Mechanical Assembler

Business Overview
L3 Chesapeake Sciences Corporation is a high-technology company chartered in July 1991 to design and manufacture electronic data acquisition systems for use in Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), ship self-defense, acoustic ranges and geophysical exploration products. We are one of the few U.S.-based companies that provides a full spectrum of engineering and production capabilities in USW/ASW systems and are committed to supporting our customers'' needs through all phases of their programs.
Job Summary
Under the direction and guidance of the Production Supervisor, the Mechanical Assembler, routes, wires, assembles and installs electrical and electronic components in military sonar systems and commercial equipment according to specifications, using fixtures and jigs, hand tools and equipment. Reads work instructions, drawings and specifications to determine assembly methods.
Essential Functions
Responsible for assembling and handling products, equipment and materials per engineering and company's quality system procedures.
Perform program specific tasks as required to ensure compliance to individual program requirements.
Cut wire to specified lengths, using wire cutters.
Cut plastic sleeves and slip sleeves over wire ends to insulate connections.
Crimp terminal eyelets and lugs to wire ends, using hand or machine crimping device.
Conducts functional and continuity tests of electrical assemblies, components, wire harness and plugs, using ohmmeter, test lights and other electrical testing instruments.
Pot or encapsulate electrical and electronic components and assemblies. Demonstrates knowledge of mixing and measuring epoxies.
Demonstrates knowledge of precise measuring equipment. (Calipers, micrometers, etc.)
Follow company procedures for corrective action. Notify Production supervisor if a defect is identified to obtain guidance and assistance in resolving the problem.
Responsible for following procedures for product assembly/fabrication, equipment operation and sound safety requirements as documented in the company's quality system.
Promote cordial relationships and foster and maintain a favorable business profile with customers, suppliers, co-workers, industry and professional associations, government agencies and the local community.
Additional Responsibilities
May perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.
Education and Experience
High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
Experience preferred in related field.
Certificates and Licenses Required
Valid state driver's license.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to speak, read and write the English language.
Ability read and interpret work instructions, engineering drawings and sketches and specifications to determine assembly methods for electrical and electronic components.
Ability to follow instructions; ability to mentally visualize and comprehend all aspects of assembling equipment or tooling problem and understand the interrelationships of factors affecting a situation.
Ability to comprehend and apply modern fabrication and assembly techniques and machine shop practices and techniques.
Ability to communicate effectively orally; good interpersonal skills; pays attention to detail; and ability to meet deadlines.
Physical Demands
Exerts up to 20 to 50 lbs. of force occasionally, or up to 10 to 25 lbs. of force frequently, or up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.
Excellent manual dexterity is required to operate the technical instruments and equipment appropriate to assembly.
Employee regularly sits while using upper body movements including arms, hands and fingers constantly in handling tools and equipment necessary to assemble and install electrical and electronics components in military sonar systems and commercial equipment. Also, working on computers and other office equipment.
Employee occasionally stands and/or walks and reaches with hands and arms in moving tools, equipment and/or products.
Other Work Conditions and Requirements
Employee works in a quiet to moderately noisy environment.
Network Analysis
1. Directly provides support to the Engineering and Operations Departments.
Equal Opportunity Employers - minorities / females / veterans / individuals with disabilities / sexual orientation / gender identity.

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