General Atomics

General Atomics is its own company, with a unique and powerful vision.

The Predator® series of unmanned aerial vehicles has changed aviation and is changing the way our fighting forces work. In electromagnetics, we’re modernizing the way aircraft carriers launch and land planes. Our work in nuclear fusion is contributing to an international effort to bring safe, unlimited power to the world.

Privately owned, we’re free of quarterly reports, stock price concerns and other diversions from technological excellence. Vertical integration with R&D, engineering, manufacturing and technical support in-house, lets us all work in unison. Our diverse businesses – aerospace, defense, electromagnetic systems, nuclear fusion and other areas, all support each other’s advances.

With approximately 13,000 employees, we’ve had an outsized impact on the world, yet can still offer everyone here the opportunity to stand out and make their own impact on General Atomics and their career. Explore your opportunities to deliver for General Atomics, our customers and your future.


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Nov 15, 2018
Job ID#: 21588BR Company: General Atomics Job Title: ACPSO - Alternate / Assistant Contractor Program Security Officer Job Category: Security City: San Diego State: California Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary Job Summary General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies. We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply. This position is responsible for supporting security programs and procedures for classified and/or proprietary materials, documents, and equipment for an assigned area(s). In direct support to CPSOs, the ACPSO will help initiate plans and projects and help develop the schedule in order to meet project goals. Will work with the CPSOs to respond to a variety of inquiries of complex and diverse problems. Will be expected to gain a comprehensive knowledge of the National Security Policies (NISP, NISPOM, NISPOM SUP, DOD 5205.07 series, DOD 5200.01 series, and ICD), and a complete and thorough understanding of established policies, procedures, and practices for safeguarding National Security Information. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Under coordination from the CPSO, the ACPSO will administer and coordinate all aspects of security activities in accordance with company policies and procedures to ensure compliance with National Security Policies for safeguarding National Security Information. Plan, develop, and manage specialized security programs and procedures for both classified and proprietary materials, documents and equipment (OPSEC). Coordinate with the CPSO to develop, review, and implement DoD and other customer’s classified procedures. Oversee primary custodian for incoming and outgoing classifies documents. Prepare, review, and process personnel special access program (SAP) requests. Investigate and review security incidents, violations, preparing reports, and recommending specific preventive and corrective actions. Implement visitor control procedures ensuring compliance with National Security Policies Maintain receipt and dispatch, document control, personnel, and combination records. May act as security spokesperson to brief/debrief personnel. Respond to day-to-day security needs of the program staff in the position of ACPSO. May act as alternate Facility Security Officer and/or alternate COMSEC Custodian. Maintain the strict confidentiality of sensitive information. Responsible for observing all laws, regulations, and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices. Additional Functions - other Industrial security duties as assigned. *LI-GA Job Qualifications Typically requires a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or a related discipline and six or more years of professional classified security experience in a corporate or government environment. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education. Must have experience with DOD processes and procedures or an equivalent regulatory environment and/or military training. Must have a comprehensive understanding of the NISP, NISPOM, NISPOM SUP, JAFAN, ICD and a complete and thorough knowledge of established policies, procedures, and practices for safeguarding National Security Information. Must possess the ability to identify issues and develop solutions to a variety of complex problems of diverse scope. Strong communication, analytical, computer, and interpersonal skills are required. Must be able to effectively interface, influence, and counsel employees, managers, and external contacts; analyze and interpret data; initiate and plan projects; produce appropriate clear, concise and detailed documentation; and, present results to a variety of audiences. Must be able to work independently and on a team, and represent the company as the prime contact on external projects. Able to work extended hours and travel as required. Completion of Industrial Security Management and COMSEC courses as well as access control (Lenel) database experience preferred. Travel Percentage Required : 0% - 25% Clearance Required? Yes Clearance Level Top Secret (SCI access eligible)
General Atomics San Diego, CA, USA
Nov 15, 2018
Job ID#: 21577BR Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Job Title: Sr. Electrical Engineer- Power Systems Job Category: Engineering City: San Diego State: California Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary Job Summary General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems. We have an exciting opportunity for a Sr. Electrical Engineer- Power Systems to join the GA-ASI: Mission Systems division, directly reporting to the Manager of Circuits & Electronic Systems. We are looking for an experienced Electrical Hardware/System Engineer, who will be engaged in developing Analog, Digital, RF hardware that solves critical problems for the GA-ASI payload systems. The successful candidate will engage at all level from complete systems to circuit boards. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Determines technical objectives for solution(s) to advanced technical engineering problems. Represents the organization as a prime technical contact within and engineering team for assigned project(s)/program(s). Function in an advisory and leadership role for a project/program and provide direction and guidance to less experienced professional staff or team of professional staff. Formulates plans and guides the development and implementation of engineering solution(s) including deployment, resource requirements, testing, documentation, integration and compliance and safety. Plans and coordinates the maintenance of engineering solutions including, documentation, reporting, publishing, and making technical and other presentations to ensure viability of the solution(s) in an evolving environment. Plans for future applications of solutions based on new developments in engineering technology. Participates in or may lead the development of new or expansion of existing business opportunities. We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply. Job Qualifications Typically requires a bachelors degree, masters degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; nine or more years of experience with a bachelors degree, seven or more years of experience with a masters degree, or four or more years with a PhD. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education. Experience in digital/analog design & schematic capture of electrical and electro-optical systems Experience decomposing customer needs into system, sub-system and hardware requirements. Experience with AC and DC power system design ranging from 1kW to 15kW power regulation, distribution and circuit design. Experience with Integration and Testing of Electronic systems. Proficiency with modeling & simulating systems (MATLAB, SPICE, etc.) Experience with embedded programming (C, C++, VHDL) a plus Ability to guide a design from concept through development into production Some travel and extended work schedules may be required. Must be able to obtain and maintain DoD Security Clearance. Active Secret/Top Secret preferred. Travel Percentage Required : 0% - 25% Clearance Required? Desired Clearance Level Secret
General Atomics San Diego, CA, USA
Nov 15, 2018
