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Component Engineer (Obsolescence Management)

Company: General Atomics
Location: Chula Vista
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

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 have an exciting career opportunity for a Component Engineer working in our Obsolescence Management Group located in Poway, CA. In this role, the individual will focus on systems affected by Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) issues and assist in activities to ensure a solution is in place before production or sustainment is impacted. The ideal applicant will have some work experience in component engineering or manufacturing and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or Computer Science/Engineering.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Act as the point-of-Contact (POC) for all Companywide end-of-life (EOL) notifications and issues, performing platform / program impact analysis and evaluating and coordinating bridge/last time buys.
  • Interface with Integrated Project Teams (IPTs), Project Engineers and Program Management across multiple platforms on status updates.
  • Perform Lifecycle Management Engineering activities on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).
  • Preparation and support for customer deliverables (CDRLs) and meetings, as well as, internal working group meetings.
  • Gathers, collects, records, tracks, and verifies data and information from multiple sources and maintains records and file systems electronically on shared drives.
  • Support Procurement and Subcontracts to resolve part shortage and obsolescence issues.
  • Support BOM reviews for part lifecycle risk management as required.
  • Provide support with component / supplier selection, analysis and documentation to meet technical requirements posed by design teams during concept and development for both Electrical and Mechanical parts.
  • Create and maintain part specifications and assist in maintaining parts database.
  • Research market / technology trends of suppliers and devices.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 bachelor's degree, master's 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 a complete understanding of engineering concepts, principles, codes, and theory; experience demonstrating a broad application of those concepts; and, expanding knowledge of principles, concepts, theory, and practices in related technical specialties.
    • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly; apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment; organize, schedule, and coordinate work phases; and, determine the appropriate approach at the task level or, with assistance, at the project level to provide solutions to a range of complex problems.
    • Must have excellent communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to perform complex tasks in one engineering area; and, lead a team of less experienced professional employees on semi-routine tasks.
    • Able to work extended hours as required.
    • Experience with all MS Office Suite programs, especially Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, and SharePoint programs as well as Adobe Acrobat Pro.
    • Familiar with MRP systems used in the industry (SAP, Windchill, etc.)
    • Experience with BOM analysis tools (i.e. GIDEP, Ihs BOM Manager and 4D Online, QStar, etc) is also desired.
    • Ability to obtain and maintain DoD security clearance is required.
    • Able to work extended hours as required.

Keywords: General Atomics, Chula Vista , Component Engineer (Obsolescence Management), Engineering , Chula Vista, California

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