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Quality Inspector

General Atomics and Affiliated Companies

This is a Full-time position in Adelanto, CA posted January 5, 2018.

Job Summary

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

Under general supervision this position will support our El Mirage facilities and is responsible for inspecting a wide variety of parts, assemblies, tooling fixtures and material to ensure compliance with customer requirements, company specifications, and quality requirements. Inspects and tests new and reworked aircraft and ground control stations for conformance to engineering drawings and specifications. Maintains, processes, and compiles a variety of confidential and sensitive electronic and hard copy reports, records and statistics. Assignments are typically non-routine where judgment and assessment are required to resolve moderately complex issues. May conduct inspections at customer or vendor sites.


  • Inspects aircraft, ground control stations, machined parts, components, assemblies and materials to ensure compliance with appropriate regulatory guidelines (Military Standards, ASTM and ANSI, and ASME Code). Provides various electronic and hard copy reports of inspections and notifies appropriate parties including project engineers.
  • Sets up and calibrates measuring and test equipment and schedules service and repair of equipment. May prepare, update and maintain calibration computer databases.
  • May observe testing and provide oversight, as necessary, to verify compliance with requirements.
  • May interact with and provide responses to regulatory agencies and customers during their audits and review of company inspection and calibration activities.
  • May monitor and verify quality in accordance with statistical process or other control procedures.
  • May coordinate the procurement of standard materials, services and parts for inspections.

Job Qualifications

  • Typically requires an associate’s degree, trade school certificate, military training or equivalent in quality inspections or certification by a professional group such as ASQ or AWS, and one or more years of progressive experience with aircraft or ground control stations. May substitute additional experience in lieu of formal education and training.
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings and specifications, and perform mathematical computations.
  • Good communication skills to effectively interface with all levels of employees including management.
  • Ability to interpret non-routine information and respond to non-routine issues.
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information and good computer skills.
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours as required.
  • Must be able to adapt to various working conditions such as heights.
  • Experience with Avionics, GCS, ISO9001, AS9100, DCMA and safety and flight are desirable.
  • Flight line and military documentation experience, 781’s, RMIS, IMDS as well as the ability to read and understand Government Technical manuals, forms, instructions and regulations.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance is required.

Travel Percentage Required 
0% – 25%

Clearance Required? 

How to Apply