Job ID#: 21582BR Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Job Title: Experienced Machinist 2nd shift Job Category: Manufacturing City: Adelanto State: California Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hourly Job Summary General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems. We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply. We have an exciting opportunity in our Adelanto, CA facility for a Machinist. Under general supervision with detailed instructions on new activities and intermittent review of work, this position is responsible for operating and performing fabrication of machine parts by using light-duty bench or floor-type machine tools such as small lathes power mills, extruding machines, drill or punch presses, power brakes or shears. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Operates drill presses, lathes, mills, saws and shears. Cleans machines and work area. Deburrs parts. Performs kitting of production tools, fixtures, cutters and pre-cut raw material. After complete instruction; operates machines, and inspects parts utilizing blue print dimensions and prescribed gauges. Monitors and verifies quality in accordance with statistical process or other control procedures. Prepares and saw cuts raw materials. May layout, fabricate and assemble components. Responsible for observing all laws, regulations, and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices. Other duties as assigned or required. Job Qualifications Typically requires a high school diploma, technical/trade school training or equivalent and two or more years related experience. Must be customer focused and possess: (1) the ability to perform semi-routine set-up and fabrication of machined parts; (2) good knowledge of machining equipment including ability to use judgment and safe practices; (3) ability to read and understand engineering blue prints and diagrams; (4) skills to maintain the flow of work within the unit; (5) good interpersonal skills and written communication skills to interface with employees and supervisor; and (6) basic computer skills. Must be able to work both independently and in a team environment. Flexibility to work extended hours as required. Travel Percentage Required : 0% - 25% Clearance Required? No
General Atomics Adelanto, CA, USA
Nov 15, 2018
Job ID#: 21523BR Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Job Title: Director of Pricing & Estimating Job Category: Contracts/Sub Contracts/Purchasing, Finance/Accounting City: San Diego State: California Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary Job Summary General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems. We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply. We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Director of Pricing, Estimating and Analysis leading our pricing, estimating, and cost/price analysis teams in Poway, CA. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for the planning, management and oversight, and performance of the teams assigned to government and commercial pricing and estimating, single source pricing and estimating, supplier cost analysis reports/price analysis reports (CARs/PARs) and subcontract cost/price analysis. Identify, develop solutions and provide guidance to management on resolving pricing and estimating issues while ensuring the proposal preparation process supports the objectives of the assigned program areas. Represent the organization in communications with the company’s senior management and executive leadership as well as external contacts, including but not limited to customers, potential customers, and government customer representatives (such as DCMA, DCCA). Develop, implement, update and maintain policies and procedures of the company’s estimating system manual. Develop, support and maintain pricing/estimating tools and templates in support of high volume and unique customer pricing requirements. Maintain the strict confidentiality of sensitive pricing, estimating and related information. Responsible for ensuring work is accomplished in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices. Perform other duties as assigned or required. Job Qualifications Bachelor's degree in business, or a related field and twenty or more years of progressively complex experience in contracts and pricing-estimating activities with at least fifteen of those years managing contracts processes and contracts and pricing personnel. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education. Master's degree preferred. Must have detailed and extensive technical expertise and application of government/commercial/international contract administration and pricing-estimating principles, concepts, and practices as well as comprehensive contract, pricing and proposal management and leadership skills. Must have a thorough understanding of applicable laws and regulations including Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and FAR supplements. Must possess the ability to resolve complex management and technical problems while serving as spokesperson on assigned proposals, projects and/or programs. Strong communication, leadership, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required. Must be able to work on a self-initiated basis and in a team environment, and able to work extended hours and travel as required. Travel Percentage Required : 0% - 25% Clearance Required? No
General Atomics San Diego, CA, USA
Nov 15, 2018
Job ID#: 21537BR Company: General Atomics Systems Integration Job Title: Experienced UAV Pilot (FLEX/Deployable) Job Category: Pilots City: Indian Springs State: Nevada Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hourly Job Summary General Atomics Systems Integration, LLC (GA-SI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a provider of military and commercial engineering services. GA-SI is a leading-edge expert in systems integration technologies, reliability improvements, and controls system design. We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply. We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced UAV Pilot to join our Aero Services Division as a deployable Flex role employee. Employee's in this role must be able to deploy both CONUS and OCONUS in support of Company projects. Employee's in this role enjoy a Flex deployment rotation schedule while maintaining full benefits. Flex employee's work only while deployed or in a training status, receive deployment compensation, and live in any state. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Without appreciable direction, this position exercises considerable latitude in overseeing RPA ground and flight operations efforts including mission planning, execution and briefing, debriefing, aircrew resource management and ground and flight safety. Determines compliance with specification and operational suitability during engineering tests and flight test/demonstration support through specifically prescribed tests and maneuvers. Defines, plans, organizes and executes flight plans and schedules. Ensures compliance with service guidance, company policy and procedures and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations. Conducts demonstrations and participates in operational and experimental ground and flight tests of assigned UAV(s). Represents the organization with senior military and commercial customers. Performs as Pilot-in-Command of Company Unmanned Air Vehicles. Utilizes various manuals such as the Airplane Flight Manuals, Flight Crew Operating Manual, and other documents and reports to ascertain factors such as aircraft weight and balance, fuel supply, route, schedule, and mechanical reliability. Performs other duties as assigned or required. Job Qualifications Typically requires education al training equivalent to the completion of a four-year technical degree or trade school equivalency and five or more years experience in UAV operation or aviation. Equivalent professional or military experience in UAV or aviation may be substituted in lieu of education. Must demonstrate extensive understanding of UAV and FAA principles, theories and concepts. FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with a current instrument rating and the ability to maintain instrument currency or DOD specialized remotely piloted aircraft system training / qualification documented on USAF Form 8 or equivalent. Pilot-in-Command (PIC) with UAV instructor or multiple UAV aircraft qualification. Must possess: 500 hours as Pilot-in-Command (PIC) with UAV instructor or multiple UAV aircraft qualification (2) one thousand (1000)UAV hours Ability to obtain an FAA Class II medical certificate. Multiple aircraft UAV Pilot Evaluator qualifications. Ability to travel on CONUS and ONCONUS. Excellent analytical, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to accurately interface with all levels of employees, including senior management and senior military and civilian customers, contractors and aircrew. Detailed knowledge of computer operations and applications. Ability to obtain DOD secret clearance as well as customer specific clearance(s) Certified Flight Instructor and Instrument rating (CFII) is highly desired. The ability to work both independently and lead in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required. Travel Percentage Required : 50% - 75% Clearance Required? Yes Clearance Level Secret
