General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Manufacturing Engineer in Adelanto, California

Job ID#: 20929BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Manufacturing Engineer

Job Category: Engineering

City: Adelanto

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.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Engineering leader to join our Aircraft Manufacture Engineering R&D team in Adelanto, CA. In this role, the employee will functionally and organizationally provide tool and operations planning for a production project or larger independent project(s). Act as the primary interface with manufacturing engineering, design engineering, quality assurance, manufacturing, test and shop floor to ensure manufacturing efficiency. Represents the organization as a primary contact on contracts or projects. Oversees and coordinates the investigation of discrepancies and develops corrective action. May provide direction and guidance to less experienced staff.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Resolves manufacturing issues efficiently. Processes and expedites nonconformance reports and engineering change requests. Assists in maintaining ISO 9001 certification.

  • Develops and maintains illustrated work instructions.

  • Interprets engineering drawings and/or changes and determines effect to existing processes and parts.

  • Issues Tool Orders to make, alter or scrap tools as required.

  • Coordinates with manufacturing engineering to investigate discrepancies and implement corrective action. Acts as the primary interface with manufacturing engineering, design engineering, quality assurance, manufacturing, test and shop floor.

  • Familiar/working knowledge of MRB functions (preferably SAP program) and Manufacturing Planning platforms such as AMPS and CAPS

  • The ability to accurately reconstruct the chain of events leading up to the incident/discrepancy when required

  • Understand the significance of “Cause and Corrective Action” and “Preventative Action Plan” with the ability to execute either.

  • Able to clearly and concisely communicate rationale for repair, rework, and UAI (or other) dispositions using supporting data from existing specifications and build history

  • Able to interpret engineering drawings both from GA-ASI and its suppliers, and recommend changes, as needed, to aid in manufacturing/corrections/improvements

  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of materials and manufacturing processes for metallic and composites parts and assemblies

  • Strong academic and practical understanding of the various damage modes that occur in composite materials and the effects of each type

  • Represents the organization as a primary contact on contracts or projects and may make presentations to internal and external parties.

  • May provide direction and guidance to less experienced staff.

  • 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.

  • Additional Functions Other duties as assigned or required.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a bachelors or masters degree in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and two or more years of engineering experience with a bachelors degree. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.

  • Must have a general understanding of engineering concepts, principles, and theory with technical experience demonstrating the application of those concepts while ensuring safety and regulatory compliance.

  • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment and organize work assignments to meet established timetables.

  • Good communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required, as well as the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

  • Must be 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.