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Cable Design Engineer

San Diego, California

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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: Senior (8+ years)

  • Travel: 0% - 25%

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Date posted 08/05/2020 Job ID 29553BR Company General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Experience Level Senior (8+ years) Job Title Cable Design Engineer 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 Cable Design Engineer to join our GA-ASI; Mission Payload and Exploitation (MPEx) group, directly reporting to the Cable Engineering team, sitting in San Diego, CA. The Cable Engineer team handles every aspect of harness/cable design, build and integration. We are a one stop shop for all harness/cable needs.

  • Candidate will be responsible for interpreting system and electronics equipment specifications to design and document harness/cables to meet design objectives for airborne, ground, and test environments.
  • Responsibilities include developing cable schematic or wiring interconnect diagram within Zuken, performing calculations e.g. wire gauge, selecting proper components.
  • We have a dynamic R&D environment that offers the full breadth of harness/cable design and product delivery working at the system level. We do it all from design inception to product installation.
  • Performs 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. (Ideal candidates will have a Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering)
  • Demonstrated experience in harness/cable design, routing, and installation.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Zuken is required.
  • Working knowledge of cable assembly methods and tooling.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Avionics harness/cable design preferred.
  • Experience with Windchill product management a plus.
  • US Citizenship is required as is the ability to obtain and maintain DOD Security Clearance.
Travel Percentage Required 0% - 25% US Citizenship Required? Yes Clearance Required? Desired Clearance Level Secret
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  • Healthcare

  • Pension, 401(k)/Retirement Plans

  • Competitive Pay

  • Multiple product lines means a variety of work

  • Paid Time Off

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