EMS Jobs at General Atomics
Take your future to a higher level.
At General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems, we’re pushing the boundaries of high-technology manufacturing and engineering. On our team, your work will support critical defense, commercial and industrial applications worldwide. And you’ll have the resources and benefits that help you thrive—including a pension program. If you’re ready to work on important projects and build a rewarding career with an industry leader, learn more about our opportunities and join us.
San Diego jobs
Find out how our professionals drive impactful solutions and build rewarding careers, then explore our opportunities in San Diego.
Rick, Director of Radiation Monitoring Systems
(Retired Navy SEAL)
"We’re working on transformational technology—radar systems for the Navy, high energy density storage, and much more." "There’s a great appreciation for military service here. General Atomics is responsive and supportive to those of us who have served."
Mark, Capacitor Research, Development & Engineering Manager
"I started my career here as an intern. From fundamental science to design, it provided me with a great foundation for my future." "I appreciate how agile and flexible we are in the R&D area. I’ve continually been able to stretch myself and build my skills as a professional." "Our work has wide-ranging, international implications. Working on such important projects provides powerful motivation to me in my leadership role."
David, Project Manager
"We’re working on big projects, but there’s a small-business feel here. As a manager, I have the autonomy to explore how to do things differently and better."
Mark, Manufacturing Engineering Manager
"Our leadership has a long-term vision. We’re looking at the next decade and longer, not just the next quarter." "We’ve experienced a lot of growth, both in my area and across the company. That’s provided great opportunities for me to advance in my career."
Sanjay, RMS Program Manager
"I’ve been able to achieve my professional and personal goals here. And it’s rewarding to know that the projects I work on will have a long legacy." "Every minute, I can see how I’m contributing to the security of the nation, the good of the company, and the satisfaction of customers."
In Huntsville, a key center of U.S. space and defense technology, you’ll have the opportunity to develop innovative, real-world systems and expand your career with a fast-growing organization. Hear more about what it’s like to work here from our professionals and explore our opportunities in Huntsville.
Scott, Executive Director, Space Systems Operations
“Our engineers aren’t just doing support services work, we’re doing design and development with cutting-edge systems.”
“I’ve been impressed with our investment in future programs and technologies. We’re growing in many ways, and that presents great opportunity for our people.”
Donny, Manager, Systems Engineering & Integration
“The people here are top-notch. It’s exciting to work together to address high-priority and critical needs for a wide customer base.”
“I’ve advanced my career in Huntsville. We have a small-company feel, but there are definitely big-company opportunities here.”
Adam, Systems Engineer
“The work we do is instrumental in our national defense. And as a private company, we’re oriented toward long-term growth and stability.”
“There’s almost a family feel to our workplace. I have lots of face time with my colleagues, and there are fewer barriers to getting our work done.”
Hank, Manager Sensor Systems
“We’re not pigeonholed within a particular discipline. There’s a lot of synergy across teams, and we have the opportunity to work on novel technologies in different domains.”
“I appreciate the long-term vision we have here. We’re asking customers, ‘What are you going to need 5, 10, or even 20 years from now?’”
Mike, Executive Director, Advanced Aerospace & Sensor Systems Engineering
“We’re small enough to be nimble and responsive, but big enough to be able to do things that change the world.”
“With the opportunities we have here, you can lead projects, grow into a management role, or become a subject matter expert in your field.”
Use your extensive expertise in manufacturing, fabrication and construction tasks to develop innovative solutions. In our close-knit group, you’ll connect with subject matter experts, and you’ll have the support you need to advance your career. Apply for one of our exciting opportunities.
“We take a lot of pride in our work. What we’re doing helps equip a state-of-the-art military.”
– Gabe, Test Engineer, employee since 2009
Working in one of the cleanest manufacturing environments you’ll find, you’ll support our military by machining parts to exacting tolerances and dimensions. Learn more about our Machinist roles and apply.
“I couldn’t ask for better people to work with. Everyone gets along great, and we’re working on projects that are really important.”
– Jack, Machinist since 2012
In this leadership position, you’ll develop and write programs to provide solutions for a wide range of complex technical problems. You’ll play an integral role as we take our machining capabilities to the next level. Find out more about our opportunities for Programmers.
“It’s exciting to work on so many projects and solve different challenges. I’ve been able to grow professionally and personally here.”
– Dewayne, CNC Programmer since 2006
Your work will support standard production operations for a variety of assemblies, sub-assemblies, and equipment. In our state-of-the-art facility, you’ll have all the tools and resources to build a great future. Explore our opportunities and join us.
“I’ve seen a project through from prototypes to floor production to installation on an aircraft carrier. This is a great place to advance yourself.”
– Kenneth, Senior Technician since 2007
Step up to the challenge of helping us continue to deliver high quality products. You’ll collaborate with engineering and manufacturing to ensure quality standards are in place.
“We know we’re building products that our country will use to protect us. Our work is critical, and that’s exciting.”
– Shirley, Quality Engineer since 2015
In addition to the competitive compensation and benefits you deserve, we offer a team-oriented culture and professional development opportunities that will make your career truly exceptional.