General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Experienced Manufacturing Engineer in Spanish Fork, Utah

Job ID#: 16496BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Experienced Manufacturing Engineer

Job Category: Engineering, Manufacturing

City: Spanish Fork

State: Utah

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 Unmanned Aircraft Systems and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

Summary Under general directions with limited review, this position is responsible for

  • Plan and perform work-study and training programs to promote efficient utilization of workers and equipment.

  • Perform work flow analysis, engineering and economic studies, including collecting and analyzing data, report preparation and presentation of results.

  • Recommends, engineers, and implements cost reductions for manufacturing processes.

  • Be an active Team Leader on Total Quality Management (TQM) Projects.

  • Evaluate and apply the appropriate ergonomic improvements as an integral part of methods development.

  • Participate actively in Kaizen Blitz activities.


  • Utilizes time studies to understand and improve work balance.

  • Analyze opportunities to reduce/eliminate the waste of overproduction, waiting, conveyance, over-processing, inventory, unnecessary motion, defects, and unused team member cycle time.

  • Educates team members operators on the importance of eliminating the wastes denoted above.

  • Drives productivity improvements.

  • Analyzes raw material usage and opportunities for improving yields.

  • Acts as a change agent for the value stream.

  • Follows the Quality Management System requirements as outlined in the applicable QMS documents; and suggests ways for continual improvement.

  • Follows EHS rules and regulations and suggests ways for continual improvement.

  • Promptly reports quality problems, personal injuries and unsafe conditions.

  • Maintains a clean and orderly work area.


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; four or more years of experience with a bachelors degree or two or more years of experience with a masters degree. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.

  • Must have a complete understanding of engineering concepts, principles, codes, and theory; experience demonstrating a broad application of those concepts; and, expanding knowledge of principles, concepts, theory, and practices in related technical specialties.

  • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly; 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.

  • Must have excellent communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to perform complex tasks in one engineering area; and, lead a team of less experienced professional employees on semi-routine tasks.

  • Able to work extended hours as required.

  • A Professional Engineering License is 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.