Senior Engineer - Mechanical

General Dynamics Electric Boat is the world s foremost designer and builder of nuclear submarines, the most complex machines made by man. The company s industry leadership extends back over a century to 1899 when it produced the U.S. Navy's first commissioned undersea warship. Today, Electric Boat prides itself on being the premier shipbuilding company in the industry. We develop and apply state of the art technology to the design and construction of nuclear powered submarines. With a team of highly skilled and dedicated employees, we have successfully taken submarine technology to a new level.
General Dynamics Electric Boat is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
Job Description
Engineers will support efforts in one of the three areas: Shock and Vibration Qualification, R&D testing and evaluation, or bolted joints of component and system designs. Assignments will directly support LOS ANGELES, OHIO, SEAWOLF, VIRGINIA and OHIO Replacement Classes of Submarines. Positions require constant interface with Engineering and shipyard personnel, vendors and the Navy as related to the work. The Shock and Vibration Qualification group provides technical support in the execution and coordination of actions required to accomplish equipment shock and vibration qualification for all submarine programs. R&D testing and evaluation performs off-ship testing of proto-type components, material and systems in order to qualify these items for shipboard service or for technical information for design development. The fastener group provides technical support for the design of bolted connects and the use of fastener materials to meet component and system requirements.
Responsibilities will include the following: provide technical guidance, perform standard mechanical stress calculations and design comparisons to demonstrate that equipment meets specification and technical requirements, perform bolted joint calculations, explore new fastener technologies, evaluate fastener manufacturing non-conformances, review drawings, test procedures and test reports and provide test support at Electric Boat and vendor facilities. Test engineers will be responsible for the design of test stands and directly working with the trades during fabrication, assembly and test conduct. Expect assignment to large-scale or complex tests and to provide assistance to less experienced staff.
Education/ Experience
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • 5 -10 years of related engineering experience
  • Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering
Candidate must possess strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. Candidate must be highly motivated, perform independently, as well as interact with other groups and organizations in an engineering environment. Test Engineers need knowledge in such areas as hydraulics, HP air, steam, mechanical design, and shock and vibration testing.
Position may require travel, supporting work in an outside environment and in the submarine.

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