General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Airframe & Powerplant Supervisor in Palmdale, California

Job ID#: 19492BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Airframe & Powerplant Supervisor

Job Category: A&P/Mechanics

City: Palmdale

State: California

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

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: Yes

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.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Airframe & Powerplant Supervisor located in Palmdale, CA. This position is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the A & P department. Plans and directs subordinates to achieve assignments using established guidelines, procedures and policies. Directs maintenance and inspections and the technical troubleshooting and analysis of problems. Establishes and modifies operational procedures to improve maintainability of aircraft. Develops and maintains up to date accurate documentation and reports to reflect department activities. Develops programs and procedures for the training of assigned personnel.


  • Provides leadershipanddirectsthe daily operation of assigned staffbyprioritizingand scheduling work assignments including deployment in support of company and customeroperations.

  • Oversees the progressofdeployedtechniciansand provides directionandguidance as required.

  • Identifiesissuesand provides leadershipin developing solutionstocomplexproblems. Determines feasibilityof repair or replacement.

  • Developsprograms and proceduresforthe training of personnel whileensuringtrainingrequirements are met.

  • Representstheorganizationwith outside vendors andcustomersregardingmaintenance,inspection or repair.

  • May assistin the developmentandexecution of company policies affecting currentoperationsthatmayalsohave a company-wide impact.

  • Participatesinthe planning, attraction,selection,retention and development of personnel toensuretheavailability of the requiredprofessionaltalent.

  • Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitiveinformation.

  • Responsibleforobservingall laws, regulationsandother applicable obligationswherever and wheneverbusinessis conducted on behalf of the Company. Expectedtomaintain a productiveandsafeworkingenvironmentin accordance withestablishedoperating procedures and practices.

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DOD security clearance.

  • Otherduties as assigned or required.


Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a bachelor’sdegreeand six or moreyears of complexexperienceinaircraftmaintenance.Additionalprofessionalexperience may be substitutedin lieu of education.

  • Strong working knowledge and understanding of FAA aircraft and engine maintenance and repair concepts, regulations and practices as well as a mechanics license is desired but not required.

  • Must haveleadershipskills includingorganizing, planning, scheduling and coordinatingworkloadstomeet established deadlinesandmilestones.

  • Must possess the ability toresolve moderately complex issues.

  • Strongverbalandwrittencommunicationskillstoaccuratelydocument, report andpresentfindings and good computer skills.

  • Strong interpersonalskillstoeffectivelyinterfacewithall levels of employees, including providing directiontoandschedulingworkofassignedstaff.

  • Ability towork independently and lead in a team environmentisessentialasis the ability to work extended hoursandtravel as required.

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DOD security 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.