General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Advanced Composite Technician in Lamination in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 21413BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Advanced Composite Technician in Lamination

Job Category: Manufacturing, Technicians

City: San Diego

State: California

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

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: No

Job Summary:

We have an exciting opportunity for a Composite Technician to join our Composites Manufacturing department within the ASI division. This position will be working directly in the lamination room.

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 recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.


Under general supervision, with some detailed instructions and intermittent review, and working in a loud manufacturing environment with a variety of epoxy agents, this position performs repetitive or standard procedures and assists in the fabrication, curing, build-up and assembly of various types of composite materials where required information is readily available, methods and sequences have been pre-determined and tooling is provided. Works to blueprints, templates, sample parts, process sheets and other authorized information.

  • Assist in the preparation of molds and forms.

  • Mark and cut tape, woven material, honeycomb, adhesive and similar materials following templates, guides or specific dimensions and sequences.

  • Route, drill, trim, and sand to blueprint dimensions and tolerances. Vacuum bag parts for room temperature cure.

  • Assist in the lay-up of composite materials to molds.

  • Fit and smooth successive layers of materials as necessary to secure build-up free from wrinkles, air pockets and voids following directions and instructions.

  • Assemble Aircraft components using structural adhesives, rivets and threaded fasteners.

  • 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

Job Qualifications:

*Job Qualifications

  • Typically requires High School diploma or equivalent and five or more years of related experience.

  • Must be able to use hand tools, such as rollers, paper cutters, scissors, x-acto knives, electric heat gun and fixtures such as molds and mandrels.

  • May require respirator certification.

  • Must be able to work in a loud environment; work extended hours as required; and be able to lift assemblies weighing up to 50 lbs.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong understanding and comprehension of written and verbal instructions

  • Capability of conducting mathematical calculations

  • Ability to use measuring instruments such as scales and calipers

  • 2nd shift positions are available


  • Safety

  • Quality

  • Critical thinking

  • Attention to detail

  • Lamination Methods

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.