General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Senior Mechanical Engineering Designer in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 19224BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Senior Mechanical Engineering Designer

Job Category: Engineering

City: San Diego

State: California

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

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 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 got an exciting opportunity for an experienced Designer to assist in the development of linkages, mechanical assemblies, customizeable modification kits, and surfacing designs. This dynamic role plays an integral part in the development of next generation remotely piloted aircraft. Become part of our winning team in Poway, CA by applying today!


  • Perform computer assisted engineering and design tasks (primarily with metals, but understanding with composites needed) in support of Unmanned Air Vehicles.

  • Interact with lead engineers to develop conceptual system level layouts, detail designs, and detail drawings in CREO and NX Unigraphics.

  • Establish critical interface requirements, select materials and finishes, and establish fabrication methods.

  • Prepare first article designs and drawings for fabrication.

  • Support tooling concepts as needed.

  • Establish bills of materials.

  • Perform various mechanical design tasks related to demonstrated competencies as directed.

  • Support large assembly model management in CREO and/or NX CAD package.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires an Associates degree or a certificate from a recognized organization indicating completion of training in CREO and/or NX, design software plus thirteen or more years of progressive experience utilizing CAD software with at least five of those years spent utilizing CREO and/or NX, or related engineering design software. Additional education may be substituted in lieu of work experience.

  • Must have a complete and thorough understanding of engineering design concepts and principles and possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly, applying them accurately throughout an evolving environment.

  • Must be able to organize, schedule, and coordinate work phases.

  • Must also be able to determine the appropriate approach at the task level or at the project level to provide solutions to a range of complex and diverse problems.

  • Must have strong communication, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, and excellent computer skills.

  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team and be able to work extended hours as 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.