About the Position:
This position is a part of the Advanced Capability Development Power Electronics Hardware Team, which is tasked with developing new hardware for the electrification of combat vehicles. The team is responsible for the design, build, control development of, and integration of new electrical power generation, conversion, distribution, and storage hardware. The team is also responsible for the operation of the High Voltage Conversion & Electrical Storage (HVC&ES) Research and Development Laboratory.
This position is for those with an interest in mechanical design for power electronics hardware. The Mechanical Design Engineer will be exposed to multiple engineering disciplines related to vehicle electrification. Initially, this position will support senior engineers with ongoing efforts but will eventually lead new efforts.
General Dynamics is a successful Fortune 100, global aerospace and defense company, with over 90,000 employees world-wide. General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has a strong foundation of delivering core engineering and manufacturing capabilities to our clients for military vehicles. Our team is focused on continuous process and productivity improvements that reduce product costs, while increasing troop safety and effectiveness. Land Systems continues to work with the US Armed Forces and its Allies to ensure these vehicles remain survivable, relevant, flexible, affordable and capable of addressing a dynamic threat environment.
Hybrid or onsite:
Due to the nature of the work, this role requires on-site presence up to 100%
What We Offer:
Starting your career or you are an experience professional, we offer a Total Rewards package that is Impactful and built for you.
Healthcare including medical, dental, vision, HSA and Flex Spending
Competitive base pay and incentive pay that rewards individual and team performance, and comprehensive benefits.
401k Match (6%)
9-80 Work Schedule (This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off)
On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment
Onsite cafeteria, remodeled fitness center, and outdoor fitness track
Tasks and Responsibilities:
Assist senior engineers with design, build, integration and test of prototype electronic hardware
Create mechanical models of power electronics and enclosures
Create detailed mechanical designs in CAD systems (Creo, SOLIDWORKS, etc.)
Create fabrication drawings
Support Power Electronics Electrical Engineers in the development of circuit board assemblies to best package the electronics in cases to ensure they will meet MIL-STD requirements
Perform thermal simulations (using Flotherm, Sauna, etc.) to ensure that the electro-mechanical design of the hardware units will pass qualification testing
Perform finite element analysis (FEA) to ensure that the electro-mechanical design of the hardware units will pass qualification testing
Work within a small team to assist in the design, build, and testing of new vehicle electrical power hardware
Support the integration and testing of high voltage vehicle power systems in the laboratory and on the vehicle
Expand the capabilities of the HVC&ES Lab, to include:
Improving component testing
Evolving the Vehicle Power Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) test-beds
Participate in laboratory training
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering
Experience of 1-3 years
Interest in Electronic Packaging, Thermal and Shock/Vibration Analysis tools and techniques
Experience with CAD (Solid Works, Creo, AutoDesk, etc.)
Familiarity with various Military Standards (MIL-STD 810G, MIL-STD 461F, ATPD 2404B) and General Industry Standards (ASME Y14.5M-1994, etc.)
Experience with reading and creating mechanical drawings for electronics using various applications
Experience with Teamcenter, Creo, Atlassian Confluence
Experience analyzing, simulating and testing thermals, shock and vibration of packaged electronics
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work within a small team
Strong multi-tasking skills
Strong written & oral communication skills
Ability to occasionally travel
GDLS considers factors such as, scope/responsibilities of the position, candidate experience, education/training background, in addition to local market comparable and business considerations when extending an offer.
General Dynamics Land Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race and/or ethnic background, national origin and/or ancestry, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, transgender status, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, age, military service, veteran status, disability, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, genetic information, or membership in any class protected by applicable law from discrimination in employment.