• Senior Advanced Engineering Technician

    Posted Date 1 week ago(1/10/2020 8:18 AM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Associate's degree in related discipline or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience.


    Department of Defense SECRET security clearance is required and active 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 Senior Engineering 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.


    Supports engineering activities such as design, test, check-out, modification, fabrication and assembly of prototype electro mechanical systems, experimental design circuitry, laser/light transmission devices or specialized test equipment
    Open to new ideas and can serve as a champion for change and acts to support change when directed from management
    Constructs, troubleshoots, calibrates, adjusts, tests, diagnoses, and maintains equipment, components, devices, or systems
    Performs a variety of equipment/process operations involving an application or technical skills in a specific area (electrical, software, manufacturing, etc.)
    Interprets complex engineering drawings, diagrams and schematics, and understand the necessary interfaces
    Performs complex system level troubleshooting to component level
    Works from schematics, diagrams, written and verbal descriptions, layouts or defined plans to perform testing, checkout and trouble-shooting functions
    Works from schematics, engineering drawings and written or verbal instructions
    Assists in development of revised product and programs
    Defines performance capabilities of new equipment or processes
    Defines complicated /unique preventative maintenance tasks
    Utilizes a variety of systems to perform design and processing functions
    Directs others in the design and construction of tooling and fixtures to accomplish unique tasks
    Develops training plan programs for new technicians
    Demonstrates leadership and initiative in actions
    Can be expected to lead, direct, organize Technician work
    Works with associates in other departments and understands cross-functional relationships
    May have minimal contact with customer
    Lays out, builds, calibrates, adjusts, installs and maintains equipment, components, devices or systems
    Analyzes results and implements procedures for problems
    May develop test specifications and procedures
    May prepare reports, documentation/specifications as required


    Working knowledge, experience and understanding of the MPP and TSMS system and subsystem hardware and cabinet design.

    Perform real time troubleshooting and problem resolution of technical hardware issues in the field with minimum or no supervision.

    Manage and support all engineering lab duties and responsibilities.

    Management and support for classified lab and processing equipment.

    Build prototype, mechanical mockup, and test equipment hardware to production standards in a lab environment.

    Use variety of electrical test equipment i.e. oscilloscope, spectrum analyzers, DVMs, etc.

    Understand and interpret electrical schematics and mechanical engineering drawings.

    Support generation of Engineering Change Instructions and field reports.

    Travel to support hardware testing, debugging, repair, and/or update to equipment in the field (lab or on a boat/ship). 


    As a skilled specialist, completes tasks in resourceful and effective ways
    Strong knowledge in specialized functions
    Understands implications of work and makes recommendations for solutions
    A wide and comprehensive acquaintance with, and strong understanding of, both general and specific aspects of the job and their practical application to complex problems and situations ordinarily encountered
    Minimal supervision required
    Work may be done without established procedures
    Contacts are frequent with individuals representing outside organizations, and/or individuals of significant importance within the company
    Contacts involve planning and preparation of the communications, require skill, tact, persuasion and/or negotiation to accomplish the objectives of the communications
    Understand practical applications of material properties
    Strong proficiency in application and interpretation of complex specifications, requirements, standards and practices
    Strong knowledge in specialized functions

    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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