US-California-San Diego
Date Posted
20 Feb 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.


Prepare and assemble electronic components, subassemblies and critical subassembly rework on production hardware of high complexity by using blueprints, drawings, diagrams and written processes; work is performed under a microscope while using small hand tools, such as tweezers, soldering iron, hotplate and reflow solder; monitors work-in-process or completed work, may need to disassemble, modify, rework, reassemble according to specifications and under simulated conditions; performs work as a lead by cross-training of employees, including planning, assigning, directing work and appraising performance.


Research the most current drawing in an Enterprise-wide system such as SAP; verify accuracy of drawing revisions to the traveler; update traveler instructions, if applicable.
Review high complexity assembly drawings, traveler, and process procedures for instruction per specific component; verify received parts are accurate according to drawing parts list.
Prepare parts by pre-tinning, cutting to proper length, separating & forming as applicable to part/component; clean the whole assembled parts, tools and components.
View parts through microscope; assemble components and assemblies using small hand tools such as hand solder, reflow solder, hot plates and solder irons.
Visually inspect work completed for accuracy and quality prior to release; barcode kits by using a program such as Anzio; forward to Lead/Supervisor for inspection
Communicate assembly related issues to lead and supervisor verbally or in writing as an option.
Perform critical rework as instructed, via verbal or written instructions; work with engineering to establish improvement ideas and proficiency on processes.
Work on prototype hardware in accordance with verbal instructions and/or sketches; makes recommendations for future requirements.
Participate in safety training and actively comply with safety policies and practices; maintain a clean and safe workstation.
Improve and maintain 5S in your area; make suggestions for improvements.
Participate in Lean/Six Sigma activities in own work area as well as events in other areas to enhance cross-functional problem solving.
Collaborate in team meetings and activities, including SET team support as appropriate.
Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS: (The following qualifications can be acquired and demonstrated through experience, education and/or vocational training as noted or as appropriate.)

Six (6) years of related electronic assembly experience; prior experience working with small hand tools such as soldering equipment and microscopes, detail-oriented with good manual and eye dexterity; High School or GED equivalent, required; Electronic Assembly Certificate, preferred.


May be required to obtain and maintain security clearance, which requires USA Citizenship.

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 or call (703) 842-2971 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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