• Mechanical Engineer

    Posted Date 2 months ago(8/1/2019 10:36 AM)
    Job Location
    USA-CA-San Jose
    Required Clearance
    TS/SCI, obtainable within reasonable time based on requirements
    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 2 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree.


    Department of Defense TS/SCI security clearance is preferred at time of hire. Candidates must be able to obtain a TS/SCI clearance within a reasonable amount of time from 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.


    Successful completion of a background check and drug screen is required.

    Responsibilities for this Position

    A Relocation package may be available for this position.


    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) has an immediate opening for a Mechanical Engineer to to join us in our San Jose, CA location. This position provides an opportunity to further advance cutting-edge technologies that support some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  GDMS employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.



    The Mechanical Engineer will provide interconnect and cable design associated with large scale antenna ground systems. The engineer will be the point of contact for all interconnect and cable aspects of those systems he/she is assigned.  The engineer will generate the associated cabling data package and BOMs and support the associated procurement, product builds, system installations and acceptance tests. The engineer will support the generation of site facilities interface specifications, to include monitoring facilities design and construction to ensure system cable/interconnect specifications are implemented satisfactorily.  The role will include working with the program team and sub-contractors in addition to interfacing with customer representatives.


    The qualified candidate will have the opportunity to support and grow into electronic packaging design for units, racks and systems, working independently and/or with a team of project engineers.  Scope of tasking can include design, development and production of mechanical and electromechanical systems, sub-system components, and related structural systems. Work involves hands-on development (design, prototyping, and testing) of one-of-a-kind solutions, often in support of quick response capability (QRC) programs. Support on Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) includes overall deliverable integration, preparation and presentation of technical reports and design milestone reviews, scheduling and planning duties, and other special assignments on a diverse range of technical tasking.



    • Must have demonstrated experience working with equipment performance specs, wire drawing lists, schematics, and related cabling and harnessing documentation
    • Must be proficient in Microsoft products Word, Excel, PowerPoint (and Visio and Project is a plus)
    • Must be proficient with solid modeling MCAD tools – Creo preferred
    • Must be willing to travel to monitor suppliers and to support overseas field installations
    • Must be a US citizen and able to obtain a Top Secret clearance


    • Experience with power installation and cabling
    • Hands-on construction experience; interest/ability to participate in fabrication and assembly activities
    • Practical field/installation experience is a plus
    • Experience with towers, supports and building structural designs; architectural and/or civil engineering aptitude is a plus
    • Experience with preparation and presentation of technical briefings and reports to communicate analysis results, technical trades, design requirements and specifications, and recommendations to customer technical and management staff is a plus



    • Understands and interprets the technical, organizational and process aspects of the task assigned and can relate them to the technical needs of the overall project or organization
    • Plans and executes small projects or task elements within larger projects, organizations, or for groups of projects
    • Responsible for the completion of assigned engineering tasks or small projects within budgetary and scheduling guidelines
    • Begins participating in the proposal process
    • Directs support personnel in the preparation of detailed design, design testing, and prototype fabrication
    • As assigned, work closely with Systems engineers to lead and perform mechanical design, electronic packaging and analysis for new design projects


    • Solid proficiency and able to perform all responsibilities associated with the position
    • Grasps and applies new information quickly
    • Solid ability to handle more complex assignments
    • Shows initiative on assignments, exercises critical judgment, and professionally executes projects with little direction or as guided by the senior mechanical engineer
    • Experience with the drawing change cycle and PDM (Product Data Management) products
    • Solid knowledge with technical standards, manufacturing/fabrication methods and government/industry standards
    • Solid knowledge of technical drawing standards, tolerancing and GD&T (Geometric, Dimensioning and Tolerancing)
    • Application of DFM (Design for Manufacturing) and DFA (Design for Assembly)



    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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