General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Advanced Composite Technician in Lamination in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 18980BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Advanced Composite Technician in Lamination

Job Category: Manufacturing, Technicians

City: San Diego

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

Are you looking for a Lamination and Bladder Composite Technician job?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Composite Technician to join our Manufacturing department within the ASI division. This position will be working directly in the Lamination and/or Bladder area.


Under limited supervision and working in a loud environment with a variety of epoxy agents, this position performs a variety of non-routine and non-repetitive procedures and assists in the fabrication, curing, build-up and assembly of various types of composite materials where required information is readily available, methods and sequences have been pre-determined and tooling is provided. Works to blueprints, templates, sample parts, process sheets and other authorized information.


  • Support SQDEC and LEAP boards

  • Troubleshoot problem areas

  • Audit quality systems

  • Implement solutions to complex problems to perfect paperwork

  • Communicates material shortages and escalates, as required

  • Help train technicians in the proper build process

  • Participate in problem solving with Six Sigma Tools (DMAIC)

  • Conduct weekly audits and assist with New Product Introduction

  • Observe all laws and work in a safe manner

Job Qualifications:

Job Qualifications

  • Typically requires High School diploma or equivalent and five or more years of related experience.

  • Must be able to use hand tools, such as rollers, paper cutters, scissors, x-acto knives, electric heat gun and fixtures such as molds and mandrels.

  • Familiarity with common shop tools such as band saws, disk sanders, drill press, wood lathe, etc. May require respirator certification. Must be able to work in a loud environment; work extended hours as required; and be able to lift assemblies weighing up to 50 lbs.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong understanding and comprehension of written and verbal instructions

  • Capability of conducting mathematical calculations

  • Ability to use measuring instruments such as scales and calipers

  • Continuous Improvement promotions and involvement


  • Safety

  • Quality

  • Critical thinking

  • Attention to detail

  • Trim/Drill Methods

  • Delivery

  • Cost


  • Bladder and Lamination experience preferred

  • Detailed Blue Print reading

  • FOD & Tool Control

  • 5S Applications

  • MPS dimensions

  • Engineering Drawings

  • Working with graphite tools

  • Application of SWI's

  • Repetitive or Standard Procedures

  • Routing, Trimming, Drilling

  • Continuous Improvement

  • Engineering and Manufacturing collaboration for New Product Introduction

  • Reviewing identifiable factors on problems of moderately complex and diverse scope

  • Positions available in 1st and 2nd shift

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.