General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Composite Technician (Assembly) in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 18495BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Composite Technician (Assembly)

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:

We have an exciting opportunity for an Assembly Composite Technician to join our Manufacturing department within the ASI division. This position will be working directly in the Assembly room on aircraft parts for our Predator series.

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 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

  • This is a 2nd shift position

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

  • Must be able to work 2nd shift.


  • 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

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.