Welding/Fabrication Supervisor

Website General Atomics

Weld/Fab Supervisor Job Highlights

Title Welding/Fabrication Supervisor
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Manufacturing
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.

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) designs and manufactures first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power generation systems.

Job Profile

The company is recruiting a Weld/Fab Supervisor for its Manufacturing Engineering department.

Educational Qualification

  • Bachelor’s Degree (college/university) and 9 or more years of progressive professional experience in a related technical field with at least 3 of those years in a supervisory capacity.

Note: May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.

Work Experience

  • Possess work-related experience


  • Analyzes work orders and blueprints such as material to be used, type of operations, and sequence of operations required.
  • Assign daily tasks in accordance with established schedules.
  • Assigns, directs, and reviews their work.
  • Assists engineering staff to resolve design and documentation issues.
  • Assists test department with expeditious turnaround of repairs as required.
  • Ensures accurate time charging.
  • Examines defective equipment to determine the cause of malfunction and reports the need for repairs.
  • Expected to work and lead the workplace in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
  • Formulates and recommends plans, policies, procedures, and schedules for the section.
  • Help determine manpower requirements.
  • Help during the interview and hiring process.
  • Implements configuration changes in the product and supports field upgrades and operations.
  • Inspects work in progress and finished products.
  • Interfaces with planning personnel in the generation of process flow, as well as with quality assurance personnel.
  • lnterfaces with production control to help prevent material and equipment shortages.
  • May interface with customers to answer questions relating to the product.
  • May interface with outside vendors and sales representatives to stay current on new products and services.
  • Monitors usage and supply of all production materials and tooling; reorder when necessary.
  • Offers guidance and coaching to manufacturing personnel.
  • Oversees the design and building of tooling needed for the production process.
  • Participates in hiring, promoting, and training subordinate employees.
  • Recommends measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product.
  • Responsible for observing all Jaws, regulations, and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
  • Schedules and coordinates work assignments.
  • Seeks methods to improve product quality, repeatability, and efficiency.
  • Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase the efficiency of the departments.
  • Supervises welders during the fabrication process.
  • Other duties as assigned or required.


  • Must demonstrate an extensive technical understanding of the following welding processes GTAW, GMAW SMAW, FCAW, and SAW.
  • Familiar with Brakes, Plasma Table, and hand tools.
  • The ability to organize, schedule, and coordinate workloads and staff to meet established milestones.
  • Ability to identify issues, analyze and interpret data and develop innovative solutions to a variety of complex matters of diverse scope and nature.
  • Excellent analytical, verbal, and written communication skills to accurately document, report, and present findings to a variety of audiences including management and outside representatives.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to influence and guide all levels of employees and external representatives.
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Ability to represent the company on external projects.
  • Strong computer skills. The ability to work extended hours and travel is required.


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

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.

To apply for this job please visit www.ga-careers.com.

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