San Diego, CA 92140
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.
Under general supervision, this position supports program management, engineering and manufacturing by serving as a liaison between the program management, engineering and manufacturing 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 manages schedules for timely delivery. This position involves the exercise of independent judgment and discretion about matters of significance.
Leads discussions with buyers and subcontract administrators, to ensure critical subcontractor and vendor delivery dates are met.
Analyzes engineering specifications and drawings. Confers across functional areas to provide and obtain technical information.
Contributes to the design, development and production 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.
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. Must be customer focused and possess: (1) the ability to use independent analysis and judgment in developing solutions to a variety of complex problems of moderate scope and complexity; (2) excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills to accurately document and report findings to a variety of audiences; (3) excellent interpersonal skills to influence and guide employees, managers and external parties; and (4) excellent computer skills.
Ability to work independently or in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required.
Ability to obtain and maintain Secret clearance.
Website : http://www.ga.com/
General Atomics was conceived in 1955 at San Diego, California for the purpose of harnessing the power of nuclear technologies for the benefit of mankind. General Atomics’ basic research into fission and fusion has matured into competence in many technologies, making GA and its affiliated companies one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely operated surveillance aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.