Lab Electro-Mechanical Fabricator in Ridgecrest, CA at DCS

Date Posted: 3/23/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Perform electro-mechanical fabrication and assembly as a member of the F-18 Advanced Weapons Lab's Facilities Branch.

Essential Job Functions:

Build custom electrical cable harnesses and full avionic system chassis with strong attention to detail.

Interpret complex electrical schematics / drawing packages to develop fabrication process and delivery estimates of completed products.

Fabricate custom electronic assemblies consisting of commercial and military-style hardware, using industry tools and soldering.

Assemble custom avionic chassis' and populate commercial cabinets with internal wiring harnesses, PCBs, and relay panels.

Assist engineers with lab modification efforts, to include installing unique wire bundles, in-place wiring changes, and re-configuring equipment racks.

Assist with Quality Assurance checks and troubleshooting on products according to schematics, using multi-meter and oscilloscope.

Required skills:

Due to the sensitivity of customer related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.

High school diploma/GED and a minimum of 4 years of applicable experience are required. Will also consider a candidate with AS/TS plus 2 years of relevant experience.

Must be able to be granted a security clearance and maintain one for the duration of employment.

Ability to earn and/or maintain IPC Standard Certifications for soldering, wire harness manufacturing, and PCB assembly.

Ability to stand and be mobile for long durations of time, including kneeling and lifting up to 50-lbs independently.

Ability to read electrical schematics and fabrication drawings.

Proficiency in common Microsoft Office applications.

Knowledge of military-style electrical connector tooling, soldering, and fabrication procedures.

Ability to operate basic hand and power tools.

Ability to learn how to operate in-shop equipment (drill press, band saw, label makers).

Desired Skills:

Surface mount soldering experience.

US Military Electrical Maintenance Technician experience.

F/A-18 & E/A-18G avionic systems familiarity.

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