General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Quality Inspector (Composites) in Spanish Fork, Utah

Job ID#: 17762BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Quality Inspector (Composites)

Job Category: Quality

City: Spanish Fork

State: Utah

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.


  • Plans and performs detailed inspections of mechanical, metal and composite materials, parts and assemblies using precision measuring equipment such as calipers, micrometers, dial indicators, depth gages, optical comparators, and height gages.

  • Performs First Article Inspections (FAI) and generates FAI reports.

  • Performs in-process and final inspections.

  • Conducts area surveillance as directed by supervision.

  • Performs supplier source inspection when required.

  • Experience with fasteners installation and related inspection requirements.

  • Clearly presents written descriptions of inspection results including deviations from engineering requirements.

  • May interact with and provide responses to company management and customer Quality Assurance representatives during audits and review of Company inspection and calibration activities.

  • Record accurate and concise descriptions of nonconforming conditions identified during inspection of product utilizing computer applications and databases.

  • Proficient in interpreting mechanical/composite drawings and specifications.

  • May interact with and provide responses to regulatory agencies and customers during their audits.

  • May coordinate the procurement of standard materials, services and parts for inspections.

  • Performs and coordinates calibration activity related to mechanical inspection equipment.

  • Requires an extensive knowledge of inspection procedures, processes, devices and aids in a manufacturing environment as well as a wide and comprehensive knowledge of inspection concepts and principles including the ability to read and understand complex engineering drawings, specifications, procedures and manuals.

  • Performs other duties and assigned as required.

  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations, and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.

  • Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.

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 three (3) years of experience minimum, with inspection of composite parts and assemblies.

  • A working knowledge of Wet layup and Prepreg materials.

  • Must possess the ability to read and understand engineering drawings and specifications, and perform mathematical computations.

  • 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.

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.