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Aircraft Technician

Palmdale, California
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Date posted 07/16/2021 Job ID 32730BR Company General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Experience Level Mid-Level (3-7 years) Job Title Aircraft Technician City Palmdale 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 have an exciting opportunity at our Palmdale Flight Operations Facility as an Aircraft Technician.

Under general supervision, this position is responsible for assembly, test, and repair of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in accordance with technical specifications, engineering instructions and technical orders, procedures and regulations to ensure customer specifications are met.

  • Responsibilities include aircraft assembly, test, and repair of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV).
  • Must be detail-oriented, deadline sensitive and able to work effectively in a team setting.
  • Performs installation and test of electro/mechanical actuators, landing gear, fuel systems, and avionics systems with limited supervision.
  • Aircraft assembly could include cable routing, installation of aircraft system components, installation of engine support systems, and airframe related items.
  • Will also be responsible for off-aircraft assembly of spare components and support equipment.
  • Must be able to read and understand blueprints, drawings, and engineering specifications.
  • Must have strong skills using conventional hand tools, calipers, micrometers, torque wrenches, and Fluke meters.
  • Knowledge of office personal computer operating systems is required.
  • 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 practices and procedures.
  • Must work extended hours when required. Other duties as assigned or requested.
  • This facility operates on a 9/80 schedule
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 Associate's degree or equivalent with two or more years of experience. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.
  • Must be able to work with common hand tools and operate common and specialized test equipment.
  • Must have the capability to perform complex assignments with little or no direction.
  • Knowledge of computer operations and applications pertinent to the field required.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance is desired.
  • Education in Aircraft Maintenance Technician, Aviation Electronics, or Airframe & Powerplant license is desired.
  • Must be a US citizen.
Travel Percentage Required 0 - 25 Relocation Assistance Provided Provided US Citizenship Required? Yes Clearance Required? Desired Clearance Level Secret Apply Now
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