General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Cable Assembler in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 21770BR

Company: General Atomics

Title: Cable Assembler

Job Category: Manufacturing

City: San Diego

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hourly

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: No

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.

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) designs and manufactures first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power generation systems. GA-EMS’ expanding portfolio of specialized products and integrated system solutions support critical fleet, space systems and satellites, missile defense, power and energy, and process and monitoring applications for defense, industrial, and commercial customers worldwide.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Cable Assembler to join our GA-EMS team located in Rancho Bernardo, CA.


  • Build various cables that meet IPC620 Class 3 requirements.

  • Determine and/or follow methods and sequences of operations in performing assembly tasks such as wiring, component installation, hand soldering and cable harnessing on assembly units.

  • Ability to comprehend assembly drawings and or written instructions.

  • Must be able to obtain measurements from tools such as measuring tapes, scales, etc.

  • Must be able to know how to crimp terminals/contacts onto wires using manual and automated tooling.

  • Label assemblies in accordance with drawing specifications.

  • Soldering-tinning wire, splices (lap/hook) connections.

  • Performs complex but repetitive tasks in preparation for electronic and/or mechanical assembly.

  • Familiar with basic hand tools, cutters, wire strippers, hand crimpers, scissors, soldering iron and heat gun

  • 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 housekeeping and cleanup duties as required.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

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 associate’s degree or equivalent with two or more years of experience. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.

  • Must be able to work with common hand tools and operate laboratory equipment.

  • Must have the capability to perform complex assignments with little or no direction.

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

  • Certification in IPC610 and J-standard is a plus.

  • Experience in material potting is a plus.

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

  • US citizenship is required.

General Atomics and affiliated companies 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, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.