Quality Engineer (Weld)

Website General Atomics

Quality Engineer (Weld) Job Highlights

Title Quality Engineer-Welding
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Quality Assurance
Location Tupelo, MS, United States
Company General Atomics

Company Profile

General Atomics develops advanced technology solutions for government and commercial applications. The company is a leading resource 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.

Job Profile

The company is seeking a Quality Engineer (Welding) who will develop, modify, document, and direct 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 an in-depth evaluation of various factors.

Educational Qualification

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in engineering or related discipline (college/university) and 6 or more years of related experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or 4 or more years with a Master’s Degree.

Note: May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.

Work Experience


  • Acts as company contact with suppliers, customers, and regulatory personnel to resolve quality issues.
  • Audits quality systems for deficiency identification and correction per AS9100.
  • Creates or recommends design, dimensional, or manufacturing process changes to improve products and reduce costs.
  • Delivers technical presentations.
  • Determines technical objectives for quality assurance as well as approaches to completing projects.
  • Devises and implements methods and procedures for inspecting, testing, and evaluating the precision and accuracy of products and production equipment.
  • Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
  • Identifies and recommends design or manufacturing changes and enhancements.
  • Implements solutions to complex problems occurring internally and at vendor facilities.
  • Interprets and adapts quality standards and government regulations.
  • May prepare statistical analysis reports, specifications, and other technical documents.
  • Participates in functional testing or inspection of equipment and systems.
  • Provides project direction to other staff members.
  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations, and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
  • Utilizing AWS and other associated welding procedures. ASME and Tech Pub 278 (preferred)
  • Working with Welders and Weld Engineers to establish proper welding techniques and welding qualifications.
  • Other duties as assigned or required.


  • Able to deliver effective technical presentations and work extended hours as required.
  • Must be able to apply a detailed understanding of inspection methods and have strong knowledge of computer operations and applications.
  • Must be detail-oriented to accurately prepare statistical reports and technical documents in support of company objectives.
  • Must have a strong knowledge of concepts, techniques, and methods in a particular field of specialization.
  • 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.
  • 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 possess a thorough understanding of welding procedures, qualifications, and technical requirements.


  • Competitive Pay
  • Healthcare
  • Multiple product lines mean a variety of work
  • Paid Time Off
  • Retirement Plans (Pension, 401(k)

Employer’s Statement

General Atomics is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company considers 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.

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