General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Operations and Manufacturing Liaison in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 18181BR

Company: General Atomics

Title: Operations and Manufacturing Liaison

Job Category: Engineering, Safety

City: San Diego

State: California

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

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: Desired

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.

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) designs and manufactures first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power generation systems. GA-EMS’ expanding portfolio of specialized products and integrated system solutions support critical fleet, space systems and satellites, missile defense, power and energy, and process and monitoring applications for defense, industrial, and commercial customers worldwide.

We have an exciting opportunity available within the Engineering Team working within the Lasers and Advanced Sensors (LAS) Group located in Rancho Bernardo, CA. We are looking for an experienced Operations and Manufacturing Liaison to join business unit is focused on the design, development, fabrication and integration of high energy laser systems, laser weapons systems and advanced sensors that provide targeting, tracking and identification functionality.

This position is responsible for working with engineering management on the planning, budgeting, and scheduling as well as the coordination of operational aspects for an engineering organization to ensure objectives are attained. Identifies and assesses operational issues and participates with management to coordinate and implement solutions which meet planning schedules, quality objectives, and policies and procedures of the engineering organization. Under general supervision and with intermittent review, this position also supports program engineering and program management by serving as a liaison between the engineering and the purchasing department working to plan and expedite critical path components and processes to maintain program schedules.


  • Coordinate efforts to develop and improve operations through efficient and effective integrated processes, implementing common management processes/services to use organizational resources efficiently and effectively.

  • Helps develop operational plans, budgets, and schedules as well as manage the operational aspects for an organization.

  • Develops appropriate electronic and hard copy reports and records.

  • Integrates and analyzes project plans to ensure milestone and delivery requirements are met; ensures that all the key parties are advised

  • Serve as liaison between program/project management, project teams and administrative service departments.

  • Participates in problem solving with engineering and project managers

  • Implement mechanisms for monitoring progress and for problem solving with program managers, project teams, and administrative services departments while recommending solutions to meet budget, schedule, quality objectives, and company policies and procedures.

  • Assists in and/or monitors the design and development process by coordinating between various engineering departments.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

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 bachelor’s degree in business, planning or a related discipline as well as three or more years of progressive experience in planning, coordinating and scheduling production operations. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.

  • Must possess the 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.

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

  • Prefer candidate to have experience with military systems.

  • Previous experience with optical, laser or sensor systems along with flight, space or military systems is desired.

  • Experience with Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) is desired.

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.