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

Job ID#: 22956BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Experienced Cable Assembler IV Lead - 1st Shift

Job Category: Manufacturing

City: San Diego

State: California

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

Travel Percentage Required: None

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 Lead on 1st shift. This position is supporting our Avionics Manufacturing group, which is located in Poway, CA working on a 9/80 Schedule

Under limited supervision with general instruction for new work or a special assignment, this position is responsible for performing a variety of non-routine and non-repetitive assembly operations on electronic and /or mechanical assemblies and sub-assemblies. Determines and/or follows methods and sequence of operations in performing assembly tasks such as wiring, component installation, hand soldering and cable harnessing on assembly units. May monitor and verify quality in accordance with control procedures.


  • Identifies daily constraints and escalates to Supervisor or appropriate contact.

  • Conducts LEAP Meetings and follow-up on action items.

  • Leads Team and Tier board review.

  • Leads 5S activities

  • Maintain skills matrix and training records.

  • Approves, makes corrections and ensures proper time charging for subordinates.

  • Maintains metrics as directed by Manager for production group(s) to include overtime, overhead, realization and 5S activities.

  • Provide input to annual Performance Appraisals in his/her group.

  • Makes setups and adjustments holding tolerances to specifications. Ensures equipment is functioning as required.

  • May perform duties as required in his/her manufacturing functional area.

  • Manages labor resources, material and schedules. Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules. Recommends measures to improve production methods.

  • Assembles components, assemblies or sub-assemblies.

  • Makes setups and adjustments holding tolerances to specifications.

  • May perform duties as required in assembly of electronic equipment such as cables, harnesses, chassis, and printed circuit boards or mechanical assembly of panels, LRU’s, batteries, and servo motors.

  • May disassemble, modify, rework, reassemble and test assemblies or subassemblies.

  • 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 upon completion of assigned tasks.

  • May assist in training lower level assemblers or act as a lead and direct the work of others.

  • Other duties as assigned or required.

Additional Functions:

  • Participates in budgeting, scheduling and cost estimating of work as applicable.

  • Other duties as assigned or required.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires associate's degree or equivalent with five or more years of experience.

  • May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.

  • Ability to train and lead others. Proficient in computer operations and applications pertinent to the field. Analytical ability to interpret detailed instructions, drawings and specifications. Competencies to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw conclusions.

  • Ability to diagnose complex mechanical/electrical problems and find effective solutions. Communication skills necessary to write and record precise information and submit reports. Special skills and expertise to use complex equipment or experimental techniques.

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.