General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Electrical Engineer (Cable & Wire Harness Design Integration) in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 17506BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Electrical Engineer (Cable & Wire Harness Design Integration)

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 Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable Unmanned Aircraft Systems and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We have an exciting career opportunity for an Integration Electrical Integration Engineer to work in our Electrical Engineering Group in Poway, CA.


  • Responsible for the electrical Integration of avionics module and payloads into unmanned air vehicle systems.

  • Designing of cables and wire harnesses that interconnect electronic equipment within the vehicle.

  • Responsible for generating system cable interconnect diagrams, point-to-point cable wiring schematics, cable lengths, routing details, and cable BOM.

  • Responsible for integration tests to verify functional operation. Responsible for generating test fixtures and test procedures for system level test.

  • Supports operation of engineering systems by evaluating and interpreting needs and problems and develops effective approaches to resolving those issues.

  • Troubleshoots, analyzes, and repairs systems in assigned area by utilizing standard engineering and scientific principles.

  • Provides documentation and makes technical presentations as required.

  • Directs the activities of designers, technicians and may direct the activities of less experienced professional staff.

  • Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Must have an understanding of engineering concepts, principles, and theory and 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, and ability to work both independently and as part of a team.


Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a bachelors degree, masters degree or PhD in Electrical Engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; two or more years of experience with a bachelors degree.

  • Working knowledge of Electrical Wiring Interconnection System standards, SAE-AS39029 (MIL-C-39029) – Electrical Connector Contacts, MIL-DTL-38999 – Circular Electrical Connectors, SAE-AS50881 – Wiring Aerospace Vehicle, NAVAIR 01-1A-505-1 – Aircraft Electric and Electronic Wiring Manual preferred.

  • Working knowledge of electrical bonding; EMI/EMC shielding and filtering techniques preferred.

  • Must have a good 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.

  • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly; 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.

  • Must have excellent communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to perform complex tasks in one engineering area; and, lead a team of less experienced professional employees on semi-routine tasks.

  • Able to work extended hours as required.

  • All applicants must be current US Citizens for this position and must be able to obtain a DoD security clearance.

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.