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Job Ref:  95466849
Employer:  General Dynamics US
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Country:  United States
County/State:  California
City:  San Diego
21/10/2016 05:20
Responsibilities for this Position:

Join a proven, innovative team and help make a global impact. Explore your career opportunities at General Dynamics Global Imaging Technologies!

Our talented, highly skilled employees are working in state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities nationwide to design and develop precision motion systems to support the U.S. defense, homeland and law enforcement communities.

General Dynamics Global Imaging Technologies has an immediate opening for a Senior Principal Mechanical Engineer to join our Operations team. The position provides an opportunity to develop and advance 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 design and development the systems, processes and tools that support internal and client operations. In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the Senior Principal Mechanical Engineer will enhance their skill set 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 of this position are:

Performs mechanical design of electro-mechanical, rotary motion systems. Directs and coordinates the activities of the mechanical engineering and document control departments to design mechanical and electro-mechanical products and systems.

Essential functions of this position are:

  • Designs mechanical systems, such as Pan and Tilt Mechanisms and Motor Gear-head Assemblies

  • Directs department activities to design new products, modify existing designs, improve production techniques and develop test procedures

  • Confers with management, production and marketing staff to determine engineering feasibility, cost effectiveness and customer demand for new and existing products

  • Supervises and coordinates the activities of mechanical engineers, designers and document control

  • Responsible for the integrity of Bill of Material's (BOM's), drawings and specifications

  • Chairs the Change Control Board meetings and ensures that all design changes are properly authorized and in compliance with departmental procedures and guidelines

  • Responsible for establishing procedures, work instructions and other documentation to ensure that Document Control is compliant with the AS 9100 requirements

Basic Qualifications:

The candidate should possess at minimum a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and have at least ten years of related engineering experience with at least 5 years in a supervisory capacity.

  • The candidate must have sound knowledge of the design of machined parts and a fundamental understanding of precision bearing and gear design

  • The candidate must be computer literate with an emphasis in Solid Works 3-D modeling

  • The candidate must have excellent leadership, facilitation, communication, interpersonal skills and solid organizational/planning skills

Applicants selected may 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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