General Atomics Indian Springs, NV, USA
Nov 15, 2018
Job ID#: 21576BR Company: General Atomics Job Title: RF Systems Engineer Job Category: Engineering City: San Diego State: California Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary Job Summary General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies. General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) designs and manufactures first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power generation systems. GA-EMS’ expanding portfolio of specialized products and integrated system solutions support critical fleet, space systems and satellites, missile defense, power and energy, and process and monitoring applications for defense, industrial, and commercial customers worldwide. We currently have an exciting opportunity for an RF Systems Engineer working on satellite systems to join our team located in Englewood, CO. Under general supervision with limited review, this position is responsible for determining and developing effective approaches for resolving a wide range of difficult engineering problems. Assignments are normally outlined in terms of overall objectives and anticipated results. Work is reviewed at milestones or at completion for adequacy in meeting objectives. Documents findings, communicates results to engineering staff and makes technical presentations as required. May coordinate segments of a specific project and may have frequent inter-organization and customer contact on difficult technical issues. Provides direction to design or technical staff and may provide direction to less experienced professional staff. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Support mission, system and operational concept development for satellite missions, encompassing space, ground and operational aspects. Work with customers and suppliers, internal and external, to develop and define RF subsystem (space and ground) requirements. Oversee and perform as required the detailed design, development, analysis, production, and test of satellite RF subsystems for both product development and flight program execution. This may include the design and build of custom RF subsystems. Actively participate in system level design of satellite systems across all project phases, through subsystem architectural design and hardware development. Apply system engineering principles to the selection of RF subsystems as part of satellite concept and design development. Perform testing and fault diagnosis of equipment, subsystems and systems, including record-keeping and the generation of documentation and test plans, procedures and results. Ensure an accurate and up-to-date document set for RF products. Apply technical knowledge to analyze, investigate and resolve engineering problems. Prepare technical responses to bids, presentation materials and reports, for a variety of applications and customers. Support and actively participate in customer and supplier meetings and presentations at all project stages. Liaise with customer and supplier staff, and staff from other parts of GA. Perform other duties as assigned or required. We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply. Job Qualifications Typically requires a bachelors degree, masters degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; nine or more years of experience with a bachelors degree, seven or more years of experience with a masters degree, or four or more years with a PhD. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education. Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance is required. Previous experience handling and testing satellite flight hardware, including a demonstrated ability to test and troubleshoot electronic systems. Familiarity with FCC regulations for satellite systems (space and ground). Knowledge of S-band and X-band systems and designs essential; other bands highly desirable. Familiarity with all aspects of the satellite system life cycle, including spacecraft level environmental testing, launch, and operations. Understanding of clean room compliance and safe working practices. Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately and organize work assignments to meet established timetables. Strong communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required, as well as the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Must be able to work extended hours as required and be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and workloads. US citizenship is required. Travel Percentage Required : 0% - 25% Clearance Required? No
General Atomics San Diego, CA, USA
Nov 15, 2018
Job ID#: 21532BR Company: General Atomics Job Title: Internship - Capsule Group Job Category: Engineering City: San Diego State: California Full-Time/Part-Time: Part-Time Hourly Job Summary General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies. We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply. We currently have an exciting internship opportunity in our Inertial Fusion Technology (IFT) division at General Atomics in support of the capsule fabrication, characterization, metrology and of precision components. The capsule group in IFT is a lead fabricator of precision components in support of fusion ignition experiments at the national labs. Undergraduate students studying Engineering, Materials Science, Physics or related major from an accredited university are encouraged to apply. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Works under general supervision in the IFT Capsule Group to fabricate and characterize precision components. Performs dimensional inspection on precision components utilizing metrology tools such as microscopes, surface profilometers, optical coordinate measuring microscopes, and x-ray imaging techniques. Supports staff in other areas related to inertial fusion technology and target fabrication. Participates in the day-to-day activities of the assigned functional area assisting in the completion of advanced tasks and problem-solving. Communicates and presents on results of assigned projects. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices. Performs other duties as assigned or required. Job Qualifications Typically requires enrollment as an undergraduate or graduate student at a recognized college or university. Must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Engineering, Materials Science, Physics or related major preferred. Ability to learn and use complex and technical equipment. Communication skills necessary to write and record precise information as well as interface with staff in a professional environment. Must be a US Citizen. Travel Percentage Required : 0% - 25% Clearance Required? No
General Atomics San Diego, CA, USA
Nov 15, 2018
Job ID#: 21574BR Company: General Atomics Job Title: Security Specialist Contract Program Security Officer (CPSO) Rancho Bernardo Job Category: Security City: San Diego State: California Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary Job Summary General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies. We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply. Without appreciable supervision, this position performs Contract Program Security Officer (CPSO) responsibilities regarding Special Access Programs (SAPs) including day-to-day management of all program security disciplines. The CPSO will be responsible for maintaining and administering all applicable US Government policies and procedures, e.g. DoD Manual, and NISPOM (National Policy). The CPSO will collaborate with the Facility Security Officer (FSO) and Information System Security Manager (ISSM) to ensure proper implementation of National Policy. