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General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Quality Engineer in Acton, Massachusetts

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

Under limited supervision this position is responsible for execution of Quality Assurance operations and program support for electro-optical systems and Space flight hardware. Develops, modifies, documents and directs the implementation and evaluation of quality assurance programs and systems on one or more mid-size to large projects. Provides expertise and guidance in interpreting quality standards and government regulations. Collaborates with engineering and manufacturing to ensure quality standards are in place. Works on moderately complex and diverse problems where analysis of situations or data requires in-depth evaluation of various factors.


  • Identifies and recommends design or manufacturing changes and enhancements.

  • Determines technical objectives for quality assurance as well as approaches to completing projects.

  • Creates or recommends design, dimensional or manufacturing process changes to improve products and reduce costs.

  • Devises and implements methods and procedures for inspecting, testing and evaluating the precision and accuracy of products and production equipment.

  • Performs inspections of procured material and customer-deliverable assemblies.

  • Manages the on-site calibration program and processes for MT&E equipment.

  • Participates in functional testing and/or inspection of equipment and systems.

  • Audits quality systems for deficiency identification and correction.

  • Implements solutions to complex problems occurring internally and at vendor facilities.

  • May prepare statistical analysis reports, specifications and other technical documents.

  • Interprets and adapts quality standards and government regulations.

  • Acts as company contact with suppliers, customers and regulatory personnel to resolve quality issues.

  • 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.

  • Additional Functions Other duties as assigned or required.

  • Alternate work schedule (9X80)

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 or master's degree in engineering or related discipline and six or more years of related experience with a bachelor's degree or four or more years with a master's degree.

  • May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.

  • Experience working with electro-optical systems and/or Space flight hardware is highly desirable.

  • Experience with AS 9100, ISO 9001, and space domain customer (i.e., NASA, U.S. Space Force) quality assurance program requirements in a manufacturing environment are highly desirable.

  • Must be able to fulfill a wide range of quality assurance functions including but not limited to inspection, management of calibrated equipment, drawing/ document review, and customer support.

  • Experience with Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) is highly desirable.

  • Ability to interface with and travel to suppliers is required.

  • Must be able to apply a detailed understanding of inspection methods and have strong knowledge of computer operations and applications.

  • Must have a strong knowledge of concepts, techniques, and methods in a particular field of specialization.

  • Must have the analytical ability required to develop creative solutions to complex quality issues and the skills required to present those solutions to internal and external contacts.

  • Must be detail-oriented to accurately prepare statistical reports and technical documents in support of company objectives.

  • Must have strong leadership skills to direct staff members and ensure project costs and schedules are maintained while representing the organization on technical quality assurance issues.

  • Able to deliver effective technical presentations and work extended hours as required.

  • Currently possess or has the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) “SECRET” clearance is required.

Salary: $81,080 - $141,650 Travel Percentage Required 0 - 25 Relocation Assistance Provided Provided US Citizenship Required? Yes Clearance Required? Desired Clearance Level Secret Workstyle Onsite

General Atomics 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, religious creed, ancestry, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, transitioning status, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, medical condition, mental disability, physical disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. EEO is the law. We also prohibit compensation discrimination under all applicable laws. To learn more visit Notices.pdf. U.S. Citizenship is required for certain positions.