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Fabricator, Assembly

San Diego, California

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Assemblers, Machinists, Material and Production Control, Composite Technicians, Coordinators, Planners and Stock Clerks. These are just a few of the Manufacturing positions we offer at General Atomics. As a Manufacturing team member, you will use high-tech machines, systems, equipment and tools to create and build our products.

Experience in handling composite materials, using CNC machines and software, reading blueprints and drawings and a general understanding of manufacturing prinicples and systems are all desirable qualifications.

  • Schedule: Full-Time Hourly

  • Job Level: Entry-Level (0-2 years)

  • Travel: 0 - 25

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  • Detail Oriented
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  • Results Driven
  • Organized
  • Productive
  • Problem Solver

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Date posted 10/08/2021 Job ID 33622BR Company General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Experience Level Entry-Level (0-2 years) Job Title Fabricator, Assembly City San Diego 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 for a Fabricator, Assembly to join the Mechanical Manufacturing department at GA-ASI. This position will be located in our Poway facility of the San Diego/Poway area. This facility operates on a 9/80 schedule.

  • Performs material control steps to induct raw materials including counting, labeling and storage. Fork lift duties.
  • Performs assembly operations including riveting, bonding and mechanical assembly
  • Performs hardware installation operations using PEM, Helicoil, and Mil Spec hardware
  • Performs bearing installation, proofing and test using a variety of hand tools and precision measuring instruments.
  • Performs metal cutting using saws shears and notchers
  • Operates punch press to produce sheet metal blanks
  • Operates press brake to forms sheet metal parts
  • With assistance, runs manual mills, lathes, drill presses and grinding equipment to perform turning, facing, boring, chamfering, drilling, grooving, reaming, tapping and slotting.
  • Utilizes blue prints, sketches, drawings, verbal descriptions and sample parts to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished parts, the sequence of operations, and set up requirements.
  • 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.
  • Other duties assigned as 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 high school diploma or equivalent or a certificate in a related discipline. Requires basic knowledge of fabrication policies and procedures.
    • Must have ability to read and understand technical instructions, drawings and specifications and utilize basic equipment.
    • Must be able to respond to routine issues or situations.
    • Must have basic computer applications skills pertinent to the field, and have the skills necessary to precisely record technical data.
    • Ability to work in a team in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours as required.
    Travel Percentage Required 0 - 25 Relocation Assistance Provided Not Provided US Citizenship Required? Yes Clearance Required? No
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    • Competitive Pay

    • Paid Time Off

    • Healthcare

    • Multiple product lines means a variety of work

    • Pension, 401(k)/Retirement Plans

    • Travel

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    “The people I work with and the great opportunities to grow are the reasons I look forward to coming to work every day.”
    – Ralph, Technician
    “I enjoy working with good people and knowing I am helping our great military.”
    – Joe, Fabricator
    “I chose General Atomics because I wanted to work in a challenging work environment.”
    – Tony, Composite Technician
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    “I'm excited to come to work because of the new projects and challenges.”
    – James, Quality Composite Inspector

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