General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the worlds 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 an Engineer to work in our Nuclear Technologies & Materials group within GA-Electromagnetic Systems at our location in La Jolla, CA. This position will support characterization and performance assessment of ceramic matrix composite materials for nuclear and aerospace applications.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Supports operation of engineering systems, equipment, and material characterization by evaluating and interpreting needs and problems and develops effective approaches to resolving those issues. Collect, analyze, and communicate technical findings for internal team members. May represent the organization in providing solutions to technical issues associated with specific projects to external customers. Directs the activities of designers, technicians and may direct the activities of less experienced professional staff. Helps the team to resolve material issues including inconsistencies and non-conformances in R&D to pilot scale applications. 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; four or more years of experience with a bachelors degree or two or more years of experience with a masters degree. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education. Must have excellent communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team. Experience with typical characterization techniques used for mechanical, thermal, and NDE of fiber reinforced composite materials. This may include high temperature stress/strain testing, fatigue, helium leak testing, acoustic emission, defect/void detection, and high throughput dimensional characterization. Understanding and experience with failure analysis methodology and approaches. Ability to design and engineer novel test techniques for verification of material models and performance. Ability to understand and produce engineering drawings. Experience with geometric tolerancing, ANSI Y14.5 desirable. Experience with Finite Element Analysis of composites is desirable. Able to work extended hours as required. Limited travel (<2 weeks/year).
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 worlds 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.
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