General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Avionics Technician - Deployable in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 17270BR

Company: General Atomics Systems Integration

Title: Avionics Technician - Deployable

Job Category: Avionics/Electronics

City: San Diego

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hourly

Travel Percentage Required: 50% - 75%

Clearance Required?: Yes

Job Summary:

General Atomics Systems Integration, LLC (GA-SI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a provider of military and commercial engineering services. GA-SI is a leading-edge expert in systems integration technologies, reliability improvements, and controls system design.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Deployable Avionics Technician in our Aero Services division based out of Poway, CA. This is a flex deploying position supporting both CONUS and OCONUS Company projects. Employee's in this role enjoy a Flex deployment rotation schedule while maintaining full benefits. Flex employee's work only while deployed or in a training status, receive deployment compensation, and live anywhere across the continental United States.


  • Works under limited supervision providing technical expertise in installing and troubleshooting avionics systems.

  • Supports repairs, testing, and operation of Gray Eagle unmanned aerial vehicles, ground control stations, ground support equipment and associated electronic equipment at facilities as assigned requiring long periods of standing, walking, bending and lifting up to 50 lbs.

  • Participates in ground control station power up, ground checks, maintenance, aircraft recovery, status debriefing, repair and documentation of repairs and status.

  • Corrects minor discrepancies by removal, repair, or replacement of defective or deleted parts of aircraft electrical systems.

  • Performs limited functional checks on existing and newly installed aircraft electrical systems and equipment.

  • Operates automatic test equipment to locate, diagnose, and repair defective parts. Performs routine inspections on systems and equipment.

  • Fabricates, upgrades, routes, and installs wiring harnesses.

  • Disassembles, assembles, and adjusts electronic equipment.

  • Interfaces with engineering, manufacturing, and other disciplines of UAV operators, Army personnel and civilian customers when required.

  • Assists in the troubleshooting, component removal and replacement, testing and documentation in accordance with customer regulations when applicable, utilizing approved technical publications, maintenance standards, and approved procedures.

  • Interfaces with site team leaders, supply personnel, Airframe and Powerplant mechanics and UAV pilots.

  • Provides support as required to the UAS training center maintaining UAV training assets and systems.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires education/formal training equivalent to the completion of a two-year technical degree or trade school equivalency as well as five or more years experience in aviation or electronics. Equivalent professional experience may be substituted in lieu of education.

  • Must be able to perform a variety of non-routine tasks and demonstrate considerable knowledge of avionics and electronic procedures and principles. Must possess: (1) the ability to troubleshoot at the component level; (2) considerable knowledge and use of electronic test equipment, hand and soldering tools, voltage or amperage measuring and recording devices; (3) the ability to read and interpret blueprints, drawings, schematics and technical orders; (4) the ability to obtain a security clearance; and (5) strong analytical, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report and assess situations and make judgments. The ability to work both independently and in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required.

  • Experience handling HAZMAT, AES, IATA, and COMSEC material is desirable.

  • Ability to pass a Deployment Medical Examination.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret clearance is required.

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.