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Component Engineer

Company: General Atomics
Location: National City
Posted on: November 19, 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 have an exciting career opportunity for a Component Engineer working in Poway, CA. location.


Perform Component related Engineering activities on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).
Candidate will focus on supporting Engineering, Production and Procurement in various capacities. As part of the Component Engineering team roles include:

  • Provide support with component / supplier selection, analysis and documentation to meet technical requirements posed by design teams during concept and development for both Electrical and Mechanical parts.
  • Create and maintain part specifications and assist in maintaining parts database.
  • Interface with production to identify and resolve device level, high defect rate issues.
  • Support procurement to resolve part shortage and obsolescence issues by identifying alternates and qualifying form, fit, function replacements.
  • Research market / technology trends of suppliers and devices.
  • Support BOM reviews for part lifecycle risk management as 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 bachelor's degree, master's 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.
    • Experience with all MS Office Suite programs, especially Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint programs as well as Adobe Acrobat Pro.
    • Familiar with MRP / PLM systems used in the industry (SAP, Windchill, etc.)
    • Experience with BOM analysis tools (i.e. GIDEP, IHS BOM and parts intelligence systems, SiliconExpert, etc).
    • Knowledge of NAVMAT / RELEX Mil 217 is desirable.
    • Familiar with CAD modeling (CREO, PADS, etc.) tools is also desirable but not required.
    • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly; 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 excellent communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to perform complex tasks in one engineering area; and, lead a team of less experienced professional employees on semi-routine tasks.
    • Able to work extended hours as required.
    • Ability to obtain and maintain DoD security clearance is required.

Keywords: General Atomics, National City , Component Engineer, Engineering , National City, California

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