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Tube Bender Specialist

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: Mid-Level (3-7 years)

  • Travel: 0 - 25

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

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Date posted 02/10/2021 Job ID 31077BR Company General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Experience Level Mid-Level (3-7 years) Job Title Tube Bender Specialist 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 recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Experienced Tube Bend Specialist for the ASI Fab shop Fabricator 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 programming and bending ofthin wall tube from bend data charts and engineering drawings, with and without mandrel.
  • Familiarity with Winton RD-30 CNC machine and software, as well as laser measuring technology (V-TUBE, FARO arm, Vector Laservision, etc.) is a plus.
  • Perform mathematical calculations as well as demonstrate effective verbal, written, and basic computer skills.
  • Establishes basic and moderately complex trim lines of parts and relationship of parts to each other using master tube data, master template and measuring systems.
  • Set up and operate a variety of manual and power machines to cut, form, swage, flare and burr tubing according to specifications.
  • Perform rigid tube processes, and saw cell processes with limited assistance.
  • Demonstrate effective verbal, written, and basic computer skills.
  • Required to frequently communicate with co-workers about work product and must possess ability to exchange accurate information in these situations.
  • 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.

Job Qualifications
  • Typically requires an associate's degree, certification or equivalent in a related discipline and two or more years experience in fabrication.
  • Weld (GTAW) qualifications and testing at facility is a plus, certifying to AWS D17.1
  • Good knowledge of computer operations and applications required. Must be able to read and comprehend complex blueprints, engineering drawings, sketches, and verbal and written communications.
  • Must be able to perform highly complex assignments with little or no direction.
  • Required to utilize independent judgment related to fabrication functions and activities.
  • Must possess strong working knowledge of AN and MS fasteners, AN plumbing and aircraft riveting tools and procedures.
  • Considerable knowledge of the position is required to ascertain complex and diverse problem situations and to recommend practical solutions to complex issues related to fabrication.
  • Must be able to work independently or on a team. Possesses good interpersonal skills, and verbal and written communication skills to interface with various levels of employees while performing fabrication functions.
  • Ability to work in a team in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours as required.
  • Must be U.S Citizen
Travel Percentage Required 0 - 25 Relocation Assistance Provided No 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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