• Mechanical Engineer

    Location USA-MN-Bloomington
    Posted Date 1 week ago(1 week ago)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree.


    Department of Defense Secret security clearance is not required at time 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.

    Responsibilities for this Position

    General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Mechanical Engineer.  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.


    Mechanical Engineers engaged in Electronic Packaging perform design and development of high-assurance, ruggedized combat systems, including mission computers, other platform computers and controllers, signal processors and related electronic components for manufacturing production.

    • Perform mechanical design and development associated with packaging electronic assemblies into a military environment chassis.
    • Packaging electronic circuit board assemblies into an enclosure to meet mechanical, thermal, shock, vibration, size, weight and power requirements
    • Contribute to product planning, execution, status measurement and reporting
    • Generation of formal drawings for release into a PDMLink system, electronic sign-off, delivery to manufacturing for parts ordering and assembly of new units
    • Multitask and prioritize while dealing with several projects.

    Candidates must demonstrate a passion for innovation, a sophisticated understanding of systems engineering and analysis, and the ability to effectively develop and evolve General Dynamics Mission Systems technology.


    The selected candidate must have:

    • Creo skills for design capture and model generation (candidates will be asked to demonstrate their Creo working skills in a live computer environment)
    • Working knowledge of thermal modeling and analysis and experience with analysis packages such as ANSYS-Icepak and Pro Mechanica

    Additional desired qualities include:

    • Working knowledge of high reliability design of electronic assemblies for harsh environments
    • Broad mechanical knowledge in such areas as requirements definition, production support and environmental testing support
    • Experience with PDMLink
    • Self-starter, able to translate customer requirements into a cost-effective design that is optimized for manufacturing and periodic operational maintenance
    • Knowledge of PWB layout and construction and interface to mechanical design
    • Experience creating sheet metal, weldments, machine parts and assembly models from engineering concepts
    • Knowledge of connector and cable assembly concepts and terminology
    • Experience and working knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
    • Experience and working knowledge of VITA standards


    • Previous aerospace industry experience is a plus
    • Electronics industry experience is a plus
    • Experience with liquid cooling of electronic circuit cards and modules is a plus


    • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent



    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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