General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Staff Manufacturing Engineer in Palmdale, California

Job ID#: 14968BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Staff Manufacturing Engineer

Job Category: Engineering

City: Palmdale

State: California

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

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

Under general supervision this position supports the engineering staff in the analysis, investigation and resolution of engineering problems of moderate scope and complexity. Assignments are normally accompanied by general instructions and suggestions, outlining possible approaches, sources or information, and potential problems to be encountered with work reviewed regularly for soundness of technical judgment, overall adequacy and accuracy. Tasks involve the exercise of independent judgment and discretion about matters of significance. Documents findings and implemented solutions and communicates results to engineering staff. Contacts are primarily internal with infrequent inter-organization or customer contact on routine matters. May provide direction to design or technician staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Applies technical knowledge to analyze, investigate and resolve assigned engineering problems.

  • Performs functional testing and troubleshooting of equipment and systems in assigned area by utilizing standard engineering and scientific principles.

  • Obtains and analyzes test data.

  • Develops appropriate documentation of findings and implemented solutions. May be required to make brief technical presentations.

  • May provide direction to design and/or technical staff.

  • Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • 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.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering (preferred Manufacturing, Mechanical, or Industrial Engineering degree) or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution.

  • May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.

  • 6+ years of experience with BS degree, 4+ years of experience with Master's degree or 2+ years with PhD.

  • 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.

  • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment and organize work assignments to meet established timetables.

  • 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 be able to work extended hours as required.

Desired Qualifications

  • EIT (Engineer in Training) certificate

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Able to adapt quickly to changes

  • Able to Identify issues in manufacturing and provides technical solutions back through nonconformance systems/practices.

  • Experienced with failure investigation and able to perform root cause and corrective action practices.

  • Able to perform Liaison Engineering functions across multiple internal and external support groups, problem investigation/resolution, multi-disciplinary technical guidance and configuration management support.

  • Able to act as a technical support resource for test technicians and or operators.

  • Strong technical writing and verbal communication skills to interact with people of varied backgrounds and responsibilities.

  • Familiar with NDI and repairs on composite structures.

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.