Fabrication Engineer

Industry: Transportation


8 - 10 years

Posted 49 days ago

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 currently have an exciting opportunity for a Sr. Fabrication Engineer to work within our energy and advanced concepts group. In this role, the employee will functionally and organizationally provide tool and operations planning for a low volume production project within our Nuclear Technologies & Materials (NTM) division. Act as the primary interface with quality assurance, manufacturing, test and shop floor to ensure manufacturing efficiency. Oversees and coordinates the investigation of discrepancies and develops corrective action. May provide direction and guidance to less experienced staff.


  • Resolves manufacturing issues efficiently. Processes and expedites nonconformance reports and engineering change requests.
  • Develops and maintains manufacturing documentation.
  • Interprets engineering drawings and/or changes and determines effect to existing processes and parts.
  • Issues Tool Orders to make, alter or scrap tools as required.
  • Investigates discrepancies and implement corrective action. Acts as the primary interface with design engineering, quality assurance, manufacturing, test and shop floor.
  • Familiar/working knowledge of MRB functions and Manufacturing planning.
  • The ability to accurately reconstruct the chain of events leading up to the incident/discrepancy when required.
  • Understand the significance of “Cause and Corrective Action” and “Preventative Action Plan” with the ability to execute either.
  • Able to clearly and concisely communicate rationale for repair, rework, and UAI (or other) dispositions using supporting data from existing specifications and build history.
  • Able to interpret engineering drawings both from GA and its suppliers, and recommend changes, as needed, to aid in manufacturing/corrections/improvements.
  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of materials and manufacturing processes.
  • May provide direction and guidance to less experienced staff.
  • 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.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

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; nine or more years of experience with a bachelors degree, seven or more years of experience with a masters degree, or four or more years with a PhD. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education
  • Demonstrates an extensive technical expertise and application of engineering principles, concepts, theory, and practice with the ability to organize, plan, schedule, conduct, and coordinate workloads to meet established deadlines or milestones.
  • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment and organize work assignments to meet established timetables.
  • Strong communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required enabling an effective interface with other departments and/or professionals, as well as providing leadership and guidance to less experienced professionals.
  • Must be able to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Experience with ceramics or ceramics processing is desirable.
  • Lean Six Sigma certification is desirable.
  • Must be able to work extended hours as required.