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Job Ref:  94973275
Employer:  General Dynamics US
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Country:  United States
County/State:  Massachussetts
City:  Quincy
01/10/2016 05:22
ID 2016-19879
Job Location USA - MA-Quincy

Required Clearance Secret
Posted Date 6/30/2016
Category Engineering-Other

Responsibilities for this Position:

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS), a market leader and technology innovator, is seeking talented professionals to deliver cutting edge solutions to our customers.

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Marine Operations Test Engineer for Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (UUV) to join our Quincy, MA engineering team, supporting the Undersea, Autonomous and Warfare Systems business segment. The position provides an opportunity to develop the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation's fundamental defense services. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed clients to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions. The selected candidate will work with collaborative teams to assess the functionality of General Dynamics Mission Systems and client technologies. In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the Marine Operations Test Engineer for Unmanned Undersea Vehicles will enhance their skill set by working among a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues. The employee will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.

Key Responsibilities
The Marine Operations Test Engineer for Unmanned Undersea Vehicles will be responsible for designing, developing and implementing cost-effective methods of testing and troubleshooting GDMS systems and equipment. In addition, these employees prepare test and diagnostic programs, plan and arrange labor, and organize schedules and equipment required to test and evaluate standards and special devices.

  • Perform ocean testing of UUV systems including direct oversight of vehicle and related equipment load out and demobilization from the support vessel, vehicle pre/post dive checkouts, test procedure completion including all vehicle operations, and all deck operations including vehicle launch and recovery

  • Oversee and carry out service to the UUV as required, as well as perform offshore troubleshooting.

  • Apply health, safety and environmental (HSE) best practices in all operational work

  • Provide a point of external and internal customer contact that demonstrates competence, knowledge and confidence in the ability of the systems to perform its task

  • Train others to operate and maintain UUVs

  • Assist in maintaining cleanliness and supporting maintenance activities aboard the 60' research vessel (R/V) Resolution

  • Be prepared to respond quickly to urgent requests for operations support

Additional Responsibilities

  • Exercise creative thinking and ideation to advance our business performance

  • Deliver innovative, flexible, integrated solutions to meet customers changing business needs

  • Support and engage in programs, projects and practices behind the General Dynamics Mission Systems culture and strategy, and comply with all policies and procedures

  • Follow industry and department trends and developments to ensure General Dynamics Mission Systems services are consistent with, and/or superior to, industry best practices

Basic Qualifications:
Candidates must demonstrate a passion for innovation and the ability to further enhance General Dynamics Mission Systems technology.

The Marine Operations Test Engineer for Unmanned Undersea Vehicles position requires a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Ocean Engineering or the equivalent and at least five to eight years of related work experience. Applicants with a master's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Ocean Engineering or the equivalent and a minimum of three to five years of related experience are also eligible.

  • 3+ years of experience operating marine technology and ocean sensors

  • Demonstrated strong technical skills in electronics, software, and mechanical troubleshooting, repair and maintenance

  • Experience with procedures, work instructions, and other documentation in support of a company-wide HSE management system

  • Able to pass the United States Coast Guard physical examination CG-719K, which provides certification that someone is of sound health, has no physical limitations that would hinder or prevent performance or duties and are free from any medical conditions that pose a risk of sudden incapacitation

  • An understanding of what working and living aboard large and small support vessels alongside other members of the vessels crew as well as any other personnel who may be aboard entails

  • The job often involves carrying substantial weight, extended work hours and exposure to a wide range of weather conditions

  • Willingness to travel on very short notice and travel up to 50% of the assigned time at Bluefin (most travel assignments range between 1-4 weeks)

Department of Defense SECRET security clearance is preferred at time of hire or should be obtained within 24 months 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.

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. 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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