General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Process Engineer in Livermore, California

Job ID#: 19479BR

Company: General Atomics

Title: Process Engineer

Job Category: Engineering

City: Livermore

State: California

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

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: Yes

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.

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

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Process Engineer within the National Ignition Facility (NIF) Target Fabrication Group in Livermore, CA for General Atomics. Under general supervision with regular review, this position involves supporting production efforts in NIF Assembly.


  • Supports the development and fielding of new equipment and processes into the production line.

  • Works with multiple interdisciplinary groups to transition equipment and processes from an engineering stage to repeatable production processes.

  • Responds to real time problems on the production floor and provides support until the problems are resolved.

  • Writes and updates programs for robots, automated microscopes, data acquisition systems, and optical coordinate measuring machines.

  • Works with vendors to provide hardware and software per contract. Runs assembly and/or metrology machines to meet production deadlines.

  • Performs development testing for various scientific and engineering working groups.

  • May direct the activities of technicians.

  • Works to improve production rates, efficiencies, and yields.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a bachelors or masters degree in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and two or more years of engineering experience with a bachelors degree. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.

  • Production experience desired.

  • Experience with programming languages to include visual basic, excel macros, LabVIEW, Measuremind, and others are desirable.

  • Must have a general understanding of engineering concepts, principles, and theory with technical experience demonstrating the application of those concepts while ensuring safety and regulatory compliance.

  • Good communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required, as well as the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

  • Must have ability to understand production and work with production system to manage BOMS, non-conformance reports, SPC data, data packages, and recommend corrective actions.

  • Must be able to work extended hours as required.

  • Able to troubleshoot computer systems.

  • Desired experience in computer programming, data acquisition and interfacing to instrumentation.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE clearance.

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.