General Atomics Aeronautical Systems - San Diego, CA

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable Unmanned Aircraft Systems and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Composites Designer in our Mechanical Engineering Department.

Duties & Responsibilities

Under general supervision, using computer-aided design (CAD), prepares complex engineering layouts, and/or detail drawings of minor components or portions of major systems.

  • Perform computer assisted engineering and design tasks (primarily with composites) in support of Unmanned Air Vehicles.
  • Interact with lead engineers to develop master surfaces,composite structure layouts, part models, and tooling in Pro-e.
  • Establish critical interface requirements, select materials, and establish fabrication methods.
  • Prepare first article composite drawings for fabrication. Support tooling concepts and designs.
  • Work with shop personnel to support first article builds.
  • Establish bills of materials.
  • Perform various mechanical design tasks related to demonstrated competencies as directed.
  • Support large assembly model management within a parametric database.
  • Develop Pro-e surfaces of external and internal shapes derived from and to meet aerodynamic data requirements

Experience with design and fabrication of composite and metallic aircraft structures. Experience with Pro/E surfacing and large assembly models, their set up, and maintenance. Experience with Microsoft Powerpoint.