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Composite Technician Assembly Featured

San Diego, California
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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 a 2nd Shift Assembly Composite Technician to join our Manufacturing department located in Poway CA. This position will be working directly in the Assembly room on aircraft parts for our Predator series.

Under limited supervision and working in a loud environment with a variety of epoxy agents this position performs a variety of non-routine and non-repetitive procedures and assists in the fabrication curing build-up and assembly of various types of composite materials where required information is readily available methods and sequences have been pre-determined and tooling is provided. Works to blueprints templates sample parts process sheets and other authorized information.

  • Support SQDEC and LEAP boards
  • Troubleshoot problem areas
  • Audit quality systems
  • Implement solutions to complex problems to perfect paperwork
  • Communicates material shortages and escalates as required
  • Help train technicians in the proper build process
  • Participate in problem solving with Six Sigma Tools (DMAIC)
  • Conduct weekly audits and assist with New Product Introduction
  • Observe all laws and work in a safe manner
  • Must be willing to work 2nd Shift.

  • Typically requires High School diploma or equivalent and two or more years of related experience.

  • Must be able to verbally communicate read and comprehend written and verbal instructions detailed blueprints and other similar authorized drawings and documents and be capable of doing simple mathematical calculations.

  • Must be able to use hand tools such as rollers paper cutters scissors x-acto knives electric heat gun and fixtures such as molds and mandrels.

  • Ability to use measuring instruments such as scales and protractors and calipers.

  • May require respirator certification.

  • Must be able to work in a loud environment; work extended hours as required; and be able to lift assemblies weighing up to 50 lbs.

  • Must be willing to work 2nd Shift.


  • Detailed Blue Print reading

  • FOD and Tool Control

  • 5S Applications

  • MPS dimensions

  • Engineering Drawings

  • Working with graphite tools

  • Application of SWIs

  • Repetitive or Standard Procedures

  • Routing Trimming Drilling

  • Continuous Improvement

  • Engineering and Manufacturing collaboration for New Product Introduction

  • Reviewing identifiable factors on problems of moderately complex and diverse scope

Security Clearance: No
Travel Percentage: 0% - 25%

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General Atomics and affiliated companies are world renowned leaders in developing high-technology systems ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to electromagnetic systems; remotely piloted aircraft systems; airborne sensors; advanced electronic wireless and laser technologies; and biofuels. If youre ready to advance your career and work on transformational technology join our team.

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