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Electrical Technician

San Diego, California
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Date posted 06/16/2022 Job ID 33250BR Company General Atomics Experience Level Entry-Level (0-2 years) Job Title Electrical Technician City San Diego State California Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Hourly

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.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Technician to join our Power Systems team. This person will play an integral part in maintaining complex power supply systems at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility in La Jolla, CA. The DIII-D Tokamak experiment is the largest operating fusion device in the U.S. Our team is leading cutting edge technology in support of this important DOE funded research program. This group is responsible for the operations and maintenance of several very high current (>100kA), medium voltage power systems.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Perform standard mechanical or electrical technician duties, including operation, repair and maintenance of power distribution hardware and the high current power supplies used at DIII-D.
  • Support testing, calibration, documentation, and data collection as well as diagnosis of equipment problems. Provide feedback to engineering staff for improvements to procedures and documents.
  • Use schematics to methodically and efficiently perform real-time troubleshooting of electronics.
  • Provides technician support to other DIII-D systems, such as cooling, vacuum and cryogenic systems as required.
  • Fabricate electronic assemblies as required.
  • Responsible to learn and follow all applicable safety procedures
  • Perform standard mechanical or electrical technician duties, including operation, repair and maintenance of power distribution hardware and the high current power supplies used at DIII-D.
  • Support testing, calibration, documentation, and data collection as well as diagnosis of equipment problems. Provide feedback to engineering staff for improvements to procedures and documents.
  • Use schematics to methodically and efficiently perform real-time troubleshooting of electronics.
  • Provides technician support to other DIII-D systems, such as cooling, vacuum and cryogenic systems as required.
  • Fabricate electronic assemblies as required.
  • Responsible to learn and follow all applicable safety procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


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.
  • Familiarity with basic electronic equipment, meters and oscilloscopes, the ability to work with mechanical systems and common hand tools, and operate laboratory equipment.
  • Understanding of schematic diagrams and basic troubleshooting methods.
  • Ability to use basic office computer applications and graphical user interface applications.
  • Good manual dexterity working with precision assembly of fairly small parts is desirable.
  • Hours must be somewhat flexible and may include evening shifts.
  • This position involves the installation and occasional relocation of equipment. The incumbent must be able to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Ability and willingness to work around unusual conditions, such as high voltage, cryogens, and confined spaces.
  • Must be team oriented, willing to assist others to reach our operational goals.
  • Must be willing to work alternate shifts as needed.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience with High Voltage AC power systems support.
  • Power electronics experience.
  • Experience with machine shop tools (drill presses, saws, mills, lathes, etc.) is a plus
  • Experience working in groups or teams
Travel Percentage Required 0 - 25 Relocation Assistance Provided Not Provided US Citizenship Required? No Clearance Required? No Apply Now
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