• Advanced Mechanical Design/Drafter

    Location USA-MN-Bloomington
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(8/2/2018 12:32 PM)
    Job ID
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    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Associate's degree or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.



    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.

    Responsibilities for this Position

    General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for an Advanced Mechanical Design/Drafter.  This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.



    An Advanced Mechanical Design/Drafter is needed to work with our engineers to document new electronic circuit cards and circuit card assemblies. The selected candidate will also assist creating models and documenting chassis assemblies to contain electronic circuit cards for a harsh military environment.  Duties will include documentation for Engineering Change Notices (ECN) and mechanical CAD component model creation.



    • Must be able to demonstrate excellent Creo (Pro/E) skills
    • Ability to create fabrication and assembly drawings
    • Experience creating Creo (Pro/E) models that minimize unnecessary features and facilitate revisions as needed
    • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) basic understanding
    • Experience creating sheet metal, weldments, machine parts and assembly models from engineering concepts


    • Previous aerospace or electronic industry experience is highly desirable
    • Experience with PDMLink
    • Experience analyzing tolerance stackups
    • Knowledge of electronic PCB layout and construction and interface to mechanical design
    • Knowledge of connector and cable assembly concepts and terminology
    • Experience with Mentor Graphics xDM Library (DMS) editor electronic symbol generation
    • Hands-on experience of a product from initial concept to production
    • Experience with assembly of prototypes and factory exposure is a plus 



    • Work 9-hour days
    • Use a CAD PC workstation and whiteboard as primary work equipment
    • Ability to move around to meetings within building
    • Perform frequent internal conversations with others regarding assignment details



    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.  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


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