General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Quality Inspector in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 18637BR

Company: General Atomics

Title: Quality Inspector

Job Category: Engineering, Quality

City: San Diego

State: California

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

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: No

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 for a Quality Inspector experienced in machine shop fabrication and welding inspection in our QA group located in Cincinnati, Ohio.


  • Perform weld inspection of purchased parts, subassemblies and finished company products to ensure compliance with ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Section VIII, Division I.

  • Inspects machined parts, components, assemblies.

  • Sets up, operates, inspects, tests, and adjusts new and reworked tools, dies, gauges, jigs and fixtures for conformance to engineering drawings and specifications.

  • Maintains, processes, and compiles a variety of confidential and sensitive electronic and hard copy reports, records and statistics.

  • Assignments are typically non-routine where judgment and assessment are required to resolve moderately complex issues.

  • May conduct inspections at customer or vendor sites.

  • Inspects machined parts, components, assemblies and materials to ensure compliance with appropriate regulatory guidelines (Military Standards, ASTM and ANSI, and ASME Code).

  • Sets up and calibrates measuring and test equipment and schedules service and repair of equipment. May prepare, update and maintain calibration computer databases.

  • May perform non-destructive test (NDT) on various metallic and non-metallic materials, parts and assemblies using a variety of methods and techniques such as radiography, helium leak testing, and/or ultrasonic testing.

  • 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 an associate’s degree, trade school certificate, military training, or equivalent in quality inspections or certification by a professional group such as ASQ or AWS, and three or more years of progressive experience in electrical, mechanical, electromechanical or metrology inspection and calibration. May substitute additional experience in lieu of formal education and training.

  • Must have knowledge of metallurgical and multiple welding processes.

  • American Welding Society Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) is preferred.

  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings and specifications, and perform mathematical computations.

  • Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing.

  • Good communication skills to effectively interface with all levels of employees including management.

  • Ability to interpret complex information and respond to a variety of complex issues.

  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Good computer skills. Ability to work independently or in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours as required.

  • Must be able to adapt to various working conditions such as heights, high voltage electricity or radioactive materials.

  • Experience with ISO 9001, DOE quality assurance program requirements, and nuclear material are desirable.

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.