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Electrical 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: Mid-Level (3-7 years)

  • Travel: 0% - 25%

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Date posted 05/12/2020 Job ID 28880BR Company General Atomics Experience Level Mid-Level (3-7 years) Job Title Electrical Engineer 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 Electrical Engineer to join our Sustainment Engineering team located in Rancho Bernardo, CA. This position is responsible for resolving a wide range of advanced technical issues in Electrical Engineering for developed systems to sustain production. The candidate will evaluate, interpret and resolve complex electrical engineering problems in support of the system production.

  • Determines technical objectives for the review, research, design, development, and/or solutions for Electrical engineering projects at General Atomics Electronic Systems.
  • Leads the internal and external technical project/program reviews including preliminary and critical/detailed design reviews to ensure they meet defined product requirements.
  • Troubleshoot conflicting design/development requirements, difficult coordination requirements, and special material requirements.
  • Acts as an expert in identified design solutions for Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and subsystems. Should be able to identify the issue, propose the solution, develop the design update and implement the design update accordingly.
  • Provides technical leadership in developing system level electrical designs upgrade for current sustainment projects to resolve component obsolescence issues.
  • Leads the activities of assigned Electrical engineering projects to achieve technical objectives.
  • Determines areas of system improvement, including test programs and required test data, to reduce risk while ensuring compliance, reporting, and safety standards are maintained.
  • Assures that electrical designs meet the highest standards of safety and quality while meeting budget and schedule.
  • Participates in the internal and external technical project/program reviews including preliminary and critical/detailed design reviews to ensure they meet defined product requirements.
  • Addresses complex and difficult technical issues in Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) and PCBA. Update schematics, drawing from advanced engineering concepts and/or highly creative approaches.
  • Provides focal point for technical communication within the company management and may represent the Company as the prime technical contact to customers and/or government regulatory agencies.
  • Presents report(s) at engineering meetings, participates in program reviews and consults on problems.
  • Reviews requirement matrix and/or statement of work to generate basis of estimates in support of customer proposals.
  • Participates in the planning, selection, retention, and development of the professional staff. Mentors less experienced technical staff in all aspects of Electrical engineering. May direct and allocate technical resources and professional staff to achieve objectives.
  • Develops new and/or expands existing business opportunities.
  • Aides in developing proposals and budgets.
  • 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.
  • 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; six or more years of experience with a bachelors degree, four or more years of experience with a masters degree, or two or more years with a PhD. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.
  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Utilizes expertise with design and analysis tools such as Mentor Graphics PADS or Altium.
  • Prior PCB design, manufacture or PCBA Component Engineering experience required.
  • Prior printed circuit board parts evaluation for improvement or replacement experience is highly desired along with material selection for multi-layer boards
  • FRACAS evaluation experience is desired
  • Sustainment Engineering or defense article design experience desired.
  • 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 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, ability 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.
Travel Percentage Required 0% - 25% US Citizenship Required? Yes Clearance Required? No
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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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“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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