Company Description: Platforms: Smarter. At General Dynamics Mission Systems, we solve the toughest security and technology challenges facing our nation and its allies by building smarter mission-critical products and systems.We develop mission critical C4ISR solutions across the land, sea, air, space and cyber domains. As you might imagine, we can offer career paths that fit almost any area of expertise. Almost any background or interests. And almost any short- and long-term career goals. At our location in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, we develop advanced solutions to support the U.S. Navy's latest ships and combat systems.
General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.
Learn more about the Pittsfield facility here: www.gdmissionsystems.com/PittsfieldMA.
2021-47508 - Advanced Engineering Technician
Developing mission-critical systems that help keep people safe is what we do. At General Dynamics Mission Systems, you’ll be part of the team that helps heroes make a true impact. The work we do is important. The challenges we face are career-defining. The opportunity we can offer is one-of-a-kind.
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.
Working with Engineering, Operations Support and individuals in other departments, the Advanced Engineering Technician will support 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. This may entail performing the following:
Interprets basic engineering drawings, diagrams and schematics
Constructs, modifies, debugs, troubleshoots, calibrates, tests and adjusts a variety of tools, equipment and systems
Conducts, analyzes and documents statistically based experiments to define process parameters
Implements and documents complex solutions for process improvement
Designs and constructs basic tooling and fixtures to accomplish unique tasks
Organizes, analyzes and interprets data to identify cause/effect relationships and recommends resolution/process improvement
Follow industry and department trends and developments to ensure GDMS services are consistent with, and/or superior to, industry best practices
Interface with vendors for product development
Interface with other GDMS engineering disciplines
Provide direction/support to Manufacturing as required
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 sets you apart:
As a skilled specialist, completes tasks in resourceful and effective ways; understands implications of work and makes recommendations for solutions
A wide and comprehensive acquaintance with, strong understanding of, both general and specific aspects of the job and their practical application to complex problems and situations ordinarily encountered/ with minimum supervision
Ability to use various hand and power tools to build/fabricate test fixtures and boxes.
Use windows software as part of your daily duties.
Familiar with FPGA programming tools to test evaluation boards and prototype circuits.
Experience with serial communication tools like HyperTerminal and RealTerm.
Knowledge of various lab equipment like, oscilloscopes, function generators, AC and DC power supplies, power monitoring equipment, temperature logging, multi-meters.
Responsible for maintaining the lab equipment (Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating)
Associate’s degree in related discipline or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.
Department of Defense Top 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.