General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Associate Manufacturing Engineer (PWA/LRU Assembly) in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 17328BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Associate Manufacturing Engineer (PWA/LRU Assembly)

Job Category: Engineering

City: San Diego

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 have an exciting opportunity for an Associates Manufacturing Engineering located in Poway. This position will support the design (DFM), first article, production, test, and system integration of Printed Wiring Assemblies and Line Replaceable Units for all UAV platforms including Ground Control Stations (GCS).


  • Assist with manufacturing process development, implementation, and continuous improvement to enhance Quality / Yield, reduce Cost, and improve Productivity / Schedule. Initiate and lead lean manufacturing process improvement projects.

  • Assist with specifying and implementing automation equipment and processes.

  • Identify and assist in addressing safety issues on the manufacturing floor.

  • Support manufacturing production planning and coordination, execution and operations process development.

  • Provide production support to assemblers and leads.

  • Document manufacturing processes and assembly work instructions in conjunction with T&O Planning.

  • Assist with designing shop aids and tooling to assist production.

  • Disposition non-conforming parts, identify root cause, and implement corrective and/or preventive action to reduce scrap and rework.

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

  • Assist with development and deployment of manufacturing automation and remaining current with technology.

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.

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

  • Basic understanding of Electrical Schematics and Circuit Diagrams; Drawings and BOMs; Assembly Instructions; Engineering Change systems; Quality systems for non-conforming parts and corrective action. 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.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance.

  • Clearly and effectively communicate both verbally and in written form to both technical and non-technical audiences, especially regarding manufacturing processes, engineering issues and proposed changes, and quality issues and dispositions.

  • Experience with IPC & MIL standards.

  • Experience with MRP systems, eg SAP or MTO/WDS.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Project and Visio desired.

  • Experience with programming.

  • Experience with process mapping and demand flow technology

  • Background in electro-mechanical assemblies.

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.