US-California-San Diego
Date Posted
02 Jan 2020

A career with CAES is more than just a job; it is the pathway to a bright future.

Are you searching for a career with a company that offers challenging, diverse projects and opportunities?  Are you looking for a position with a company that is growing and able to offer long-term professional advancement?   Searching for a company that values a friendly work environment and that values YOU? Then look no further!!  Consider Cobham.  #peoplefocusedmissiondriven #everymissionmatters

We are Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES), a technologically advanced electronics company employing more than 3,600 talented makers, thinkers, innovators, and doers nationwide. We build things that solve challenging problems from deep space to the depths of the ocean. We serve customers in spanning defense, aerospace, security, medical, and industrial markets.

Perform mechanical and electrical inspections as well as functional testing of complex electronic multi-integrated microwave assemblies and sub-assemblies using various test equipment, meters, microscopes and gauges during inspections;  determine the proper sampling based on component specifications, inspection plans and or customer supplied requirements; performs work of low complexity.

Essential Functions and Duties:

  • Perform intermediate level visual and dimensional inspections of purchased material, in-process and finished electronic components, assemblies and subassemblies for drawing requirements and workmanship.
  • Operate intermediate level mechanical and electrical measurement tools such as caliper, micrometers, tool gages, volt meters, LCZ meters, video microscopes and measuring microscopes, etc; ability to use X-Ray Fluorescence “XRF” analysis; perform solder-ability; operate manual Coordinate Measuring Machine “CMM” and plating test analysis.
  • May conduct incoming in-process and final inspection of classified devices with Security procedures and safety precautions.
  • Assist Quality and Production Engineers in investigations of processes related to quality issues.
  • Complete accurate records on paper and information system, including inspection reports, training records, equipment maintenance logs, continuous improvement initiatives and corrective action for continuous improvement.
  • Able to obtain/maintain internal inspection certifications.
  • Review supplier data for compliance to test parameters, requirements and specified standards.
  • Interface with customer source inspectors.
  • Participate in safety training and actively comply with safety policies and practices.
  • Improve and maintain 6S in your area, make suggestions for improvements.
  • Participate in Lean/Six Sigma activities in own work area as well as events for other areas to enhance cross-functional problem solving.
  • Collaborate in team meetings and activities, including Self Evaluation Team “SET” support as appropriate.
  • May provide task oriented guidance to entry level workers.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Distinguishing Characteristics:
  • May work with confidential material; employee has contacts both inside and outside of the organization;
  • Performs work of low complexity; uses judgment within defined procedures and policies;
Minimum Job Qualifications: (The following qualifications can be acquired and demonstrated through experience, education and/or vocational training as noted or as appropriate.)
  • Requires intermediate skills to perform most of the standard tasks within the technical area assigned. Generally 1-2 years of experience in area of responsibility. High School Diploma or GED required. Some specialized certification may be required.
  • Communication skills: ability to receive messages by telephone, e-mail or in person; ask questions and rephrase statements to clarify meaning; ability to read, analyze, interpret and comprehend complex written instructions as well as technical publications and reports; ability to write simple correspondence; ability to communicate with quality, integrity and respect in a way that inspires others and encourages innovation and possibilities;
  • Math skills: ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals; ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs; basic algebra, geometry and trigonometry functions, preferred; ability  to read blue prints;
  • Quality skills: ability to successfully analyze and evaluate quality or performance;
  • Computer skills: working knowledge of MS Office, including Outlook, Word and excel; ability to read blue prints; exposure to Enterprise-wide system, such as SAP, a plus; knowledge of Agile, a plus;
  • Time Management and Organizational skills: flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities and assignments; ability to maintain confidentiality; ability to cope with rapidly changing priorities; ability to prioritize workload on a daily basis;
  • Excellence Behaviors:   remain engaged, proactive and positive even in tough circumstances; own assignments and be fully accountable for their success; align actions, behaviors and conversations to what matters most; bring out the best in others and recognize the value in every person’s contributions; ability to work independently as well as part of a team and coordinate with other employees as required; ability to troubleshoot and deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • May be required to obtain and maintain security clearance, which requires USA Citizenship.
About Us:
Founded in 1934 by aviation innovator Sir Alan Cobham, our values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us to become a global leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. It's the insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective future. Innovators like you!

If you are authorized to work in the United States, then we encourage you to apply.  We are unable to sponsor work visas.  U.S. Citizenship required for positions requiring a Security Clearance.

Cobham is one of the world's leading companies engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and defense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Our clients and partners trust Cobham to deliver the mission-critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empowering culture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.

Employment Transparency:
Cobham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Cobham to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. Cobham will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.

The EEO is the Law poster is available here and the poster supplement is available here.
The Pay Transparency Policy is available here.

Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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