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Engineering Technician

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.We have an exciting opportunity for an Engineering Technician to join our Systems Integration Lab (SIL) support team, part of the larger Software Engineering group. With general supervision, this position is responsible for assisting in the development of proposal cost estimates and the administration of ongoing projects.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participate in phases of a projects life cycle ranging from system architecture design, schematic creation, parts selection, advises engineers during design, system integration, to system verification/transitioning projects to other engineering teams.
  • Outstanding engineering technicians are self-starters with an insatiable curiosity, a superb work ethic, and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Supports engineers to design, build, and test solutions to a variety of technical problems.
  • Inspecting inventory and reordering materials and technical components.
  • May attend critical design review and program kickoffs with engineering team members.
  • As they gain experience and knowledge, they take on more engineering support duties.
  • Responsible for providing technical advice and assistance on the acceptance, installation, operation, repair, and/or maintenance of the assigned systems and associated support equipment.
  • Functions as a technical expert on assigned systems.
  • Provides both informal and on-the-job training for personnel engaged in the operation, maintenance, and/or installation of these systems.
  • Discusses problems encountered and explains corrective action.
  • Monitors operation, maintenance, and installation techniques and procedures, providing timely advice, assistance, and instruction.
  • Demonstrates operation and/or maintenance procedures as necessary. From observation and written reports determine the need for training for system operators and maintainers if other sources of training are not available. Selects topics, prepares lesson plans, designs training aids, and conduct classes.
  • Evaluates operation, maintenance, and installation technical manuals, handbooks, special procedures, other data sources in terms of adequacy, completeness, and applicability, and provides recommendations for correcting discovered discrepancies.
  • Recommends specific solutions to all of the aforementioned problems reported, including practical design modifications, equipment transportation and/or storage issues, and any and all logistics-related problems observed during system installation, operation, maintenance, or testing.
  • Engages in the actual repair of systems, as necessary, demonstrating the use of special tools and fixtures, maintenance techniques, and repair procedures. Provides instruction in the proper use of maintenance manuals, technical data packages, and other technical documentation.
  • Will handle all tasks assigned by engineering team members, while supporting day-to-day program objectives.
  • Should demonstrate a sound understanding of engineering terminology, and be able to work well in a team environment.
  • Must be able to comprehend and deal with rapid changes, while remaining calm and flexible in the face of uncertainty and/or ambiguity.
  • Additional duties as assigned.We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.39216Job Qualifications:
    • Typically requires a bachelor's degree in engineering or a related technical discipline and a minimum of two or more years of related experience. Equivalent professional experience may be substituted in lieu of education.
    • Must have experience in two or more of the following: digital/analog electronics, software loading/configurations, system assembly/troubleshooting, computer skills in a lab environment.
    • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them in an evolving environment while contributing to the development of new processes.
    • Must be customer focused.
    • Possess the ability to identify issues, analyze data and develop solutions to a variety of problems.
    • Possess good analytical, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report, and present findings.
    • Good interpersonal skills enabling an effective interface with other professionals on the team.
    • Strong computer skills as applied to a lab environment.
    • Ability to work independently or in a team environment is essential, as is the ability to work extended hours as required.
    • Ability to obtain and main a secret security clearance.Desired Qualifications
      • Similar job related experience with avionics in DoD/Aerospace/Aeronautical industry is highly desirable
      • Experience with simulation hardware/software highly desired
      • Ability to multi-task, prioritize work, and meet deadlines
      • Excellent communication skills, strong inter-personal skills, and teamwork/team-player
      • Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and schedulesSalary: $68,770 - $116,193 Travel Percentage Required 0 - 25 Relocation Assistance Provided Not Provided US Citizenship Required? Yes Clearance Required? Desired Clearance Level Secret Workstyle Onsite

Keywords: General Atomics and Affiliated Companies, Poway , Engineering Technician, Engineering , Poway, California

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