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Mechanical Engineer

Poway, California

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Overview

General Atomics pioneers technologies with the potential to change the world. Behind a talented global team of engineers, GA delivers safe, sustainable, and economical solutions to meet growing global demands. Our Engineers have an opportunity to work on first of a kind product lines within an incredible, dynamic environment.

Engineering positions typically require a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience. Candidates from mechanical, electrical, and aerospace engineering backgrounds must know the fundamentals of engineering system developments, requirements, testing, and integration before getting to the final stages of customer interface and project management.

  • Schedule: Full-Time Salary

  • Job Level: Mid-Level (3-7 years)

  • Travel: 0 - 25

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Date posted 05/24/2022 Job ID 36876BR Company General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Experience Level Mid-Level (3-7 years) Job Title Mechanical Engineer City Poway 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.

Mechanical Design / Systems Integration Engineer 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. This position is responsible for providing technical design solutions for a range of difficult design problems from aircraft avionics integration layouts to cross functional engineering coordination and component assembly using CAD (Computer-aided design) engineering software. 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 & RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Applies technical knowledge to design, analyze, investigate, and resolve assigned engineering problems utilizing standard engineering and scientific principles.
  • Utilizes 3D CAD software for theoretical design solutions and structural analysis validation.
  • May develop prototype mock-ups and perform empirical testing to troubleshoot aircraft integration packaging solutions of equipment and systems.
  • Develops aircraft integration design solutions for assigned structural products and components.
  • Details designs and drawings related to component assembly, structural assemblies, mechanisms, and devices.
  • Performs hands-on fit checks for verification and validation as required to ensure design requirements have been met.
  • Obtains and analyzes test data.
  • Develops the appropriate documentation of findings and implemented design solutions.
  • Provides documentation and makes technical presentations as required.
  • May provide direction to the engineering design staff and/or technical staff.
  • May lead a team of less experienced professional employees on semi-routine tasks. Directs the activities of designers, technicians and may direct the activities of less experienced professional staff.
  • May represent the organization in providing solutions to technical issues associated with specific projects.
  • Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Will assist in and verify aircraft integration, or testing and validation of hardware and systems prior to aircraft integration, on-site as well as at Flight Operations facilities.
  • 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.
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; four or more years of experience with a bachelors degree or two or more years of experience with a masters degree. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.
  • Aptitude and design experience utilizing 3D CAD engineering software (Pro/E CREO, SolidWorks, or NX).
  • Must have a complete 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 understand new concepts quickly; 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 excellent communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Able to perform complex tasks in one engineering area and lead a team of less experienced professional employees on semi-routine tasks.
  • Able to work extended hours as required.
  • Working knowledge and application of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Travel Percentage Required 0 - 25 Relocation Assistance Provided Not Provided US Citizenship Required? Yes Clearance Required? No
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Benefits

  • Healthcare

  • Pension, 401(k)/Retirement Plans

  • Competitive Pay

  • Multiple product lines means a variety of work

  • Paid Time Off

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“The company is growing, has a very good reputation and had open positions in my area of expertise (aircraft design/design methodology development).”
– Peter, Senior Staff Engineer
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“We don't ascribe to quotas; we do ascribe to securing the BEST talent to enrich our culture toward healthy diversification and active/viable community service. We are STEM advocates.”
– Debra, CSSBB: Staff Engineer
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“Every day is different, with different problems to solve and many programs to support. I am a problem solver and have always been motivated by the tough questions.”
– Scott, Laser Scientist
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“I work in the Components Engineering and Obsolescence Management Dept. Our efforts are saving General Atomics several millions of dollars by proactively leading and informing the company of all these decisions which significantly impact production, sustainment and new designs.”
– John, Staff Engineer

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