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General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Cable Harness Integration Engineer in Poway, California

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 Cable Harness Integration Engineer to join our GA-ASI division, supporting all GA-ASI product lines, sitting in Poway, CA. In this role you will be taking cabling schematics and developing wire harness assemblies. This opportunity will provide you with both computer aided design experience, and on the floor cable harness integration experience.


  • Responsible for generating 3D models of cable routes for electrical integration of avionics modules and payloads into unmanned air vehicle systems.

  • Responsible for determining optimal cable length for installations, generating routing details, installation documentation, and schematic documentation.

  • Responsible for cable harness integration to verify cable harness fit.

  • Responsible for evaluating and performing engineering change requests as required.

  • Interface with electrical, mechanical, structural, and project engineers to establish electrical cable routes in aircraft and insure proper cable support.

  • Interface with design and drafting personnel to support cable detail design and drawing release process.

  • Interface with production personnel to clarify drawing issues and improve drawings.

  • Applies basic technical knowledge to analyze, investigate and resolve assigned routine engineering problems.

  • Develops appropriate documentation of findings and implemented solutions, and communicates results to project engineering staff.

  • 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

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 bachelors or masters degree in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and two or more years of engineering experience with a bachelors degree. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.

  • Must have a basic understanding of engineering concepts, principles, and theory.

  • Experience with schematics, 3D CAD, and cabling applications is highly desirable.

  • Experience with SAE-AS50881, and IPC-620 standards is desired.

  • Experience with the electrical cable integration for aircraft environment is desired.

  • Demonstrates the ability to follow and apply basic engineering knowledge, adapt standard techniques, and utilize the required diagnostics, tools and equipment, while ensuring safety and regulatory compliance.

  • Must be able to understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment.

  • Good communication, computer, and interpersonal skills are required to enable an effective interface with other professionals, to produce appropriate documentation, and to present results to a limited internal audience.

  • Must be able to work both independently and on a team.

  • Able to work extended hours as required.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain DoD security clearance is required.

Salary: $68,770 - $116,193 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 https://tbcdn.talentbrew.com/company/499/v2_0/EEO Notices.pdf. U.S. Citizenship is required for certain positions.