Automation Engineer

Industry: Transportation


5 - 7 years

Posted 180 days ago

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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 have an opening for a Mechanical or Electrical Engineer within our Specialty Engineering Group as part of the Inertial Fusion Technology (IFT) division. This position, under general supervision, will develop the next generation target production, assembly and metrology systems as well as support and maintain existing highly customized production equipment.

IFT’s product line of high precision machined and metrologized components generally serves the high energy density community which runs experiments at various facilities at different National Laboratories. In your work, you will interact with a team of scientists, engineers, and technicians, and are responsible for upgrading and maintaining operational status of the various target fabrication systems within our facilities. You will provide technical solutions like mechanical design, robotic automation, machine vision, and machine learning algorithms to the production teams for operation.


  • Work with a team of engineers, scientists, and technicians on commissioning and maintaining operational status of target production systems, including automated systems, vacuum and high pressure systems, and related control systems. Special emphasis on cross-disciplinary problem resolution.

  • Work on complex problems to resolve technical issues impacting the daily operation of the target production systems.

  • Identify upgrades to improve system efficiency and reliability, develop detailed designs and build, or modify specialized process equipment.

  • Define and prepare/review operating and maintenance procedures, and maintain laboratory safety standards.

  • Present work through formal and informal reports and presentations.

  • Conduct research into new innovative designs for target fabrication systems.

  • Design/conduct experiments to characterize performance of new equipment.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


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.
  • Experience utilizing sound engineering principles to provide practical solutions to complex problems.
  • Experience providing technical insight and practical implementation of solutions as it relates to solving problems in the field that involve moderately complex mechanical systems.
  • Experience operating PC and/or Macintosh computers to collect, analyze, and document scientific results.
  • Experience working effectively in a dynamic multidisciplinary environment, which includes working with scientists, engineers, technicians, and designers.
  • Demonstrated advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to communicate effectively with management on requirements, design, safety, construction, or modification of process or pilot-scale equipment or systems.
  • Significant experience utilizing sound engineering principles to provide and implement practical solutions to complex problems.
  • Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience working within highly technical laboratory environment.
  • Experience with automated systems, machine vision.
  • Experience with vacuum systems.

Job ID#: 21536BR