General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Production Assembly Technician in Palmdale, California

Job ID#: 20606BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Production Assembly Technician

Job Category: Manufacturing

City: Palmdale

State: California

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

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: No

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 have an exciting opportunity as an Integration Technician at our Palmdale CA, Facility.

This position, under close supervision, is responsible for assisting in a variety of structural, composite, mechanical and/or electrical operations to ensure appropriate aircraft structural, avionics, and electrical systems are installed, tested and operational. The position may assist in performing system modifications due to a technical updates and/or a customer request, which require disassembly, modification, reassembly, and testing of mechanical and/or electrical system. Following technical documentation may monitor, test and verify quality, and complete required documentation for review.


  • Under close supervision with detailed instructions and constant review.

  • Assist in installing and testing aircraft structural, composite, avionics, and electrical systems to ensure they are operational and meet required quality standards.

  • Completes for review, required documentation for installation and testing.

  • Assists in various system modifications due to technical updates and/or customer requests including final operational testing and assurance they meet quality standards.

  • 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.


Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires High School diploma and one or more years' of progressive experience in mechanical/electrical assemble and/or maintenance or an Associate's degree in a related field or military/trade school equivalence. Additional related technical experience may be substituted in lieu of the formal education.

  • The position requires an understanding of: (1) structural, composite, mechanical and electrical systems and associated regulations; and, (2) related assembly/installation processes, tools, composites, templates, fixtures, testing and measuring devices as well as judgment to determine correct tool(s) and some experience: (1) reading, interpreting, and explaining blueprints, drawings, and maintenance manuals; (2) installing, inspecting, modifying, adjusting and testing various mechanical assemblies and structures; and, (3) completing required technical documentation.

  • Basic communication, interpersonal, and computer skills are required to interface with supervisors, other staff and/or other departments.

  • Able too work independently and in a team environment, and able to work extended hours when required.

  • A Composite trade school certificate, Federal Aviation Administration A&P license, and military aircraft maintenance and assembly training are desirable.

  • Must be a US citizen

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.