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Process Engineer - Quality Assurance

Company: General Atomics and Affiliated Companies
Location: Poway
Posted on: January 20, 2023

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.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Under general supervision with limited review, this position is responsible for determining and developing effective approaches for resolving a wide range of difficult engineering problems.Assignments are normally outlined in terms of overall objectives and anticipated results.Work is reviewed at milestones or at completion for adequacy in meeting objectives.Develop and implement system improvements to maintain process excellence with particular emphasis on Measurement & Analysis.Develop innovative and practical solutions to advanced and unique process problems through the use of quality best practices (i.e. Six-Sigma, Lean Methods).Work with integrated teams to measurably enhance overall business practices and processes.Develop and document procedures and action plans to define new systems and continually improve existing systems.Participate in CMMI appraisals and AS9100 audits.Documents findings, communicates results to engineering staff and makes technical presentations as required.May coordinate segments of a specific project and may have frequent inter- organization and customer contact on difficult technical issues.Provides direction to design or technical staff and may provide direction to less experienced professional staff.Supports operation of engineering systems by evaluating and interpreting needs and problems and develops effective approaches to resolving those issues.Troubleshoots, analyzes, and repairs systems in assigned area by utilizing standard engineering and scientific principles.Provides documentation and makes technical presentations as required.Directs the activities of designers, technicians and may direct the activities of less experienced professional staff.May represent the organization in providing solutions to technical issues associated with specific projects.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; four or more years of experience with a bachelors degree or two or more years of experience with a masters degree.May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education. B.S., B.A. or M.S degree in science, math business or technical field plus 5-10 years quality systems and/or engineering experience working in a technical industry such as aerospace, semiconductor manufacturing, or communications is preferredFormal training in 6 Sigma and strong background in measurement and analysis development and reporting.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 the ability to understand new concepts quickly; apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment; organize, schedule, and coordinate work phasesDetermine 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 excellent communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to perform complex tasks in one engineering areaLead a team of less experienced professional employees on semi-routine tasks.A Professional Engineering License is desirable.Process implementation experience.Familiarity with hardware and software development, subcontract management, manufacturing, inspection, test, project engineering, and program management.Ability to develop creative solutions to complex systems issues.Database management skills.Must be a team player with superior interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills and interface effectively throughout all levels of the company. Demonstrable knowledge of process implementation, statistics, and structured problem-solving methods. Green or Black Belt Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing is desiredProduct Lifecycle Management (PLM) tool experience, Access, SharePoint, SAP and/or Oracle experience desiredMust be able to obtain and maintain a Secret ClearanceSalary:$81,080 - $141,650 Job QualificationsTypically 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; four or more years of experience with a bachelors degree or two or more years of experience with a masters degree.May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education. B.S., B.A. or M.S degree in science, math business or technical field plus 5-10 years quality systems and/or engineering experience working in a technical industry such as aerospace, semiconductor manufacturing, or communications is preferredFormal training in 6 Sigma and strong background in measurement and analysis development and reporting.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 the ability to understand new concepts quickly; apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment; organize, schedule, and coordinate work phasesDetermine 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 excellent communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to perform complex tasks in one engineering areaLead a team of less experienced professional employees on semi-routine tasks.A Professional Engineering License is desirable.Process implementation experience.Familiarity with hardware and software development, subcontract management, manufacturing, inspection, test, project engineering, and program management.Ability to develop creative solutions to complex systems issues.Database management skills.Must be a team player with superior interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills and interface effectively throughout all levels of the company. Demonstrable knowledge of process implementation, statistics, and structured problem-solving methods. Green or Black Belt Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing is desiredProduct Lifecycle Management (PLM) tool experience, Access, SharePoint, SAP and/or Oracle experience desiredMust be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance

Keywords: General Atomics and Affiliated Companies, Poway , Process Engineer - Quality Assurance, Engineering , Poway, California

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