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401k Administrator

General Atomics

in San Diego CA

Job ID#: 15670BR
Company: General Atomics
Job Title: 401k Administrator
Job Category: Human Resources
City: San Diego
State: California
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

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.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Under general direction, within an assigned functional unit, this position will report to the Torrey Pines, CA office and is responsible for the administration of the retirement benefit plans sponsored by GA, with primary duties with the 401(k) plan. Exercising judgment within generally defined precedents and policies, develops proactive procedures to ensure that the plans remain compliant, initiates and implements project(s), and develops the project design and schedule to meet overall objectives. Responds to inquiries, identifies issues, and develops solutions to complex and diverse challenges concerning employees, managers, and external parties on subjects that relate to retirement benefits, some of which contain confidential and sensitive information, which require tact and discretion in handling.


  • Administers the day-to-day aspects of the retirement plans sponsored by GA, with the primary responsibility for the 401(k) plan to ensure that the third-party administrators are remaining compliant per ERISA and IRS guidance.
  • Analyzes data and situations and develops solutions. Influences and guides senior management and external parties on actions to be taken.
  • Plans, coordinates, and initiates employee, manager, and vendor interactions to ensure effective communications.
  • Presents retirement plan information to employee groups and handles elevated customer service matters from employees.
  • Initiates, plans and schedules project(s) to meet diverse objective(s).
  • Develops appropriate electronic and hard copy reports and records. Initiates changes/updates/modifications to retirement plan administration policies and practices.
  • Represents the company as the primary contact with third-party administrators and other vendors.
  • Provides direction to support staff and may provide direction to less experienced professional staff.
  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations, and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company and the retirement plans.
  • Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
  • Other duties as assigned or required.

Job Qualifications

  • Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resources, Accounting, Finance, or a related discipline and six or more years of progressive professional experience in benefits administration. May substitute a certificate in benefits administration from a professional organization such as ASPPA, NIPA, or IFEBP and/or equivalent experience in lieu of education. One or more of the above professional designations would be considered a plus.
  • Must have a comprehensive understanding or the ability to learn retirement plan principles, theories and concepts as well as knowledge of best practices, techniques, and standards as they relate to retirement plans.
  • Has experience, or can quickly learn HRIS applications and third-party administrator systems.
  • Must be customer focused and possess: (1) the ability to identify issues and develop solutions to a variety of problems of diverse scope and complexity; (2) excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report, and present findings to a variety of audiences including senior management and senior external parties: (3) excellent interpersonal skills to influence and guide all levels of employees, including senior managers and senior external parties; (4) the ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information; (5) the ability to initiate, plan, and manage projects; and (6) excellent computer skills.
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required.

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