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Job Description

Job Number
Job Title
Cable Assembler
SAT : Manufacturing
Irving, Texas
Orbital Systems, LLC, has an immediate opening for a Cable Assembler. The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports some of our nation’s fundamental defense services. Orbital Systems, LLC, employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security

Principally responsible for the assembly of cables and modules in accordance with exacting design specifications.
•   Coaxial cables (many different size and connectors, flex and solid center conductors)
•   Industrial automation connectors (panel connectors and ferrules, drive connectors, motor connectors, cutting and terminating equipment)
•   MS connectors (all kinds of variations and sealing operations)
•   Commercial electronics connectors (mini and micro fit on medium speed termination equipment)
•   Hi flex cable assemblies (WL Gore / LEONI cores and PTFE sleeves with heat-shrink and special clamps)
Will also aid in the testing of fully assembled cables and modules. Verify and inspect all components produced in the cable lab.
Employee Duties & Responsibilities
•   Fabricates and tests cable assemblies following blueprints specifications, using measuring instruments, hand tools, and machines.
•   Reads and interprets blueprints, work orders and specifications to define sequence of operations, type & size of cable fittings required, quantity and finished dimensions.
•   Measures & cuts cable to required length, considering cable stretch metal flow resulting from swaging operations, using cable cutter or saw.
•   Selects installs dies, jigs, shims, or other accessories in swaging machine, using hand tools.
•   Assembles fittings onto cable in specified location.
•   Positions fitting cable between dies of swaging machine and depresses pedal to activate machine that swages fittings onto cable, turning cable assembly by hand as fitting is swaged onto cable.
•   Verifies dimensions of cable assembly position of fittings, using measuring instruments.
•   Tests holding capacity of cable assembly, using proof loading machines.
•   Repairs reworks cable assemblies as required.
•   May form loops or splices in cables, using clamps fittings, or by reweaving cable strands.
•   May apply lubricants protective coatings to cable assemblies.
•   May operate crimping machine.
•   May mark identifying information on cable assemblies.
•   May fabricate cable templates...
•   Performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures.
•   Maintain shop disciplines (housekeeping, clean as you go and 5S)
•   Work from assembly drawings, 3-D models, and other general documentation to carry out assembly procedures.
•   Perform basic assembly operations to exacting tolerances
•   Use precise measuring instruments
•   correct dimensional tolerance, and check finishing specifications.
•   Detect defective parts, unusual conditions or operating difficulties and report to proper supervision.
•   Complete necessary documentation to ensure quality and production requirements.
•   Be an active participant in team meetings to communicate and help resolve any cost, quality, or production issues.
•   Assist engineering with R&D.
•   Must have problem solving abilities.
•   Must be able to read blueprints and interpret complicated specifications.
•   Must have extensive understanding of complex mechanical assembly, cable assembly and module assembly.
•   Understand and operate various hand and power tools involved in assembly and cable making.
•   Willingness to assist assembly team with other duties as required.
•   Possess good communication and interpersonal skills; be able to independently solve problems while interacting with various teams and teammates on daily processes and flow.
•   Must be capable of multi-tasking various duties throughout the day, have a positive attitude with an ability to be versatile and flexible.
•   Continuous mental and visual attention is necessary to perform various duties requiring constant alertness and activity.
•   High school diploma or GED.
•   Typically requires 5+ years wiring experience

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