General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Staff Mechanical Engineer (Materials and Process) in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 18987BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Staff Mechanical Engineer (Materials and Process)

Job Category: Engineering

City: San Diego

State: California

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

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.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Shall establish the permitted metallic materials and finishes for each program and approve requests for additional materials submitted from design groups.

  • Ensure that materials used in the design support the Design for Environment (DfE) and established Hazardous Materials Management Plan (HMMP).

  • Ensure engineering designs are compliant with the applicable Corrosion Prevention and Control Plan (CPCP) for each program.

  • Provide design engineering groups with guidance for corrosion protection in Maritime Environments.

  • Resolve manufacturing MRB issues as they relate to materials and finishes.

  • Provide welding engineering support primarily for GTAW.

  • Participate in Supplier Quality Audits for metallic processes and finishes.

  • Oversee production qualification tests such as salt fog and fungus susceptibility.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a bachelors degree, masters degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; twelve or more years of experience with a bachelors degree, ten or more years of experience with a masters degree, or seven or more years with a PhD.

  • Prior Materials and Processes Engineering experience in an aerospace company

  • Experience with common civilian and military aerospace materials (ferrous and non-ferrous metals, plastics, paints, adhesives/sealants, aviation fuel, oil/lubricants, etc.), manufacturing and/or special processes (heat treatment, non-destructive testing/inspection, materials laboratory testing, chemical etching, cleaning, abrasive blasting, EDM, milling, shot peening, etc.), and finishes (anodize, chemical film, passivation, paints, plating, etc.)

  • Prior experience with Maritime materials and finishes to minimize the impact of corrosion.

  • Prior welding engineer experience with emphasis in GTAW.

  • Practical working knowledge of MIL-HDBK-1568 and Spiral 3 Corrosion Handbook.

  • Good understanding of airworthiness regulations as they pertain to Materials and Processes.

  • Self-starter able to work independently and responsively to address and close issues quickly.

  • Must possess good work ethics.

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.