General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Quality Engineer in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 22226BR

Company: General Atomics

Title: Quality Engineer

Job Category: Engineering, Quality

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 Quality Engineer in our Electromagnetic Systems (EMS) Group located in Rancho Bernardo, CA.


  • Develops, modifies, coordinates and documents the implementation, evaluation, and maintenance of quality assurance programs and systems on one or more mid-size projects.

  • Provides advice and guidance in interpreting and adapting quality standards and government regulations.

  • Collaborates with engineering and manufacturing to ensure quality standards are in place.

  • Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires a review of identifiable factors.

  • Analyzes design reliability and quality to recommend process changes and enhancements.

  • Creates or recommends design, dimensional or manufacturing process changes to improve products and reduce costs.

  • Devises and implements methods and procedures for inspecting, testing and evaluating the precision and accuracy of products and production equipment.

  • Participates in functional testing and/or inspection of equipment and systems.

  • Audits quality systems for deficiency identification and correction.

  • Implements solutions to complex problems occurring internally and at vendor facilities.

  • Prepares statistical analysis reports, specifications and other technical documents.

  • Interprets and adapts quality standards and government regulations.

  • Provides limited project direction to other staff members.

  • May perform incoming material/part inspection.

  • May generate nonconformance, material rejections and corrective action reports, as well as communicating final acceptance test reports with customers.

  • May also generate and maintain files of all quality and as-built information for each product.

  • Performs 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 engineering or related discipline and five or more years of related experience with a bachelor's degree or three or more years with a master's degree. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.

  • Must be able to apply a sound understanding of inspection methods and have good knowledge of computer operations and applications.

  • Must have the analytical ability required to develop creative solutions to routine and non-routine quality issues and the skills required to present those solutions to internal and external contacts.

  • Must be detail-oriented to accurately prepare statistical reports and technical documents in support of company objectives.

  • Must have good leadership skills to direct staff members and ensure project costs and schedules are maintained. Able to work extended hours as required.

  • SAP and Material Master experience is a plus.

  • 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.