Maintenance AA Associate

Marion, VA, USA
Required Clearance
Secret, obtainable within reasonable time based on requirements
Employment Type
Full Time
Remote Option
On-Site Full-Time
Hiring Company
General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc.

Basic Qualifications

High school diploma or GED with two year work experience within a manufacturing environment. Associates degree preferred. Successful completion of a background check and drug screen is required.

Certified/Licensed: Electricity, HVAC


Department of Defense "Secret" security clearance is preferred at time of hire. Candidates must be able to obtain a Secret Tclearance within a reasonable amount of time from date of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Maintenance AA Associate.  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.

Essential duties include but may not be limited to the following: 

  • All work will be done in compliance with EPA, Hazmat and OSHA safety rules and regulations.
  • Ability to complete tasks in a timely fashion.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on production equipment and facilities.
  • Prepares for use, performs operational checks, inspects and completes routine repairs and major overhauls.
  • Requests and withdraws from inventory and replaces defective or worn parts. Makes all necessary adjustments for the proper operation of the equipment.
  • Demonstrates the ability to prevent equipment down time through observation, communications with production staff and proactive problem solving.
  • Properly communicates and documents all work performed in compliance with work order process guidelines.
  • Complies with company policies and procedures, safety, quality, operational procedures, adhering to state and federal regulations.
  • Must be willing to work some weekends and/or varied shifts.
  • Performs necessary housekeeping duties to maintain a clean, safe and organized work environment.
  • Actively participates in process improvements.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by the Supervisor or Manager.


  • Two years of mechanical/electrical maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to obtain secret clearance.
  • Certificate in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning.
  • Refrigerant Usage EPA Certification.
  • Certified/Licensed in industrial electrical repair and installation.
  • Completed Arc Flash training.
  • Applies a working knowledge of applicable codes and ordinances.
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong background in electro-mechanical-pneumatic process operation and repair.
  • Must be resourceful and apply critical thinking skills in problem solving.
  • Skilled in the use of hand and power tools.
  • Principles of mechanics (coupling, shaft alignment, bearings, gears and lubrication).
  • Ability to operate powered industrial mobile equipment (forklifts, scissor lifts, carts, etc.).
  • Ability to interpret technical documents, drawings, schematics, circuit diagrams, instructions and procedures.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged standing with bending, stooping, pushing, and pulling.
  • Hand dexterity and strength.
  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds while utilizing correct lifting techniques and applicable safe work practices.

Target salary range: USD $22.22/Hr. - USD $24.69/Hr. This estimate represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors (geographic location, etc.). Actual pay may vary.

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 12,000+ 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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