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Engineer Laser and Sensor Development
San Diego, CA
General Atomics Aeronautical SystemsTitle:
Engineer--Laser and Sensor DevelopmentJob Category:
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time SalaryJob 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 have an exciting opportunity for an Engineer to join our Mechanical Engineering team. This assignment includes supporting laser subsystems through maintenance design and analysis to preparing for and supporting field testing. Work would involve initiating planning developing requirements executing conceptual preliminary and final designs supported by analysis creating drawings and supporting documentation presenting at reviews monitoring fabricators assembly system verification and validation experimental test and evaluations.
DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
+ Independently perform challenging engineering work document findings communicate results make technical presentations and support test activities both on and off site.
+ Responsible for supporting test activities as a key technical contract on a research and development test program.
+ Support operation of existing laser and sensor developmental projects and programs; troubleshooting various subsystems supporting test activities and documenting issues and results.
+ Understanding of fluid dynamics heat transfer structural mechanics and dynamics as well as mechanical hardware design fabrication techniques and test.
+ Define functional performance interface derived etc. system engineering requirements and special material requirements.
+ Provide systems design analysis and test documentation.
+ Make and deliver technical presentations.
+ Represent the organization with minimal or no supervision as a key technical contact on a large off-site test program.
+ Provide direction to design or technical staff or lead a team of moderately experienced professional staff.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.
+ 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 have experience with design and analysis with fluid dynamics heat transfer and structural mechanics.
+ 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 key technical contact and leading a team of moderately experienced professional employees.
+ Must be able to work extended hours as required.
+ Must have some test experience.
+ Travel will be required between San Diego and New Mexico facilities. As much as 50% of the time.
+ Background in laser development is desired.
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance is required.Travel Percentage Required:
0% - 25%Clearance Required?
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