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Staff Composite Liaison Engineer

Location: Poway
Posted on: November 12, 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 opportunity for a Composite Liaison Engineer in our Airframe Liaison group at General Atomics-ASI. Under general direction with limited review, this individual is relied upon to executethe application of innovative approaches to resolving unusual and/or complex engineering problems. Assignments are normally outlined in terms of overall objectives and reviewed largely at completion.


  • Supports operation of engineering systems and documents any problems.
  • Devises new approaches to resolve unusual or complex engineering problems.
  • Troubleshoot conflicting design/development requirements, difficult coordination requirements, and special material requirements.
  • Will be interacting with manufacturing and engineering design team for Engineering Change Requests and Change Notifications.
  • Review composite designs to ensure accuracy for both internal and external customers.
  • May lead small team of designers on customer projects.
  • Provides documentation and makes technical presentations as required.
  • May represent the organization as the prime technical contact on small contracts or single component projects.
  • Provides direction to design or technical staff and may lead a team of moderately experienced professional staff.
  • Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
  • Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.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, masters degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; nine or more years of experience with a bachelors degree, seven or more years of experience with a masters degree, or four or more years with a PhD. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.
  • Must have a thorough 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.
  • Experience with composite airframe design desired.
  • Experience with lean manufacturing and composite manufacturing desired.
  • Experience with composite lamination and assembly process desired.
  • Must demonstrate understanding and application of GD&T 2009 for composite and mechanical components.
  • Knowledge and experience with Pro-E/Creo, Windchill, or related tools required.
  • Backgrounds in Mechanical, Aeronautical, Aerospace or Structural Engineering desired.
  • Experience with manufacturing, Engineering Change Requests and Change Notifications, and designing airframes desired.
  • Experience with aerospace materials and processes, as well as strength of materials
  • Must possess the ability to develop and communicate new concepts; 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 strong communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to perform complex tasks in one or more engineering areas; capable of representing the organization as a prime technical contact and, lead a team of moderately experienced professional employees on single component projects.
  • Able to work extended hours as required.
  • A Professional Engineering License and original work published in professional engineering journals are desirable.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain DoD security clearance is required.

Keywords: GENERAL ATOMICS, Poway , Staff Composite Liaison Engineer, Engineering , Poway, California

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