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Analyze, investigate, and participate in the resolution of classified security issues. Coordinate actions(s) to be taken to ensure compliance with the classified security program. Administer and coordinate security activities in accordance with company policies and procedures to ensure compliance with National Policy. Establish and maintain liaison with government agencies, external customers, contractors, employees, and managers to ensure compliance with National Policy. Develop, review, and implement program specific security programs and procedures. Serve as the focal point for receiving, processing, distributing, and controlling all classified documentation (hard copy and electronic media) entering or leaving the facility, including electronic data transfer. Prepare, review, and process personnel security clearance requests. Investigate and review security violations, preparing reports, and recommending specific preventive and corrective action to be taken. Implement visitor control procedures ensuring compliance with National Policy. Maintain receipt and dispatch, document control, personnel records, and combination records. Implement and manage access control system for the company and/or assigned business unit classified areas. Maintain the strict confidentiality of sensitive information. Responsible for observing all laws, regulations, and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices. Access, review, and submit clearance/access information using JPAS. Maintain PERSEC database in accordance with National Policy. Prepare and administer program indoctrination and debriefings. Analyze, investigate, and resolve classified security issues while providing leadership and guidance to employees, supervisors, managers, and contractors on actions(s) to be taken to ensure compliance with the classified security program. Prepare and submit status reports to applicable government agencies, with review as appropriate from security management and/or Company management. Oversight of SAPs to include support development, review, and maintenance of program security documentation for SAP. Set up SAPF in accordance with National Policy (physical security, facility security and access control, network and IT security, cryptography, personnel, etc.). Manage the annual inventory of accountable holdings in accordance with the policies and procedures. Other duties as assigned or required. *LI-GA Job Qualifications Typically requires a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or a related discipline and ten or more years of professional classified security experience in a corporate or government environment. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education. Must have experience with DOD processes and procedures or an equivalent regulatory environment and/or military training. Must have a complete understanding of US Government National Policies, NISP, NISPOM, DoD Manuals, JAFAN 6/0, ICDs. Must possess the ability to identify issues and develop solutions to a variety of problems. Strong communication, computer, analytical, and interpersonal skills. The ability to initiate and plan projects, and analyze and interpret data. The ability to produce appropriate clear, concise and detailed documentation. Must be able to work independently and in a team. Able to work extended hours and travel as required. Completion of Industrial Security Management and COMSEC courses and access control (Lenel) database experience preferred. Ability to obtain and maintain DoD security clearance is required. Travel Percentage Required : 0% - 25% Clearance Required? Yes Clearance Level Top Secret (SCI access eligible)
General Atomics San Diego, CA, USA
Nov 15, 2018
Job ID#: 21557BR Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Job Title: Internship - Metrology - Summer 2019 Job Category: Manufacturing City: San Diego State: California Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hourly Job Summary General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems. We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply. We have an exciting opportunity for an Metrology Intern to join our Aircraft Systems Division. Under direct supervision, successfully chosen candidate will assist in many aspects of our Mechanical Manufacturing - Metrology team. The Metrology team at GA-ASI is a service organization that provides measurement services for engineering root cause analysis, tool building, component acceptance, process qualification and prototype assembly. The department also performs surface scanning and reverse engineering to support product development. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This position is available for undergraduate students to participate in supervised practical training in a professional field. Assists in the completion of routine tasks; assists in the analysis, investigation and solution of routine problems; and assists in developing electronic and hard copy documentation as required. Under close supervision, working on projects of limited scope: Participates in the day to day activities of assigned functional area assisting in the completion of routine tasks. Assists in applying knowledge to analyze, investigate and resolve routine problems. Assists in developing electronic and hard copy reports, records, diagrams and charts. Participate in GD&T, CAD modeling, and reverse engineering practices. Assist in Laser Tracking and Light Scanning. Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices. Other duties as assigned or required. Job Qualifications Typically requires enrollment as an undergraduate student at a recognized college or university. Must possess: (1) the ability to understand new concepts and apply them accurately; (2) the ability to follow detailed instructions as well as organizational policies and procedures; (3) basic communication and interpersonal skills to enable effective interface with internal professionals; (4) the ability to work independently or in a team environment; and (5) basic computer skills. Travel Percentage Required : 0% - 25% Clearance Required? No
General Atomics San Diego, CA, USA
Nov 15, 2018
Job ID#: 21564BR Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Job Title: Mechanical Assembly Technician Team Leader Job Category: Manufacturing, Technicians City: San Diego State: California Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hourly Job Summary General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems. We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply. We have an exciting opportunity for a Mechanical Assembly Technician Team Leader position under our Mechanical Manufacturing department, located in Poway, CA. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs and/or assists in fabrication, modification, assembly, installation, operation, repair and maintenance of complex laboratory, experimental and commercial equipment. May assist in the design of basic lab, experimental, and commercial equipment. Applies specialized knowledge and skills pertinent to the organization, project or program assigned. Sets up and performs complex experiments and tests. Records, reduces and summarizes data. Identifies daily constraints and escalates to Supervisor or appropriate contact. Conducts LEAP Meetings and follow-up on action items. Leads Team and Tier board review. Leads 5S activities. Maintain skills matrix and training records. Approves, makes corrections and ensures proper time charging for subordinates. Maintains metrics as directed by Manager for production group(s) to include overtime, overhead, realization and 5S activities. Provide input to annual Performance Appraisals for employees in the group. Makes setups and adjustments holding tolerances to specifications. Ensures equipment is functioning as required. May perform duties as required in manufacturing functional area. Manages labor resources, material and schedules. Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules. Recommends measures to improve production methods. Responsible for fabrication, modification, installation, and documentation of complex laboratory, experimental or commercial equipment. Interprets general instructions, plans sequence of assembly, maintains quality assurance documentation and prepares sketches and schematics. May assist in the design of basic lab, experimental, and commercial equipment. Operates specialized equipment and/or performs tests requiring knowledge of processes pertinent to the organization, program or project. Responsible for execution of a set of laboratory experiments or for a complex laboratory function. Collects, records, reduces, and summarizes experimental data. Diagnoses and corrects operational problems or trouble sources in equipment or tests. Interprets basic information displayed to recognize when various operating measurements are drifting out of established parameters. Adjusts operating parameters to bring systems back to satisfactory operating conditions. Develops solutions to problems that occur including assisting in the design of specialized components. May provide direction to other technicians or craft personnel in construction and maintenance of equipment, operation of tests, or laboratory. Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices. Carries out a variety of routine laboratory duties including housekeeping and clean up. Other duties as assigned or required. *LI-GA Job Qualifications Typically requires Associate's degree or equivalent with seven or more years of experience. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education. Ability and willingness to work on systems which have unusual conditions such as high pressure, high voltage, high energy, cryogens, or radioactive materials. Knowledge of computer operations and applications pertinent to the field required. Must have analytical ability to read and understand detailed instructions, drawings and specifications. Communication skills necessary to write and record precise information. Special skills and expertise to use complex equipment or experimental techniques. Travel Percentage Required : 0% - 25% Clearance Required? No
