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General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Production Technician in Fort Madison, Iowa

Production Technician

Fort Madison, Iowa

Date posted 10/11/2022

Job ID 39002BR

Company General Atomics

Experience Level Entry-Level (0-2 years)

Job Title Production Technician

City Fort Madison

State Iowa

Workstyle Onsite

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Hourly

Job Summary 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.

Cryotech Deicing Technology, a division of General Atomics, is a leader in the development and manufacturing of deicing products for aircraft, runways and other applications. We have an exciting opportunity for a Production Technician to join our team located in Fort Madison, Iowa. Under limited supervision performs and/or assists in the operation of all production equipment and processes.


  • Responsible for operating all plant equipment in all areas of production.

  • Responsible for all rail operations; inspection, transporting, unloading and loading of rail cars

  • Interprets & follows work instructions, drawings, and sequence of operations while maintaining all quality assurance documentation.

  • Will assist other departments as needed.

  • Operates specialized equipment and/or performs tests requiring knowledge of processes pertinent to the organization, program or project.

  • Responsible for handling of all plant chemicals needed for mixing/blending into final product.

  • Collects, records, reduces, and summarizes experimental data.

  • Diagnoses and corrects operational problems or trouble sources in equipment or tests. Interprets basic information displayed to recognize when various operating measurements are drifting out of established parameters. Adjusts operating parameters to bring systems back to satisfactory operating conditions. Develops solutions to problems that occur including assisting in the design of specialized components.

  • Maintain proper inventory levels for continuous plant operation.

  • Must be available to work 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shift.

  • 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.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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 high school diploma or equivalent with one or more years of experience.

  • Must be able to work with common hand tools.

  • Must be able to perform a variety of routine tasks and demonstrate a good working knowledge of laboratory equipment and procedure.

  • Ability and willingness to work on systems which have unusual conditions such as high pressure, high voltage, high energy, cryogens, or radioactive material.

  • Knowledge of computer operations and applications pertinent to the field required.

  • Must have analytical ability to read and understand detailed instructions, drawings and specifications.

  • Must be able to work 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shift.

Travel Percentage Required 0 - 25

Relocation Assistance Provided Not Provided

US Citizenship Required? Yes

Clearance Required? No

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are an experienced professional, GA offers a comprehensive benefits package. For more information on our Total Rewards package, please click Apply Now below to be directed to the complete job description.

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.