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Electronic Technician

at General Atomics and Affiliated Companies

Posted: 11/3/2017
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 3204134
Keywords: assembly

Job Description

General Atomics

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.

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 a challenging & dynamic opportunity for an experienced Electrical/Electronic Technician to work within our Magnetic Fusion Technologies (MFE) group in support of the DIII-D program in San Diego, CA. 

  • Performs under general supervision supporting the assembly and maintenance of instrumentation and control equipment such as PLCs and other logic control systems
  • Assembles and tests analog and digital control cards and chassis.
  • Installation of wiring, cabling and fiber optics as necessary for interface to various diagnostic and operational equipment.
  • Tests control circuitry and yearly calibration of various diagnostics, as well as makes timing measurements.
  • Sets up diagnostic equipment such as DVM’s, oscilloscopes, and function generators and obtains the needed results.
  • Responsible for observing all safety procedures and interlocks.
  • Records documentation of systems and maintenance logs.
  • Applies standard analog circuit knowledge and circuit fault assessments for diagnostics and fault processing.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Job ID#

Job Category

Travel Percentage Required
0% - 25%

Full-Time Hourly


San Diego

Clearance Required?

Electronic Technician

Job Qualifications
  • Typically requires associate’s degree in electrical engineering or equivalent with five or more years of experience. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.
  • Must be familiar with active and passive electronic components, analog and digital circuits, able to make DVM measurements on electronic boards and use an oscilloscope or transient digitizer.
  • Must have experience or education in low voltage power supplies, power devices and schematic reading as well as wiring and assembly techniques.
  • Flexibility in hours is required to cover late operation days and when emergency repairs are required.
  • Experience in reading device data sheets is preferred.
  • Familiarity with PLC’s or computer control systems is a plus.