Lincoln, Nebraska

Responsibilities for this Position

Sr Test Engineer


Job ID: 2022-16817
Type: Full Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Engineering
Lincoln, NE


General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems is looking for an experienced Sr. Test Engineer to join our Lincoln, NE organization. We are expanding rapidly and looking for motivated and creative individuals who want to help support and shape this organization as we grow. Primary responsibilities will include the implementation, management and oversite of test activity conducted in support of the Lincoln Facility. This consists of sub-element testing and full-scale testing of composite rocket motor cases, missile structures, composite overwrapped pressure tanks and other high performance composite structures Responsibilities will include development, planning, directing, of acceptance and development test activities. Substantial input and follow though of test improvement and growth activities.

GD-OTS provides reliable and affordable composite products to the defense and commercial aerospace markets. With more than 50 years of expertise, General Dynamics designs, develops, manufactures and tests a full range of composite missile and space structures, including rocket motors, pressure vessels, launch tubes and fuel tanks.

Internal Applications CLOSED.


  • Work with program teams to ensure that required test efforts for their programs are conducted professionally, efficiently, and achieve all program objectives.
  • Plan, direct, and document test activities. This includes technical input for the generation of test plans, test procedures, and test readiness reviews (TRR). Working with program teams and operations to conduct tests and documentation of post test actions.
  • Work together with Project Engineering, Design Engineers, Quality Engineers, and Manufacturing Engineers, to identify failure modes and generate design validation plans. Direct and follow through with validation actions & present information and findings to program team for risk mitigation.
  • Sufficient structural test background & understanding industry common practices to define required test equipment and tooling requirements to meet program requirements including any tooling, load frames, environmental conditioning equipment, data acquisition systems, hydraulic control systems, load and pressure transducers, strain gages, linear transducers, encoders etc.
  • Ability to schedule, track, balance, & report out on many activities in a high paced high value demanding work environment.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or Materials Engineering with at least five (5) years related experience.
  • Experience with hand tools, measurement tools, general shop practices & safety procedures.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency with CAD Systems, instrumentation & data acquisition equipment, print reading, & Microsoft Office products, especially Excel.


Lincoln, Nebraska

General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense company.

Our portfolio spans the realm of the world's most technologically advanced business jets, wheeled combat vehicles, command and control systems and nuclear submarines. We offer these through our five business groups: Aerospace, Combat Systems, Information Technology, Mission Systems and Marine Systems.

General Dynamics employs thousands of people across the globe, with locations in more than 45 countries. We rely on the skills of our employees and their knowledge of customer requirements to deliver best-in-class products and services.

Who We Are Looking For 

General Dynamics is seeking military veterans and military spouses across the country who bring a deeply rooted skillset that includes team-oriented approaches to problem-solving, demonstrations of leadership and an overall commitment to the mission of the organization.  We recognize the knowledge and skills gained during your military experience are invaluable to the success of a team. We’re proud of the thousands of veterans and military professionals who have chosen to apply their leadership, teamwork and problem-solving skills to a career at General Dynamics and to continue supporting the mission of those serving today.

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At General Dynamics, our employees are the heart of our company. We rely on their dedication to excellence and their intimate knowledge of customer requirements to meet the needs of customers around the globe, day in and day out. Our employees' unique blend of skill, innovation and agility drives our continued success, and we take our responsibility to them seriously. If you are a military veteran or military spouse ready to advance your career, view our available career opportunities to the right for more information and to apply today!

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