Williston, Vermont

Responsibilities for this Position

Senior Project Engineer, Mechanical

US-AL-Huntsville | US-VT-Williston

Job ID: 2023-17029
Type: Full Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Engineering
Huntsville, AL


General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS), a premier provider to the US Department of Defense and allied nations, is seeking an experienced Project Engineer to join our team.

We are committed to supporting the mission of the warfighter. Our products can be found with every U.S. military branch and with our allies around the world. Given the nature of our work and our organizations ethos, we value trust, honesty, alignment, and transparency.

Whether youre just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a robust total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement, and work/life benefits that include a hybrid work option, career development and recognition programs.

If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high-performance team!

**This position could be located at our Huntsville, AL or Williston, VT Operations


Determines the technical approach, applies creativity and advanced concepts in the area of specialty in developing solutions. Provides support to a wide array of technical products. Responsible for development and maintenance of the program technical objectives and plans, engineering staffing plans, the schedule for the technical effort, review and approval of technical designs and engineering work products, and providing the primary technical interface with the customer, other GD-OTS functional organizations and management

Mechanical engineering design, analysis and test which include design of mechanical assemblies,

mechanisms and articulating devices, and structural design of equipment cabinets, containers, structures, fixtures and test stands development and production assignments, broad knowledge of materials applications, hardware evaluation and verification through testing, and formal problem root cause analysis and corrective action planning and execution.

Under general supervision, frequently applies principles, concepts and practices of discipline. Responds to broadly defined tasks, generally participating in major program or significant portion of program, guided by policies and procedures.


  • Implementation and execution of company Engineering design processes
  • Development, maintenance, and execution of program specific technical requirements, objectives, and plans
  • Development, maintenance, and execution of engineering staffing plans and the schedule for the technical effort
  • Review and approval of program specific technical designs and engineering work products
  • Development, maintenance, and execution of program specific risk management activities
  • Providing the primary technical interface with the customer, management, and functional organizations
  • Developing and justifying engineering changes for improving functionality and manufacturability
  • Ensuring that new and modified product designs are producible and affordable
  • Leading the program team in applying engineering theory and creativity in design, analysis, fabrication, and test
  • Leading failure analysis investigations, including formal root cause and corrective action
  • Authoring test plans that will effectively and efficiently verify requirements compliance
  • Identifying facility, test equipment, and data acquisition needs to support testing
  • Conducting engineering tests and documenting results in formal reports
  • Participating in the nonconforming material review board (MRB) as the MRB Engineering authority
  • Analyzing and dispositioning nonconforming material and developing rework and/or repair plans
  • Supporting customer demonstrations onsite and at customer facilities
  • Quickly and efficiently solving problems in the supply base and factory to support the manufacturing process

  • Project management fundamentals needed to ensure successful planning and execution of the technical project
  • Technical fundamentals needed to make decisions that ensure safe and reliable operation of products
  • Fundamental knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing needed to read and interpret product definition
  • Failure analysis, root cause, and corrective action tools and techniques needed to quickly and efficiently solve problems
  • Technical writing skills needed to effectively communicate at all levels within and outside the organization
  • Ability to author test plans and reports needed to verify requirements compliance
  • Verbal communication and presentation skills needed to align team actions with project objectives
  • Knowledge of Design for Manufacturing, Assembly, and Cost (DFM/DFA/DTC) tools and techniques
  • Ability to estimate manpower requirements needed to support project objectives
  • Ability to plan and estimate work in support of proposals
  • Use of computer aided engineering tools
  • Use of Microsoft Office tools, including Microsoft Project

Education /Experience:

Required: Bachelors degree in an applicable engineering, technical, or science discipline or equivalent experience.

Desired: Masters degree in an applicable engineering, technical, or science discipline.

Required: 3-5 Years of Applicable Experience


Williston, Vermont

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.

Should I Apply?

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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