General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Mid Level Engineering Designer in Adelanto, California

Job ID#: 17207BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Mid Level Engineering Designer

Job Category: Engineering

City: Adelanto

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: Desired

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 recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Under general supervision with limited review, this position is responsible for providing technical design solutions for a range of difficult design problems for structural products and components of products using computer-aided design (CAD) equipment and technical engineering software such as ProEngineer, CATIA, and IDEAS. Assignments are normally outlined in terms of objectives and anticipated results. Work is reviewed at milestones for adequacy in meeting objectives. Responsible for documenting findings, communicating results to engineering staff and may make technical design presentations as required. Typically has frequent intra-organizational contact and may have some customer contact. May provide direction to less experienced designers and support staff.


  • Develops design solutions for assigned structural products and components.

  • Interacts with engineering staff on design concepts and progress.

  • May be assigned design responsibility for a major portion of a project or program.

  • Develops layouts, sketches, and blueprints and may investigate design factors such as damage tolerance, durability, and structural modeling.

  • Details related structural assemblies, mechanisms, and devices.

  • Validates conformity to design standards and specifications and identifies design errors and other deficiencies, and recommends changes.

  • Provides documentation, identifies design issues, and makes technical design presentations to engineering staff and customers as required.

  • Remains current in CAD techniques and any applicable state of the art engineering design software applications.

  • May direct the activities of less experienced designers and support staff.

  • 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.

  • Additional Functions Other duties as assigned or required.


Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires an Associates degree or a certificate from a recognized organization indicating completion of training in ProEngineer, CATIA or IDEAS design software plus ten or more years of progressive experience utilizing CAD software with at least two of those years spent utilizing ProEngineer, CATIA or IDEAS engineering design software. Additional education may be substituted in lieu of work experience.

  • Must have a complete understanding of engineering design concepts and principles and possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly, applying them accurately throughout an evolving environment.

  • Must be able to organize, schedule, and coordinate work phases. Must also be able to determine the appropriate approach at the task level or, with assistance, at the project level to provide solutions to a range of complex problems.

  • Must have good communication, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, and excellent computer skills.

  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team and be able to work extended hours as required.

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.