General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Part-Time Manufacturing Engineer in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 21762BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Part-Time Manufacturing Engineer

Job Category: Engineering, Manufacturing

City: San Diego

State: California

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

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: No

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.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Part-Time Manufacturing Engineer within our ASI Division.


  • Plan and establish sequence of operations to fabricate and assemble manufacturing parts or products and to promote efficient utilization.

  • Review manufacturing schedules, engineering specifications, orders, and related information to obtain knowledge of manufacturing methods, procedures, and activities.

  • Generates Stationized Work Instructions (SWI’s).

  • Performs functional testing of equipment and systems in assigned area by utilizing standard engineering and scientific principles.

  • Estimate production costs, cost saving methods, and the effects of production design changes on expenditures for management review and action.

  • Coordinate and implement quality control objectives, activities, or procedures to resolve manufacturing production problems, maximize reliability, or minimize costs.

  • Develop manufacturing methods, labor utilization standards, and cost analysis systems to promote efficient staff and facility utilization.

  • Communicate with management and manufacturing personnel to develop production and design standards.

  • Study product requirements and design manufacturing and information systems to meet requirements.

  • Clearly and effectively communicate both verbally and in written form to both technical and non-technical audiences, especially regarding manufacturing processes, engineering issues and proposed changes, and quality issues and dispositions.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a bachelors degree, masters degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; six or more years of experience with a bachelors degree, four or more years of experience with a masters degree, or two or more years with a PhD. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.

  • Experience with Lean/Six Sigma Manufacturing methodologies for waste reduction, 5S, Standard Work, TAKT, Pull System, single piece flow, Value Stream Mapping, cell design, and manufacturing

  • Must have a thorough 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.

  • Must possess the 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.

  • Must have 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; capable of representing the organization as a prime technical contact and, lead a team of moderately experienced professional employees on single component projects.

  • Able to work extended hours as 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.