General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Electronics Technician in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 19221BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Electronics Technician

Job Category: Avionics/Electronics, Manufacturing

City: San Diego

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hourly

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: Desired

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.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Experienced Test RF Technician within our ASI Division.


  • Under limited supervision, performs and assists in testing, modification, installation, and repair of moderately complex experimental and commercial electronic equipment.

  • Sets up and conducts semi-routine electronic testing (bench, environmental, and electro mechanical testing) records and summarizes data and provides reports to management and engineering.

  • Must be able to troubleshoot to component level using various test equipment to include, but not limited to: spectrum analyzers, power meters, oscilloscopes, signal generators, multi-meters, and TDRs.

  • Candidate must have experience with manually tuning RF transmitters utilizing soldering and modification of vias and traces - Military 2M NEC/MOS qualifications will be considered in lieu of this experience if other RF training or knowledge has been acquired.

  • Must be able to read and interpret schematics and following work instructions with limited guidance.

  • Must have the capability to perform complex assignments with little or no direction.

  • Ability and willingness to work with high voltage in a controlled environment.

  • Good time management skills with the ability to work independently as well as a team contributor.

  • Ability to adapt to a changing work environment and organizational demands.

  • Training and/or experience in test or experimental operations normally acquired in the military or technical schools desirable.

  • Working knowledge of Lab View software is desired and strong computer skills are required.

  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to work extended hours as necessary. Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires associate's degree or equivalent with seven or more years of experience.

  • May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education. Ability and willingness to work on systems which have unusual conditions such as high pressure, high voltage, high energy, cryogens, or radioactive materials. Knowledge of computer operations and applications pertinent to the field required.

  • Must have analytical ability to read and understand detailed instructions, drawings and specifications. Communication skills necessary to write and record precise information.

  • Special skills and expertise to use complex equipment or experimental techniques.

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.