General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Avionics System Test Technician in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 21924BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Avionics System Test Technician

Job Category: Manufacturing, Technicians

City: San Diego

State: California

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

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: Desired

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.

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


  • Must be able to perform a variety of routine tasks and demonstrate full knowledge of avionics and electrical equipment procedures, theories and concepts.

  • Participate in Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), ground control station, maintenance, repair, and documentation of repairs and status.

  • Performs and/or assists in modification, fabrication, assembly, operations, installation, repair and maintenance of general laboratory, experimental and commercial equipment.

  • Sets up and checks on semi-routine experiments and tests according to pre-arranged procedures; records experimental data.

  • Perform testing and documentation in accordance with customer regulations when applicable, utilizing approved technical publications, maintenance standards, and approved procedures.

  • Perform component removal , replacement, testing and documentation in accordance with military regulations, technical orders and procedures.

  • Ability to read and understand schematics, operate oscilloscopes, and other standard electronic test equipment.

  • Knowledge of computer operations and applications pertinent to the field required.

  • Training and/or experience in test or experimental operations normally acquired in the military or technical schools desirable.

  • 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.


  • Prior Predator/Reaper avionics, RF and field service experience.

  • Experience in the aircraft electronics field.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires associate's degree or equivalent with five or more years of experience.

  • May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.

  • Must possess: (1) ability to troubleshoot; (2) full knowledge and use of precision electronic test equipment, voltage or amperage measuring and recording devices; (3) ability to read and interpret blueprints, drawings, schematics and technical orders; (4) the ability to obtain a security clearance; and (5) good analytical, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report and assess situations and make judgments.

  • Ability and willingness to work on systems which have unusual conditions such as high pressure, high voltage, high energy, cryogens, or radioactive materials.

  • Knowledge of computer operations and applications pertinent to the field required.

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.