General Atomics San Diego, CA, USA
Nov 15, 2018
Job ID#: 21566BR Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Job Title: Conventional Machinist Job Category: Manufacturing City: San Diego State: California Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hourly Job Summary General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems. We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply. We have an exciting opportunity for a Conventional Machinist to join the Manufacturing department at GA-ASI. Within the Manufacturing department, this position will be working out of the Fabrication Shop directly under the Mechanical Manufacturing team, located in Poway, CA. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Under limited supervision, this position is responsible for performing complex functions related to machine tools. Plans, lays out work, sets up and operates all types of lathes, mills or grinders to machine or grind developmental, production or maintenance parts to exacting tolerances and dimensions. Expected to provide guidance or training to equal or lower level machinists. Plans sequence of machine operation as required using drawings, sketches or other written or verbal instructions. Reviews engineering drawings, sketches, graphic illustrations or verbal/written correspondence to compute angular and linear dimensions. Determines cutting tools to be used, method of holding, and machine speeds and feeds. May monitor and verify quality of work performed by equal or lower level personnel, such as first part inspection. Sets up tooling and production stock to be machined using a wide variety of both conventional and CNC machining equipment to perform machining of complex parts by drilling, reaming, boring, tapping, slotting, and dovetailing on ferrous and non-ferrous metals and their alloys. Designs, fabricates, and/or improvises tooling, and tooling aids to assist in machine setups utilizing various shop equipment. Performs preventive maintenance and makes machine adjustments as required using hand tools and precision measuring instruments. May provide guidance or training to equal or lower level machinist. Responsible for observing all laws, regulations, and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices. Other duties as assigned or required. Job Qualifications Typically requires an associate's degree, technical/trade school training or equivalent and seven or more years related experience. Additional experience may be substituted for formal education. Must be customer focused and possess: The ability to perform complex set-up and fabrication of machined parts with little or no direction; In-depth knowledge of machining equipment including ability to use judgment and safe practices; Ability to read, interpret and explain engineering drawings, sketches and verbal and written instructions; Skills to maintain the flow of work within the unit using independent judgment in solving moderately complex problems and recommending solutions; Strong interpersonal skills and written communication skills to interface with employees and management; Basic computer skills; and, The ability to work both independently and lead in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours as required. Travel Percentage Required : 0% - 25% Clearance Required? No
General Atomics San Diego, CA, USA
Nov 15, 2018
Job ID#: 21432BR Company: General Atomics Job Title: Chemical Engineer Job Category: Engineering City: San Diego State: California Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary Job Summary General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies. We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply. We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Associate Chemical Engineer at our location in La Jolla, CA in the Nuclear Technology and Materials Division within the Energy group. This position involves design and optimization of chemical processing steps to obtain a final product that supports the nuclear and aerospace industries. The raw materials of the process are preceramic polymers; therefore, experience in polymer product development, polymer synthesis, and familiarity with ceramics are desirable. Hands on experience in developing a product for fabrication and manufacturing is desirable. 25% travel will be required. This Chemical Engineer will be responsible for research and development of chemical processing steps and scaling up processes at our GA facility in La Jolla, CA. This position is responsible for applying innovative approaches to resolving unusual or complex engineering problems under general directions with regular review. Assignments are normally outlined in terms of overall objectives and reviewed periodically until completion. Supports the planning of engineering projects and develops innovative designs or modifications in order to meet project goals. Performs difficult/complex engineering work with instructions as to the general expected results. Documents findings, communicates results to engineering staff and makes technical presentations. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Travel to subcontractor site and work with subcontractor to transition technology to General Atomics. Conduct chemical processing steps for polymerization and ceramic conversion. Ensure environment controls are met for necessary chemical processing steps. Provide research and development for the chemical processing steps. Design and optimize GA Proof of Concept Facility by scaling-up the chemical processing steps. Supports operation of engineering systems and documents any problems. Devises new approaches to resolve unusual or complex engineering problems. Troubleshoot conflicting design/development requirements, difficult coordination requirements, and special material requirements. Provides documentation and makes technical presentations as required. Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information. Performs other duties as assigned. Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices. Job Qualifications Typically requires a bachelors or masters degree in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and two or more years of engineering experience with a bachelors degree. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.. Experience in product development is required. Experience in polymer synthesis and familiarity with ceramics are desirable. Experience with characterization equipment such as a viscometer, gel permeation chromatography, and liquid chromatography is desirable. Experience working with furnaces, hot presses, and other sintering equipment desirable. Experience with different ceramic matrix composite processing methods is desirable Must have a thorough understanding of engineering concepts, principles, codes, and theory; experience demonstrating a broad application of those concepts; and, expanding knowledge of principles, concepts, theory, and practices in related technical specialties. Must possess the ability to develop and communicate new concepts; apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment; organize, schedule, and coordinate work phases; and, determine the appropriate approach at the task level or, with assistance, at the project level to provide solutions to a range of complex problems. Must have strong communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to perform complex tasks in one or more engineering areas; capable of representing the organization as a prime technical contact and, lead a team of moderately experienced professional employees on single component projects. Able to work extended hours as required. Travel Percentage Required : 0% - 25% Clearance Required? No
General Atomics San Diego, CA, USA
Nov 15, 2018
