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Engineering Manufacturing Liaison

Company: GENERAL ATOMICS
Location: La Mesa
Posted on: November 18, 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 opportunity in Mira Mesa for an experienced Engineering Manufacturing Liaison III (EML). Under general supervision, this position supports program management and manufacturing by serving as a liaison between the program office, 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 manage schedules for timely delivery. This position involves the exercise of independent judgment and discretion about matters of significance.

With limited supervision, this position is responsible for supporting engineering and manufacturing as a liaison to expedite the design and development process. Evaluates and resolves complex engineering related production problems related to manufacturing, design, quality and material engineering. Order and track production and pre-production parts, working with planners/buyers to expedite deliveries and meet need dates. Serves as an external spokesperson through correspondence with vendors and subcontractors to ensure delivery dates and company objectives are met. Exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignments and develops solutions to complex problems. This position involves the exercise of independent judgment and discretion about matters of significance.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support purchasing and expediting of development/production hardware for our sputter coating operations.
  • Run and analyze production reports to determine and resolve potential issues or shortfalls that will affect product delivery schedule.
  • Support daily production activities to resolve issues that arise (Quality Notifications, part shortages, engineering issues, etc)
  • Ensures parts and purchase requisitions are processed through the system in a timely manner.
  • Ensures delivery dates are met by maintaining frequent contact with all critical subcontractors and vendors.
  • Analyzes engineering specifications and drawings. Confers across functional areas to provide and obtain technical information.
  • Coordinates and monitors the design and development process by making periodic visits to various departments such as manufacturing shops, quality assurance, sales, MRB cribs, planning, purchasing, manufacturing engineering and electrical process 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.
  • May function in an advisory or leadership role and provide direction and guidance to less experienced staff.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
    • Prior SAP experience and advanced Excel knowledge are highly desired.
    • Ability to obtain and maintain Department of Defense Security Clearance is required.

Keywords: GENERAL ATOMICS, La Mesa , Engineering Manufacturing Liaison, Engineering , La Mesa, California

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