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Electro-Mechanical Laser Technician

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: Senior (8+ years)

  • Travel: 0% - 25%

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What makes a successful Electro-Mechanical Laser Technician at General Atomics? Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

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

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Date posted 03/24/2020 Job ID 28396BR Company General Atomics Experience Level Senior (8+ years) Job Title Electro-Mechanical Laser 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.

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 have an exciting opportunity for a Electro-Mechanical Laser Technician to join our team located in Rancho Bernardo, CA.

  • Execute well-defined laser/optical test activities utilizing common laser and electrical test equipment.
  • Read schematics and diagrams to determine the method and sequence for assembly of a part, piece of equipment or machine.
  • Support the build and integration of opto-mechanical assemblies for developmental laser systems.
  • Working closely with mechanical, control, and electrical engineers to ensure proper system functionality.
  • Build and maintain supporting equipment necessary for the operation of large scale laser systems, including chillers, power supplies, control systems, flow systems and interlocks.
  • Operates equipment to perform experiments, tests, assemble, modify, troubleshooting and repair of systems following sketches, schematics, drawings, verbal direction, and other engineering documentations.
  • Fabricate, assemble, modify, and install laboratory equipment, experimental apparatus, test fixtures, or commercial hardware of moderate to high complexity using hand and power tools.
  • Record and report experimental or test data, observing data for anomalies, preparing summaries of data via written tabulations, charts, graphs, and reports as necessary.
  • Maintain developmental laser/optical laboratory and supports duties such as cleaning and organizing hardware for scientific and engineering staff.
  • May provide insight and direction on job functions within the group.
  • May provide technical assistance to other technicians in work area.
  • 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 associate's degree or equivalent with seven or more years of experience. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.
  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Ability to obtain a clearance.
  • Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, integrated circuits, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including application software.
  • Must be able to use hand tools and soldering equipment on small circuitry and electronic parts to create detailed electronic components by hand.
  • Skilled in pipe fitting and tube bending. Bends and forms piping to meet Engineering drawings. Familiar with Swagelok and Hydra Flow Fittings is a must.
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Operation of machine shop equipment and hand tools.
  • Strong attention to detail is required.
  • Able to read schematics, assembly instructions, drawings, and engineering documentation.
Travel Percentage Required 0% - 25% 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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