Job ID#: 21572BR Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Job Title: Composite Tool Maker (2nd Shift) Job Category: Manufacturing, Technicians City: San Diego State: California Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hourly Job Summary General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems. We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply. We have an exciting opportunity for a 2nd Shift Composite Tool Maker located in San Diego, CA. Under limited supervision and working in a loud manufacturing environment with a variety of epoxy agents, this position lays out, fabricates and assembles complex metalworking dies, molds, composite, and machine tool fixtures by analyzing blueprints, sketches, engineering designs/drawings, models, tool orders, manufacturing service requests, engineering or shop specifications, and verbal descriptions. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs complex precision work to exacting tolerances and dimensions; may recommend revisions in design and/or substitutions in material based on machinability or fabrication problems encountered. Solves problems relating to unusual materials, work-holding arrangements, machine settings, fabrication methods, and production process. May monitor and verify quality in accordance with statistical process or other control procedures and may provide direction and guidance to less experienced staff. Fabricate and assemble composite parts and tools using epoxy resins, pre-preg material, graphite, fiberglass, structural adhesives, tooling foams, tooling boards (solid and honeycomb) and other various materials. Assist in the development of prototype molds and jigs. Fabricate composite and metal trim & drill fixtures per blueprints and assemble composite and metal assembly fixtures for controlling location and configuration of composite structures. Sets up and operates micrometers, height gages, calipers, jig transit and precision level to determine location of holes, trim, lines, center lines, alignment of master models and assembly fixtures. Fabrication and set up contour templates, mix plaster, spine plaster over templates to fabricate plaster pattern. Assists with plaster spins and runs to create master molds. Layout patterns on wood stock, divides patterns into sections according to the shape to facilitate the removal of the part from the pattern and verify the dimensions and contours and measure of patterns on polystyrene and polyurethane foams. Cut and shape pattern using planes, shaves, files, sure foams, scrapers, routers, hotwires, mills and lathes. Apply sealers, releases, base coats and finish coats using various spray equipment. Set up and operate of metal working machine tools such as saws, drills, lathes, planners, belt & disk sanders, grinders, drill press, hydraulic press, shear and brake, and welding equipment. Fabricate machine parts to specifications of tooling requirements. Perform product inspection and rework as required. Other duties as assigned or required. *LI-GA Job Qualifications Typically requires High School diploma and five or more years of progressive work experience. Additional work experience in an environment using composite pre-preg materials and epoxy resin systems may be substituted in lieu of education. Must be able to work 2nd shift (3:00 pm - 12:30 am) Uses a variety of machinist's hand tools and precision measuring instruments; computes dimensions; determines machining and material or parts required. Must be able to read and interpret a variety of complex engineering design drawings; satisfactorily complete complex engineering calculations; have complete knowledge and use of measuring instruments such as scales, protractors and calipers; interpret very detailed descriptions and instructions for making appropriate tools; and have complete knowledge and experience using a variety of shop tools such as lathes, mills, planners, band saws, table saws, belt & disk sanders, grinders, drill press, hydraulic press, shear and brake, and hand tools such as rollers, paper cutters, scissors, x-acto knives, electric heat gun and fixtures such as mold and mandrels. May require respirator certification. Must be able to work in a loud environment, work extended hours as required, and be able to lift tools and assemblies weighing up to 60 lbs. Knowledge of composite pre-preg materials and epoxy resin systems is desired. Travel Percentage Required : 0% - 25% Clearance Required? No
General Atomics San Diego, CA, USA
Nov 15, 2018
Job ID#: 21562BR Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Job Title: Machine Shop Supervisor Job Category: Manufacturing City: San Diego State: California Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary Job Summary General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems. We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply. We have an exciting opportunity for a Machine Shop Supervisor to join our Machine Shop at GA-ASI, located in Poway, CA. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for overseeing the daily operations of a machining department. Plans and directs subordinates to achieve assignments using established guidelines, procedures and policies. Directs the activities of the group to ensure smooth flow of work, and that prototype and production schedules are met. Establishes, interprets and modifies operational processes and procedures. Develops up-to-date, accurate documentation and reports to reflect machine shop activities. Participates with management in developing/updating operating procedures and training programs. Supervises machinists and/or support staff through all phases of production in accordance with established schedules. Offers guidance and coaching to manufacturing personnel. Participates in designing and building tooling needed for the production process. Manages and directs the activities of the machining function and other areas as assigned. Reviews engineering drawings and production planning for conformance in all Mechanical Manufacturing departments. Applies knowledge of production planning, scheduling of workload, tooling requirements and machine maintenance to ensure a smooth flow of work through the departments. Evaluates and determines staffing requirements and technical capabilities of personnel within the function. Participates in the selection, retention and development of personnel including interviewing, performance appraisals and promotion recommendations. Applies knowledge of machine shop LEAN, involving shop personnel, to improve productivity and reduce lead-times. Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. This company operates on a 9/80 schedule. Job Qualifications Typically requires education or formal training equivalent to the completion of an Associate's degree and six or more year's progressively complex experience in machining and/or related field including three or more year's supervisory experience.Additional experience may be substituted in lieu of education. Bachelor's Degree in Manufacturing or Engineering field desired. Must demonstrate an in-depth working knowledge and a complete understanding of machine shop principles, concepts, regulations and practices; and leadership skills including organizing, planning, scheduling and coordinating workloads to meet established deadlines and milestones. Must possess (1) the ability to resolve difficult issues; (2) good verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report and present findings; (3) good interpersonal skills to effectively interface with all levels of employees, including providing direction to and scheduling work of assigned staff; (4) the ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information; and, (5) strong computer skills. Ability to work independently and lead in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required. Ability to promote shop safety, quality, delivery, employee involvement and cost objectives. Ability to manage and promote organization changes. Demonstrates working knowledge and understanding of Microsoft applications; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio. Familiarity with outside treatment processes pertaining to standard machine shop practices; heat treatment, anodize, gun drill, etc. Travel Percentage Required : 0% - 25% Clearance Required? No
General Atomics San Diego, CA, USA
Nov 15, 2018
