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.


Support the design (DFM), first article, production, test, and system integration of wire harness and cable assemblies for all UAV platforms including Ground Control Stations (GCS). Cable designs predominately incorporate MilSpec and commercial components and wires; shielded and unshielded single/multi-conductor wires; RF connectors and cables; sensors and other devices.

Responsible for manufacturing process development, implementation, and continuous improvement to enhance Quality/ Yield, reduce Cost, and improve Productivity / Schedule. Initiate and lead lean manufacturing process improvement projects. Specify and implement automation equipment and processes. Identify and assist in addressing safety issues on the manufacturing floor. Support manufacturing production planning and coordination, execution and operations process development.

Provide production support to assemblers and leads. Document manufacturing processes and assembly work instructions in conjunction with T&O Planning. Design harness board and shop aid tooling to assist production. Disposition non-conforming parts, identify root cause, and implement corrective and/or preventive action to reduce scrap and rework. Collaborate with Design Engineering during prototype, development and first article manufacturing.

Essential Functions

*Expertise in assembly methods and processes, including wire cutting, stripping, splicing, and soldering; contact/terminal crimping; marking; and heat shrinking.

*Experience with molding/potting and shielding.

*Experience with electrical testing including Continuity, Insulation Resistance, and Dielectric Withstanding Voltage testing, as well as related equipment, including wiring analyzers and network analyzers.

*Experience with Electrical Schematics and Circuit Diagrams; Drawings and BOMs; Assembly Instructions; Engineering Change systems; Quality systems for non-conforming parts and corrective action.

*Experience with Lean Manufacturing methodologies for waste reduction, e.g.: 5S, Standard Work, TAKT, Pull System, 5S, Value Stream Mapping, cell design, and manufacturing flow.

*Clearly and effectively communicate both verbally and in written form to both technical and non-technical audiences, especially regarding manufacturing processes, engineering issues and proposed changes, and quality issues and dispositions. Proficient with Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

*Ability to use CAD programs for tooling design.

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of privately-held General Atomics, is a leading manufacturer of Unmanned...