FRACAS Engineering Supervisor
Company: GENERAL ATOMICS
Location: La Mesa
Posted on: November 18, 2021
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 for an Engineering Supervisor in
the FRACAS Engineering division of our Engineering Field Support
The FRACAS Engineering Supervisor provides direction to a team of
FRACAS (Failure Reporting, Analysis, and Corrective Action System)
Engineers and Technicians seeking to determine root cause for field
failures and to implement effective corrective actions to prevent
reoccurrence. This position supports the FRACAS Engineering team by
managing personnel and facilitating actions associated with
technical investigations involving RCA (Root Cause Analysis).
This position is responsible for the planning, supervising, and
technical performance of the FRACAS Engineering Group supporting
the USAF customer. The Supervisor will participate in phases of
assigned programs, projects or partial programs and/or projects
including developing, evaluating, implementing, and monitoring
management policies, principles and standards, to ensure compliance
with customer, company, and governmental regulatory requirements.
May accomplish objectives through support staff.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Direct the activities of FRACAS
personnel in the department
Develop and implement Failure Reporting, Analysis, and Corrective
Action System (FRACAS) on UAV programs to military standards.
Develop appropriate metrics and prepare summary reports of
failures, analyses, and corrective actions.
Must possess exemplary technical writing and editing skills.
Train and supervise personnel responsible for recording, analysis,
and tracking of failures within various data collection
Oversee a team of multi-disciplined engineers throughout the entire
failure analysis process and make recommendations to the customer
via a Failure Review Board (FRB).
Cultivate and maintain a strong working relationship with customer
Maintain FRACAS database, monitor status, track open FRACAS
investigations, and generate reports for management and
Develop and deliver Power Point presentations to management and
Determine resolution of UAV system failures and corrective actions
in support of the FRACAS program.
Coordinate efforts and issue resolution with Engineering,
Manufacturing, Programs, Material Control, and Quality
Review of fault isolation and troubleshooting procedures for UAV
Interface with engineering, manufacturing, test, quality, and field
personnel to identify, classify, report, and track failures and
corresponding corrective actions during contractor or Government
testing at all levels of hardware and software systems and
Coordinate with engineering to ensure failures are analyzed, root
cause determined, failure report written, and corrective actions
Experience in FMECA, MTBF, and reliability calculations.
Responsible for observing all laws, regulations, and other
applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted
on behalf of the Company. Other duties as 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,
master's degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical
discipline from an accredited institution and progressive
engineering experience as follows; nine or more years of experience
with a bachelor's degree, seven or more years of experience with a
master's degree, or four or more years with a PhD. May substitute
equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.
Demonstrates an extensive technical expertise and application of
engineering principles, concepts, theory, and practice with the
ability to organize, plan, schedule, conduct, and coordinate
workloads to meet established deadlines or milestones with some
experience in project leadership.
Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and
apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment.
Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills are
required enabling an effective interface with other departments
and/or professionals, and capable of representing the organization
as a prime technical contact, as well as providing leadership and
guidance to less experienced professionals.
Customer focused, formulates plans based on the development of
innovative new designs in resolving advanced technical engineering
Must be able to work both independently and in a team environment.
Able to work extended hours as required.
Direct experience supporting a FRACAS program is highly
Familiarity with FRACAS software or databases and a working
knowledge of Reliability Analysis and Failure Mode / Fault Tree
Analysis is desired. Experience with USAF Deficiency Reporting,
Investigation, and Resolution in accordance with T.O. 00-35D-54 is
Experience supervising or leading teams of technical experts in
tasks of varying complexity and scope.
Demonstrated ability to manage projects with strict adherence to
customer imposed/contracted deadlines.
Experience troubleshooting complex aircraft systems including
avionics, flight control, data link, engine, servos, and mechanical
systems is desired. Ability to operate various test equipment is
desired. Understanding of aircraft structures, flight dynamics, and
environmental issues is desired.
Ability to obtain and maintain DoD security clearance is
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