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Experienced Airframe amp Powerplant Specialist - Non Deployable R

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General Atomics

Palmdale, CA

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Palmdale, CA 93550


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 minimal supervision, this position is responsible for providing frequent feedback to supervisors and management on technical matters, issues, and solutions in mechanical and inspection work or assigned tasks. Develops and writes procedures to improve work quality, training, and records. Develops new job protocols for project work. Assists in training programs and in the development of new programs as required. Frequently interacts with inter-organizational and customer contacts.


Enforce and oversee the implementation of company policies and procedures.

Develop and provide training to A&P specialists and customers.

Oversee and/or perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance.

Inspect powerplant and related components at regular intervals adhering to company approved procedures and/or government and customer technical order requirements.

Responsible for in-depth powerplant and system development.

Repair fuel and/or oil leaks and/or engine problems as required. May remove and replace airframe and/or engine components as needed.

Review aircraft records to ensure all required maintenance and documentation is completed in accordance with established company procedures and/or government and customer technical order requirements.

Independently troubleshoot and repair aircraft and/or engines and propulsion components when necessary. Train specialists in troubleshooting.

May inspect, test, maintain and operate ground support equipment.

May perform and/or evaluate all launch and recovery tasks of aircraft including inspections and operational checks, installation of payloads, weight and center of gravity checks.

Assist in the development, verification, and review of procedures and/or technical manuals.

Effectively utilize company provided aides and software programs to enhance troubleshooting and overall system expertise.

May act as lead A & P specialist giving direction to less experienced A&P specialists.

Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.

Expected to maintain a productive and safe working environment in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.

Other duties as assigned or required.

Typically requires a high school diploma or equivalent and seven or more years of aircraft mechanical maintenance experience.

An FAA Airframe and Powerplant License is required.

Must demonstrate sound decision making skills and the ability to anticipate work related constraints and resolve issues independently.

Must be self-directed in identifying work assignments and be able to solicit input and guidance from supervisors and managers for technical expertise.

Must possess: (1) extensive knowledge of the job with a broad understanding of detailed aspects of the job and the product; (2) knowledge of relevant computer applications and operations; (3) strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with all levels of employees and military and civilian customers; and (4) excellent leadership, organization, and planning skills.

The ability to obtain and maintain a DOD security clearance may be required.

Must be able to work both independently and on a team and be able to work extended hours as required.

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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.

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