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Technician, Mechanical

San Diego, California
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Date posted 06/15/2022 Job ID 37248BR Company General Atomics Experience Level Mid-Level (3-7 years) Job Title Technician, Mechanical 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.

  • Monitor & oversee plant and equipment operations during assigned shift.
  • Perform startup, shutdown, and operation of facility equipment.
  • Identify problems that arise (system, mechanical, electrical power, or instrumentation & controls) and resolve them with team members.
  • Respond to plant alarm conditions and perform operations outside normal working hours as required.
  • Perform preventive and corrective maintenance of mechanical equipment and components.
  • Perform fabrication, machining, assembly, etc. as required for assigned tasks.
  • Ensure safety and environmental programs are adhered to.
  • Conceptualize and recommend plant improvements.
  • Maintain a clean, hazard-free workplace.
  • Train personnel.

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 high school diploma with five or more years of relevant experience.
  • Possess an understanding of plant equipment - for example, valves, valve actuators, instruments, pumps, compressors, electric motors, motor starters, instrumentation and control signals, heat exchangers, and piping/tubing assembly.
  • Possess an understanding of systems - for example, fluid circulation, heat exchange, the refrigerant cycle, and compressed gas systems.
  • Possess an understanding of schematic diagrams and basic troubleshooting methods.
  • Proficient with hand and power tools. Experience with handheld electrical test tools.
  • Proficient in application of algebra and trigonometry to solve routine problems.
  • Requires the ability to walk, stand, bend, sit, stoop, use ladders, grasp, reach, and lift up to 20 lbs occasionally and up to 50 lbs rarely.
  • Requires the use of senses in order to perform inspection, as normally defined by the ability to see, hear, smell, and handle / feel objects.
  • Works in an industrial environment and areas with radiation monitoring programs; may require occasional work in confined spaces.
  • May operate heavy equipment (forklifts, cranes, lifts and company vehicle) requiring a clean and valid driver’s license.
  • Required to have flexible working hours and to be on standby status outside normal working hours.
  • Expertise with machining and mechanical fabrication techniques.
  • Electrical worker training or qualifications.
  • Experience with cryogenic fluid systems and high vacuum systems.
  • Experience in test or laboratory equipment operation.
  • Technical / associate’s degree.
  • Proficiency with use of email and Microsoft Office products.
Travel Percentage Required 0 - 25 Relocation Assistance Provided Not Provided US Citizenship Required? No Clearance Required? No Apply Now
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