• Draftsperson

    Posted Date 1 month ago(8/2/2019 9:47 AM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    Secret, obtainable within 24 months
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS), a market leader and technology innovator, is seeking talented professionals to deliver cutting edge solutions to our customers.


    Requires High School diploma or the equivalent. 


    Department of Defense Secret security clearance is preferred 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 (GDMS) has an opening for a Draftsperson to join our growing Mechanical Design and Engineering Services team. The position provides an opportunity to develop and advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s fundamental defense services. GDMS employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.

    The selected candidate will have the opportunity to work with one or more of our high performance engineering teams.  In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the Draftsperson will enhance their skill set among a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues. The employee will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded, based on progression schedule within the Local 140 union. 


    Key Responsibilities


    The Draftsperson will perform the following duties working closely with a more experienced Drafter, a Designer, a Checker or an Engineer. 

    • Preferred 2-4 years of related work experience / additional specialized training in the technical field of CAD drafting, engineering.of related experience
    • Consolidate details from a variety of sketches, prints, and assembly drawings
    • Make necessary calculations following established standards and procedures
    • Using established procedures arrange details on assigned work and produce 2 and 3 dimensional detail drawings of a simple to moderately complex nature
    • Perform simple small part modeling, cable, part and sub assembly modeling and prepare assembly drawings
    • Perform modifications to existing moderately complex assembly drawings under the direction of a Designer, Checker or Engineer
    • Modify existing and create new drawings for parts, assemblies, and cables
    • Prepare wiring and bill of material lists and routing diagrams, including required views, dimensions and notes
    • Apply documentation standards specific to the assigned program
    • Provide basic guidance to entry-level Draftspersons
    • Duties may include Detailer, EPL Integration, and Digital Signature
    • Demonstrated proficiency with PTC Creo, AutoCAD or an equivalent CAD software
    • Demonstrated understanding and ability to effectively use software such as Visio or Excel
    • Demonstrates proficiency in Creo, Cadra, Mentor Graphics, PDM Link, Team Center and CHS software packages
    • Demonstrates basic proficiency in the use of proper drawing formatting
    • Demonstrates basic understanding of GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing)
    • Demonstrates ability to properly apply datum’s
    • Demonstrated ability to take direction, work effectively in a team environment
    • Ability to adjust with ease to changing priorities, tasks and assignments 


    • Approachability: Listens; allows adequate time for interactions; creates a supportive communication environment
    • Personal Accountability: Accepts responsibility for own actions, including failure.  Embraces experience as learning opportunities and not chances to blame
    • Adaptability: Flexible style; receptive to change.  Possesses the ability to change or adapt priorities, focus and perspective as necessary.  Adjusts with ease
    • Process Orientation: Uses the necessary steps to ensure successful completion of tasks within the work environment. Demonstrates compliance with existing processes and standards; identifies opportunities and offers suggestions for potential process improvement
    • Detail Orientation: Consistently demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness in all aspects of work


    Physical & Environmental Requirements 

    • Ability to perform sedentary work more than 50% of the time
    • Ability to perform computer based work of a close and exacting nature over 70% of the time
    • Visual acuity:
      • Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less, ability to adjust eye to bring objects into sharp focus, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to differentiate between all colors in the standard color spectrum.   
      • Three dimensional vision and ability to judge distances and special relationships over 70% of the time.


    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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