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Manufacturing Engineer

Company: General Atomics
Location: San Diego
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world s 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 Inertial Fusion Technology (IFT) division designs, manufactures and characterized first-of-a-kind precision components and assemblies in support of the national labs, fusion and science technologies. Components are manufactured and measured on a variety of highly-specialized and precise equipment and are often millimeter in scale with micron-sized features and tolerances.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Manufacturing/Mechanical Engineer to join our team, located in Torrey Pines, CA.


  • Lead a small team responsible for the fabrication, characterization and delivery of unique planar components enabling cutting-edge experiments and diagnostics at laser facilities such as the National Ignition Facility at LLNL and the OMEGA facilities at LLE.
  • Communicate regularly with customers, team and management to relay production schedule, system status, and design tolerances while considering available budget, timelines and resources.
  • Work with resident staff and other engineering, scientific and technical personnel from a variety of laboratory institutions and fields.
  • Oversee and schedule the assembly tasks. Manage and coordinate production schedules and workloads to meet established deadlines.
  • Leads team to design, build and/or procures necessary tools, fixtures, and components required to enhance assembly capabilities and improve assembly efficiencies.
  • Responsible for quality assurance, packaging and shipment of precision components
  • Diagnose and correct operational problems in equipment and procedures. Document and present findings and implement solutions.
  • Work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
  • 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.
    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 master s degree. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.
    • Must have a complete 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:
      • Expertise in the use of complex and technical equipment, highly-detailed and multi-step procedures, and experimental techniques.
      • Proven ability to lead a small team of 2-5 people in an engineering or scientific environment.
      • Strong working experience with Microsoft Project and Office suite and Computer Aided Design (CAD) software such as SolidWorks and programming languages and scripting such as G-code and Python.
      • Ability to read and understand detailed drawings, instructions, and specifications including geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.
      • Strong working experience using and programming advanced instrumentation, microscopes, and metrology equipment.
      • Experience with laser-machining, optical CMM tools, and high-precision fabrication and metrology equipment.

Keywords: General Atomics, San Diego , Manufacturing Engineer, Engineering , San Diego, California

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