General Atomics and Affiliated Companies DMSMS Electrical Engineer in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 20683BR

Company: General Atomics

Title: DMSMS Electrical Engineer

Job Category: Engineering

City: San Diego

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: No

Job Summary:

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) designs and manufactures first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power generation systems. GA-EMS’ expanding portfolio of specialized products and integrated system solutions support critical fleet, space systems and satellites, missile defense, power and energy, and process and monitoring applications for defense, industrial, and commercial customers worldwide.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a DMSMS Electrical Engineer to join our GA-EMS Product Lines group in San Diego, CA. The Component Electrical Engineer will support energy industry products including Gulftronic electrostatic separator systems, radiation monitoring systems, high speed electric motor developments and our Advanced Launch and Recovery products. The position is focused 50% or more on component DMSMS and requires professional experience in that area. In addition the position requires an engineer with a solid theoretical and practical background in electrical engineering who is adaptable to a wider range of tasks and able to function effectively in an engineering resource role within a matrix organization.


  • Utilizing and searching various data resources such as GIDEP, aftermarket manufacturers, brokerages, online and internal databases, to mitigate and find solutions to Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) issues on COTS (commercial off the shelf) parts.

  • Reviewing, analyzing, and reporting risks of suspected counterfeit components.

  • Preparation of Bill of Material (BOM) for upload into obsolescence analysis tools.

  • Sourcing electronic components for existing and new products, packages and electronic subassemblies.

  • Researching, developing, designing or selecting components for product improvements.

  • Providing electrical engineering support for commercial GA products, electrical design support for GA power conversion R & D projects.

  • Performing calculations and evaluations in the design of electrical equipment and systems for industrial and commercial applications.

  • Understanding/interpreting existing electrical and general engineering documentation.

  • Coordinating and directing others to modify documentation per customer/manufacturing needs.

  • Cooperating with EMS manufacturing team to find optimum Design for manufacturing solutions.

  • Navigating through document/product management software (Windchill, IHS, SILICON EXPERTand SAP) to access required procedures and documents.

  • Updating product documentation to reflect design changes.

  • Prepare BOE’s and schedule input to Program Office for new projects and increments of funding.

  • Creating and successfully presenting ECRs/ECNs for technical review.

  • Traveling to GA manufacturing facility to provide engineering support.

  • Ability in identifying and analyzing critical issues and recommending technical approaches to address DMSMS issues.Ability to accomplish assigned tasks and projects in support of achieving program objectives.

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 bachelor’s degree, master’s 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 bachelor’s degree or two or more years of experience with a master’s degree. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.

  • Must have Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS)/Obsolescence experience.

  • US Citizenship is required.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance preferred.

  • Experience with BOM obsolescence analysis tools.

  • Fluency in electrical and electronic documentation standards.

  • Must have printed Circuit Board (PCB) design and manufacturing experience.

  • Ability to troubleshoot electronics issues using scientific principles.

  • Early design involvement (EDI) experience needed.

  • Experience in a hardware manufacturing environment, supporting and sustaining manufacturing engineering.

  • Ability to work in a high pressure and deadline oriented environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to organize, schedule, and coordinate work phases in cooperation with Program Office, Configuration and Engineering management.

  • Capability to represent the organization as a prime technical contact and, lead a team of moderately experienced professional employees on single component or assembly projects.

  • Able to work extended hours as required.

  • Familiarity and experience with sourcing issues for electronic and mechanical components.

  • Thorough understanding of surface mount (SMT) manufacturing equipment, processes and electronic component packages.

  • Experience with directing the activities of electronic designers and technicians.

  • 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.

  • Ability to develop and communicate new concepts; apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment; organize, schedule, and coordinate work phases; and, determine the appropriate approach at the task level or, with assistance, at the project level to provide solutions to a range of complex problems.

  • Strong communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to perform complex tasks in one or more engineering areas.

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.