General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Experienced Cable Assembler III - 1st Shift in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 22118BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Experienced Cable Assembler III - 1st Shift

Job Category: Manufacturing

City: San Diego

State: California

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

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: Desired

Job Summary:

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

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

We have an exciting opportunity as Cable Assembler on 1st shift. This position is supporting our Avionics Manufacturing group, which is located in Poway, CA working on a 9/80 Schedule.


  • Build various cables that are used in the aircraft and ground control stations.

  • Determine and/or follow methods and sequence of operations in performing assembly tasks such as wiring,

  • component installation, hand soldering and cable harnessing on assembly units.

  • Label assemblies in accordance with drawing specifications.

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

  • Perform a variety of tasks ranging from repetitive to non-repetitive production assembly.

  • May monitor and verify quality in accordance with control procedures.

  • 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.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typical requires a high school diploma or equivalent and three or more years experience.

  • Certification IPC/WHMA-A620 is a plus.

  • Understanding of 5S and Lean Principles is a plus.

  • Ability to comprehend assembly drawings or written work instructions, and wire lists

  • Good visual perception and ability to distinguish between colors.

  • 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.

  • Familiar with basic hand tools, cutters (dykes) wire strippers, hand crimpers, scissors, soldering iron, heat gun.

  • Must be able to read, write and communicate in English.

  • Must be customer focused and possess

  • Good understanding of the general aspects of the job with limited technical comprehension

  • knowledge of computer operations and applications pertinent to the position

  • The ability to work independently or in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours as 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.