Manufacturing Technician

CT, Wallingford
10-10-2018
Wallingford, CT
Depends on Experience 
Full Time
1
Non-Exempt

Summary

The Manufacturing Technician will support cable assembly manufacturing.  This position is to work in a manufacturing engineering environment producing high performance coaxial cable assembly prototypes for military and aerospace applications. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manufacture prototype cable assemblies. Verify assembly procedures and recommend changes to engineering if required
  • Process returned assemblies, verify complaint and work with Engineering and Quality Assurance to resolve problem
  • Support manufacturing efforts regarding product performance and test issues
  • Read work orders and manufacturing process instructions, follow production drawings and assembly instruction sheets, and/or receives verbal instructions regarding duties to be performed
  • Assist in creating and/or updating work instructions and test procedures
  • Confer with technical personnel and department supervisors to report and resolve technical, assembly problems, and report unresolved problems
  • Repair broken or damaged cable assemblies
  • Train operators on assembly techniques
  • Troubleshoot product failures
  • Work jointly with Manufacturing Engineering and Operations on developing tools, fixtures, and equipment to improve product quality and process efficiency
  • Ability to perform minor machining work for fixture/tooling development
  • Knowledge of facility layout and equipment installation

 

Qualifications/Requirements

  • “Mission” oriented; an individual with strong desire to persevere so that a project is accomplished regardless of obstacles
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • “Hands on” self-starter with enthusiastic attitude and well-developed work ethic
  • Mechanical aptitude with a firm and solid comprehension of electrical characteristics
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, assembly, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of, and ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • 5 or more years of experience with the manufacture, maintenance and test of RF and microwave components, systems, and test equipment
  • 2-year engineering degree (mechanical, electrical, or manufacturing) preferred
  • Position requires periodic travel up to approximately 25%
  • Proficiency with standard PC software such as MS Word and MS Excel. Visual Basic or test equipment control software experience preferred