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Mechanical Engineer

Location: National City
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

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.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Mechanical Engineer as part of the Engineering and Projects team in the Magnetic Fusion Energy Group. This position will support the design, analysis, and fabrication of ITER plasma diagnostic measurement systems with an emphasis on laser, visible and IR imaging, and microwave applications. With general supervision, this position is responsible for determining and developing designs, procedures, techniques and solutions to resolving advanced technical engineering problems.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Supports and develops innovative and practical solutions to diagnostic design, manufacturing, assembly and testing challenges.
Performs design and finite element analysis of components, assemblies and sub-systems utilizing CATIA, SolidWorks, ANSYS engineering simulation software.
Applies knowledge of strength of materials and attributes (stress-strain and design allowables) with finite element analysis to develop solution approaches and solve stress and thermal analyses problems.
Develops design solutions by performing scoping and detailed analyses and iterates to optimize designs and document results.
Interprets analysis results in accordance with design criteria such as ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Codes or ITER Structural Design Criteria.
Purchases, fabricates, and tests prototype diagnostic components and subsystems.
Documents work in calculations and formal reports, technical memos, manuals, and presentations requiring a strong working knowledge of MS Office Suite, experience with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software desired.
Directs the activities of designers, technicians, and may direct the activities of less experienced technical staff.
Performs other duties as assigned or required.
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, 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 be a US Person.
Must have a complete understanding of engineering concepts, principles, codes, and theory; experience demonstrating a broad application of those concepts in practice with the ability to organize, plan, schedule, conduct, and coordinate workloads to meet established deadlines or milestones.
Experience in developing and verifying requirements for complex engineering challenges, application to fusion plasma diagnostic systems desired.
Experience with analyses including fluid dynamics, heat transfer, structural mechanics and dynamics desired.
Must have experience with CAD software packages such as CATIA and Solidworks, and familiarization with FEA analysis tools such as ANSYS; Optical design tools such as COMSOL, ZEMAX and Sigfit are desired.
Must have strong communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to perform complex tasks in one or more engineering areas.

Keywords: GENERAL ATOMICS, National City , Mechanical Engineer, Engineering , National City, California

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