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Composite Manufacturing Engineer

Location: National City
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

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 Composite Manufacturing Engineering for our Manufacturing Division located in Sabre Springs, CA. Under general supervision and with regular review, this position supports the engineering staff in the analysis, investigation and resolution of engineering problems of moderate scope and complexity. Must be able to work 3rd shift hours.

Works with experience engineers to devises new approaches to resolve unusual or highly complex manufacturing problems through early, upfront design-for-manufacturing (DFM) principles to ensure producibility, inspectability, testability, maintainability and repairability.

Responsible for manufacturing process development, implementation, and continuous improvement to enhance Quality/ Yield, reduce Cost, and improve Productivity/Schedule.

Specify and implement equipment and processes.

Troubleshoot conflicting design development vs. production requirements, promotes new methods / process equipment, and evaluates special material requirements.

Assist in overseeing prototypes and pilot builds, document the build process with standardized work instructions, define and implement new manufacturing technologies.

Provides documentation and makes technical presentations as required.

Provides input to design, technical staff, briefs management, and participates effectively in a team of moderately experienced professional staff.

Assist in the development of manufacturing processes, procedures and tooling using technical experience and collaborative interaction with the team to improve quality, eliminate non-value-added steps and shorten lead times.

Collaborate with Design Engineering during prototype, development and first article manufacturing

Provide support for the disposition of non-conforming product, identify root cause, and assists in the implementation of corrective/preventative actions.

Review and approve engineering design and changes and ensure their manufacturability.

Obtains and analyzes manufacturing and test data.

Develops and maintains work instructions to guide technicians in the assembly of assigned products.

Liaison work orders as required to reflect process changes, non-conformity dispositions and engineering changes

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 a bachelor 's degree in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; two or more years of experience with a bachelor 's degree.

Experience with Lean Manufacturing methodologies for waste reduction, e.g., 5S, Standard Work, TAKT, Pull System, 5S, Value Stream Mapping, cell design, and manufacturing flow is desired.

Must have a thorough 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 develop and communicate new concepts; 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 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; capable of representing the organization as a prime technical contact and, lead a team of moderately experienced professional employees on single component projects.

Able to work extended hours and travel as required.

Must be able to work 3rd shift hours: 9pm - 7am.

Keywords: GENERAL ATOMICS, National City , Composite Manufacturing Engineer, Engineering , National City, California

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