General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Manufacturing Engineer in Tupelo, Mississippi

Job ID#: 18967BR

Company: General Atomics

Title: Manufacturing Engineer

Job Category: Engineering, Manufacturing

City: Tupelo

State: Mississippi

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

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) is a supplier of advanced electromagnetic systems, related power equipment and other high technology products for a variety of government and commercial applications. These include products such as the design and fabrication of linear motors, superconducting and conventional rotating motors, power inverters, high-energy capacitors, radiation monitoring systems, high-voltage direct current power distribution systems, and numerous other products.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Manufacturing Engineer to join our GA-EMS team in Tupelo, MS.


  • To support production projects, influences and guides personnel across functional organizations. May provide direction and guidance to less experienced staff.

  • Uses extensive expertise in manufacturing, machining/fabrication and construction tasks to execute production responsibilities. Effectively organizes and executes work assignments to meet project milestones. Utilizes knowledge of production planning, scheduling, budgeting and performance measurement (EV) systems to manage the project schedule/budget.

  • Identifies issues, analyzes and interprets data, and develops innovative solutions to a variety of complex problems. As necessary, engages functional resources (such as design, quality and procurement) to resolve issues.

  • Uses analytical, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report, and present findings. Effectively uses MS Office and Project applications to execute work activities.

  • Ensures on-time delivery for raw materials, subassemblies and required manufacturing/quality documentation by maintaining frequent contact with vendor base. May function as the production/technical point of contact for critical subcontractors, vendors and the customer.

  • Reviews engineering specifications and drawings. Confers across functional areas to provide and obtain technical information.

  • Assists in and/or monitors the design and development process by coordinating between various engineering and manufacturing departments. Alerts planning department to open engineering issues that may affect manufacturing.

  • Uses detailed knowledge and understanding of business development activities to develop statements of work, bills of material, sole source justifications, technical evaluations and procurement data packages.

  • Contributes to process and procedure improvements for the department.

  • Works independently or in a team environment. Ability to work extended hours and to travel, 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.

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 a bachelors degree in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.

  • Must have a basic understanding of engineering concepts, principles, and theory.

  • Demonstrates the ability to follow and apply basic engineering knowledge, adapt standard techniques, and utilize the required diagnostics, tools and equipment, while ensuring safety and regulatory compliance.

  • Must be able to understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment.

  • Good communication, computer, and interpersonal skills are required to enable an effective interface with other professionals, to produce appropriate documentation, and to present results to a limited internal audience.

  • Must be able to work both independently and on a team.

  • Able to work extended hours as required.

  • An EIT (Engineer in Training) certificate 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.