2nd Shift Braider Operator

CT, Wallingford
Wallingford, CT
Full Time
2nd Shift


Times Microwave Systems (TMS) is the leader in coaxial transmission line technology and production. We provide the broadest range of transmission line solutions for military, aerospace, wireless communications and industrial applications.

A job with us means you'll work alongside extraordinary people. Our employees are the foundation of what makes Times Microwave a strong, ethical business.



We offer a total compensation package that includes a competitive base rate, starting at $19.85, overtime after 8 hours, overtime after 40 hours and on Saturdays, and double time! We offer consistent schedules, and guaranteed hours! Overtime is available!!!! 

Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays

We offer paid holidays and generous PTO for all full-time, eligible employees, in addition to flexible time off for personal needs or illness.

Employee Discounts

TMS employees receive discounts at retailers such as Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobil, Hertz, Avis, Dell & Samsung!

Health and Welfare

We understand you and your family's health and wellness are among your top priorities. If you work for TMS full time, you will be offered comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance that suits your needs and budget, with costs shared between you and the Company; Additional insurance plans such as life, and disability are also offered, as well as an attractive 401(k) plan.

Health Savings Accounts

Times Microwave contributes annually to employee Health Savings Accounts.

Employee Assistance Program

Confidential, no-cost professional assistance and counseling services to help resolve issues that are affecting you personally or professionally – available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform all required duties to operate a bank of braiding machines; obtain and position operational supplies and maintain related records. 
  • Cooperate as necessary to maintain continuous operation of assigned units.  Set-up and operate 48 carrier machines as directed.
  • Maintain operational supplies to machine and when machine requires, replace minor worn parts such as pawls, sleeves and ratchets, make set-ups where required.
  • Obtain empty take-up reels, additional filled bobbins and other normal supplies for all assigned machines. 
  • Change take-up reels, remove filled reel, replace with empty; resupply care material (wire, cable or filler); maintain bobbin racks requiring heavy physical exertion at times to move and/or position items.
  • Operate braiding units as necessary.  Remain alert to detect broken wires, empty bobbins, filled reels, empty supply reels and other operational failures or faults. 
  • Take necessary corrective action to restart units within limits of accepted practice; notify Maintenance Dept and/or supervision of continuing stoppage or other unusual conditions.
  • Accumulate all scrap and short ends of wire from bobbins at shift end; weigh, and complete scrap report. 
  • Accumulate empty bobbins and return to respooling or other designated area. 
  • Prepare braid report for shift operation and perform other duties as directed.
  • Detect and report defective material, faulty operation and unusual conditions to proper supervision.  Maintain work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition. 
  • Follow environmental, health and safety regulations.


  • High School diploma or GED
  • 2 years relevant experience.
  • Ability to comprehend parts/operator manuals/instructions.
  • Solid troubleshooting ability.

Equal Opportunity Employer - Disability and Veteran