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General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Engineering Manufacturing Liaison in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 31172BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Engineering Manufacturing Liaison

Job Category: Engineering

City: San Diego

State: California

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: Yes

Job Summary:

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.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Engineering Manufacturing Liaison to join our Field Operations team located in Poway, California.


Under general supervision, this position supports program engineering and manufacturing by serving as a liaison between the engineering and Field Operations departments. Monitors and analyzes program development progress and expedites critical path components and processes to maintain schedule. Evaluates and resolves engineering related production problems, some of which may be complex, related to manufacturing, design, quality and material engineering. Maintains physical control of program assets. Negotiates lead times with suppliers and manage schedules for timely delivery. This position involves the exercise of independent judgment and discretion about matters of significance.

  • Leads discussions with critical subcontractors and vendors to ensure delivery dates are met.

  • Statistical analysis of raw data and convert information in to useable metrics for management to use across functional areas.

  • Analyzes engineering specifications and drawings. Confers across functional areas to provide and obtain technical information.

  • Contributes to the design and development process by making periodic visits to various departments such as manufacturing shops, quality assurance, sales, MRB cribs, planning, purchasing, manufacturing engineering and electrical engineering.

  • Coordinates engineering priorities for manufacturing issues and ensures schedule parity. Advises management of the status of work in progress and identifies potential production problems.

  • Ensures rapid disposition of engineering holds and lift orders.

  • Coordinates Manufacturing Service Request activities by resolving priority schedule conflicts among engineering departments due to shop capacity limitations and resolving shop capacity issues with manufacturing and planning.

  • Reviews and recommends resolutions for open engineering issues affecting sales orders. Alerts planning department to open engineering issues that may affect manufacturing. Alerts engineering departments to sales order activity which may affect outstanding work.

  • Conducts periodic program engineering/manufacturing planning meetings.

  • Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • 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.

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

Clearance Level: Secret

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a bachelor's degree in business, planning or a related discipline and five or more years of progressive experience in planning, coordinating and scheduling production operations. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.

  • Must have complete knowledge of production and engineering support principles and concepts and a general understanding of practices, techniques, and standards. Preferred to have a demonstrated background in data analytics and statistical analysis.Must be customer focused and possess:

  • the ability to use independent analysis and judgment in developing solutions to a variety of complex problems of moderate scope and complexity;

  • excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills to accurately document and report findings to a variety of audiences;

  • excellent interpersonal skills to influence and guide employees, managers and external parties; and

  • excellent computer skills.

  • Security Clearance required.

  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required.

US Citizenship Required?: Yes

Experience Level: Mid-Level (3-7 years)

Relocation Assistance Provided?: No

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.