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Laser Lab Engineering Aid

Company: General Atomics
Location: Lemon Grove
Posted on: August 3, 2020

Job Description:

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the worlds 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. General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) designs and manufactures first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power generation systems. GA-EMS expanding portfolio of specialized products and integrated system solutions support critical fleet, space systems and satellites, missile defense, power and energy, and process and monitoring applications for defense, industrial, and commercial customers worldwide. We have an exciting opportunity for a Lead Laser Lab Engineering Aid to join our Infrastructure Process and Support team located in Rancho Bernardo, CA. Functioning with minimal supervision and working independently, this position manages three complex prototype development laboratories. Maintains laboratories stocked with required consumables and basic equipment. Helps conduct extremely complex tests and experiments. Records, evaluates, and reports data. Summarizes test data via written tabulation, charts, and graphs, and prepares written reports. Fabricates, modifies, assembles, installs, operates, repairs, and is in charge of maintaining complex equipment and components. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for maintaining and running prototype, engineering, Research & Development and production laboratories safely and efficiently, including Laser, high power electrical systems, shock and vibration testing equipment, and other mechanical and electrical prototypes and equipment. Responsible for maintaining lab infrastructure such as electrical, air compressors and cooling systems and implement interlocking electronics systems. Responsible for running laboratory tests for GAs IR&D, Productization and Production programs to meet the requirements established by the subject matter experts (SMEs). Trains and mentors lab technicians, assistants, and engineers in the correct use of mechanical and electrical lab equipment, tools, and instruments and interlocking systems using PLC and cRIO systems. Ensures that employees follow world class industry laboratory standards and safety regulations, including handling and disposing of damaged components. Ensures Hazardous Work Authorizations (HWAs) for the assigned labs are up to date and are approved well in advance of due date by coordinating with appropriate SMEs. Apply measures for Occupational safety and health hazard mitigation are employed in the labs and makes sure that the lab attendees use appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to prevent such hazards. Ensures that the lab users follow standard protocol of wearing appropriate PPE in the Laser area such as smocks, face masks, in electrical testing labs wearing ESD smocks, ESD wrist or ankle straps and following appropriate grounding measures as necessary. Ensures appropriate Electrostatic Discharge mitigation efforts are followed when required in setting up and testing of Electrical Printed Circuit boards to meet GA and industry standards Schedules lab and equipment usage times for the GA-EMS Engineering departments and makes sure to communicate status of engineering labs across EMS to all stakeholders appropriately. Collects, stores, and provides test documents, plans, and data, and ensures their integrity and security. Interprets general instructions, plans sequence of assembly, maintains quality assurance documentation and prepares sketches and schematics. Assists in recording and reporting experimental or test data, observing data for anomalies, preparing summaries of data via written tabulations, charts, graphs, and reports as necessary. Diagnoses and corrects operational problems or trouble sources in test equipment. Develops maintenance program to prevent shutdown. Coordinates and works with company facilities management to act as a technical liaison in establishing lab facilities including power, cooling, plumbing, air and other infrastructure equipment Initiates and is responsible for establishing maintenance contracts with external contractors and agencies to support lab equipment performance and calibration. Initiates and is responsible for procurement of standard materials, services, and parts required for tests and equipment, working with purchasing and procurement department and provides necessary liaison in work area. 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.by Jobble

Keywords: General Atomics, San Diego , Laser Lab Engineering Aid, Engineering , Lemon Grove, California

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