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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: Entry-Level (0-2 years)

  • Travel: 0 - 25

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What makes a successful Welder 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 08/31/2023 Job ID 42143BR Company General Atomics Experience Level Entry-Level (0-2 years) Job Title Welder City Tupelo State Mississippi Workstyle Onsite Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Hourly Salary Range $43,740 - $65,033

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.

Under close supervision with detailed instructions, this position is responsible for performing routine welding processes on aluminum and steel parts and assemblies to required tolerances using welding metals and metal alloys. Sets up and operates welding equipment to produce high quality welds in standard shapes and sizes. Follows verbal and written instructions including blueprints, sketches and production documentation and maintains required certifications.

  • Sets up and operates welding equipment used in work operations to produce high quality welds in both ferrous and non-ferrous materials.
  • Monitors quality in accordance with quality specifications.
  • May participate in recommending proper tools and materials for work to be performed; monitors proper use of welding equipment and safety practices.
  • Maintains required certifications.
  • Performs housekeeping and cleanup duties as required.
  • 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 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 a High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have the required certifications and demonstrate a basic understanding of welding concepts, and practices, including manufacturing documentation such as diagrams, drawings, specifications and work instructions and knowledge of GMAW and GTAW, along with other welding techniques.
  • Ability to communicate and understand written and verbal communication
  • Most possess the ability to identify issues and use independent judgment in performing welding functions; as well as, interpersonal communication skills to explain basic information and effectively communicate with all levels of employees.
  • Must have basic computer skills and be familiar with Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours as required.

Salary:$43,740 - $65,033
Travel Percentage Required 0 - 25 Relocation Assistance Provided Not Provided US Citizenship Required? Yes Clearance Required? Desired 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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