Driver Mechanic - Prototype Shop

Job Reference Code: 
2034
Business Unit: 
Land Systems
Job Location City: 
Sterling Heights
Job Location State: 
Michigan
Job Location Country: 
United States of America
Job Category: 
Manufacturing and Production
Job Description: 


Requisition Number: 2034
Location: Sterling Heights Complex (LSHC)
Position Type: Full-Time Regular
Education Required: High School Diploma
Relocation Provided: No
Experience Required: 5 - 7 Years
Department: Prototype Shop - L9643 (Direct)

Position Description:
Drive/road test tracked and wheeled vehicles under adverse conditions such as: road conditions, various load conditions, and inclement weather at various test and field sites.
Remove, disassemble, repair, modify, assemble, adapt, adjust and reinstall vehicle components/systems including engines, transmissions, suspension, electrical, automotive, structures, fire control and test equipment.
Fabricate and assemble experimental/prototype parts, test fixtures, and tools from engineering and personal drawings, blueprints or sketches.
Fabricate electrical harnesses, wires, and test panels for experimental, prototype and production vehicles.
Recommend drawing/sketch changes during the fabrication process.
Ability to use hand, bench and machine tools and welding equipment.
Perform/support highly skilled mechanical and testing functions with limited supervision.
Attach/install test equipment and instrumentation to mock-up, test and production vehicles.
Follow all safety directives and work to maintain a safe working environment.

Position Requirements:
Ability to work overtime is required.
Ability to work 2nd or 3rd shift as needed.
Ability to travel domestically and internationally is required (occasional/extended).
Must meet ASR requirements.
Must meet physical qualifications to perform duties.
Must have valid Michigan Driver's License.
Must be able to obtain Abrams and Stryker drivers licenses.
Must be willing and able to work in a team based environment.
Must have working knowledge of Sheet Metal or Fabrication Skills. Requires ability to read/interpret blue prints and schematics.
Ability to use a variety of tools and equipment.
Working knowledge of Electrical Harness Fabrication Skills preferred.
Weld certifications preferred.
Must be able to obtain crane, forklift and powered industrial vehicle and other necessary safety training and licenses.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. General Dynamics Land Systems is committed to working with and providing accommodations to individuals with a disability. Candidates who require a reasonable accommodation due to disability for any part of the application or hiring process may contact benefits@gdls.com for assistance. Determination of requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.