Job: 2020-42850 - Manufacturing Guidance Assembly/Wire

General Dynamics Mission Systems
100 Plastics Avenue

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:

Job Title:
2020-42850 - Manufacturing Guidance Assembly/Wire
Salary Range:Location:
Per Hour Pittsfield
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeManufacturing/Production
Education Level:Work Experience:
High School or Equivalent
SUMMARY: Build, solder, wire, and verify repair and production Guidance hardware, working to close tolerances and adhering to strict process and quality requirements.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Include the following, but are not limited to:

•Join critical, very costly, mechanisms while adhering to clean room and controlled area requirements where the basic assembly process require precise part relationship and complicated adjustments and measurements.
•The process is further complicated by having many delicate parts with close tolerances and very rigid quality demands.
•Standardization is limited, requiring interpretation of planning and instructions in a considerable scope of work having a high content of rework.
•The assembly/wire operator will be required to exercise continual mental-visual concentration and considerable responsibility.
•Duties include, but are not limited to, performing special torque sequences, verification of their own and others processes, maintaining the work area per clean room requirements, cleaning of parts as required by customer directives, performing sophisticated bonding processes, minor ident, deburr, soldering, and wiring, tie/untie operations, and verification of assembly/wire through simple test/measurement procedures.
•Additional duties include complicated system level balance operations, completion of extensive paperwork and/or computer entry of data to maintain detailed configuration records, and control of various special and standard tools required for all related operations.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required.

Mathematical skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute ratios, percent and interpret graphs.

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively with other employees of the organization.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. Ability to question instructions when they are unclear.

Certificates, License, Registrations

•Fork Truck Certification
•ESD Handling Certification
•Work Saver Usage Training
•Crane Operator Training
•Hazardous Material Handling and Shipping Training
•Security Clearance when required
•Solder and wire certification including visual acuity and color perception tests

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. While performing the duties on this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and climb stairs and/or to use hands to finger, handle and feel; reach with hands and arms; climb and balance; and talk and hear for a work day. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds without mechanical assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to some variations in work area temperature, moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. Related experience and or training is desirable.

Due to the nature of work performed at our facilities, US citizenship is required.