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Manufacturing Industrial Engineer

at General Atomics and Affiliated Companies

Posted: 11/11/2018
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 3641378

Job Description

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

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 have an exciting opportunity for an Manufacturing Industrial Engineering within our Manufacturing Department located in San Diego, CA..  Under general supervision with limited review, this position is responsible for determining and developing effective approaches for resolving a wide range of difficult engineering problems.

  • Responsible for manufacturing process development, implementation, and continuous improvement to improve safety, enhance Quality/ Yield, reduce Cost, and improve Productivity/Schedule. Initiate and lead lean manufacturing process improvement projects.
  • Specify and implement equipment and processes including efficient layout and optimization of material and information flows.
  • Establish and maintain labor standards, lead times and capacities/capabilities for manufacturing and ancillary processes.
  • Establish and maintain work instructions and other documentation associated with manufacturing and ancillary processes.
  • Disposition non-conforming parts, identify root cause, and implement corrective and/or preventive action to reduce scrap and rework.
  • Collaborate with Design Engineering during prototype, development and first article manufacturing.
  • Support and collaborate with shop floor technicians to solve manufacturing problems.
  • 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.
We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Job ID#

Job Category
Engineering, Manufacturing

Travel Percentage Required
0% - 25%

Full-Time Salary


San Diego

Clearance Required?

Manufacturing Industrial Engineer

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; four or more years of experience with a bachelors degree, two or more years of experience with a masters degree, or two or more years with a PhD.
  • Expertise in complex assembly methods and processes (aerospace and composites a plus).
  • Experience with Lean/Six Sigma Manufacturing methodologies for waste reduction and their application in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience leading cross functional teams through problem solving and project execution.
  • Experience with Engineering change processes, from requests through implementation.
  • Experience with Drawings and engineering/manufacturing bill of materials.
  • Experience in project management and knowledge of Project Management Body of Knowledge a plus.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of ERP systems (SAP desirable).
  • Knowledge of materials management (warehousing, transportation, logistics) experience desirable.
  • Basic CAD design experience (floor layout and small tooling preferred).