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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 10/10/2021 Job ID 33600BR Company General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Experience Level Mid-Level (3-7 years) Job Title Technician 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 technician located in Poway, CA. Operating and working independently, this position fabricates, modifies, assembles, installs, operates, repairs, and maintains complex production equipment and experimental apparatus. May perform design of moderately complex equipment. Conducts extremely complex tests and experiments. Records, evaluates, and reports data. Summarizes test data via written tabulation, charts, and graphs, and prepares written reports.

  • Responsible for fabrication, modification, installation, testing, and documentation of complex laboratory and experimental equipment/products such as but limited to, coil winding systems, vacuum systems, cryogenic systems, specialized mechanical test systems, complex magnet flux mapping systems, electrical/electronic control and measuring systems, and mechanical measuring systems.
  • Operates specialized equipment or performs tests requiring knowledge of processes.
  • Interprets general instructions, plans sequence of assembly, maintains quality assurance documentation and prepares sketches and schematics.
  • Assists in the design of complex equipment and may perform the design of moderately complex equipment. Makes recommendations concerning design or feasibility of developmental, test, or experimental equipment.
  • Executes assigned set of production operations to meet schedule or complex experimental functions. Generates detailed rework or prototype procedures and is responsible for prototype or rework fabrication supervision.
  • Records and reports experimental or test data, observing data for anomalies, preparing summaries of data via written tabulations, charts, graphs, and reports as necessary.
  • Diagnoses and corrects operational problems or trouble sources in production or test equipment. Develops maintenance program to prevent shutdown.
  • Initiates and is responsible for procurement of standard materials, services, and parts required for tests and equipment, and provides necessary liaison in work area.
  • Will serve as a Technician in work area on a large program, including offsite or during shift work.
  • 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.
  • Participates in budgeting, scheduling and cost estimating of work as applicable.
  • 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.
  • Ability and willingness to work on systems which have unusual conditions such as high pressure, high voltage, high energy, cryogens, or radioactive materials.
  • Knowledge of computer operations and applications pertinent to the field required.
  • Must have analytical ability to read and understand detailed instructions, drawings and specifications. Communication skills necessary to write and record precise information.
  • Special skills and expertise to use complex equipment or experimental techniques.
Travel Percentage Required 0 - 25 Relocation Assistance Provided Not Provided US Citizenship Required? Yes Clearance Required? Yes Clearance Level Secret
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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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