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Job Description

Job Number
Job Title
Lead Mechanical Assembler
SAT : Manufacturing
Irving, Texas

Communications & Power Industries (CPI), headquartered in Palo Alto, California, is a global manufacturer of electronic components and subsystems focused primarily on communications and defense markets. With a heritage of technological excellence that spans decades, CPI develops, manufactures and globally distributes innovative and reliable technology solutions used in the generation, amplification, transmission and reception of microwave signals for commercial and military applications. CPI serves customers in the communications, defense, medical, industrial and scientific markets. The company has manufacturing locations in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia, and sales, service and engineering offices around the world.

Industries LLC (CPI). Orbital designs and manufactures antenna systems that meet the high performance, accuracy, and high reliability needs of demanding tracking applications such as Earth Observation (EO) Direct Broadcast (DB), Telemetry, Tracking and Control (TT&C), UAV/RPV tracking, radar, Search & Rescue (SARSAT), mission-critical satellite uplink and downlink applications. As we grow, we continually seek motivated and talented employees to join the team.

We are seeking a Lead Mechanical Assembler to assist in the production of satellite ground stations. A working lead that performs assembly, test and packing of tracking antennae. Principally responsible for the assembly of electro-mechanical machinery in accordance with exacting design specifications. Will also aid in the testing of fully assembled systems and in the disassembly for shipment. The lead will take direction from the Operation Supervisor and will delegate some tasks. Lead is responsible for following up with the crew to maintain records for cost and schedule.

• Ensure that Safety guidelines are always adhered to.
• Aid in the development of the work plan for the day and follow up with the crew to ensure both efficiency targets and schedule targets are met daily.
• 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, work with rotating shafts, gear trains, and mechanical structures.
• Use precise measuring instruments to eliminate run-out in motors and gear shafts, level machines, ensure 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.
• Performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures.
•Must have a minimum of 2-5 years of experience in a leadership role
•Proactive leader with problem solving abilities.
•Must be able to read blueprints and interpret complicated specifications.
•Must have extensive understanding of complex mechanical assembly.
•Understand and operate various hand and power tools involved in assembly.
•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.

This position requires potential access to technology controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The successful candidate must be a “U.S. Person” as defined under ITAR and EAR. In order to be a U.S. Person for ITAR and EAR purposes, you must (i) be a citizen or national of the United States; or (ii) be a lawful permanent resident of the United States; or (iii) a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

CPI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.