General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Technician in Livermore, California

Job ID#: 18608BR

Company: General Atomics

Title: Technician

Job Category: Technicians

City: Livermore

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hourly

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: Desired

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 operated surveillance aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Technician in our Energy and Advanced Concepts division in support of the characterization and assembly of precision components within the National Ignition Facility (NIF) Target Fabrication Group in Livermore, CA for General Atomics.


  • Works with limited supervision within the NIF Target Fabrication Group to characterize and assemble precision components.

  • Operates computer controlled and manually operated assembly stations, and performs dimensional inspection on meso-scale components utilizing metrology tools such as microscopes and optical coordinate measuring machines.

  • Requires regular use of computers, instrumentation, multi-axis assembly stations, microscopes, and metrology equipment.

  • Interacts with resident staff and other engineering, scientific, and technical personnel from a variety of laboratory organizations.

  • Performs various tasks including target subassembly and base assembly.

  • Prepares and installs thin films into components or subassemblies.

  • Inspects capsule fill tube assemblies to verify suitability prior to further assembly process steps.

  • Installs, threads, and analyzes surface of capsule fill tube assemblies prior to installation into target assemblies.

  • Carries out multi-step assembly procedures and documents results.

  • Performs job duties within “class 100” clean room.

  • Handles and inspects “high value” and extremely fragile components.

  • Diagnoses and corrects operational problems or trouble sources in equipment and tests.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

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.

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.