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

Job ID#: 19495BR

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.

Aeronautical Systems is seeking experienced technicians with PWA and board level experience in testing and troubleshooting discrete components, IC’s, Gate Arrays, etc. at the board level. Our team is located in Poway, CA


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, interprets, and summarizes data and provides reports to management and engineering.

  • Sets up and operates various test equipment to include, but not limited to power meters, oscilloscopes, signal generators, multi-meters, and TDRs.

  • Tests, troubleshoots, and repairs complex digital and analog circuits down to the component level utilizing electronics troubleshooting techniques following established quality processes, standards, and safety regulations.

  • Must be able to read and interpret schematic diagrams, test procedures, technical drawings and publications in order to test boards and components and upon failure be able to troubleshoot and find root case of the failure in order to process and correct the failure.

  • Must have the capability to perform complex assignments and follow work instructions with little or no direction. Component level troubleshooting at the board level would be a critical skill. Knowledge of Electronic circuits, components, IC’s in Analog and Digital circuits is required.

  • 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.

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office software required, experience with LabView preferred.

  • 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 five or more years of experience

  • May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.

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

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

  • Knowledge of computer operations and applications pertinent to the field is required.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance is 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.