General Dynamics Information Technology Drafter in Chesapeake, Virginia

Job Description

Prepare various drawings computer models of such units as construction projects or parts and assemblies, including various views, sectional profiles, irregular or reverse curves, hidden lines, and small or intricate details. Work requires use of most of the conventional drafting and CAD techniques and a working knowledge of the terms and procedures of the occupation. The Draft/CAD Operator II makes arithmetic computations using standard formulas. Familiar or recurring work is assigned in general terms. Unfamiliar assignments include information on methods, procedures, sources of information, and precedents to follow. Simple revisions to existing drawings or computer models may be assigned with a verbal explanation of the desired results. More complex revisions are produced from sketches, computer models or specifications that clearly depict the desired product. Typical assignments include:

a. Preparing several views of a simple gear system from a layout and manual references and obtaining dimensions and tolerances from manuals and by measuring the layout.

b. Preparing and revising detail and design drawings for such projects as the construction and installation of electrical or electronic equipment, plant wiring, and the manufacture and assembly of printed circuit boards. Drawings typically include details of mountings, frames, guards, or other accessories; conduit layouts; or wiring diagrams indicating transformer sizes, conduit locations and mountings.

Prepares and maintains blueprints, maps, charts, graphs, and other technical drawings.

  1. Prepares detailed drawings of mechanical and electronic components, assemblies, and engineering change orders.

  2. Prepares drawings from detailed notes and specifications.

  3. Verifies completed work and checks dimensions, materials to be used, and quantities.

  4. May use a PC or CAD workstation.

  5. Maintains current knowledge of relevant tools and equipment as assigned.

  6. Participates in special projects as required.


Requires an Associates Degree in a related technical discipline or the equivalent combination of education, technical/vocational/military training, or work experience.


1-3 years of related drafting experience.

Active Secret clearance required.

Skills & Abilities

  1. Knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques used in drafting.

  2. Knowledge of applicable drawing standards and specifications.

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Job ID2018-40391

Number of Positions1

Job FunctionTechnical Operations (TechOps)

Security Clearance LevelSecret

Full/Part TimeFull Time