CAD Specialist - Catia V5

Posted Date 3 months ago(3/5/2024 2:50 PM)
Job Location
Required Clearance
Secret, obtainable within reasonable time based on requirements
Employment Type
Full Time
Hiring Company
General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related specialized area or field or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree.

Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required within a reasonable period of time. 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

Help make the technologies, products and services that make a difference. That’s the opportunity that’s waiting for you at General Dynamics Mission Systems. We help our nation’s heroes keep our nation safe by creating solutions so advanced, they redefine innovation for the world. It’s an amazing challenge. And it’s waiting for you now.

We apply advanced technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, AR/VR, Cloud Native and Quantum Physics to solve our customers’ missions in cyber, RF, undersea, interstellar and everything in between.

Developing and applying computer aided design (CAD) software engineering methods, theories and research techniques in the investigation and solution of technical problems, the CAD Specialist - Catia V5 (Sr CAD Spec) will have the opportunity to help our nation’s heroes make a true impact. You’ll lead or contribute as an individual technical contributor on a small design or test team. We’ll count on you to manage design tasks as principal assignment within the project. You’ll define and select new approaches and implementation of CAD software engineering applications and design specifications and parameters. It’s a challenge that will put your talent in the spotlight.



What you’ll experience:

  • Technologies that aren’t just top-notch, they’re often top-secret
  • A team of bold thinkers committed to exploring what’s next
  • Opportunities to gain new knowledge - as it’s discovered

What you bring to the table:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related specialized area or field or equivalent plus a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree
  • Specialist in the use of the strategic CAD and file management tools (Catia V5 R18 or higher)
  • Solid technical and design tool knowledge for mechanical design domain
  • Skilled in the use of analysis, reason, logic, and practical application of technical concepts to solve problems
  • Proficient with ANSI Y14.5 Drafting Standards
  • Solid understanding of 3D Model Based Definition

What sets you apart:

  • Strong background in Aerospace design and tool design
  • Strong background in Composites
  • Creative thinking with the ability to multi-task
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Team player who thrives in collaborative environments and revels in team success


Workplace Options:

  • This position is ON-SITE in Marion, VA.
  • A Hybrid work schedule may be available but will require a minimum of 3 day's per week on-site.
  • Relocation assistance and/or sign on bonuses may be available.


MARION, VA area:

  • Marion is nestled in the Virginia Highlands, abounding in beautiful countryside. State parks in all directions, it is an outdoor paradise for anyone who enjoys camping, hiking, fishing, kayaking, hunting, and/or just the simple pleasure of being outside amongst natural beauty. The Appalachian Trail runs through town and Mt. Rogers is an easy daytrip.
  • Big city attractions are at a comfortable distance. Blacksburg, VA, Charlotte, NC, Knoxville, TN, and Bristol Motor Speedway are all within a two-to-three-hour drive.
  • The small size of Marion yields shortened commute times. In-town commutes average around ten to fifteen minutes. Nearby towns, such as, Abingdon and Wytheville provide increased housing options while maintaining a benign commute of less than an hour.




Salary Note

This estimate represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors (geographic location, etc.). Actual pay may vary. This job posting will remain open until the position is filled.

Combined Salary Range

USD $81,000.00 - USD $875,009.00 /Yr.

Company Overview

At General Dynamics Mission Systems, we rise to the challenge each day to ensure the safety of those that lead, serve, and protect the world we live in. We do this by making the world’s most advanced defense platforms even smarter. Our engineers redefine what’s possible and our manufacturing team brings it to life, building the brains behind the brawn on submarines, ships, combat vehicles, aircraft, satellites, and other advanced systems.


We pride ourselves in being a great place to work with this shared sense of purpose, committed to a diverse and exciting employee experience that drives innovation and creates a community where all feel welcome and a part of something amazing.


We offer highly competitive benefits and a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. To see more about our benefits, visit


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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