General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Production Assembly Technician Deployable in Palmdale, California

Job ID#: 21479BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Production Assembly Technician Deployable

Job Category: Manufacturing

City: Palmdale

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hourly

Travel Percentage Required: 50% - 75%

Clearance Required?: Yes

Job Summary:

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.

This position, under general supervision, is responsible for performing a variety of moderately complex structural, composite, mechanical and/or electrical operations to ensure appropriate aircraft systems are installed, tested and operational. The position performs assigned system modifications due to technical updates and/or customer requests, which require disassembly, modification, reassembly, and testing of structural, composite, mechanical and/or electrical system. The position may also perform required repairs. Following technical documentation monitors, test and verifies quality, completes required documentation, and may be assigned to troubleshoot and resolves issues. Keeps up to date on regulatory requirements, and may participate in developing and updating technical procedures to improve integration processes, quality, and record maintenance.


  • Installs and tests assigned aircraft structural, composite, avionics, and electrical systems to ensure they are operational and meet required quality standards.

  • May complete assigned repairs.

  • Completes required documentation after installation and testing.

  • Performs various system modifications due to technical updates and/or customer requests including final operational testing and assurance they meet quality standards.

  • May troubleshoot system issues including mechanical, electrical, engine or fuel. May recommend procedural and/or design/production changes.

  • 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.

  • Other duties as assigned or required.

Clearance Level: Secret

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires an Associate's degree in a related field or military/trade school equivalence and eight or more years' of progressive experience in aircraft assembly and/or maintenance. Additional related technical experience may be substituted in lieu of the formal education.

  • ‚ÄčThe position requires comprehensive technical expertise and understanding of:

  • structural, composite, mechanical and electrical systems and associated regulations; and related assembly/installation processes, tools, composites, templates, fixtures, testing and measuring devices as well as judgment to determine correct tool(s) and experience:

  • reading, interpreting, and explaining blueprints, drawings, and maintenance manuals;

  • installing, inspecting, modifying, adjusting and testing various mechanical assemblies and structures; and,

  • completing required technical documentation.

  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and computer skills are required to interface with supervisors, other staff and/or other departments.

  • Able to work independently and in a team environment, and able to work extended hours when required.

  • A composite trade school certificate, Federal Aviation Administration A&P license, and military aircraft maintenance and assembly training are desirable.

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.