• Senior Design Drafting Technician

    Posted Date 2 months ago(11/19/2019 12:26 PM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Associate's degree or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 1 year of relevant experience.



    Department of Defense secret security clearance is obtainable within a reasonable amount of time after 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 Design Drafting Technician.  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.


    Creates new and/or revises existing drawings using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, and bills of material for our products
    Determines scaling; inserts necessary reference planes, centering and dimension lines, hidden line interpolations, and sectioning; prepares specifications for parts, assemblies, and installations; prepares complete production detail drawings; contributes design modifications to improve quality of product or facilitate manufacturing operations
    Checks drawings versus the project input for correctness and conformance to standard engineering drafting practices and standards
    Works with engineers regarding model accuracy, design, drafting standards and ECN/ECR documentation
    Creates Engineering Change Notices detailing the necessary changes to released designs, updates drawings/models/BOMs as needed, and routes change requests through the approval process
    Creates and revises documentation detailing assembly and/or testing
    May work with system management including file maintenance, backup and storage
    Researches and interfaces with vendors on products that meet job design requirements Uses the Engineering Change database to implement changes in a design document to cut costs where needed and record changes that are needed to improve on a product
    Works under limited supervision
    Entry-level position
    Possess necessary computer skills to proficiently handle routine tasks

    General knowledge of design principles and techniques including computer aided design (CAD)
    Trained/ experienced in the use of current strategic CAD tools (Pro-E/Creo or Solid Works preferred)
    General knowledge of design documentation standards (e.g ASME Y14.5M, Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing)
    Aware of simple mechanical stress; structural, thermal and tolerance analysis
    Demonstrates initiative, applies personal talent to practical solutions
    Works within the trade space defined (cost / schedule / technology)
    Applies general knowledge effectively in team environment
    Able to accept and integrate constructive feedback
    Demonstrates the ability to weigh risks and make progress in the face of uncertainty
    Willingly takes on problems and commits to solutions
    General proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
    Good written and verbal communications skills
    Fulfills role as a reliable team member and understands own role within team
    Manages time to ensure an assignment's completion

    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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