General Atomics pioneers technologies with the potential to change the world. Behind a talented global team of engineers, GA delivers safe, sustainable, and economical solutions to meet growing global demands. Our Engineers have an opportunity to work on first of a kind product lines within an incredible, dynamic environment.
Engineering positions typically require a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience. Candidates from mechanical, electrical, and aerospace engineering backgrounds must know the fundamentals of engineering system developments, requirements, testing, and integration before getting to the final stages of customer interface and project management.
Schedule: Full-Time Salary
Job Level: Senior (8+ years)
Travel: 0% - 25%
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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 currently have an exciting opportunity for a Manufacturing Engineer to join our GA-EMS Group located in Tupelo, MS. With limited direction, this position exercises considerable latitude for initiating and developing designs, procedures, techniques and solutions to resolving advanced technical manufacturing engineering problems. Assignments are normally outlined in terms of broad specifications, objectives, possible results anticipated and critical reference points requiring special attention. Guides the successful resolution of engineering problems, serves as a consulting resource of engineering knowledge, applies the latest technological advancements to the problem, and will function in a project and team leadership role. Documents findings, communicates results to engineering staff, makes technical presentations, and may represent the organization as the primary technical contact on small identifiable projects. Provides direction to engineering or technical staff and will lead a team of moderately experienced professional staff.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Directs the activities of a team of manufacturing engineers.
- Responsible for ensuring successful execution of manufacturing plans.
- Develops innovative but practical solutions to advanced technical problems in manufacturing engineering.
- Provides focal point for technical communication within the Company management and may represent the Company as the primary technical contact to customers and/or government regulatory agencies.
- Presents report(s) at engineering meetings, participates in program reviews and consults on problems.
- Provides expert guidance and consulting to other staff members working on difficult engineering problems.
- Will serve as a primary technical contact for manufacturing engineering to support proposal efforts, which includes but is not limited to cost estimating and establishing a manufacturing plan/schedule.
- Anticipates future engineering needs and the modifications required to accomplish a technical goal.
- Addresses complex and difficult technical issues requiring novel and highly creative approaches drawing on advanced engineering concepts and current knowledge of advanced manufacturing technology.
- May assume technical and engineering responsibility of the success of an identifiable project.
- Directs activities of manufacturing engineering or technical staff and will lead a team of moderately experienced professional staff.
- Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Typically requires a bachelors degree, masters degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; nine or more years of experience with a bachelors degree, seven or more years of experience with a masters degree, or four or more years with a PhD. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.
- NAVSEA weld technical publication experience and understanding is a requirement.
- US citizenship is required
- Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance is required.
- Must possess a strong background in manufacturing processes and techniques.
- Must possess a strong understanding of welding technology, allied joining processes and special processes.
- Must possess a strong understanding of fabrication standards and process specifications.
- Must possess a high level of expertise in Solidworks (e.g. – design, work instructions, FEA, additive mfg).
- Demonstrates an extensive technical expertise and application of manufacturing engineering principles, concepts, theory, and practice with the ability to organize, plan, schedule, conduct, and coordinate workloads to meet established deadlines or milestones with some experience in project leadership.
- Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment.
- Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required enabling an effective interface with other departments and/or professionals, and capable of representing the organization as a prime technical contact, as well as providing leadership and guidance to less experienced professionals.
- Customer focused, formulates plans based on the development of innovative new designs in resolving advanced technical engineering problems.
- Must be able to work both independently and in a team environment. Able to work extended hours as required.
- A Professional Engineering License, original work(s) published in professional engineering journals, and invited to present one or more original works to an engineering symposium are desirable.
- Experience with SAP and Windchill is preferred.
Pension, 401(k)/Retirement Plans
Multiple product lines means a variety of work
Paid Time Off
“The company is growing, has a very good reputation and had open positions in my area of expertise (aircraft design/design methodology development).”– Peter, Senior Staff Engineer
“We don't ascribe to quotas; we do ascribe to securing the BEST talent to enrich our culture toward healthy diversification and active/viable community service. We are STEM advocates.”– Debra, CSSBB: Staff Engineer
“Every day is different, with different problems to solve and many programs to support. I am a problem solver and have always been motivated by the tough questions.”– Scott, Laser Scientist
“I work in the Components Engineering and Obsolescence Management Dept. Our efforts are saving General Atomics several millions of dollars by proactively leading and informing the company of all these decisions which significantly impact production, sustainment and new designs.”– John, Staff Engineer