General Dynamics Ordnance & Tactical Systems

Senior Design Engineer- Mechanical

Job Locations US-VT-Williston | US-ME-Saco
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A Senior Design Engineer role at GD-OTS offers you the opportunity to be continuously challenged and allows you to demonstrate your skills and talent in a highly collaborative environment.  If you see yourself as a versatile individual, broadened experiences and career advancement are within your control.

We are about supporting the warfighter.  We are about developing advanced rotary cannons, high speed ammunition handling systems, gun turrets, crew served weapons and other electro-mechanical technologies.  Our products can be found with every U.S. military branch and with allies around the world. 

You as the latest Senior Design Engineer member of our team will be integral to the design and development of many future rotary cannons and crew served weapons and other electro-mechanical systems.  Come join our incredible team and know that you will be making a difference in the mission of our warfighter.


**This position is posted for our Saco, ME and Williston, VT Operations**

Major Position Responsibilities


Responsible for supporting technical teams developing and trading off hardware design concepts that satisfy requirements and constraints, configuration item design, verification of the design using modeling, simulation, analysis and test, documentation through formal reports, drawings and other technical data package items, and communication with the project team, business development, suppliers, industry partners, academia, customers and functional management.
Assignments may include both engineering development and production support roles, which will require a broad knowledge of the technical specialty as well as detailed product knowledge in order to safely and efficiently support formal problem root cause analysis, corrective action planning and execution, developing labor and materials budgets, and identifying facility/test equipment needs.

Work will be performed with supervision of a lead engineer or functional management and guided by policies and procedures. Clear and concise presentation of technical data at meetings and design reviews to peers, management and customers will be required. Must possess or be capable of rapidly developing the skills to function in a small project leadership role.





  • Technical expertise in dynamic mechanism
  • Technical writing
  • Failure analysis, root cause & corrective action
  • Communication skills/presentation skills
  • Read/interpret product definition
  • Authoring test plans & reports
  • Computer aided engineering tools
  • Develop products through creative design, analysis, fabrication and test

Basic Qualifications

Required: Bachelor’s degree in an applicable engineering, technical, or science discipline or equivalent experience.
Desired:  Master's degree in engineering


Four years of relevant experience with weapons design preferred


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