2021-48494 - Designer II


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General Dynamics Mission Systems
100 Plastics Avenue

Website: gdmissionsystems.com

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: www.gdmissionsystems.com/PittsfieldMA.

2021-48494 - Designer II
Full Time
Associate Degree
CREO, Enterprise PDM, CHS - Preference: Required

12+ years of related work experience is preferred. 

Demonstrates ability to work independently in the development of original designs of a complex nature requiring specialized knowledge and skill
Demonstrates proficiency and the ability to mentor others with PTC Creo and AutoCAD
Knowledgeable in Cadra, Mentor Graphics, CHS software packages, Pro-Cable, Pro-Sheet Metal, Compare Tool and/or Checklist
Demonstrates proficiency and the ability to mentor others in the use of proper drawing formatting
Demonstrates proficiency with complex GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing) and the ability to mentor others in the development of this skill
Demonstrates ability to take direction, work effectively in a team environment
Ability to adjust with ease to changing priorities, task and assignments

Position Summary


Working in collaboration with an Engineer and under minimal supervision, performs design assignments of a moderately complex to complex nature. Participates in the development of original designs or adaptations of existing designs requiring specialized experience.


Position Objectives, Responsibilities and Duties

Work independently or in collaboration with an Engineer to originate or conceptualize moderately complex designs or design elements in 2 and 3 dimensional form
Completes conceptual model handed off by engineering
Prepare and provide multiple design options for consideration
Establish own work priorities to ensure the achievement of specified objectives
Performs complex Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, stack-ups and profiling
Participates in model reviews
Perform checking function on large assemblies and complex parts to ensure the integrity, fit and function of each model and drawing
May delegate work and provide direction to Draftspersons and Designers in the layout of complex drawings or models
Provide support to manufacturing and vendors relative to design and functionality concerns
Proficient at the application of project specific documentation standards in multiple programs
Duties shall include Modeler, Checker, Model Reviewer/Checker


Approachability: Listens; allows adequate time for interactions; creates a supportive communication environment
Personal Accountability: Accepts responsibility for own actions, including failure. Embraces experience as learning opportunities and not chances to blame
Adaptability: Flexible style; receptive to change. Possesses the ability to change or adapt priorities, focus and perspective as necessary. Adjusts with ease
Process Orientation: Uses the necessary steps to ensure successful completion of tasks within the work environment. Demonstrates compliance with existing processes and standards; identifies opportunities and offers suggestions for potential process improvement
Detail Orientation: Consistently demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness in all aspects of work

Physical & Environmental Requirements

Ability to perform sedentary work more than 50% of the time
Ability to perform computer based work of a close and exacting nature over 70% of the time
Visual acuity:   Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less, ability to adjust eye to bring objects into sharp focus, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to differentiate between all colors in the standard color spectrum.  Three dimensional vision and ability to judge distances and special relationships over 70% of the time.

Associates Degree in Engineering or the equivalent combination of education with 6 years of experience.

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

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