Senior Opto-Mechanical Engineer | General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.

Date Posted: 
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Position Location: 
San Diego
Job Description: 

Job ID#
Sr Opto-Mechanical Engineer
Job Category
San Diego
Regular Employee
Full-Time Salary
Job Summary
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. We have an exciting opportunity for an Opto-Mechanical Hardware Design Engineer to join our Mission Systems team. The successful candidate will be responsible for the design, development, and activation of opto-mechanical components, lasers and optical subsystems for internal research and development as well as externally funded programs. The candidate is expected to provide technical support with a team of engineers, designers, and technicians. Candidates must have a thorough understanding of optical and precision mounting techniques, heat transfer, structural mechanics and dynamics, and mechanical hardware design and fabrication techniques. Experience in thermal management and fluid mechanics is also desired. Successful candidates will provide “hands-on” technical design leadership and support to the project using Solidworks CAD Software for design, and analysis software (e.g. ANSYS, ZEMAX, MATLAB etc.) to supplement hand calculations for heat transfer, structural, modal analyses, and the resultant optical changes. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to: With limited direction, exercise considerable latitude for initiating and developing designs, procedures, techniques and solutions to resolving advanced technical engineering problems. Assignments are normally outlined in terms of broad specifications, objectives, possible results anticipated and critical reference points requiring special attention. The successful candidate is expected to guide the successful resolution of engineering problems, serve as a consulting resource of engineering knowledge, apply the latest technological advancements to the problem, and may function in a project leadership role. Documents findings, communicates results to engineering staff, makes technical presentations, and may represent the organization as the prime technical contact on small identifiable projects. Provides direction to design or technical staff and may lead a team of moderately experienced professional staff. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to; develops innovative, but practical solutions to advanced technical problems in engineering; provides focal point for technical communication within the Company management and may represent the Company as the prime technical contact to customers and/or government regulatory agencies; presents report(s) at engineering meetings, participates in program reviews and consults on problems; provides expert guidance and consulting to other staff members working on difficult engineering problems; anticipates future engineering needs and the modifications required to accomplish a technical goal; addresses complex and difficult technical issues requiring novel and highly creative approaches drawing on advanced engineering concepts; may assume technical and engineering responsibility of the success of an identifiable project; directs activities of design or technical staff and may lead a team of moderately experienced professional staff. Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance is required. A systems background and the ability to lead a group of multidisciplinary engineers to complete a project is desirable.
Travel Percentage Required
0% - 25%
Clearance Required?