General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Engineering Mfg Liaison in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 19539BR

Company: General Atomics

Title: Engineering Mfg Liaison

Job Category: Engineering, Manufacturing

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 an Engineering Mfg Liaison to join our EMS Group located in Rancho Bernardo, CA.

With limited supervision, this position is responsible for supporting engineering and manufacturing as a liaison to expedite the design and development process. Evaluates and resolves complex engineering related production problems related to manufacturing, design, quality and material engineering. Serves as an external spokesperson through correspondence with vendors and subcontractors to ensure delivery dates and company objectives are met. Exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignments and develops solutions to complex problems. This position involves the exercise of independent judgment and discretion about matters of significance.


  • Ensures parts and purchase requisitions are processed through the system in a timely manner.

  • Ensures delivery dates are met by maintaining frequent contact with all critical subcontractors and vendors.

  • Analyzes engineering specifications and drawings. Confers across functional areas to provide and obtain technical information.

  • Coordinates and monitors the design and development process by making periodic visits to various departments such as manufacturing shops, quality assurance, sales, MRB cribs, planning, purchasing, manufacturing engineering and electrical engineering.

  • Coordinates engineering priorities for manufacturing issues, and ensures schedule parity. Advises management of the status of work in progress and identifies potential production problems.

  • Ensures rapid disposition of engineering holds and lift orders.

  • Coordinates Manufacturing Service Request activities by resolving priority schedule conflicts among engineering departments due to shop capacity limitations and resolving shop capacity issues with manufacturing and planning.

  • Reviews and recommends resolutions for open engineering issues affecting sales orders. Alerts planning department to open engineering issues that may affect manufacturing. Alerts engineering departments to sales order activity which may affect outstanding work.

  • May function in an advisory or leadership role and provide direction and guidance to less experienced staff.

  • Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • 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.

  • Preforms other duties as assigned or required.

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 or master’s degree in business, planning, or a related discipline and ten or more years progressive experience in planning, coordinating, and scheduling production operations with a bachelor’s degree or eight or more years experience with a master’s degree. Equivalent professional experience may be substituted in lieu of education.

  • Must demonstrate an extensive understanding of planning and production operation theories, concepts and principles and experience demonstrating a broad application of those concepts.

  • Must possess leadership skills including organizing, scheduling, conducting, and coordinating work assignments to meet project milestones or established completion dates.

  • Must possess the ability to identify issues, analyze and interpret data and develop innovative solutions to a variety of complex problems.

  • Excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report, and present findings; excellent interpersonal skills to influence and guide others.

  • The ability to contribute to the development of new processes or systems and communicate new concepts; and excellent computer skills.

  • The ability to work independently or in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required.

  • Must have working experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in a CNC machine shop.

  • Have a strong working knowledge of SAP.

  • Must possess a strong ability to plan manufacturing projects and manage supplier deliveries when required to support production.

  • US citizenship is 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.