Fab & Repair

Marion, VA, USA
Required Clearance
No clearance
Employment Type
Full Time
Hiring Company
Composite Solutions

Basic Qualifications

High school diploma, GED, or equivalent and one year manufacturing experience is required.

Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Successful completion of a background check and drug screen is required.

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for Fab & Repair in our Marion, VA location.  The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports some of our nation’s fundamental defense services.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.

Trim laminated composite parts using trim fixtures, cutters, sanders, and routers to ensure proper dimensions

Apply taper to edge

Perform assembly and detail operations procedures including drilling, reaming, counterboring, countersinking, installing hinges, placing inserts, deburring, installing bushings and huck or pop rivets, fasteners, and related hardware

Apply solvent to clean stiffeners and apply promoter to prevent rust

Bond through the use of screws and adhesives, detail components including ribs, stiffeners, and intercostals, to larger components such as doors to fabricate aggregate part

Complete repairs of finished parts including cutting down or building up to proper thickness

Patch with fiberglass cloth

Remove improperly bonded ribs

Replace rivets and make stems flush

Inspect work, verify dimensions, tolerances with calipers, pin gauges, angles, and scales

Record process data on router accurately



Understanding and rigidly adhering to detailed procedures per work instructions

Computer equipment operation

Written and verbal communication

Safety policies and procedures

Interpret sketches, drawings, and blueprints

Housekeeping practices

Use of hand tools  including feeler gauges, micrometers, tape measures, band saws, grinders, sanders, air wrenches, screw drivers, pliers, hammers, chisels, assorted wrenches, and related tools


Operation of material moving equipment


Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team! General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran

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