General Dynamics Information Technology Lead Field Technician in San Diego, California

Job Description

GENERAL SUMMARY: Seeking an Electrical Technician to support shipboard testing efforts in support of the DDG HM&E Mid-Life Upgrades Program. The candidate will have experience as an electrical technician and the ability to troubleshoot control systems with the use of system documentation and electrical schematics. The candidate will be expected to lead shipboard test and troubleshooting efforts. The candidate will be expected to complete assigned tasking, even if doing so requires more time than expected. The candidate will be tasked by and report to technical leads. The candidate will be expected to provide documented status updates on a regular basis.


  • Lead a shipboard test and troubleshooting evolution

  • Troubleshoot control systems with the use of system documentation and electrical schematics

  • Provide test support for all variants of fielded systems at LBES and shipboard

  • Provide shipboard software and hardware installation support of all variants of fielded systems at LBES and shipboard

  • Provide documented status updates on a regular basis

  • Act as a liaison between shipboard test team, ship’s force, test team and technical leads back in Philadelphia

  • Maintain personal source of information between jobs and tasking

  • Aid in test procedure edits, development and implementation


Associates Degree in a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.

Technical Skillsets Required:

  • Understands electronic control systems and how they interface with sensors, pumps, and other mechanical and electronic equipment

  • Advanced electrical troubleshooting skills to include the ability to use a digital multimeter.

  • Advanced electrical principals to include understanding the difference between current, voltage and resistance as well as how to effectively troubleshoot circuits containing them

  • Ability to use an oscilloscope and signal generator

  • Ability to read and understand electrical schematics

  • Proficiency with a personal computer (PC)

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (especially Excel, Word, and Outlook)

  • The ability to learn new PC applications as needed

  • Familiarity with embedded control systems both centralized and decentralized

  • Reasonable problem solving ability

  • Attention to detail and meticulous logging of testing, troubleshooting steps, and findings

Advanced Skillsets Desired:

  • Advanced computer skills to include use of HyperTerminal, Putty, or an equivalent serial interface

  • Ability to use a VME Bus analyzer


5-8 years of directly related experience supporting engineering operations.

Experience Required

  • 3-10 years of experience as an electrical technician

  • Experience tracing signals and diagnosing or isolating cause for electrical failures

  • Experience with grounded and ungrounded systems


  • Position is based out of San Diego, CA, however depending on ship availability, future travel could include Mayport FL, Bath ME, Norfolk, VA

  • Regular expected travel frequency 25-50%

  • Professional written and oral skills are required


  • Successful applicants must either have an active government security clearance or the ability to receive approval upon position acceptance.

Must have a valid US passport or the ability to obtain one upon position acceptance.

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 ID2018-38470

Number of Positions1

Job FunctionScience and Engineering

Security Clearance LevelSecret

Full/Part TimeFull Time