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.
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 an Engineer, Operator, to join our DIII-D (National Fusion Facility) program in San Diego, CA. Under general supervision and with limited review, this position is responsible for overseeing the operation of a state of the art experimental fusion device, the DIII-D Tokamak, which is the largest operating fusion device in the U.S.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Monitors and supervises the operation of the Tokamak, which consists of a complex set of systems involving high power, high vacuum, intense lasers, high power RF, high energy beams, cryogenic systems, plasma, and radiation producing equipment.
Assists with development, design, and operation of monitoring and control systems, diagnostic systems, or other electrical and mechanical systems, including design and implementation of software and/or hardware to improve or assist in the operation of the Tokamak.
Troubleshoots, analyzes, and repairs systems in assigned area by utilizing standard scientific principles.
Obtains and analyzes test data.
Develops appropriate documentation of findings and implemented solutions, and makes technical presentations as required.
Responsible for overall machine and personnel safety.
Utilizes a set of interdisciplinary skills to operate the Tokamak, leads projects, and provides overall guidance to the development of new systems.
Directs the activities of designers, technicians and may direct the activities of less experienced professional staff.
Works in a radiation environment.
Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
Performs other duties as assigned.