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Engineering Manufacturing Liaison - RATWorks

Company: General Atomics
Location: El Cajon
Posted on: May 15, 2022

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.

Summary: Under general supervision, this position supports program engineering and manufacturing by serving as a liaison between the engineering, manufacturing, quality, purchasing, and program management departments. Monitors and analyzes program development progress and expedites critical path components and processes to maintain schedule for assigned RATWorks requests. Evaluates and resolves engineering related production problems, some of which may be complex, related to manufacturing, design, quality and material engineering. Responsible to maintain physical control of program assets/material. Negotiates lead times with suppliers and manages schedules for timely delivery to requesters. This position involves the exercise of independent judgment and discretion about matters of significance.


  • Leads discussions with RATWorks requesters relative to assigned scope of work for critically needed materials from internal and external supplier s delivery dates/commitments are met.
  • Analyzes engineering specifications and drawings. Confers across functional areas to provide and obtain technical information to execute RATWorks requests.
  • Contributes to 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/mechanical 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.
  • Maintains up to date status of assigned work requests in SharePoint and personally with requestors.
  • Ensures rapid disposition of engineering and/or manufacturing 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.
  • Creates end item demand in SAP via PIR, SO, MSR/ESR, and SPR s and track to kitting and delivering of parts to requestor
  • Collaborate with RW Quality, RW Planning, and RW buyers to deliver requested parts to customers in timely manner.
  • 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.
  • Conducts periodic program engineering/manufacturing planning meetings.
  • 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.
    Job Qualifications:Essential 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:
      • The ability to use independent analysis and judgment in developing solutions to a variety of non-routine problems of moderate scope and complexity
      • Excellent verbal and written communications and presentations skills to accurately document and report findings to a variety of audiences
      • Excellent interpersonal skills to influence and guide employees, managers and external parties
      • 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.Desirable Qualifications:
        • SAP, Windchill, MAP, SPR, and SharePoint working knowledge desired.
        • Support daily, weekly, and monthly meetings with management and requestors.
        • Excellent customer relation skills desired/required
        • Motivated self-starter who can accept challenge and see customer requests through to completion
        • Previous EML experience a plus
        • Aviation maintenance experience a plus

Keywords: General Atomics, El Cajon , Engineering Manufacturing Liaison - RATWorks, Engineering , El Cajon, California

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