Job ID#: 21571BR Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Job Title: Metrologist (1st Shift) Job Category: Engineering, Manufacturing, Material and Production Control City: San Diego State: California Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hourly Job Summary General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems. We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply. We have an exciting opportunity for a Metrologist to join our Composite Tooling team within the Manufacturing department at GA-ASI, located in Sabre Springs, CA. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is looking for a skilled and motivated metrologist to join our team and to help bring new ideas to flight. The metrology department is looking for individuals who have proven measurement skills using large scale coordinate measurement methods such as laser trackers, photogrammetry, and structured light scanners. Candidates should have a practical GD&T knowledge, with some CAD modeling skills and reverse engineering experience Desired. The Metrology Department at GA-ASI is a service organization that provides measurement services for engineering root cause analysis, tool building, component acceptance, process qualification and prototype assembly. The department also performs surface scanning and reverse engineering to support product development. *LI-GA Job Qualifications Typically requires an Associate's degree in Engineering or related technical field and one year of related experience. Equivalent professional experience may be substituted in lieu of education. Laser tracker experience using Verisurf or SA software is desired. Photogrammetry and structured light scanning experience preferably using GOM Tritop and Atos Software is desired. Reverse engineering using Design X, Polyworks or similar software is desired. CAD/CAM design experience using Solidworks, Creo/Pro-E, Mastercam, Catia, Unigraphics is desired. Ability to work alone with limited supervision and to be self-directed to achieve a defined goal is required. Able to work with other Metrologists or in small cross functional groups to achieve a defined goal is required. Must demonstrate a broad understanding of engineering principles, theories and concepts is required. Must possess: (1) the ability to grasp new concepts quickly and work with minimal supervision; (2) the ability to read and interpret blueprints, drawings and other engineering documentation; (3) strong organization skills; (4) the ability to identify issues and interpret data; (5) good analytical, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report and assess situations and make judgments; and (6) good knowledge of computer operations and applications pertinent to the field. Ability to work both independently and in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours as required. Must have the ability to work 1st shift. Travel Percentage Required : 0% - 25% Clearance Required? No
General Atomics San Diego, CA, USA
Nov 15, 2018
Job ID#: 21558BR Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Job Title: Internship - Metrology - Summer 2019 Job Category: Manufacturing City: San Diego State: California Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hourly Job Summary General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems. We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply. We have an exciting opportunity for an Metrology Intern to join our Aircraft Systems Division. Under direct supervision, successfully chosen candidate will assist in many aspects of our Mechanical Manufacturing - Metrology team. The Metrology team at GA-ASI is a service organization that provides measurement services for engineering root cause analysis, tool building, component acceptance, process qualification and prototype assembly. The department also performs surface scanning and reverse engineering to support product development. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This position is available for undergraduate students to participate in supervised practical training in a professional field. Assists in the completion of routine tasks; assists in the analysis, investigation and solution of routine problems; and assists in developing electronic and hard copy documentation as required. Under close supervision, working on projects of limited scope: Participates in the day to day activities of assigned functional area assisting in the completion of routine tasks. Assists in applying knowledge to analyze, investigate and resolve routine problems. Assists in developing electronic and hard copy reports, records, diagrams and charts. Participate in GD&T, CAD modeling, and reverse engineering practices. Assist in Laser Tracking and Light Scanning. Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices. Other duties as assigned or required. Job Qualifications Typically requires enrollment as an undergraduate or graduate student at a recognized college or university. Must possess: (1) the ability to understand new concepts and apply them accurately; (2) the ability to follow general and detailed instructions as well as organizational policies and procedures; (3) basic communication and interpersonal skills to enable effective interface with internal professionals; (4) the ability to work independently or in a team environment; and (5) basic computer skills. Travel Percentage Required : 0% - 25% Clearance Required? No
General Atomics San Diego, CA, USA
Nov 15, 2018
Job ID#: 21563BR Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Job Title: Mechanical Assembly Technician Team Leader Job Category: Manufacturing, Technicians City: San Diego State: California Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hourly Job Summary General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems. We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply. We have an exciting opportunity for a Mechanical Assembly Technician Team Leader position under our Mechanical Manufacturing department, located in Poway, CA. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs and/or assists in fabrication, modification, assembly, installation, operation, repair and maintenance of complex laboratory, experimental and commercial equipment. May assist in the design of basic lab, experimental, and commercial equipment. Applies specialized knowledge and skills pertinent to the organization, project or program assigned. Sets up and performs complex experiments and tests. Records, reduces and summarizes data. Identifies daily constraints and escalates to Supervisor or appropriate contact. Conducts LEAP Meetings and follow-up on action items. Leads Team and Tier board review. Leads 5S activities. Maintain skills matrix and training records. Approves, makes corrections and ensures proper time charging for subordinates. Maintains metrics as directed by Manager for production group(s) to include overtime, overhead, realization and 5S activities. Provides input to annual Performance Appraisals for others in group. Makes setups and adjustments holding tolerances to specifications. Ensures equipment is functioning as required. May perform duties as required in manufacturing functional area. Manages labor resources, material and schedules. Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules. Recommends measures to improve production methods. Responsible for fabrication, modification, installation, and documentation of complex laboratory, experimental or commercial equipment. Interprets general instructions, plans sequence of assembly, maintains quality assurance documentation and prepares sketches and schematics. May assist in the design of basic lab, experimental, and commercial equipment. Operates specialized equipment and/or performs tests requiring knowledge of processes pertinent to the organization, program or project. Responsible for execution of a set of laboratory experiments or for a complex laboratory function. Collects, records, reduces, and summarizes experimental data. Diagnoses and corrects operational problems or trouble sources in equipment or tests. Interprets basic information displayed to recognize when various operating measurements are drifting out of established parameters. Adjusts operating parameters to bring systems back to satisfactory operating conditions. Develops solutions to problems that occur including assisting in the design of specialized components. May provide direction to other technicians or craft personnel in construction and maintenance of equipment, operation of tests, or laboratory. Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices. Carries out a variety of routine laboratory duties including housekeeping and clean up. Other duties as assigned or required. Job Qualifications Typically requires Associate's degree or equivalent with seven or more years of experience. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education. Ability and willingness to work on systems which have unusual conditions such as high pressure, high voltage, high energy, cryogens, or radioactive materials. Knowledge of computer operations and applications pertinent to the field required. Must have analytical ability to read and understand detailed instructions, drawings and specifications. Communication skills necessary to write and record precise information. Special skills and expertise to use complex equipment or experimental techniques. Travel Percentage Required : 0% - 25% Clearance Required? No
General Atomics San Diego, CA, USA
Nov 15, 2018
