General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Component Electrical Engineer in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 18433BR

Company: General Atomics

Title: Component Electrical Engineer

Job Category: Engineering

City: San Diego

State: California

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

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: No

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

GA’s Electromagnetic Systems (EMS) Group focuses on the military and commercial applications of advanced electromagnetic technologies, including power generation and distribution, magnetic levitation, and systems design and engineering. The EMS Division supports government customers, which include the Department of Defense, Department of Energy and the Department of Transportation.

GA EMS product lines requires Component Electrical Engineer to support energy industry products including Gulftronic electrostatic separator systems, radiation monitoring systems and high speed electric motor developments and our Advanced Launch and Recovery products. The position is focused 50% or more on component obsolescence and requires professional experience in that area. In addition the position requires an engineer with a solid theoretical and practical background in electrical engineering who is adaptable to a wider range of tasks and able to function effectively in an engineering resource role within a matrix organization.


  • Sourcing electronic components for existing and new products, packages and electronic subassemblies.

  • Finding replacements for obsolete electrical components and updating current designs.

  • Use of Bill of Material (BOM) obsolescence analysis tools.

  • Researching, developing, designing or selecting components for product improvements.

  • Providing electrical engineering support for commercial GA products, electrical design support for GA power conversion R & D projects.

  • Performing calculations and evaluations in the design of electrical equipment and systems for industrial and commercial applications.

  • Understanding/interpreting existing electrical and general engineering documentation.

  • Coordinating and directing others to modify documentation per customer/manufacturing needs.

  • Cooperating with EMS manufacturing team to find optimum Design for manufacturing solutions.

  • Navigating through document/product management software (Windchill, IHS, SILICON EXPERTand SAP) to access required procedures and documents.

  • Updating product documentation to reflect design changes.

  • Prepare BOE’s and schedule input to Program Office for new projects and increments of funding.

  • Creating and successfully presenting ECRs/ECNs for technical review.

  • Traveling to GA manufacturing facility to provide engineering support.

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

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a bachelors degree, masters degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; six or more years of experience with a bachelors degree, four or more years of experience with a masters degree, or two or more years with a PhD. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance.

  • Familiarity and experience with sourcing issues for electronic and mechanical components.

  • Experience with BOM obsolescence analysis tools.

  • Thorough understanding of surface mount (SMT) manufacturing equipment, processes and electronic component packages.

  • Fluency in electrical and electronic documentation standards.

  • Experience with high power (>10kW), high voltage (=>1kV) power supplies desirable.

  • Desirable to have printed Circuit Board (PCB) design and manufacturing experience.

  • Ability to troubleshoot electronics issues using scientific principles.

  • Experience with directing the activities of electronic designers and technicians. Early design involvement (EDI) experience needed.

  • Complete understanding of engineering concepts, principles, codes, and theory; experience demonstrating a broad application of those concepts; and, expanding knowledge of principles, concepts, theory, and practices in related technical specialties.

  • Ability to develop and communicate new concepts; apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment; organize, schedule, and coordinate work phases; and, determine the appropriate approach at the task level or, with assistance, at the project level to provide solutions to a range of complex problems.

  • Strong communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to perform complex tasks in one or more engineering areas.

  • Capability to representing the organization as a prime technical contact and, lead a team of moderately experienced professional employees on single component or assembly projects.

  • Ability to understand new concepts quickly.

  • Ability to organize, schedule, and coordinate work phases in cooperation with Program Office, Configuration and Engineering management.

  • Experience in a hardware manufacturing environment, supporting and sustaining manufacturing engineering.

  • Able to work extended hours as required

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.