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Engineering Support Specialist / Technician

Company: General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc
Location: Fredericksburg
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Basic Qualifications :

Education Requirements:

Requires a Bachelor's or Technology degree in Engineering or a related specialized area/field, or equivalent (4 years job-related experience). Requires an additional 5+ years of job-related experience, or a Master's degree with 3+ years of job-related experience.

Clearance Requirements:
Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance is required 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:

At General Dynamics Mission Systems, we create the technologies, products and services that help our nation's heroes keep our nation safe. The work we do is so advanced, we are continuously moving the boundaries of what's possible. Here you'll work with the best and your talent will be front and center on projects that impact the world. Are you up to the challenge?

Showing initiative and exercising judgement, as an Engineering Support Specialist / Technician you'll design, develop, analyze, troubleshoot and provide technical skills during research and/or product development, analyze effects of projects upon various areas such as Engineering, Facilities, and the labor pool to determine the most practical and cost-efficient methods to obtain the required resources and design systems, software and equipment layout. Participating on the engineering work team, you'll develop, implement, install, test, modify and/or operate complex equipment and systems as well as support other team members concerning experiment design, materials, equipment setup/maintenance and related issues.

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:

A Bachelor's of Science or Technology degree, a related specialized area or field (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree
Demonstrate narrowly focused in-depth technical level of practical operational process knowledge in a specific engineering area
Demonstrate technical competence in the setup, monitoring and documentation of experiments and/or lab equipment

What sets you apart:

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

Representative Duties and Tasks:

Analyzes effects of projects upon various areas such as Engineering, Facilities, and the labor pool to determine the most practical and cost-efficient methods to obtain the required resources
Consistently demonstrates proficiency in the application of technical competence in a specific engineering discipline
Designs, develops, analyzes, troubleshoots and provides technical skills during research and/or product development
Determines, monitors, and reviews costs, operational budgets and schedules, and manpower requirements
Establishes work methodology and sequence to gather and organize data for review with appropriate engineer(s) in support of project
Evaluates and recommends options for tasks within assigned project activities
Formulates and recommends corrective action measures such as schedule revisions, manpower adjustments, fund allocations, and work requirements
Gathers and organizes data for review with appropriate engineer(s) in support of project
Maintains records, compiles reports, graphs, charts and related data in support of projects
Makes recommendations and coordinates and identifies resources required to meet defined project requirements
Non-technical Support
Participates in discussions related to the identification of cause of problems/issues in the defined task or project assignment
Participates in the strategic planning for new project(s) utilizing creative application of domain competence
Participates in the tactical planning for completion of identified project segment
Performs research and engineering laboratory functions involving the layout, building, testing, troubleshooting, and repairing devices, assemblies, subsystems, and systems
Performs technical activities which impact the proposal, system level design, detail design and manufacture of advanced electronics systems
Prepares and coordinates the plans and schedules for new or existing programs
Regular communication with internal customers and external vendors
Resolves proposal preparation problems and assesses the progress against established plans and parameters
Subject matter expert (SME) in one discipline/field and developing working knowledge in adjacent disciplines/fields
Supports and participates in negotiations with customer
Technical Support
Utilizes defined resources to meet project requirements


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. Combined Salary Range: USD $118,670.00 - USD $128,000.00 /Yr. 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 12,000+ 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%35997270% %%customer%%

Keywords: General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc, Alexandria , Engineering Support Specialist / Technician, Professions , Fredericksburg, Virginia

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