordable compared to surrounding larger cities. General Dynamics provides exceptional salaries compared to other employers in Berkshire County which provides a comfortable lifestyle for you and your family.
The surrounding area is a cultural center for arts and theater, including established venues such as Tanglewood, Mass Museum of Contemporary Arts, The Clark and the Norman Rockwell Museum, to name a few. Berkshire County is also an outdoors’ person’s dream location, with multiple lakes, nearby ski locations, golf courses and even the Appalachian Trail. Being part of New England, western Massachusetts also boasts four distinct and enjoyable seasons, from the comfortable summer months to the colorful fall and pristine winters.
As a small city with surrounding rural towns, Pittsfield has a reasonable cost of living and relaxing short commutes without giving up modern life amenities. We are centrally located in the northeast, providing easy access to all of the attractions New England can offer, such as Boston and New York City which are both less than a 3 hour drive away.
The Berkshire are Calling!
General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran