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.
Develops, modifies, documents and directs the implementation and evaluation of quality assurance programs and systems on one or more mid-size to large projects, with an emphasis on certifiable products. Provides expertise and guidance in interpreting quality standards and government regulations. Collaborates with engineering and manufacturing to ensure quality standards are in place. Works on moderately complex and diverse problems where analysis of situations or data requires in-depth evaluation of various factors.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Identifies and recommends design or manufacturing changes and enhancements for certifiable products and processes.
Interface with procurement, manufacturing, engineering and program departments to resolve quality issues.
Use SAP nonconformance database for evaluation of defect trends.
Determines technical objectives for quality assurance as well as approaches to completing projects.
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.
May prepare statistical analysis reports, specifications and other technical documents.
Interprets and adapts quality standards and government regulations.
Acts as company contact with suppliers, customers and regulatory personnel to resolve quality issues. Delivers technical presentations.
Provides project direction to other staff members.
Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
Other duties as assigned or required.
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).
Experience with aircraft system certification requirements/processes strongly preferred. (EASA Airworthiness Requirements, FAA Part 23, DO-178/DO-254, process conformity, design and/or maintenance organizations/authority, etc)
Must be able to apply a detailed understanding of inspection methods and have strong knowledge of computer operations and applications. Must have a strong knowledge of concepts, techniques, and methods in a particular field of specialization.
Must have the analytical ability required to develop creative solutions to complex 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 strong leadership skills and ensure project costs and schedules are maintained while representing the organization on technical quality assurance issues.
Able to deliver effective technical presentations and work extended hours as required.
Experience with AS9100 preferred.
ASQ certification (CQE, CSQE, MOQ/QE, Six Sigma Black Belt, or Lean) preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive total compensation package to include: company pension, 401K, health, dental, vision, etc.
Founded originally in 1955 as a division of General Dynamics, General Atomics (“GA”) and its affiliated companies now constitute one of the world's leading resources for high-technology systems ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to electromagnetic systems, remotely operated surveillance aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electronic, wireless and laser technologies.
GA had an initial char...ter to explore peaceful uses of atomic energy. Leading scientists came to GA, forming the nucleus of a staff which, including affiliated companies, currently numbers about 12,000. GA carries out the largest and most successful nuclear fusion program in private industry. The company has been the primary developer of modular helium-cooled nuclear power reactor systems, and its TRIGA® research reactors have operated around the world for over 50 years. GA and its affiliated entities also manufacture, operate, and service state-of-the-art unmanned aerial vehicles, are engaged in uranium mining and processing, and provide nuclear instrumentation, aircraft launch and recovery systems, superconducting magnets, systems for hazardous material destruction, magnetic levitation systems, medical diagnostic products, information technology and many other products and services for government and industry.
For over 50 years, GA and its affiliates have been qualified by U.S. Government organizations, including the Department of Energy, Department of Defense and the National Science Foundation, as a government contractor and facilities operator. GA and affiliates' facilities contain over three million square feet of engineering, laboratory and manufacturing installations in the San Diego area. GA and its affiliates also have operations in Berlin, Dresden, Adelaide, Washington, D.C., Denver, Los Alamos, Oklahoma City, Tupelo and Ogden.