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Engineer II

Location: San Diego
Posted on: January 15, 2022

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.

Under general supervision, and with regular review, this position supports the manufacturing staff in the analysis, investigation and resolution of engineering problems of moderate scope and complexity. Assignments are normally accompanied by general instructions and suggestions, outlining possible approaches, sources or information, and potential problems to be encountered with work reviewed regularly for soundness of technical judgment, overall adequacy and accuracy. Tasks involve the exercise of independent judgment and discretion about matters of significance. Documents findings and implemented solutions and communicates results to engineering staff. Contacts are primarily internal with infrequent inter-organization or customer contact on routine matters. May provide direction to design or technician staff.


  • Responsible for manufacturing process development, implementation, and continuous improvement to improve safety, enhance Quality/ Yield, reduce Cost, and improve Productivity/Schedule. Initiate and lead lean manufacturing process improvement projects.
  • Specify and implement equipment and processes including efficient layout and optimization of material and information flows.
  • Establish and maintain labor standards, lead times and capacities/capabilities for manufacturing and ancillary processes.
  • Establish and maintain work instructions and other documentation associated with manufacturing and ancillary processes.
  • 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.
  • Support and collaborate with shop floor technicians to solve manufacturing problems.
  • 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.
  • Leading Value Stream Mapping and Kaizen events.
  • Establish and manage shop floor metrics that align with leadership defined KPI 's.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 or masters degree in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and two or more years of engineering experience with a bachelors degree. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.
    • Expertise in complex assembly methods and processes (aerospace and composites a plus).
    • Experience with Lean/Six Sigma Manufacturing methodologies for waste reduction and their application in a manufacturing environment.
    • Experience leading cross-functional teams through problem solving and project execution.
    • Experience with Engineering change processes, from requests through implementation.
    • Experience with Drawings and engineering/manufacturing bill of materials.
    • Experience in project management and knowledge of Project Management Body of Knowledge a plus.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
    • Knowledge of ERP systems (SAP desirable).
    • Knowledge of materials management (warehousing, transportation, logistics) experience desirable.
    • Basic CAD design experience (floor layout and small tooling preferred).
    • Experience running Value Stream Mapping and Kaizen events
    • Must be able to work extended hours as required.
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen.Preferred Qualifications:
      • Proficiency with SQL, data mining, and optimizing queries across multiple datasets is desirable.
      • Proficiency with PowerBI - modeling and creating expressions with PowerQuery and DAX.
      • Experience applying simulation models to a manufacturing environment to predict capacity requirements or plan for future scenarios.

Keywords: GENERAL ATOMICS, San Diego , Engineer II, Engineering , San Diego, California

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