Job ID#: 21561BR Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Job Title: Mechanical Assembly Supervisor Job Category: Manufacturing City: San Diego State: California Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary Job Summary General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems. We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply. We have an exciting opportunity for a Mechanical Assembly Supervisor to join our Manufacturing department within GA-ASI, located in Poway, CA. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This position develops, schedules and implements work activities for Mechanical Assembly. This team falls within the Mechanical Manufacturing group under the Manufacturing Department. Coordinates day to day activities, including personnel supervision, work assignments, and coordination of the product flow through the production phase. 1. Supervises Assemblers and Technicians in various locations through Mechanical Assembly phase of production in accordance with established schedules. Offers guidance and coaching to manufacturing personnel. 2. Examines defective equipment to determine cause of malfunction and reports need for repairs. Assists test department with expeditious turnaround of repairs as required. 3. Assists engineering staff to resolve design and documentation issues. Interfaces with planning personnel in the generation of process flows, as well as with quality assurance personnel. 4. Analyzes work orders and blueprints to determine information such as material to be used, type of operations, and sequence of operations required. Monitors usage and supply of all production materials and tooling; reorders when necessary. Interfaces with production control to help prevent material and equipment shortages. 5. Formulates and recommends plans, policies, procedures and schedules for the section. Seeks methods to improve product quality, repeatability and efficiency. Schedules and coordinates work assignments. Ensures accurate time charging. Inspects work in progress and finished products. 6. Recommends measures to improve production methods, equipment performance and quality of product. Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of the departments. 7. May interface with outside vendors and sales representatives to stay current on new products and services. May interface with customers to answer questions relating to the product. 8. Participates in hiring, promoting, and training subordinate employees. Assigns, directs and reviews their work. 9. Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to work and lead the workplace in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices. 10. Other duties as assigned or required. Job Qualifications Typically requires a bachelor's degree and nine or more years of progressive professional experience in a related technical field with at least three of those years in a supervisory capacity. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education. Must demonstrate an extensive technical understanding of production and assembly concepts and practices, with the ability to organize, schedule, and coordinate workloads and staff to meet established milestones. Must be customer focused and possess: (1) the ability to identify issues, analyze and interpret data and develop innovative solutions to a variety of complex matters of diverse scope and nature; (2) excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report, and present findings to a variety of audiences including management and outside representatives; (3) excellent interpersonal skills to influence and guide all levels of employees and external representatives; (4) the ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information; (5) the ability to represent the company on external projects; and (6) strong computer skills. (7) the ability to work extended hours and travel is required. Travel Percentage Required : 0% - 25% Clearance Required? No
General Atomics San Diego, CA, USA
Nov 15, 2018
Job ID#: 21570BR Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Job Title: Metrologist (1st Shift) Job Category: Engineering, Manufacturing, Material and Production Control City: San Diego State: California Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hourly Job Summary General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems. We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply. We have an exciting opportunity for a Metrologist to join our 1st shift Composite Tooling team within the Manufacturing department at GA-ASI, located in Sabre Springs, CA. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is looking for a skilled and motivated metrologist to join our team and to help bring new ideas to flight. The metrology department is looking for individuals who have proven measurement skills using large scale coordinate measurement methods such as laser trackers, photogrammetry, and structured light scanners. Candidates should have a practical GD&T knowledge, with some CAD modeling skills and reverse engineering experience desired. The Metrology Department at GA-ASI is a service organization that provides measurement services for engineering root cause analysis, tool building, component acceptance, process qualification and prototype assembly. The department also performs surface scanning and reverse engineering to support product development. *LI-GA Job Qualifications Typically requires an Associate's degree in Engineering or related technical field and one year of related experience. Equivalent professional experience may be substituted in lieu of education. Laser tracker experience using Verisurf or SA software is desired. Photogrammetry and structured light scanning experience preferably using GOM Tritop and Atos Software is desired. Reverse engineering using Design X, Polyworks or similar software is desired. CAD/CAM design experience using Solidworks, Creo/Pro-E, Mastercam, Catia, Unigraphics is desired. Ability to work alone with limited supervision and to be self-directed to achieve a defined goal is required. Able to work with other Metrologists or in small cross functional groups to achieve a defined goal is required. Must demonstrate a broad understanding of engineering principles, theories and concepts is required. Must possess: (1) the ability to grasp new concepts quickly and work with minimal supervision; (2) the ability to read and interpret blueprints, drawings and other engineering documentation; (3) strong organization skills; (4) the ability to identify issues and interpret data; (5) good analytical, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report and assess situations and make judgments; and (6) good knowledge of computer operations and applications pertinent to the field. Ability to work both independently and in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours as required. Must have the ability to work 1st shift. Travel Percentage Required : 0% - 25% Clearance Required? No
General Atomics San Diego, CA, USA
Nov 15, 2018
Job ID#: 21565BR Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Job Title: Conventional Machinist Job Category: Manufacturing City: San Diego State: California Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hourly Job Summary General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems. We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply. We have an exciting opportunity for a Machinist to join the Fabrication Shop within the Mechanical Manufacturing division under the Manufacturing department at GA-ASI, located in Poway, CA. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Under close supervision, this position is responsible for assisting and/or performing the set up and fabrication of simple, routine machined parts utilizing light-duty machine tools and equipment. Assists and/or operates basic drill presses, lathes, mills, saws and shears. Cleans machines and work area, deburrs parts. Removes and discards metal chips from machines. Maintains oil and coolant levels in the machines. Performs kitting of production tools, fixtures, cutters and pre-cut raw material. Prepares and saw cuts raw materials. Responsible for observing all laws, regulations, and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices. Other duties as assigned or required. Job Qualifications Typically requires high school diploma or equivalent. the ability to perform basic routine set-up and fabrication of machined parts; basic knowledge of shop equipment including ability to use judgment and safe practices; skills to maintain the flow of work within the unit; good interpersonal skills and written communication skills to interface with employees and supervisor; and Basic computer skills. Must be able to work both independently and in a team environment. Flexibility to work extended hours as required. Travel Percentage Required : 0% - 25% Clearance Required? No
General Atomics San Diego, CA, USA